Friday, January 30, 2015
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
|creative hand painted mini (c)SZing 2015|
|express love hand painted mini (c)SZing 2015|
|Artist hand painted mini (c)SZing 2015|
|Embrace Peace hand painted mini (c) SZing 2015|
|Imagine hand painted mini (c)SZing 2015|
|Question hand painted mini (c)SZing 2015|
Friday, January 23, 2015
|West Mesa Nostalgia, (c)SZing 2015|
Watercolor on watercolor paper
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
We do not sit still in time and space. We are always progressing toward something—this is a paraphrase of one of my favorite quotes from the movie “Phenomenon” with John Travolta. We cannot not make progress. It may SEEM that we are going nowhere fast, but the fact of the matter, the Truth, is that we are in fact, always progressing.
I am thrilled that I am progressing toward the completion of the art studio renovation! Worked almost the entire weekend and came a long way—only a few things left to do before I’ll be able to actually use the space again for myself and for my classes! #artclasses #artjournaling #fusedglassclass #bohemianartcafe #studiorenovation
January 31/Feb 1 = Art Journaling Extravaganza
February 4 – April 22 = Creating the Life You Want Mastermind Group
February 28 – March 1 = Glass Synergy Workshop
The Bohemian Art Cafe—feeding your creative self—where we serve art, not food.
All photos © SZing, 2015.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
February 13, 2015
Zen Angel, watercolor, ink on watercolor paper © SZing 2015.
January 14, 2015
Focusing on trying new designs. Not perfect but very relaxing to work on.
January 15, 2015
Relaxing into the process. As I do, I get inspired with many different ideas for art projects, writing projects and other ways to express myself creatively. I’m not actively seeking these hints, but they flow to me as I stay focused on my zen doodles.
© SZing 2015
January 16, 2015
“Basket weaving”. For some reason tonight this particular zen doodle as I’m working on it reminds me of that song Funny Farm from the 1970s and I think of basket weaving. Maybe zen doodling is sort of like that for me. But I’m perfectly okay with twiddling my thumbs and toes….haa haa, heee hee, hoo, hooo. I feel inspired just because I’m sticking with this process. © 2015 SZing.
January 17, 2015
A daily practice. A practice that is repetitious. A practice not unlike dreaming except that each has a goal or objective. © SZing. Watercolor on watercolor paper, black ink.
January 18, 2015
Within my wallsJanuary 19, 2015
is a treasure
Nurtured, it grows
Ignored, it grows
Flowering into I Am.
Acrylic on paper board. Just to paint, just to create, just to play despite the end result is inspiring. Especially more inspiring is not caring what is created. Letting go of the inner (and outer) critic is freeing. And fun. And inspiring. #doartdaily
© SZing 2015
Monday, January 12, 2015
One of my very favorite types of restaurants is a tapas restaurant. What I love about this type of restaurant is being able to savor the flavors of multiple types and tastes of food--little morsels of delight--without becoming "stuffed" or over-full. Yet my mouth does a happy dance of joy with each new sample. With practice, I'm allowing my inspiration to be the visual equivalent of a tapas menu. I'll try a little of this pattern here, test out that pattern there, see what sizzles and what is too dry for me. #InspiredArtProject2015 #artsampler
|"A Sampler" (c)SZing 2015. Ink on bristol paper.|
Sunday, January 11, 2015
We all receive inspiration and from that inspiration come ideas and thoughts. All thoughts are seeds. Some seeds we want to nurture carefully and help germinate. Often, like a baby in a womb, a seed is cocooned and protected during the germination phase. Our ideas, our inspirations are like that--we should cocoon and protect them so that they can grow strong and bloom. It's far too easy for our tender shoots of ideas to be trampled by our selves or others. Be careful choosing what seeds you plant and then protect those you dearly want to see come to fruition. #InspiredArtProject2015. #inspiration
|"Seeds Germinate" (c)SZing 2015. Watercolor, ink, on watercolor paper.|
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Trying something new, practicing, and not allowing the inner critic (or the outer one!) take over. This is a two handed drawing I was inspired to make for today's #InspiredArtProject2015. There is something primitive about it that I really like--it reminds me a bit of Willem de Kooning. Perhaps I'll try a two handed drawing of a person next time I attempt this method. For now, I call this a study for painting.
|"A Study for Painting" (c)SZing 2015. Ink on bristol paper.|
Friday, January 9, 2015
|"In dreamtime" (c)SZing, 2015.|
Thursday, January 8, 2015
|The Mind's Eye (c)SZing 2015.|
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
I am inspired by meditation and art. Therefore, I am doubly inspired by Zentangling--art and meditation combined. I love this as a daily practice. Helps me unwind, helps me get clarity, helps me just allow myself to play. Nope, not a "perfect" zendoodle, but then I am a firm believe in the idea that all art creations have flaws, thus we know that we are human and that they are hand crafted. #InspiredArtProject 2015 #doartdaily
|"Meditation" Ink on bristol paper (c) SZing 2015|
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
I am inspired each time I look outside and see that my beautiful rose bush from my sweetie (a birthday present last year) is blooming...and it is January 4! Roses remind me of my mom. A sweet remembrance as our yard was filled with these fragrant blooms in every color and size. Today's Inspired Art Project is dedicated to Mom, an angel in her own right! #InspiredArtProject2015 #angelart
|Angel of Blooms, (c) SZing, 2015|
Saturday, January 3, 2015
I've always been fascinated by angels and have regular conversations with mine (really, I do). I heard what may be an urban myth but it was on the Internet so it must be true (hah!)...that 8 of every 10 Americans believe in angels. Of course, there are other studies that show that 55% of Americans believe in angels versus 34% who believe in global warming. Yet another study (which very well may just be one man's opinion) showed that 6% of Americans believe in Unicorns (how did they get in touch with so many rennies and under-6-year-old subjects?), 18% believe that the sun revolves around the earth and he says 46% of Americans believe in angels. Well, I'm one of the 8 in 10/ 55%/ 46%...and here's proof that I'm Hooked on Angels. #InspiredArtProject2015 #angelart
Friday, January 2, 2015
Inspired by angels and practicing drawing and allowing myself to just let whatever comes to come...is a Delicate Balancing Act...and so this sweet angel, who looks a teensy bit distressed came into being...Day 2 Inspired Art Project. #InspiredArtProject2015 #DelicateBalancingActAngel
|Delicate Balancing Act Angel, January 2, 2015 (c) 2015 SZing|
Thursday, January 1, 2015
I am a highly spiritual person. I love having a daily spiritual practice.
I am a creative, artistic person. I love having a daily artistic practice.
Because I want to cultivate my daily practices and become more conscious of my efforts as I do so, I am opting to create a Year's Worth of Inspirational Artworks. Starting today.
|The Angel of Floral Tornadoes, Mixed Media (watercolor, pastels on watercolor paper)|
(c) SZing 2015