Cardinal Sins/Sings

I have six of these in my yard right now.....

                                                                 With two of these.....
                                                   This will probably be the end result.................
There is a spiritual meaning to the birds in the yard...........The bright red color of the cardinal is very symbolic. Red represents the blood or life force of the Mystic Christ. In yoga circles this vital force is known as the kundalini. The kundalini lies dormant within us until activated by a disciplined spiritual practice.
The cardinals voice is strong and clear and reflects an air of importance. This power-packed bird can teach you how to express your truth, develop confidence, and walk your talk. If you respect its teachings it will lead you home.


Kelly's View 33

I have an art show on youtube that I haven't updated for awhile.  It became quite a weekly production and my kids would roll their eyes when I would talk about my "show".  At any rate.....check it out - you will get an inside view of the "studio life".  


Cracking things up!

I tried my hand at mosaics for the first time.  I've always loved the shabby chic look and decided to take a crack at it.  This was my weapon of destruction ...
This is what I chose to destroy...

Well yes...that and another pretty plate.
I took the top of a can (I have one of those nifty electric can openers that removes the top safely (thank you, Sophie!)

And I smeared the "glue".....ur...Ceramic Tile Adhesive
Then placed the broken plates in an artful arrangement...and glued it down...let it dry for 24 then grouted it...

This is for a candle - It's not the most delicate - too much grout -
but I do like it!  It has a rustic, clumsy quality to it that says...I am home made!  :)
It's also completely recycled with the exception
of the glue and grout!


The Saturday Post

So I woke up to the Northern Morning Sun streaming through my window.  It's below cold outside....I don't even want to know how cold exactly!  Despite the frost and ice, the warmth streamed through onto my wall casting a beautfiul shadow that I just had to snap! 
This is the inspiration for my next painting.  Thank you, nature.  I really needed some inspiration.  I haven't painted in awhile.  Stay tuned for the "painted piece".


The Book!!

This is it!!  This is the book where the dreams and realizations begin for 2011.  Every year I get a new book to write all of my important aspirations.  This year it was given to me (thank you, Allie).  I especially love it because I am a huge bird fan and the cover design is a reproduction of a handcrafted tile by designer Xenia Taler. 
I love the beginning of the many hopes, dreams and goals to achieve!