Sunday, July 20, 2014

You are so silly.

Good morning!

I never have anything interesting to say about me since I rarely leave my cave, and when I do, I try to stick to seeing Nature, not people. So what happens, happens mostly where I live.

I live in a tiny house, in a gated resort, which has another 3 tiny houses, some guest rooms and 2 bigger houses. One is the landlord's and one is the manager's home. One tiny house is unoccupied; it's where the psycho guy lived with his hysteric woman and the noisy kids that got locked out of the house all day. They moved (praise the dog!), and it seems they left juju on the place, b/c it's never been this long before that place rents again, but so far, no takers. I love that, of course (less people to deal with)...

In my tiny house I have no room. I've been here for 4 yrs and it's full: 2 humans and 3 dogs.
I try my best to not collect stuff anymore, so mostly it's things we use and need. So when I needed a large wall to stick a piece of paper and attempt to paint something big, I looked around and decided to go next door. I stuck a piece of paper to the wall of the unoccupied house, and left it there for 2 days, to look at the empty paper and get inspired.

I didn't think the manager would have a fit. He did. Yesterday he went around "inspecting" things. He could only see this paper when he got under the carport. That's how inconspicuous it was. He had his son rip my paper off the wall. My husband saw it. A bruhaha ensued. REALLY?? Over what, again? PFFF

Even though I have seen it over and over and over (ad nauseam), it's still hard to believe how silly people get over NOTHING. The man just broke his leg in 3 places, is unable to get surgery b/c he has tons of health issues and such surgery could kill him, so he is in a wheelchair right now. Bigger fish to fry, right? NOPE! He's "upset" over a piece of paper, on the side of a house he does not live in, and that he never sees it! Go figure.

Silly, silly humans! The world is full of us, lacking sense of what's really worth putting effort into. I'm one of them. I'm not free from my own delusions, and I know them really well by now. This is another reason why I need to paint! So before it got dark yesterday I put up a new paper, and started my painting. I put a note too, in case any silly childish old people decide to touch my stuff again.

End of a boring story. Well, maybe it's not the end...silly could be reactivated.
Stay tuned. lol

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014


I miss stories of "once upon a time"
and afternoons when time stands still

When it's all sped up
All artificially made up
We forget the journey

while trying to arrive

It's memory that makes up time
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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Redesigning, restarting this blog

Blog will be looking messy for a bit. I am trying out different templates.

This is a page from my sketchbook.

Good night. xo

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Can hormones make you happy?

We need to deal with the ROOT of what's making us unhappy, not just tweak hormones...addictions are about tweaking hormones only - self medication - without the added crucial step of digging at the roots. Please avoid that just because you are afraid of confrontation, conversation and pain. The pain will remain if this step is skipped, and it will manifest in many different ways, such as weight gain, depression, low self esteem, addictions, illnesses, poor relationships, etc.

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Monday, April 7, 2014


I'm starting to try to finish things again, unfinished art I had to stop messing with because life got in the way.

I'm doing something about this "life getting in the way" thing now. More to come.
Long term plans.
I need  a studio again, a place I can get in, lock the door and be un-bothered until I want to come out on my own. Every woman needs that, but a woman-artist depends on it for her life and sanity, and for financial independence. It's already hard enough to try to make a living off of art in the world. Even though everything has art on it (or photography, or digital work), this market is competitive. Typically enough, thinking money is not my favorite thing to do. Ideally, I would have a team. Maybe some day. But not yet. My team is myself and my family...I am lucky that I get support in other ways so that I can do this, but the duties are all my own. In the past few years I got so tired of the shipping process...I've slacked big time on that area. I would definitely pay a teenager to do that for me, the day I have a willing one for a neighbor. Then shipping will be (hopefully) faster.

I shouldn't be saying these things to openly, according to some but according to me, who cares? It's the truth, and there's nothing wrong with it. I've been at this online selling biz for over 10 years - not consecutively - so I have gotten to do the same things many times over. Shipping is the tedious part of selling art to me.
- by the way, that's one item on my list, I have some shipping that's way late, in true fashion. :o

Let's talk weather.

Spring is in full swing in Northern California. I've started feeding the birds in front of my house. They ask for food each morning...pretty cool. I have been gardening more, but all in pots. This year I move out...I know this. I just don't know where, hoping for one place, but one truly does not know. I am not trying to control outcome anymore. I'm just watching and helping the process, however it goes.

Hope to be posting more here.
FB is getting weird again, and posts are not seen...people are relying more and more on FB (myself included), when they should not let go of their own websites outside FB, because FB will be a paid site in the (near?) many ways it already is.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Planning stages

This post is about my current eBay auctions. Last week I listed, again, original artwork for 99 cents starting bids. Well, a friend had an art talk with me and gave me some advice that I knew to be correct. I need to change my MO.

The truth is that when I offer originals on eBay for that low of a starting bid, some of them sell for that amount. I've had people win originals for such a low price, and still try to bargain shipping with me. Clearly, by my devaluing my originals, I am teaching viewers to do the same. It's the self sabotaging virus.

Originals sold for less or the same price as a print? No bueno!  The auction technique that worked so well when eBay was good is not working anymore. I stand corrected.

I am sorry but I upped the amount of the initial bid for all auctions that didn't have bids yet. My apologies if you are watching them with the intent to bid and might be disappointed. The initial bid is still a really good price, because those are originals, so I urge you to bid if you really like the image. a print from me! :) 

~ Thank you for understanding! ~

From now on, my intent will be to save my originals for the right venue/price. I will focus on affordable prints. I'm working out my prices right now, and already have a few orders a-waiting (thank you!).

Images intended for prints will be both new and old. Some images I've painted in the past and sold were very popular, yet I never offered prints as an alternative to those who bid and tried to get those paintings in the past! I will be doing that now...looking at my files and sharing those images,  on my Facebook page. Meet me there? Prints will always be done on demand, so if you see an image and want a print, simply comment under the image, or PM the page, please.

By the way..the muse has began to look my way...getting back to painting has been good. My mojo is coming back, I think. Yay.

Thank you

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Dear Muse...

happy new year!

Main goal: to be creative again.
I'm trying to get back to art and other long lost plans...
Seeing if they still apply or not...
He is telling me that art is what will save me...I know this and this is why it was so wonderful to find this video, at this exact moment. Thank you, synchronicity...I had forgotten the value of art in my life...
He speaks to my heart
Prettyness is essential, indeed!! :)

"When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word - religion. Then I go out and paint the stars."
- Vincent Van Gogh

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa: A Message to the World: "Awaken the Mother Mind!"

Uploaded on May 9, 2008
Zulu Sangoma (healer) Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa calls on all human beings to awaken the mother mind, that part of human consciousness that feels what is happening in the world.


Another "new" year.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Something old, something new

Rescue news - one dog I had been working on for days to help save got out today. I'm ecstatic, thanks to Outlaw Dogs. They rescued her from Carson as soon as I was able to track a foster in OC, who so kindly agreed to foster this dog. Canela is her name, it means cinnamon in Portuguese, which is one of my favorite smells and spices.

Now I will focus a lot more on art. I need to get some ornaments done, gee. it's probably too late already, though the stuff I will be making won't be just xmas related, can be enjoyed all year.

More soon. :)

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Tuesday afternoon

So I'm taking a break from FB and dog networking.

Managed to clean up enough paperwork I have space to spread a different kind of mess.
Trying to learn what it's like to take time away from serious things in order to play with colors, shapes and little people. It's been TOO long.

If we believe that our talents are given to us by something or someone higher than ourselves, then, as a sign of gratitude and respect, we ought to set up regular time to do it. If we don't, we are basically saying "I don't care". I DO care, so new MO needed. Time for my craft has to be as important as anything else I do. It must fit in, regardless of what else is going on. I already knew this, but it's still too easy to brush it aside.

The end of the year is approaching...2013 was a wash for art, but I did get to help doggies and learned a LOT about rescue. Knowledge is never wasted. I just think it's time to merge these two things now. I want to start drawing some critters. I can offer part of my sales as donations and that's a big help rescues always have to rely on.

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