Sunday, March 27, 2011

Where have you been?

You may wonder why the train to Artsville has been stopped in the station temporarily. Well there have been a couple of reasons.

1) One of my best friends came in from out of town as her Mom was ill in the hospital. She is originally from the Chicagoland area but moved to Colorado several years ago. I spent a lot of time cooking for her (as you know I fancy myself quite the chef). I made her homemade pasta, soups, sauces, sandwiches and yes they were all created with a side of love. She needed it. Food soothes the soul.

This is us when I visited her about a year ago.

Luckily her Mother is doing much better but sadly she went back home and I will miss her stinky ass.  

2) The week she was leaving I suffered a horrible migraine attack. It lasted almost a week and it looked something like this :

Three medication changes later I am feeling better. Today is the first day I have been back on my game. I have finished step two of my new Art piece "Ride the Lashes" :

Hopefully I can finish this piece and the other three I am working on this week.

In the works :

Mary Agnes - I am changing the background.

Jacked Up - Need to finish painting

This last one has not been named yet. I am creating it for my friend Chandos. Yes this is a VERY rough sketch on the back of an envelope but it'll do until I get it on paper or canvas. Trust me, it will look better..LOL

Now back to that saddle Aerosmith *wink*:

Friday, March 4, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness Treasury

My Art is quite whimsical and I hardly ever paint anything realistic. Art for me is a seed planted in my heart that then branches and flourishes like a tree through my mind soaking in my imagination but in the case of Breast Cancer Awareness, I can easily say that even though my whimsy peeks through, this topic is centered in my heart.

Two of the most important and influential people of my life battled Breast Cancer and these feelings gave way to this painting :

Shine On

My Grandmother is a Breast Cancer survivor :

And my Mother died from Liver Cancer that was metastasized from Breast Cancer last year.

I thought why not promote awareness on Etsy with a Treasury. I can offer my painting (seen above) in the collection and if purchased I will donate $25 to Susan G Komen for the Cure and find other great Etsy pieces that promote awareness and that might possibly donate to charity as well. So I created this Treasury :

Several of the pieces, if purchased, will have funds donated to various Cancer charities. All Sellers that plan to donate to a charity, have the charity and the portion of donation listed on their item. Even if a Sellers is not donating, the pieces are all still great for spreading awareness.

Please go check out my Treasury at Etsy as there are some great items in the collection.

My inspiration : 


Love For Me

Slender fingers grasp at me
Bandaging cuts

Thin lips curl for me
Magic is sung for me
Bellies reeling
Love is showered upon
Eyes sparkling
My Mother's love for me

By Ashlee Workman
From the poetry book I wrote to my Mother 12/2001