Saturday, November 12, 2011

November 12, Art every Day Journal Post

"Up" 4x4 mixed media finished earlier this week

Did/Been- A former co-worker invited me to a special event at her precious stones and crystals shop, Carnelia Crystals. I saw a couple familiar faces and I adopted 3 beautiful stones. Plenty of writing work for special projects yet to do, so I chipped away at that. Preparing for a class I'm going to be teaching, writing materials and take home kits for the students. Moving around more furniture. Tonight Jace and I are going out to listen to some live music. I realized today that I hit post number 300 yesterday without noticing. That can't go by without celebrating with a give away. I'll post details on Monday.

Back in the Studio- Working on my brush strokes with a less than ideal paintbrush while I wait for my new Chinese brushes to arrive.

How I felt- Grateful for my all the blog readers that have come, gone and stayed over the years. There's no way I would have kept writing here if it wasn't for them and the benefits have been numerous. When I was housebound for an entire year at the peak of my health problems, I didn't even go out to get the mail. These relationships helped me keep my sanity. A big thank you, you beautiful dearhearts!

Random thought today- I've heard it said that woman is the ultimate expression of physical beauty on earth. I think gems and crystals are pretty high on that list. The Toronto Museum stone exhibit had me captivated for hours. Awe inspiring. 

7 comments:

Gwen Buchanan said...

Shayla... Gorgeous work.. just simply delicious!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Very interesting piece. Awesome layering.

Cat @ sea.sky.stone. said...

Very nice! And I love how you said you "adopted" three stones :)

ArtPropelled said...

Lovely mixed media piece. Congrats for reaching 300 posts Shayla!

Carole said...

Congratulations on 300! I've thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you in the past few months.

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

This piece is absoutely stunning.... that perfect mix of colour and texture with great composition... really love this one xx

Tracy said...

This is a happy post... And gems and crystals are pretty high up on my own beauty list too. The adoption of stones is a pretty scared thing, sacred moment... I love this work of yours on display today. I like how your work is at once vibrant, and calming... :o) Happy Day ((HUGS))