Rider Tarot Inspiration therapy

February 12, 2023

This is the original set that I am drawing cards from and painting. Along with some of my 1st cards I painted. I am excited to see where these watercolor paintings go.

I draw one card, read about it, go inward, and paint my interpretation. I have been told I am brave. Truth is, I am determined. I am determined to have strength, and confidence to do this Life. I am not afraid to be vulnerable right about anywhere, and I think it means I am strong.

I don’t like to carry my problems with me, I like to draw inspiration from them. What could I learn from all of this. I paint it out and try to manifest positive aspects of my life.

I started being an associate of Amazon this year, Lets see how this works. Get yourself a deck of cards and play the cards of Life. Paint some. Your Brave.

This is the original deck of cards

Below are 3 water color painting I did.

Lily petals inspire art. Glass Marble implosions!

August 8, 2008




This is one of our many lilies that we grow.  We have hundreds. This flower is named “Lillium Roths Hornii” , some call these Black heart” (because the center is black).

Lily seeds take three years to go from Lily seed, to bulb-bet to FULL BLOWN BIG BULB WITH A BLOOM. Or two!

This is our most proud seedling! The seeds were collected years ago from the North American lily society bead exchange. (My husband and I joined the society when we got into gardening.)

Check out the texture of the petals!! This is why I am showing it here. You do not see this often. All lily petals look different. (From plant to plant) The petals from all the different lilies we grow are what inspired me to make lily petal murrinies. (You can see more of those at my eBay auctions, or in my shop at Etsy.)

lily flowers smell strong too. Just this one flower in my office creates a wonderful aroma.

That wet looking ‘black star’ area just looks like that. It is dry of water. 

The pollen makes a great paint medium from a lily. This lily has a burnt Seana color, and the pollen flakes into a dry compound material.  We have lilies with orange, yellow ochre and brown pollen.  If paint was not so easily accessible, I would be mixing my own from Lily pollen. (If I was still painting like I used to. Which, I have been thinking of getting back into painting with paint, and wax.)

 Drawing inspiration from these flowers really is effortless. So many color combinations. So many different directions the petals can lay.

When I create with the lily petals I do not necessarily try to make an exact replica of the actual flower. In my eyes that is being done just Fine by MANY Artists. I am exploring a definite floral reference, with a bit of abstraction going on. In this marble picture here, the petals are in groups of 4, and you would never see one lily bloom with two different petals; or even eight petals. Nope! Six petals is the standard.

Instead of stamen and pollen, we have Italian millefiori imploded (exploded) into the center. 

Celebrating inspiration!

(More murrini inspiration will be shared here in the near future. LARGE murrinies I am making, along with the murrini I have been trading! Wait until you see the Borosilicate glass murrini I got! Little glass slices of art!)


Two Artist’s fighting.

June 30, 2008

Did you ever hear the story about the competition between Michelangelo and Leonardo Divinci? 

You can read it here ~ Leonardo vs. Michelangelo:

It has been said that Leonardo accused Michelangelo of not being a real Artist because he sculpts; only painting is art?!

Then, the talented Leonardo (hippocrate) was seen sculpting.

HA! (karma. you know he felt dumB!)

What I LOVE about glass is that you can do all of it with glass.

Paint, sculpt hot, sculpt cold, weld, grind, You can make multiples…glass “prints”….yes;

poor Leonardo vs. Michelangelo; if only they had discovered glass.

They could have spent more time celebrating the art.

The celebration of Passion ~ an art MOVEMENT ~ join?

March 8, 2008

Today, and even way before today. But, in my life; today…a new movement in art is happening and I want to document my opinion about that.

Yes, we are breaking away from the Post modern times. Where artists borrow from the past, and use those references as meaning in the work they make.

We are still (and in my opinion, always will be) borrowing from the past.  Today, we are celebrating materials, and creating meaning with them. Yes! Organic textures, portraits of people, paintings of flowers, etc… have been around for eons. But today, we create all of those things with glass. That is new. (Glass was more often used for a practical function in the US….; just like ceramics used to be!)

Today we make glass to make art. Not just making glass for the scientist and the chef dishes, and cups. We are making glass to make art. How cool is that?We use beads to make art. BEER cans,horse hair, silver, shark teeth, crystals, paint, clay, (all that traditional stuff) polymer clay,junk,scrap,tires,instruments,wood,shoes,beads make art (not just for stringing anymore….) the list goes on and on and on! Blogging is art; right now you are in art!  WE are obsessed with what we have created in an entirely new way. Art is about art…thinking in the deep…

(have you seen my cyber sisters beads making art/sculpture? you might want to check her stuff out!)

………………See these beads made by me; they are making art :)…………..

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See those traditional ‘praxitilian ‘S’ curves? (I wrote about that before at WMC)

We are obsessed with art, and the materials used to create it. We sit and stair at it, we dream about it. We sometimes create practical forms. We use those forms (beads, masks) to make art. We do not just wear them anymore! yes, we make art WITH art!

(Shoe obsession)                             (Dot obsession)


We are celebrating our passion.

(not enough space on this server for all this stuff!)

So, me, I, this 34 year old girl from Michigan name this movement;

“The celebration of Passion”

And, that is my opinion. and I am sticking with it!

manifesto in the works!

(BTW- You are stuck in this time period, and whether you like it or not, you are passionate about something. Even if it has been done before; you can make it your own.)


And! GO CELEBRATE whatever you are passionate about. And, weather it be drawing, cooking,counting, cutting hair, or managing your life, it is all art. Your passion is your art! THERE is an art for everything.

Art is everything, the way we live….

Celebrating passion…..


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