For my wonderful, lovely, smoochy blog friends!

You were all so amazingly loving and insightful last week re my selling my house.  I took each and every one of your advice and moved with it.

I am lighter, trust more in the process and have had a fantastic week.  You have been a saving grace.

Let my art of the week speak to "you!"

Bless "all" of you.  Deep Gratitude of the Running River to you!

Love and squishy hugs

I decided to make my own paper pattern.
I used a SU roller all throughout on Kraft paper and then used Mr. Huey Stencils and some Stencil Girl Stencils, all put on with India Ink and Make Up Sponges.
The letters/words are from "word art" purchased from Chapter's Indigo.
They are actually from my raunchy/sexy set.
You get the "tame" words.
hee hee!
Before I did anything, I sprayed and decorated with Dyan's Dylusions Mists.

Please click on pic in order to read the "sayings" unless you are unlike me and have microscopic eyes!
I used the same process for each page of art because I was having such a great time making my own paper art, spelling out how I was feeling and recovering from the stress I was feeling in choosing the right real estate agent for me.  I ended up choosing a "doozer" - just as zany and crazy as me - a perfect match!

And here, I thank "you" and I thank "G-d" for you and for the process I went through.  I travelled through the dark and came through seeing the beautiful, romantically insightful "LIGHT" only found through good relationships with my blog friends and with G-d and with myself.  Thank you my lovely friends. xox

I love you all.

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To sell or not to sell, now that is the question.  I waiver back and forth.  "Staging!"  Oh my G-d!!!  It must be Real Estate Agent's favorite word.  Clear this, get rid of that, ditch the clutter.  "What clutter I say - those are pictures of my cubs...that isn't clutter...that is my life!"

So on that note, I have been journalling like a fiend attempting to come to the right decision with the right Real Estate Agent "for me."  So far, I have burned through two.  Ugh!  Number Three is a promise and a charm I've heard.  I've also heard "bad luck comes in three's!" lol  This isn't helping!  The best way I've dealt with this is to create, to write, to sleep and to (get ready for it) eat sugar (booooooooo) - but another lol.

Hope you enjoy today's art - it is a real look into the process I've "endured" in this house sale busi(y)-ness!

The following piece came to me so clearly and so starkly for what I have been feeling in the last month while having that FOR SALE sign on my lawn.  I could not deny the lyrics - all of them - were screaming in my ears as soon as I took my stencil and started laying down the lines in every which direction (grid lines.)

Please click art in order to enlarge for details


I've been working so hard
I'm punching my card
Eight hours for what?
Oh, tell me what I got

I've got this feeling
That time's just holding me down
I'll hit the ceiling or else I'll tear up this town
Tonight I gotta cut

Loose, footloose kick off your Sunday shoes
Please, Louise pull me off a my knees
Jack, get back c'mon before we crack
Lose your blues everybody cut footloose

And you're playing so cool
Obeying every rule
dig a way down in your heart
You're burning, yearning for songs

Somebody to tell you
That life ain't passing you by
I'm trying to tell you
It will if you don't even try
You can fly if you'd only cut

Loose, footloose kick off your Sunday shoes

Oowhee, Marie shake it, shake it for me
Whoa, Milo c'mon, c'mon let's go
Lose your blues everybody cut footloose

Cut footloose
Cut footloose
Cut footloose

We got to turn me around
And put your feet on the ground
Now take a hold of the phone
Whoa, I'm turning it loose

Loose, footloose kick off your Sunday shoes
Please, Louise pull me off a my knees
Jack, get back c'mon before we crack
Lose your blues now everybody cut footloose

Loose, footloose kick off your Sunday shoes
Please, Louise pull me off a my knees
Jack, get back c'mon before we crack
Lose your blues

Everybody cut everybody cut
Everybody cut everybody cut
Everybody cut everybody cut
Everybody everybody cut footloose

Lyrics from eLyrics.net

The following piece of art came to me as 
"The Darkness and Impact of Indecision on Your Soul"

It speaks to me of the need of total surrender to G-d in this process.

Products Used:
SU and CTMH Refills (I use these as my fingerpainting backgrounds)
India Ink
Black Pen (Dollar Store I find are AMAZING!)
Sakura Pens
Daler Rowney Gesso
CTMH Ink Pads
Make-up Sponges
Surgical Gloves (to fingerpaint with)
Tombow Pens
Hand Made Multi Medium Papers (Canvas, Waterpapers, Cold Pressed Papers) Journal

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I think so!

While knowing diets are a complete "no no" I am so sure I feel lousy when I am NOT in my right body size.  And I am 20 pounds over my right body size.  I feel sluggish, I feel grumpy, I feel fed up with tight jeans but mostly I am starting to feel unhealthy - mentally, physically and spiritually.  It is affecting my self esteem, my sense of my will (power), my sense of self (control) and my overall sense of well being.

So today's art is given to this feeling.  And out of it came a crucial "term" for me:  GLUTTONY!  There was no doubt it was going to be Biblical, because of my bent as a Rev. and as a believer - so I looked up the word in Wikipedia   WOW.  Do I recommend this to everyone who is interested in what I am saying or feels the way I was feeling.  GLUTTONY is so much more than about eating - it is a term that speaks to just what I was feeling - physical, mental and spiritual well-being (or not.)  It is about being ONE in this world (my D.Min.) in Metaphysics and how we can or can (not) contribute to that through our relationship with and to GLUTTONY.  So - though my art is about Diet Sabotage, I found my way to something way more crucial in my everyday living.  Thanks for listening.  

Loves Ya'all from Canada!
Happy Mother's Day Sweet Friends
and for those of you who don't have your own Kids,
You are the Mother's of the Earth...
Happy Mother's Day to YOU!!!!

 This is where I began...pointing the finger at my "sabateur."  And where I ended up was the Physical, Mental, Intellectual and Spiritual Definition of GLUTTONY.  Phew, what a lesson on World Gluttony as a Object Lesson for living in a state of Well-being with myself and with others.

I thought it was time to say "hi" from this 2013 Mother's Day Mom, given it is nice to know who it is that writes a blog.  So "HI Ya"all!"  This me that is loving you each week from afar (Ontario, Canada!) - Land of the eh? and the not as plentiful art crafts supplies as my beloved American and European Friends!

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Little did I know when I created this art during the week that I would start reading The Hunger Games yesterday.  "I am scared!"

I read the first 60 pages and I am freaking out!  I am seeing myself in the future - crying, heart pounding, and wanting to hold poor little Prim in my arms.

I am the last person on earth to read the book and I didn't want to see the movie.  As I write this...I want to RUN and read the rest - "who am I?" I don't recognize myself.   I better finish before this Mother's Day but I'm scared!!!! (don't tell me, don't tell me - well ok, you can tell me if I should be scared! lol)

So the art must have been a premonition art piece(s).  I hope you enjoy!  I've thrown in some birdies to soften the blow (I created the birdie pieces after the Hunted Pieces....I had to because I was so freaked out where my mind and feelings went in the Primary Art I'm showing you.)  Talk about trying to escape my darkness! (no comments from the peanut gallery! lol)   

Loves Ya'll.   

For these two pieces (the Huntress and the Hunted) I used watercolors on The Visual Journal and seran wrap and tap tap tap and then tipped and turned and twirled the journal until I found something that looked like something.  I was floored when this "darkness" within "me" evolved onto the page! My inner question afterward: "who am I - the Hunted or the Huntress - or both?"

Next is my "soften it all up" Art
In the next two pieces, I tried my hand at drawing "free-hand" (all except the black stamp accents) and see whether I felt "close" to the outcome or not.  I was surprised that I actually "dug" what evolved from just mucking around with a pencil, which would definitely not be my style (the muck around part.)

this is a preview of what is to come next week. 
Pages with lots of fancy shmancy lettering!

Have a super duper weekend
lovely friends