Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Tribute to Terri

It is with a heavy heart that I write this post. A very dear friend passed away earlier this month after a 6 year battle with breast cancer. She was only 54. Ladies, please, please do your self exams and all you can to learn the signs to watch for to stop this dread disease. I am sure most of you know someone who have been affected by cancer. Terri was a vivacious, lovely woman who raised her natural children to adulthood, then adopted another child later in life. Her courage will be remembered by all those who knew her. Her laugh was melodic and her steel blue eyes piercing when she thought you were off track. I will miss her dearly.
I painted a very angry painting of her at the end. She may have lost her hair, but not her dignity nor those beautiful eyes. I will be painting a tribute picture of her for her family when some of the anger dies down.
Here also is my newest piece which was an experiment. I am pleased with the results.
As always, my work is for sale. Leave me a comment and I will get back to you.
Peace to all....tell those you love what they mean to you!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The Lizard King Poet!

Here is my next in a seeming series of some of my music heroes. I didn't start out to do this but seem to be on a roll! There are so many talented musicians,some passed on and many still playing strong that I think it would take a lifetime to paint them all! Yahooo!!
So here is my small tribute to Morrison who seemed to live a life on the edge and just could not find his happiness. You cannot see them in this small thumbnail but there are 8 hidden faces in this painting.
Morrison had many visions in his life he felt were real and they revolved around Indians and dreams. May he rest in peace.
Hope you enjoy my piece. It was more difficult than I had imagined to complete.
Peace to all, Cath

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Steve Vai Tribute

Hope this beautiful Sunday finds you all well and enjoying your weekend. I recently did a piece in tribute to my guitar hero, Steve Vai. I have admired his talents, ability to entertain and his focus on making the world a better place for many years.
So I pulled out some cd photos and went to town painting him. He has a wonderful angular face with very expressive eyes. I did my best to capture his aloof look here.
Hope you enjoy seeing it.
Ebay seems to have become more fickle than ever so I am musing with loading my paintings into my Etsy shop. More on that later.
Have a grand day and remember those who make you laugh!
Peace, Cath

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Reflections on friends

I must say to all that I have been so blessed with the most incredible bunch of friends. To all of you, many thanks for your support, kindness and listening ear when I am bouncing off my ideas. I realize now that I paint with so much inspiration from my friendships. To Mindy, you make my day always. Stacey, who shares my artistic intuition more than I could ever know. And Shirley, my art mentor who always listens to my rantings....to Laura who loves me no matter what. Doreen, who can make me laugh when I need it most. Barbara, who keeps gently reminding me that the beauty in art is in the eye of the beholder when I think I am off the planet. And Carol, who views my art, offers encouragement and gives me new art mediums to try.(I still poke my fingers when I needle felt. LOL) Bernice, who encourages my strange explorations, laughs with me and still loves me. And to Mamma Joyce who was my model for Kiss the Rain....my muse, my friend and my role model who encourages me to constantly kiss the rain.... I owe you all more than words can say. And my glorious family who supports and encourages me....I am humbly honored to be able to share my work. I thank the Good Lord above each night for you all and look forward to a new day dawning.
Thank you all for sharing your hearts and your time with me.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Kiss the Rain!

Well, as you can tell I have been painting up a storm lately....mostly due to our rainy days so I don't feel guilty. And as always, all my work is for sale. Contact me by leaving a comment and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
I am truly enjoying getting back to painting. Now that sweet hubby doesn't walk into my little studio and ask if a bomb went off in there (yes, I did get semi-organized!)
So I am off to paint land again.
Have a glorious weekend. Give some one a hug. It feels good! xoxo

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Awesome Site! Vintage ART!

If you ever wished to own truly high resolution vintage art, check out the banner here for some fabulous pieces at very reasonable prices. Many kudos to my dear friend, Mindy for putting these available to us!
Also, most of the art displayed on my blog is for sale. If you see something you like, leave me a comment with an email addy and I will get back to you. I am working on a poetry anthology right now and will leave details at a later date.
Have a wonderfully creative day and enjoy Mindy's new site!