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“Blooming”

We left the warmth and trade winds of Hawaii recently, to return to Sebastopol in Northern California. Spring is bursting out all over here …. plum blossoms, acaia flowers and daffodils. I’m back in my studio here….which brings me to share my newest painting.  I love creating these collage pieces…it’s sort of like playing with paper dolls. Here are some photos of the process: I start with painting the figure or face…using acrylic paints.  Then I paint flowers, leaves and such on newsprint paper…cut them out and glue onto the …

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New Year 2024

I’m wishing for the New Year of 2024 to be one that welcomes the full appreciation of our amazing world. I think if I put my attention daily on a the exquisiteness of a flower…the amazing design of an insect…the total love and trust of a dog…the joy of a young child…. the promise of a sunrise….perhaps I can bring forth a practice of wonder. That’s my new years resolution.  The shifting of a paradigm. Want to join me?

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A Mana Orb….called “Lava Flow”

We’ve returned to Hawaii…and to our Kawela Bay.  After a week of rain and chilly mornings, the sun has returned and the day was so beautiful. My perfect day ….a morning walk…time sitting on the beach…and then the afternoon in the studio,  creating. Heaven. It’s inspiring to walk the beaches here and to come upon shells or coconut shards and then take them back to the studio so they can sing their song to me.  Today I created a Mana Orb.  Here in Hawaii, the meaning of the word Mana …

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A Gathering of Minksies

When I came across a tiny skull of a mink and turned it on it’s side….  it transformed,  through my eyes,  into a charming faerie torso and thus a new community began.  I love the unexpectedness of discovering the faerie torso…   and the invitation/inspiration to bring forth a little fae…  and so now there are many little “Minksies” out in the world.    Each one a bit different.  For some reason, I am fascinated with bones.  If you go to the top of this page to my portfolio link and …

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A little bit of this and a little bit of that….

I’ve been down and out with a bad cold for about 10 days.  Finally…looking at an old metal bird piece I had found years ago, I started to imagine…what if I added this and a little bit of that… I started adding to the old metal bird, added a base…added some stones….added a crown… and I felt back to myself again.       So fun to just add this and that…. Wishing your day can find a little bit of this and a little bit of that …. a space …

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Asleep in a Leaf

I was on my morning walk when I noticed beautiful fallen leaves….curling into ….baby faerie beds, of course! I dried the leaves and painted them with a preservative.  The little baby faes are sculpted in polymer clay, cured at 275 degrees…. painted and embellished with little wing appendages, antique wire netting and tiny Swaroski rhinestones. Baby Faes….asleep in their leaf beds. “Whatever lifts the corners of your mouth, trust that.” ~ Rumi Marilyn

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From Palm Trees to Redwoods

The contrast from the swaying palm trees to the majestic towering redwoods is wonderful.  We left the turquoise world of Kawela Bay to return to Northern California for a bit of autumn and to spend Thanksgiving holidays with family. I love the contrast between Northern California and Hawaii….the air, the smell, the colors, the feel of the wind is all such a contrast.  Yesterday, a walk in the forest with granddaughters….Heaven! Blessings Abound !                            Marilyn