My Painted Mola

When I painted this I did not think to paint a mola and only realized it when it was finished. I lived in Panama for 30 years but never thought to paint an intricate mola but I like this and think turned out well.  I did paint a mola on a table that I sent to Hawaii

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I did paint a mola on a table. that I sent to Hawaii to a family that had lived in Panama they saw my table they asked me to send it to them, it was a gift.

A life without Dreams is like a Garden without Flowers

Raju Vaividhya, friend, poet, actor, director

and all things artistic

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not the first one to say this

but the first to say it to me.

 he shared this thought,

Cut not the wings of your dreams for they are the heartbeat and the freedom of your soul

 /Flavia

An old friend feeling philosophical and sharing his thoughts with me,

Thanks, Raju!

 

 

 

 

 

 

I swoon for Red paint doesn’t everyone?

This came together well, I like the shapes and the colors,  I think it has good energy. I like painting in red.  The resin finish turned out perfect like glass.

I  will paint more like this with abstract shapes and coordinated colors in red

 

 

Learning Ribbon Painting

I ‘ve been watching videos on UTube by Mr. M Lang who is an incredible abstract painter and generously shares his techniques online.  I haven’t learned the ways of shading yet and my work doesn’t resemble his work but I am having a good time trying.

 

Tail Gate Art I was feeling Optimistic

 until reality touched me!

I had a great idea,  I could sell my paintings from the trunk of my car.  I had permission from the management and it looked like it might be possible. I was able to sell from the parking lot………

for 2 weekends.

Great idea no so great.

Since then I’ve moved to Richardson TX and will be taking my art to farmers markets on weekends.  It may not be the best place to sell art but it’s what is available.

We will have our first time putting up a tent, set up tables and hanging my art on a grid.

We look forward to the challenge.

 

 

 

 

I Will be an Artist! Update 3/7/19

I was pretty happy being a nurse for many years but when I retired I had no plan for what comes next, then I read that anyone can be an artist so I thought I’m anyone, I  will be an artist.

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I am a woman wondering what comes next, open to new ideas, willing to exchange thoughts but confused and restless about who I am now in these later decades of my life.

Being a twice-retired person of meager resources and advanced age, I started out cheap, buying craft paints and board panels and skinny canvas. I painted flowers the ‘one stroke’ Donna Dewberry way. (she is the one who said anyone can paint) I had fun painting pretty flowers for children and sold them at school and community sales.

But lately, I have been watching u-tube videos of abstract painting and this is my new favorite way to paint.  I am a self-taught (artist) painter with help from U-Tube videos, Mr. Lang and Ms. Dewberry and  Mr.Tim Gagnon plus a heap of art how-to books  There is so much to learn, so many new ways to create art, I’ll need another life-time to learn all this , maybe next life?

By the way, this painting became an  amazing table! Resin was the perfect  finish!

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Update 3/7/19

Still of meager resources and even yet older, Life has moved on with me to a very new reality, an old lady on wheels. And I’m loving this new life style with GiGI my gas guzzling RV and my Smart car youcandoitBabe.I’m excited to get my life in my tiny RV settled soon so I can get back to painting I’ll need to find a space, I thought perhaps I’d paint outside at the table but it is really windy here, not sure it’s always as windy as it has been here lately, maybe it calms during the summer. Other than the wind, I think this is the best place to be now, warm and snow-less.

Update 7/19

I found a space to paint in, Kathy’s Studio is almost a reality.

5/20

Latest update

my travel companion Charley

My paintings in a art gallery!

I would be super pleased seeing my art in the window of Grape Gallery in T or C NM but who will be buying art in this time of the coronavirus? I’m still pleased.