Sunday, November 2, 2008

I Wish You Could Have Been There!


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Because Angie aka No More Empty Fortune Cookies and I had a fabulous Saturday. And I didn't even have to kidnap her!

My love was amazed at my lack of self preservation, as was hers. Without knowing each other, we planned to spend the day together ridding ourselves of negativity and releasing it into the Universe at Cindy Wunsch's Take Flight Workshop. I suppose it's hard for non-bloggers to understand that we know each other. That's okay. Fortunately, neither of us really asked for permission to hang out with a would-be ax murderer.

You can see my release above. Full of swallows taking off and leaving behind red poppies. It wasn't until I put some blood on the main swallow's wings that I felt like it was finished. It has all kinds of paper crumples underneath to give it depth. Drippings of soy wax. Cut outs of birds and circles. Drizzles of paint. Stamps of words that mean so much to me. I have always had trouble flying.

Angie created the most stunning mermatron! You'll have to head on over to her blog to read all about it. She details her creation much better than I ever could. Trust me. It is FANTASTIC! I wish you could see the colors in the sunlight!


What a lovely day we had! I am so grateful.

36 comments:

doggybloggy said...

nice paintings.....

Queen-Size funny bone said...

It sounds wonderful, may this be the first of many more days like this.

Keshi said...

Im glad u had such a beautiful day! LOVELY paintings wow!

Keshi.

Fortune Cookies said...

Ah, It was most definitely my pleasure! We must do that again sometime. Your poppies are gorgous! And I had such a good time! YAY for good times and new friends!

Kim said...

Thanks for letting me know you liked my Xena list, RLL!

Dana said...

I think sharing this with a friend is the best part!

Jay said...

You guys are both just crazy talented. Very cool paintings.

Sabrae said...

Like the paintings :)

AirmanMom said...

rll... both paintings were very creative! Nicely done!


~AirmanMom returning to her blog...

Reb said...

Sounds like the two of you should set off to paint together more often. Those are wonderful paintings both and it sounds like you had a good time too.

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

next time I GET TO HANG OUT TOO and make stuff...

buffalodick said...

Glad you had fun at Day Camp Arts and Crafts! Just kidding....again..

Scarlet said...

Beautiful! By the sound and looks of things, the day couldn't have been better.

I love what you did...the freebirds are amazing!

Nolens Volens said...

Nothing like self-esteem booster to see the end result of your job. :) I enjoyed looking over your work and your friend's - imagine how you two will progress in terms of creativity and definition as you "practice" often. Don't stop! :)

Jessica said...

Glad you both had so much fun! I love your work! So nice. :)

Kay Dennison said...

Love the paintings!! You have a gift!!!! I envy you!

Beth said...

what a great way to spend the day! and Blog Friends are the best!!! I haven't met an ax murderer yet!

Akelamalu said...

What great paintings! Sounds like you had the perfect day. :)

Ashleigh said...

YAY for lovely paintings and lovely days.

:)

Ginni said...

Do you know what I'd give to have a day like that!! Your art is wonderful and it's so alive!! What a talented lady you are, RLL.

Gene Bach said...

I've often wondered how many folks who blog have ever gotten to meet each other? Be kind of cool to have a big blogging get-to-gether sometime.

Bond said...

What interesting creations...what a marvelous day you both had.

Riot Kitty said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Nice paintings! I love the message at the top of your blog, btw. :)

Slyde said...

sounds like you had a perfect day..

good for you!

C said...

hi- it's my birthday month as well. nov. 7. when is yours? scorpios are the best.....! your paintings are absolutely gorgous. what talent! glad i found your blog, i'll keep checkin in.

p.s.

i'm a lesbian 2.
i like finding blogs by lesbians.

Bina said...

Wow. Those are just amazing. I don't think I could ever create something like that. But boy do I need some negative energy released!

Jormengrund said...

Creativity is the mother of all relationships!

Yes, I just butchered a saying for this comment, but heck, I like it!

prissynotgirly said...

that is awesome ... i am just not artistic like that ... jealous!!

Ann said...

Loving BOTH of those paintings, all of the texture! I'm so judgmental of my painting, that I can't even do it right now. Amazing what can happen when we just let go........

Bee said...

Wow! They're both fantastic!

tt said...

such talent! It's great that you two got to share in such a wonderful experience.
Hopefully there will be many more!
hugs!!

Farmer*swife said...

Wow! What cool art! I bet that really was fun!

Happy Hump-Diggity Day!

~Jobthingy~ said...

isnt it funny how we can meet bloggers that we dont know but know them so well already. i think its great and have done it many times.

i love the creations. you gals are so creative :)

random moments said...

Beautiful RLL! I used to paint all the time for release, this post (and photos) really make me miss it. Thanks for sharing.

Diva said...

Meeting up with blogger friends are the bestest of times!

we_be_toys said...

I LOVE the mermaid, rather the mermatron - she's wonderful and the three dimensional addition of the beads just makes it even better!
Sounds like a great way to spend the day.