Friday, February 20, 2015

Gypsy Circus Inspiration

   I Love the colors of a
 gypsy circus in my journal! 
 Let me set the stage...



A blurry day.. 
The smell of popcorn and 
Spice nuts ... 
I hear music from the rides..  
It's loud but rhythmic and wonderful...
it gets stuck in my ear the entire night...

The colors....the smiles... The giggles ...

Pink fluffy sugar candy ...
we eat Snow cones...

We SEE the elephants!!!
   
And always a prize at the end of the night..
 :) 

A place where moments in time are grafted into our memories ...

And we get to choose 
Which ones to keep 
And which ones to 
Toss into the ring! 

thanks for stopping by! xoxox
vkj





Thursday, February 19, 2015

Lanterns, lights, action, ...Go!

Some times it's the simplest of things...


Like teacups and roses...









Spring is out there somewhere .. And until then.. I have porcelain .... I have Limoge
Noritake ..
And sweet angelic florals.. 
It will have to hold me over for awhile... 
what about you? 
what helps you make it through the winter ?

Xoxox





Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Love is found...

Artsy Girls weekly meet-up! (And a pinch of glitter)



This was such a fun time! 
We had "find the baby cake" (from Jan and Melissa) and Johnny Depp Cupcakes too! So funny !!


And made wonderful layered creations of fantasy towns..and cities.. 
 A place where artists would visit and twirl with delight! :) 
Here are a few sneek peeks .. 
We are Not mentioning names 
to protect the innocent Xoxox 

So sweet
Layers of goodness! 


These next ones will get covered with layers of white and cream.. Xoxox



Every week I live to take pictures of the artists tables scapes !!! Ooooo I lOve to see what all is on them !! It's like where's Waldo in the art department! Xoxo 




This weekly gathering means the world to the girls in this tribe (as we like to call it) 
..  it's not about the art to us.. Or technique.. 
We are not sticklers about anything .. 
We are there to just celebrate that we showed up! 
And when one person or another ...shines for the day we all applaude  ..
 Because that's all that's important .. Lifting each other up! 
...giving hugs...
Making a little art.. 
Passing over the drama part...

And adding just a hint of glitter...:)
YAY!!! 
Xoxoxo 


















Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Stitched Florals 2015

Happy because...

Love... joy... heart .. Tins.. bits and bobs ..

Had a bit of fun looking around the boudoir this morning! Lol .. 
I can never stop looking at this collection of tins and things.. and it makes me happy every single day!! :) 
What do you collect that makes you happy? :) 

https://youtu.be/iVhrmi-5Xu4
 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Build them up! Xoxox

Fun with the "Art Tribe "

We get together to laugh.. Giggle and make some type of art..although technique is not that important at all! Talking and relationships are... 

Sometimes the things we create are so fascinating... it just surprises the heck out of me!

   I alway LOVE to take pictures of the table !!  I think a coffee table book just about art messes would be fabulous! 



And the "photoshoot" at the end! That's the best !!!! Xoxoxox 
Check them all out like super models !!! 



Thanks to Mary B  for a great time ! What a beautiful and exquisite home! I just knew it would be special!! And she didn't disappoint They all turned out so cute ! Everyone wound up Making quite a few! 
Well... you can see for your self! 
This art tribe rocks! 
Can't wait till next week! Xoxox 

Monday, February 9, 2015

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Journal Entry ...this little light of mine..


One of My favorite quotes  is from Marianne  Williamson:

---Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. 
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous?  (That part is always the hardest to read ) 
Actually, who are you not to be? 
You are a child of God. (Yes,I am ) 
Your playing small does not serve the world. (Or serve the Lord) 
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so small, that other people will not feel insecure around you. (Exactly!!!) 
We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. 
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, 
we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. 
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
------ man does this light my fire Xoxoxox 

 I have finally gotten enough guts to let my light shine.. 
And I'm NOT going to let it go out... 
May it shine a new path for you...if you are walking in darkness...
that you will be happier on... 

Being positive is my happy place 
and I just can't understand it when people want to THRIVE in negativity day in and day out ...
it just doesn't work for me!! :) .. 
-Vkj 


Saturday, February 7, 2015

Here Here and Here!


The house is pretty serine today .. Relaxing.. Rooms being cleaned out as a release of new energy can be brought in! 


I've got 5-6 works in various stages of progress all feeling very exiting and good! 
Yay! It's a good thing when you can't wait to get your hands on them ALL! :) 


Bottom layer of a painting.. :) ooo Golden paint you are such a slick fellow! :) you make me swoon! Especially when turquoise paint goes in top of you! 
( every thing looks better painted turquoise.. It's just my theory .!) I can't imagine I will ever change that view point... But if I do... I will be surprised ... Right.. Every stinking thing could look better painted either pink or turquoise ! It's just a fact . 
Ok ... I'm done for now. :)
Vkj 

Sunday, January 4, 2015

New year .. New posts! :)

I have been doing this blog for pretty many years now and I sometimes gets a little behind I'm making posts but this year I will try to be more productive and share my artwork on here as well as on Facebook thank you for stopping in and checking out my art !

Friday, June 20, 2014

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Delafield Art center

Gallery opening 5:00 June 18 -25
 2014 
Vanessa KIKI Johanning
Delafield Wisconsin