Tuesday, February 9, 2016


I LOVE late bloomers. Myself? I have spent too much time thinking that I had started too late (in my mid-20s), when I wanted to be painting consistently and diligently, as an official self defined "artist" since I was a kid..Well, I did that, I have always drawn...always! But the feeling of being an artist, that never happened...it never felt like anything special, a gift, nothing like that. In fact, it was the biggest surprise, as a kid, to realize that not everyone could draw. I thought everyone could, that's how casual it was for me. Though, I wish I had a mentor, somebody to have seen and honed it in me. I had no examples, no role models, no artists around...at all...the word artist was something that did not belong in my language, spoken or heard, until I came to the US, and many years after that.

Life is so short, I just wish I had been doing it all along, all the time, full time, and only that. But still, I know...it's better to have started late than to have never done it at all. I do have this habitual thing I do about regretting and guilt-ing over things of the past. It needs to just end. :(

As long as one is breathing, it's a birthright to do what one loves to do. Gifts are to be shared, not hoarded.

"At the age of 95, the budding artist embraced painting with such enthusiasm, confidence and dedication — producing an astonishing 380 works in just under five years." READ MORE

Monday, February 8, 2016

So you want a S6 mug?

New design on Society6 - new items, mugs and shower curtain. And prints, as usual. Mugs are available in 11 and 15 ounce sizes, our premium ceramic coffee mugs feature wrap-around art and large handles for easy gripping. Dishwasher and microwave safe, these cool coffee mugs will be your new favorite way to consume hot or cold beverages.

Here it is, a mug featuring my watercolor of NorCal's landscape.https://society6.com/product/northern-california-m0k_mug#27=199 ~ (shower curtain is also available, as well as prints)
Posted by Meloearth.com on Monday, February 8, 2016

Saturday, February 6, 2016

'Back to the Drawing Board'

Published on Aug 8, 2013 A short film in which
Marthe Armitage
describes her design and printing process.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Missing Spring


Today's blessing; Luxuriate in the blessings all around you... notice how the earth holds you, the beauty of a flower,...

Posted by Numinous Jane on Sunday, January 3, 2016