*My Crows* *My Art* *My Way*

Friday, June 23, 2017

Hi Everyone!
Welcome to Magaly and Emma's Beautiful Freaks Fest blog party!

The celebration of misunderstood monsters, misfits, outcasts and oddities of the world!
"Wednesday Addams"
"Inchabod Crane"
And... us!  And, yes, that means all of you! I was going to pick one of my favourite "misfits" and then I started thinking about all the wonderful outcasts in our blogging community. We all have something, that makes us odd to the world and I think that's wonderful!!

Did you know, for myself, until about 3 years ago, people around where I lived, never new what I "did"! I was a closet Crow painter! Then, when I started to tell people what I did, I would get all sorts of reactions. Many were not nice. Some people even laughed! Made me feel so insecure, that I even thought of stopping painting!

But, I got over that! Now I keep my head up high. If somebody says anything negative, I don't care anymore. I won't trade my authenticity for any approval!

For all of you brilliant misunderstood oddities of the world, keep being you!!
Embrace Yourself!
Accept your own identity and uniqueness!

I created a painting for the party. It's 8" x 8".
"I Am I"
I wanted to show the connection I have with crows in this painting.
I'm also giving this painting away for the party! All you have to do, is tell me in your comment, that you want it and you will be entered!
I will announce the winner on June 28th! My mom's birthday!
Have a great time at the party!
Big Hugs and keep being you!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Hi Everyone!
Hope you're all doing well!
It's been so long since I've posted anything!
I would like to share with you "one" of the things that have been going on.

When mom got the house, we are living in now, there was a "hot tub" room. We used it for like 2 years and then it sat, unused. This hot tub was from the 70's and there was a crack in it, plus the electricity, etc.

So, it has been roughly 12 years, this room has sat unused. Mom got the brilliant idea to change it into her laundry room. This is just off where we watch t.v, so everything is on the main floor.

I forgot to take a "before" picture. But, I do have some of the stages we have been going through. The hot tub was cut up and taken out. We had to keep the "step", because the foundation would have caved in. So, everything was stabilized underneath, before new tiles were put on top. The tiles we got, matched pretty good.
This is a picture going into the room. You can see the step to the right.
Where the washing machine and dryer will be going.
The ceiling was cedar as well, and it was peaked inside. It was covered and insulation was put in.
I said to mom, since this going to be "her" room, make it her's! Make it fun and pick a colour she would love. A picture of the room with the "primer".
Room now, with finished colour, ceiling finished with new lights and new washing machine and dryer in. Notice the bar on the wall? To help mom step up and down.
Next things to do. New white windows and doors. And, "setting" up the room!
I think it looks funky! I love it! 😀

I have a sneak peak to show you! It's for Magaly's Beautiful Freaks Fest! June 23rd-25th!
Big Hugs and I will be around soon!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Hi Everyone!
Hope you're all well!
For the past month and a half, it has been cool temperatures and rain, but next week, we are suppose to get record breaking heat temperatures! From one extreme to another! One good thing, I won't have to cut the grass as much! LOL!

I have finished two paintings. Both are 8" x 10".

Home Sweet Home
Embrace Yourself
I'll leave you with some garden pictures.
Big Hugs 😊

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Hi Everyone!
Hope you're all well!
As you can see, I've been playing around with my blog. I felt I should put "Crow Goddess Of Transformation"as my banner.

As I said to you all, the next few months are going to be busy. Amongst these past few busy days. I've been going through some things. We all do, don't we! More lessons and more healing! The universe is wondrous! We will get through everything, it's just to realize what is going on and be excited about change, about new possibilities!

I was reading a post from "Magaly's" Blog. She is an amazing writer! In this poem, the lines "Now with eyes open and opened again, I see" and "I will build true", really touched me!

Loving yourself, is major! I realized, just a few day ago, "I" kept calling to me! Yes, you say you love yourself, but are you hearing it? Are you understanding why you are saying it? Yes, I truly do love myself, but I didn't realize I was still holding onto so much pain! "I" need me!!! We call out to other people to hear you, but you are not listening to yourself! You have to listen to you! You have to be there for you! Without you, you have no one!

I hope I'm making sense and not confusing anyone! It's been one of those awakenings again. And, I feel good!

When this was all happening, I was looking at my "Daphne Bush". She is blooming beautifully and the smell is amazing!
At the beginning of Spring, she was roughly 3 feet tall, by 4 feet wide. I had to cut her all back. I was nervous, that she wasn't going to survive. They say not to cut Daphne bushes, because they don't like it, but she had too many dead branches on her. When I saw that she was coming to life again, at basically the same time, I was going through things, I took it as a sign. Many of times, we got to get rid of that "old" stuff, to bloom again! Like a rebirth!

I wanted to get some pictures of my "pet" chipmunks! I have 3 of them!
They let me pat them. I was trying to take a picture of me patting one, but he was scared of the camera, this is as close as I could get!
The baby robin is doing well. I could only get the back side of her/him!
I did manage to complete a painting.
"Listen To Your Spirit, It's Talking To You" (8" x 16" wood)

Big Hugs! 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Hi Everyone
Hope you're all well!
It's been a crazy few days of weather! I think everyone around the world has been getting some crazy stuff!
We had 4 days of heavy rain. Sunday, a touch of snow. And for the past 3 nights, frost! But, through it all, the trees and plants are loving it!
Mom's "stinky" flowers are coming up. I show them every year. They are so pretty. They aren't in full bloom yet, but they are getting there! I don't know their real name. All I know is, they stink, to keep away unwanted pests! LOL!
I love gardening and yes, I do plant trees and flowers, etc, but I have to admit, I love to just see what Mother Nature wants me to see. So, I am a wild girl at heart!! And, yes, there is dandelions, clover and all types of things growing through my "grass". I don't know what these lovely wild flowers are coming up around my Goddess. Can't wait!
Mr. Gargoyle and Little Crow, are keeping safe under the evergreen tree!
Mrs. Robin, has had her baby, but the little one hasn't peaked his head up yet!
Do you remember this painting?
I thank you all for "seeing" the abstract heart between the crows, but that had to change. Because that is where the wing from the crow was coming around, to hold her close. Hope you like the changes.
"First Date" (12" x 16" canvas)
As I have said in my earlier posts, the next few months are going to be very busy. I'm going to try to post at least once a week! Talk to you all soon!
Big Hugs😀

Monday, May 1, 2017

Hi Everyone!
Happy May!
We've been getting so much rain and the temperatures are cooler than usual.

Remember this painting?
Well, I finished it!
I loved the way it turned out! I got it all set up, to put a metal hanger on the back of it! I started to hammer the nails in and turned it around! "Note to self"... make sure the nails are shorter, than the thickness of the wood!!! Yes, that is right! The nails wet right through! So in the garbage the painting went!!   Errrr......
I will be trying to recreate this painting again!!

As for now, this is the painting I'm working on. Sorry the picture isn't great, but I think you get the idea.
Big Hugs 😊

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Hi Everyone!
Hope you're all well!
Spring has for sure sprung around here! It's cooler today, but still very nice! I can't believe the month of April is almost gone!
Now, before I show you my latest painting, as I said in my last post, I feel my art changing again. And, as always, I'm going for it! I always paint from my soul! You have to be true to you!! Many of you have seen my art grow in all different directions. I love getting your reactions too! Some of you might not like something and some might think I'm crazy, but it's all good!

I had a question from one my good blog friends. She asked about why do I put "red lips" on some of my crows! She said it reminded her of those candies you used to get around Halloween, with the red wax lips and everyone would wear them afterwards. I started laughing! LOL!

I have painted many different types of my "Crow Gals".
First I have to explain, when I paint one of my "Crow Gals", she is to me, half woman, half crow. And, I am seeing me in these paintings, because I have such a connection with crows. When I put the red lips on, that is power, strength, that is feminine, that is sexy to me, that is our life force that flows through us. Now, I have to admit, I don't know why, when I paint the face looking forward, why I haven't used red lips? That hasn't "called" to me.

My latest painting is a 12" x 16" canvas.
"Crow Goddess of Transformation"
I know there is a lot going on in this painting, but I hope you "get it", in your own way, what I've created.

I have a sneak peak of my latest piece. When I looked back at my "face on" crow gals, all the eyes were shut. Now I am painting them open! (Like the last one, that is in my banner.) To me, the universe is telling me "I'm ready"!
Sorry about the long post!!
Take care and I will be around soon to say hi!
Big Hugs 😀

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Hi Everyone
Hope you're all well!
Do you remember this painting?
Well, I finished it! I really loved the way it turned out. I hope you enjoy it! I feel my art doing a little twist again!

"They Call Her, "Little Crow" (8" x 16" Gotrick wood panel)

Big Hugs 😃

Friday, April 14, 2017

Hi Everyone!
Hope you're all well!
I wanted to wish you a very Happy Easter 😃

On this special day, I would like to share a great picture I just received in an e-mail. Do you remember the BIG Baby Crow special order painting I did for Finland? Well, "Litha" is now framed, in a floating frame. When you walk through the front door of their home, my painting is the first thing you see.
I am so very touched!!! Thank you!!
When you create, and know your art is being cherished, it is the greatest feeling!!

I will leave you with something I am working on.
Have an amazing weekend!! Big Hugs 😀

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Hi Everyone
Hope you're all doing well!
I'm 100% now! It was for sure the Chicory Root, that was making me ill. It wasn't just affecting my stomach, it was affecting my entire body! I really had a bad allergic reaction. I'm back to the food I know, like boiled eggs and spinach! LOL!

Remember how I said things kept being delayed, well, not anymore! I know I said April was going to be a busy month, now I think I will be busy till July. I'll post as much as I can, but know, I'll probably be a few days behind in blog land, for reading!

Remember this?
I'm finished!
"Mother Of Crows" ((9" x 12" canvas)
Big Hugs 😀