Tuesday, May 12, 2015

what surprises you?

how delightful when an image being downloaded from my Nikon makes my heart beat a little faster.  the shadows and light play on these iris leaves are a good example. i like to hold my nikon down low in a bed of flowers and then push the shutter button just to see what will be captured. there’s no looking through the lens or viewfinder; there’s just hope and belief in the awesomeness of nature. i’m rarely disappointed, constantly surprised.

isn’t that just like life? aren’t we always relying on hope and belief to carry us through? do we dwell on the disappointment or do we seek out the surprises? 

lately i've been opening myself up to more opportunities and surprises. taking two online art classes. giving myself lots of time to play. letting myself be vulnerable. the creativity has been flowing. it feels good. it's been a revelation . . . a surprise.

what's been surprising you lately? 

here are a few more happy surprises. enjoy!

after years of wearing my hair super short, i decided to let it grow and wow! i can put it up in a twist in the back. loving the long, soft curls and surprised at how easy it has been to let it just go natural.

palette knives! impasto! acrylics! new art techniques! what a surprise to discover how much i love creating art in this style! i've sold several 16" x 20" pieces in this style and i'm just thrilled. (but mostly surprised lol) see it for sale in my etsy shop here

i now have my own art studio!!! my landlady decided to give me an extra room in the old house i live in so i'd have a dedicated, full time 24/7/365 place to create art. i love how much i love this space and how creative i've become in it. 

thanks for taking a peek at the surprises in my life.

make time to play!


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