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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Painting In the Middle Of The Night


The stresses of life can be easily diffused when you dive into what you are passionate about. Cooking, gardening, playing your favorite instrument or just taking a walk in nature can soothe the soul. For me it has always been the creative process. I recently read a great quote that goes like this: "Every creation of an artist should be the true expression of the adventure of her soul."
Since I am the adventurous type, it seems natural for me to go to those "soul places" to explore the many ideas along the paths, valleys and mountains of my mind and heart......and soul.
Recently, I was having relationship struggles and "me" struggles, so I painted a red tanager for a friend of mine....in the middle of the night.....all at once. My daughter once likened me to this free red bird in a poem she wrote for me (see older posts).......my cage door has swung open and I am now able to explore this world and myself through new eyes, a new and healing heart.....and most of all freedom. The Red Bird will always remind me of this time in my life...she's becoming my avitar as I learn how to spread my wings and fly.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Amarillo Indy: Writing with the Right Stuff

The Amarillo Indy: Writing with the Right Stuff: "CBS New Sunday Morning had a feature on fountain pens."

You can see my 3 bird pens that I painted at about 1:25 minutes in the segment....right after Richards segment.
Out of all the pens at the show....it was nice to see mine.
All the filming and interviews remain on the cutting floor.
That's show business!!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Time Flys.....

.....when you're having fun...and when you are not. A lot has happened since the last time I was here. many changes....some hard, but necessary....some fun and exciting.
One of those changes is helping a friend create a new company. It's been a welcome thing to keep me busy, as I continue to look for full time work. Check out Penscapes.com. (Hand painted Fountain Pens) to see what I've been up to.
Creating for Cottage Jewel Christmas open house lately (pictures to follow soon!)
Hope you are all well out there and I promise not to neglect you by not blogging....totally my bad!!! It won't happen again!!!!

Make art....be happy!
Tweet and Sparkle, Deni

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Pet Portraits by Sparrowsongs
























































Yeah!!!!....I am almost finished with class at Las Positas and ready to branch out into the world of Pet Photography. Although I have shot families and weddings, senior portraits and head shots......I REALLY enjoy interacting with animals. One of my assignments for class was to choose an independent project. I chose to be a "Pet Photographer". A fellow student said, "You have a unique style and a gift for capturing an animals soul". Nice.
My first endeavour will be to pass out flyers at a special event my vet is having and drum up some business that way.....also I will have a prize drawing to give away as well. Wish me luck!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Haven't Blogged in awhile

Gee how time flies when you are in a family crisis. The last couple of months have been the darkest days of my 45 years on this planet. Although I can't go into detail about the crisis, I will say that the Lord of Hosts is truly faithful in taking care of His own. Even when bad things happen to us or those we love, He is still constant in His love and care for us. He promises that time will heal us, faith will carry us and LOVE will be the glue holding us together, that LOVE will be the very thing that holds our hands as we walk through another bleak and hopeless day, that LOVE will whisper in our ears at night as we close our eyes and pray for good dreams and not bad ones. That LOVE will drown out the despair until laughter and joy appear again to brighten our days and give us hope for a future that will promise that He will be there when the next thing comes our way....good and bad.