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Mississippi Camp

Hi all y’all,

Happy Fall! Just about a month late, but I will take it!

I had an urge to paint over an existing painting. I have never done that  before. I was thinking that I would paint something to hang on the cabin walls.

What I thought was a random act was more.

As I was prying off a saints card of the Virgin Mary, a brass cowgirl boot, a paper skirt… I realized I didn’t need Painting My Dream any more.

I painted my way to New Orleans with this painting. That was only half of the plan. The other half of the plan was owning a camp. In the painting I have an airstream. In reality it is a little cabin. Either way, the dream is complete.

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When I was living in California, I painted my dream.
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The cabins.

You might notice the bigger cabin is about to fall into the river. 🙂

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This is an RV shelter. We are changing into a bunk house for the kids.

The best part is the river.

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The Pearl River

I started a painting for the cabin. There is really such a thing as small owls with long legs. Burrowing Owls are less than a foot tall, have bright eyes, and nest in the ground. They fly and run.

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I am planning on painting over another painting. I want to paint a family of Burrowing Owls. They are so cute.

Until next time,

Sending you happy thoughts and good wishes,

Gator Girl

 

 

 

 

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Angel of Peace

Hi all y’all!

I am feeling a little over-whelmed with what is going on in the world. I would probably be unaware of some of the underreported news if it weren’t for my Facebook friends. Like the pipeline protest in North Dakota, the pipeline spill in Georgia and Alabama, or photos of children killed in Syria. There are so many things happening at once that it’s hard to chose one thing to focus on… child sex trafficking, global warming, Hurricane Matthew, the election…

Here is an angel of peace in my attempt to bring love into the world. (After I see the painting online, I will probably add some shading here and there, a silver lining on the clouds, more green on the olive branch, but it is pretty done.)

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I collaged the background in random paper to give myself time to think. I like the texture.

I wanted flowers somewhere in the painting, so I added them in the paper I used for her wings.

My favorite part is the transparent rainbow. I also like the abstract olive tree.

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This is half way through. I was thinking of a woman looking up, but the angel adds more power. I woman might feel overwhelmed like me.

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This is the sketching out. I had a shotgun house and a woman in mind for the painting. I needed more sky and less house. Sometimes the words under the paint are as important as the painting. sketching-out

I hope your psyche is feeling balanced. I hope you will chose to do something good for our ailing world however small. It’s the only one we have.

With hope,

Gator Girl