Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Blue Singing Poppies

I painted this yesterday, at 5:30 am, for a woman named Ashlee. It was bought for her as a birthday gift by a friend of mine. I had to mail it off myself so it would arrive on time. I included a little note wishing her a happy day.
It is neat sending mail to people I have never met. I can imagine her reaction of interest and curiosity about who I am, and I know she will smile, because it is something other than a bill.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Zentangling It Up

My dad loves to draw. He is constantly sending people his drawings, as envelope art. Since before I was born he has been drawing "zentangles", but has really been getting into them more in the last year or so {check 'em out}.  He asked me if I would draw and send him my own version {below}.

I really enjoyed making this. So I made another-

My friend Al, from work, and I decided we were going to be mail art friends. I decided to draw him a zentangle. I sent it off in the mail yesterday- he should be receiving it today, if the post office is reliable. Here it is:

There are more in the works. Thanks Tata for the inspiration!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Flowers for Sharon

Recently, I was asked to paint a picture, by my awesome friend Corinne, as a gift for her mother. She gave me a picture to match, dimensions and specifications. Here is what I came up with:

The picture I had to match:

I had fun painting this, and her mom loved it. Success!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Gratitude for a Fox

This rock is for Lori Fox, a magnificent woman and friend. 

Two weeks ago, Lori moved to Texas for her job as a designer, for a really great company called Raven and Lily. They work with women in India and Ethiopia, designing jewelry, journals and other goods, empowering these woman and giving proceeds back to them. Read about them!
Before Lori left, for the past 2 1/2 years, I rode a bicycle and walked as means of transportation. Occasionally I used public transportation, but honestly I usually ended up walking because in Los Angeles the buses are a joke, {helpful at times} but slow as! So, anyway, One day I was riding to work and praying, asking God to somehow give me a car, because my legs were so exhausted. One hour later, my phone rings and it was Lori Fox. She said she was no longer keeping her car and asked if I still needed one. I said YES, of course! Then, Lori told me she was giving me the car........ How amazing! I had a grin from ear to ear the rest of the day. I could do nothing but thank God for being so good, and putting such wonderful people in my life. So, forever I am truly grateful.
Lori is my new pen pal, and this is just the start of the art she will be receiving.