Tuesday, December 9, 2008

I am not gone and I will not go quietly.......


WOW, the last couple of weeks have been very trying, some traumatic moments and a computer that needs cleaned up. None the less I still create on a daily basis SOMETHING. Seems I can not settle for the night or(morning as I work nights) until I have created something. The symbol I most associate with Christmas is Angels and I do so love A WINGED CREATURE!!!
i ALSO BELIEVE THAT SYMBOLS, ANIMALS AND COINCIDENCES ARE OFTEN MESSAGES TO YOU. There is an excellent book by Ted Andrews called "Animal Speak" and it discusses animal totems and messengers and the meaning. I have been seeing a lot of squirrels and hummingbirds.Following is the brief meaning of their message:
Hummingbird:TIRELESS Joy AND THE nectar OF life, CYCLE OF POWER: daytime.
the HUMMINGBIRDS WINGS ROTATE IN A FIGURE 8 WHICH IS THE SYMBOL OF INFINITY OR CAUSE AND EFFECT.It cannot walk and flies everywhere which reminds us that if we really enjoy what we are doing we become light as a feather.(I like where this is going!)Individuals with this totem should watch their sugar levels.(wow I have some concerns about this lately)The hummingbird is a symbol for accomplishing the impossible.It will teach you to find the miracle of joy in your life circumstances.(wow did I need that, what with the traumatic event I encountered this week!)

SQUIRREL:Activity and preparedness year round:
You learn best by doing your activity, are you doing too much or not enough.Do you need to learn how to save?Are you hung up on collecting and accumulating and gathering but not giving. Teaches us balance...to make time to socialize and play.All work no play........
WOW You wouldn't believe how true.
I do play though... my art is play and I make sure I get some in daily no matter what. 
HOW ABOUT YOU?? Thanks for listening to my rambles!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

29 DAYS OF GIVING

Please check out this beautiful concept for this season of giving.I beleive you should give of yourself everyday and not limit it to Christmas Time.Please check out: http:chrysti.wordpress.com and www.29gifts.com .What a beautiful idea for the entire year. Namaste ,

Friday, November 14, 2008

Accessories at Michael's





My sister Cindy, My Mom and I had fun trying on accessories in the ornament isle at Michael's.TRY IT SOMETIME.....

Completed a couple of items





finished my pen,ink and watercolor Name art for my daughter KRISTEN .Visited with my sister Cindy this weekend and we had a ball, especially in the ornament section of Michael's store.I also finally received my Twinkling watercolors from Luminarte(www.luminarteinc.com) and experimented with alcohol inks.Imay talk about a little more later.I truly love the sparkly, bright watercolors that add a sheen o your picture.If you have never tried theese, I recommend them. As the innercrow title states, I do love colorful sparkly, shiny things!!Got a cold off work to return tomorrow and thought I would try to catch up. Take Care, Laurie

Sunday, October 26, 2008

A GREAT READ>>"LIVING THE CREATIVE LIFE" byRICEFREEMAN_ZACHARY











I got this great book" Living The Creative Life" by Rice Freeman-Zachary ISBN#978-1-58180-994-7 about art and expression and creative....WOW what eyeand mind CANDY...Yummy..Did a couple extremely quick sketches and visitd a very colorful whimsical artist site: http://www.violette.ca/ .....FANTASTIC. Here arethe pics..dont laugh I learn from my mistakes.HAVE FUN 5 DAYS till Samhain or all HallowedEve.... Day of the Dead..etc. Reading Ghost stories for kicks too!!!!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

An artistic Day off work..Fab Friday 10-24-08











Hello...off work today and Yeah!!! Did some art today for my daughter who is now 33 as of 10-22 and boy does it make ya feel old...She is a beautiful and intelligent woman and a good Mom and all round gal. I will post a couple pics of what I am working on and of another picture I did a while ago, and maybe some collage art .My computer is soooo slow but the connection is good and so is my score.Maybe I am a freak about saving Favs and pictures. Should move them to Flickr...I do have some there, if ya want to look under Dalaiwmn.Off tomorrow and Sunday and maybe I will unpack now...LOL. I can think of more fun things to do...like art etc...

Thursday, October 16, 2008

RE: YOU MUST SEE THIS SITE


This is e of the many beautiful paintings at: http://www.muralmosaic.com/ .

You MUST SEE THIS AWESOME MOSAIC


This is an awesome mosaic site. The artists composed ltsof small paiting of horses and put them all together for one giant picture of a horse. By going to the site and clicking on a square the pictures are revealed. They have done others, but I will not spoil your fun here!! Go to: http://www.muralmosaic.com/ and enjoy.

Happy ThursdayOct.16,2008/My You tube/My Space

I am including in today's post a bright hello and links to my MY SPACE: http://www.myspace.com-dalaiwmn
MY YOU TUBE: http://www.youtube.com/user/DALAIWMN

I have a video collage of my atcs and various vintage photos, and some of my other art like collages and mixed media. On You tube there are some other videos of eye candy art.Iwill try to post some videos here.

DONT FORGET TO VOTE!!!!!!!!!!!!Have a beautiful Autumn Day,Laurie

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

flapper sketch


my flapper

a couple new sketches





I try to live by Danny Gregory's philosophy that EVERYDAY MATTERSwhich also ,is the title of a book he wrote encouraging creativity everyday, so with that said here are 2 new sketches I just did. I like the flapper but the island woman needs work. Still I offer it here. Tomorrow I am going to Golden Gate Park to see the new Acadamy of Science with it's enclosed Amazon jungle etc. See here are also some vintage photo portraits that continue to interest me. Full mon in assertive/ aggressive aries today so BE CAUTIOUS. Also today marks the 26 yr anniversary of a sexual assault I survived and THRIVED.Also a car I owned blew up and Burnt o the ground.With this history, I will lay low and fly under the radar.......PEACE

Monday, October 13, 2008


A New Faery , a Fantastic artist to check out

Finally got moved in , though still have the bedroom set to give away and a couple other things. There is a wonderful system of sites called freecycle.They are a yahoo group that you post stuff you want to give away. You can also receive nice things...no catch and no money. Check it out it is wonderful idea and it makes you feel good to recycle!!!!
I back to my art, sticking to portraits right now, and here is my latest. The face was found on www.vintagelovelies.com but cautionThey also have side adds that are XXXX rated as they carry porn) I am not into porn but the beautiful vintage pictures are awesome.I colored her with colored pencil and graphite on britol boardI LOVE BRISTOL BOARD.... more creations later. Please also check out this fantastic artist video:His name is Phil Hansen. http://philin thecircle.com.art.htm Enjoy

Monday, September 22, 2008

MOVING AY IS HERE>>>>>YUCK!


I hate moving and packing but......I enjoy moving in .WIERD eh???? I am a genus el packarat and god help me every time I go through this I think NEVERAGAIN.I promise to stay organized but that is SOOOOOO Left Brain.Being a creative right brained person is rough in a left brained world. That is why artists do not fit perfectly and I like it that way.Anyway I have to function and organize and move so I wil post new art as soon as I can....PEACE AND NAMASTE.

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