Sunday, September 27, 2009

Sunday funnies

This is a true story of a Garage Owner in the Southwest. (New Mexico)

He was sick and tired of thugs breaking into his garage shop to steal tools etc. So he came up with this idea. He put the word out that he had a new Mexican Lion that would attack anyone that would break in or climb his fence. Would be thieves saw the "Lion" from a distance and fled the scene.

I'll give you 5 minutes to stop laughing

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

My latest painting I am calling "The Fire Within"

Here is my latest work I am calling "The Fire Within" . I painted this using oils. I painted with out reserve in hopes that this painting would glow with an energy unleashed. I hope you all enjoy.

Be sure to click on the painting to see it in a larger size.

I always love feedback. It helps me grow and improve on each piece of art i am working on.

When i view art I ask myself a few key questions.

1. What is my first reaction when looking at the piece.
2. What feelings when looking at the painting is invoked in me.
3. Does the painting pull you into the work.
4. What is my overall impression.


Monday, September 14, 2009

"The Storm" My finished painting

Here is the finished painting of the "The Storm".

I hope you all enjoy.

There really are no words for me to express about this painting because I feel the painting says it all. :)


Sunday, September 13, 2009

9/12 Tea party in Washington D.C

My husband and I were privileged to participate in the tea party on Sept.12th in Washington D.C.

It was such a wonderful experience. The crowd was huge. (the numbers are still unclear, but i personally think it was almost one Million people!)

Everyone at this march was so peaceful and were so calm. Not once did we see any violence. Instead we saw mainstream America, all of whom were concerned about what is happening in Congress and wanting the President and the congress members to hear what all of what we have to say.

The media represents these people, (me included) as Domestic Terrorists. Since when is it terrorism for the people of America to have a voice and have a separate opinion from congress?

These people (mainstream America) are not crazy, they are not mobs, and are not out to hurt anyone. As you can see in the pictures, these people are every day people that you pass in the street each and every day. These people were polite, helpful, and all very friendly. Not one person i met in this march wanted trouble. They just wanted to make a statement. A strong statement. In fact people from all over the states came to participate in this march. There were Americans from Alaska, Hawaii, California, middle America, all the way to people here in the East Coast. People drove for hours, and days to make this statement. That is how concerned we all are. People from both parties were at this tea party. This was not about being a democrat or a republican. This was not about race, or about hatred. This was about being an American. This was about real people who are very concerned about what is going on in our government.

They are all just concerned Americans (myself included) who want congress to take a serious look at all the bills they are passing with out regard to what we all think.

WE want Congress to read the health bill fully. Not just assume what is in it is alright. We want the congress to think instead of just hurry bills through as fast as they can. We want them to slow down and really understand what is in that health bill reform!

Did you know that no one in the congress will be using the health care reform themselves? Did you know that the reform is not good enough for their families? I think if any one in the congress signs yes for this reform, they should be on the plan themselves.

How is it that what is good enough for mainstream America is not good enough for Congress or their families? Why is it that these people in Congress feel they know best????? That main stream America are dumb as sheep,that they know better then us? Why does this congress and the President consider anyone who disagrees with them and their ideas are domestic terrorists? I for one take great offense as being called a domestic terrorist! I am a concerned mother of two teen sons and am a loving wife who wants what is best for my family! I think i am smart enough to think for myself.

I know I am smart enough to see that if someone who is supposed to be representing me and my family, not wanting to use this health care plan for themselves or think that this health care plan is not good enough for their family, that it is not good enough for me or my family either!

This March on Washington was about morals, It was about smart people who wants what is best for themselves and their families, and it is about concerned Americans knowing when they are being blindsided by Washington!

Friday, September 11, 2009

The evolving progress of "The Storm" painting..

The storm... A work in progress. I still have to paint in the woman. As you can see I have already outlined her. This painting went from dark and moody, to light and breathtaking in my opinion. It shares a story. One of the soul.

Today I have spent 8 hours working on this painting. I have been pushing myself to put a lot of feelings into it. When the lady is painted, I am hoping one feels like they can feel the waves crashing down in the sea.. I hope one can feel the wind on ones skin,and feel the storm that is approaching. One should feel the strength inside this ladies soul. She may seem alone.... but she is not.

Please feel free to comment as this work progresses!

I hope everyone has a blessed weekend.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

To Congress, The 5 Pledges

To Congress, The 5 Pledges

1. I believe in a balanced budget and therefore will vote for a freeze in government spending until that goal is realized.

2. I believe government should not increase the financial burden on its citizenry during a difficult economic times, therefore I will oppose all tax increases until our economy has rebounded.

3. I believe more than four decades of US dependence on foreign oil is a travesty, therefore I will support an energy plan that calls for immediately increasing usage of all domestic resources including nuclear energy, natural gas and coal as necessary.

4. I believe in the sovereignty and security of our country and therefore will support measures to close our borders except for designated immigration points so we will know who is entering and why. I will vehemently oppose any measure giving another country, the United Nations, or any other entity power over US citizens.

5. I believe the United States of America is the greatest country on earth and therefore will not apologize for policies or actions which have served to free more and feed more people around the world than any other nation on the planet.

A Warning to the politician's. If you do not believe, support or reflect these beliefs in your actions then you are not supporting me. More importantly, you are not supporting, protecting or defending the Constitution.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Painting called "The Storm"

Another day where my fibromyalgia has hit me hard. Yesterday I felt so much better while painting I felt maybe it would help me again today. Since I could not continue on yesterdays painting I pulled out a new canvas. I sat and prayed, asking God to help me come up with a painting that expressed this pain I am feeling deep inside.

I set about painting. I blared my music, turned off all phones and set about working on transferring what was inside me right that moment onto canvas. I really had no real plan in mind other then showcasing feelings, pain, and yes hope onto my canvas.

Three hours later, I set my brushes aside and realized that wow I feel better! I took a look at what my canvas held, and frankly it took my breath away. Maybe because it expressed so well what I was feeling.

This painting I am calling "The Storm"

I hope you all enjoy.