Tuesday, June 28, 2011

If Birds Read Poetry 2

If Birds Read Poetry

If Birds Read Poetry 2

Materials:  Acrylic and collage on 10 x 10 canvas.
Status:  For sale.

Collage has opened a whole new world to me with my paintings. I have been dipping into my memory of poems and text I read twenty years ago as an English Literature Major at Trent University.

I have a little someday dream. . . to have The Little Gull Studio in a floating house at Fisherman's Wharf. I would sell paintings, cards, t-shirts, mugs, and host little painting workshops. It would be cozy and lovely and a way of life to make you happy. The best part? Aidan would work with me. And, perhaps if he wanted to, he could live on the Floating House.

Ah, to dream a little dream.

Monday, June 20, 2011

The Owl Swing

Material:  Acrylic paint and collage on 8x8 wooden cradle.
Status:  Gone to a very good home!
Note:  The text is taken from the Down Syndrome Creed. . . and is used in honour of my son, Aidan who moves beautifully at his own pace.

Our Family at Sea

Materials:  acrylic on paper.
Status:  Father's Day gift for my husband....SURPRISE!
Note: About a month ago, James mentioned he would like a painting like this one.  It was a lot of fun to do, and I enjoyed every minute of it.  I put in a representation of our family into it;  can you see the 3 boys?  Can you see me and James?  Can you see both sets of grandparents? 

No?  Okay, here's the cheat sheet: 
  • The 3 trees on the right are the boys in order from oldest to youngest. 
  • The two houses on the escarpment are for the grandparents. 
  • James and I are on the boat between. 
Not sure what Freud would say, but there you have it!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

The Teacher

The Teacher

Materials: Acrylic and collage on wooden cradle.
Status:  Gone to a good home.



Material:  Acrylic and collage on canvas.
Status:  Gone to a good home.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Little Blue Bird

Little Blue Birds

Little Blue bird

Materials:  Acrylic paint and collage on wooden cradle.
Status:  Gone to a very good home.

If Birds Read Poetry

Blue Birds under the Little Moon

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Materials:  Acrylic and Collage on wooden cradle. Text is taken from a book about Emily Dickenson.
Status:  Gone to a wonderful home.