Archive for March, 2010

Kids Say The Darndest Things….

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I love putting the kids to bed each night. Not because it’s about to finally be quiet again for the first time since dawn, but mostly because of the little groggy comments I hear right before they drift off. Last night was no exception, Tori says, “You know Mom…I think being born and meeting you was the best thing that ever happened to me.”

The Art of Learning from Contrasts

Written by Michelle on . Posted in Portfolio

My recent obsession with black and white artwork has been a lesson in learning from contrasts. I could write for days about what that has actually meant to me but for the purpose of highlighting artwork I will simply say that…. white would not look as white if you hadn’t seen the dark.

Red

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This is my dad’s favorite piece. He likes the red and says that it reminds him that it’s okay to stand out and be different. There is a certain beauty to be found in standing up and therefore standing out for something that you truly believe in. Dare to believe in something enough to be beautiful. “Through red the human spirit finds release for its more impassioned emotions.” – Faber Birren

Transition

Written by Michelle on . Posted in Art and Life Lessons, Portfolio

Definitions of transition:
  • passage: the act of passing from one state or place to the next
  • a change from one place or state or subject or stage to another
  • cause to convert or undergo a transition
  • the process called transitioning is one of the most important aspects of change as it allows for advance in position
I was given this canvas as a gift, I was very thankful for the gift but I was also very intimidated. The canvas is almost as tall as I am—I didn’t know how tackle a project of that size…  Isn’t that a lot like life? Sometimes we are given BIG things to work on or work through. We go from being intimidated to being determined, it might be big—but it’s not bigger than us. We move from one stage to another, passing from one state to the next to allow for advancement.  The process of working through those times and transition are much like the color and texture transitions of this piece.

What Is A Doodle?

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What was once hanging out and doodling with the kids has turned into a bit of an addiction for me. Give me a Sharpie pen and paper and I can actually sit still for more than five minutes at a time. Each doodle is different. It’s hard to take doodling too seriously so there’s no pressure–it’s more about play.

A New Canvas Everyday

Written by Michelle on . Posted in Art and Life Lessons

This blog site will be a place where I can share my fascination with the creative process. Art is the ability to explore the human condition which is creative to its very core. Every day we are given a new canvas. Some days we create beautiful masterpieces and others we take a step back only to see something that makes us cringe. We learn to appreciate both and gaze at them as opportunities to challenge our abilities and improve upon our techniques.  So here’s to my newest creative adventure in exploring life and art. I’m glad you found my site and hope you are making today a masterpiece!

Are you creating a masterpiece?

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Giallo

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.”- Albert Einstein
Life is the one true cliff hanger…

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Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining

My first ‘doodle’ project. Black Sharpie on metallic silver painted canvas.

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Line Of Sight

Like art, life can look drastically different depending on how we look at it…

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Recent Comments

Picco

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Very nice! Now the question is- How can we get these creations in our own homes or offices? Are you offering them for sale?

Robin

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Wow you have done a great job on these pics. I think this is my fav. Love you girl. Keep up the good work.

Nate

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Beautiful art MK!.. So true. Each day we’er given palette of colors to use. Some days we may only have one or two colors to choose from others the whole rainbow, but its up to us to decide how to apply them on the canvas. Every piece we make is added to a mosiac that makes up the unique individual we are, each piece continuing to influence the over all theme. What does our mosiac say about us? Your art is a perfect example of how even one color can be used to create something amazing.

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