Magial things

"We hold all sorts of magical things inside ourselves - ideas, poetry, stories, paintings, unique ways to solve problems. Our challenge lies in finding the path to allow the magic out, to express our creative selves." ~ C. Diane Ealy, Ph.D.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Waterseller Ghost

Study of The Waterseller of Seville (Velazquez)1618-1622 I did in class . Water mixable oil on Acrylic pad. I chose only 3 of the elements from his painting I did not included the boy and the old man, as I am not good with people yet. The Ghost is a man standing in line in the shadow, but I saw a ghost instead, OOOOw. As I looked at his painting the more I liked it. You can Google The Waterseller to see the painting it's history and his other art. I liked the water mixable oil it was different and blended nicely and layering washes nicely. Rich colors as well and the look of oils .
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Sunday, October 14, 2007

When Friends get togeather magical things happen



My Friend Jan from Tampa came for a visit. We Got out the Glass and broken dish shards I have collected for years, buttered them up and finally after years did the Mosaic on the frame she had sent me to do and never did. We had a good time. Wish she could have stayed longer We thought of all kinds of things to cover up. I have things in the making With the scallop shells she brought to me from her Scallop harvesting. Look for the post Coming soon.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Zentangle1

Having Fun with Zentangles. A lady on my art tec yahoo group turned me on to this web site www.zentangle.com . I use to do these as a young teen with my bff Jan We would doodle a few lines then pass it to each other and come up with some cool art. I did these 3"x3" on sketch paper and I used my favorite Pigma Micron 05 pen in brown. I have earlier work stashed away to be a painting some day I will share. Be carefull these are addicting Posted by Picasa

Zentangle 2

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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Harvest of pears. They where so juicy and sweet.
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Sunday, September 02, 2007

Blue Bird On my Shoulder.

This is Blue Bird on my Shoulder. I just finished her this week.
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Watch Where You Are Going . My Art teacher handed us photos she took and I picked a land scape that had a side view mirror in the lower corner. Well I just had to play, my imagination took over. After thinking and comments from the class i had to add the watch tower. LOL I may call it Going East and leaving the West Behind. What do you think. Any Suggestions?
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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Slammit Doll Ready For School


I had the most fun making this group of Slammit dolls. They are ready to travel to their new home With the Wolverines In Oklahoma. It will be a sad farewell for me.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Moonday


The Moon moves a few inches away from Earth every year.
Scientists speculate the Moon was formed when something hit the Earth's surface and caused material to fly into the atmosphere, gather more dust, and get caught in the gravity of our Earth. This mass finally formed into the moon, which forever revolves around us.
The Moon's other names through the ages have been Aphrodite, Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selen, and Thoth. In some cultures it's considered to be a woman, in others a man.
It used to be believed that dew came from the Moon because the moisture arrived at twilight and lasted until dawn.
If you have jasmine in your garden you'll enjoy the moonlight twice. It is said the soul of the Moon lives in the white blossoms and that's why they shine so during a full moon.
The Moon has been considered to be a gate to another world, to outer space, or heaven.
The Moon is always seen as a symbol of renewal.
Lunatic behavior was blamed on the moon.
Even though they may not be interested in its poetic beauty, even doctors and scientists are awed by a full moon's power to increase blood flow and to cause more babies to be born under its watchful eye than at any other time of the Moon's cycle

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

First art lesson-on balance and color value placement. Acrylic Abstract June 2007

Sunday, July 22, 2007

RAGING RED HEADS


This is 1 of 6- ATC art dolls I have created a smaller version of the Dammit Doll, she came to life when I was thinking of making her raging, and I had red trim on hand , she should be all the rage in the swap. LOL! Hope ya get a kick out of her..

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Just got to Love Lulu. all Grown up . As I was painting this song came into my head and thus a name. Hope Ya like.
The Rocky Banks Of Cry Me River

It took years for her to walk the long journey
to The Rocky Banks Of Cry me A River. As soon as she arrived, All she had been through flowed out of her eyes with tears of all the sorrows, losses, disappointments, and even joys of the experiences of years gone by. Her tears filled the river, and released her soul of pain for a greater understanding, and wisdom of her life as it is.
Her Friends the crows Were there along the way to offer there support and kindness as friends do.
Paularay Crean
June 2007
I am taking art lessons. and I was inspired to paint one of my drawings. As I Looked at her the little Storie came from my mind. To all My friends threw the years and Now. Love Paularay

Thursday, June 21, 2007


Blue Moon ATC for June challenge I could not stop at Copper Moon. I found Blue Punchellia at the local thrift store For a still. Silver tissue paper white and blue Acrylics trimmed in sliver foil tape.




June challenge for ATC group Copper Moon I used resin paper in back of moon punchellia that Belinda sent, black Acrylics with gel medium. and copper wash over. copper wire threw the moon punchella . Copper foil around edges.


















This is some early work I did in the 70-80's Castle on denium embrodered in Rayon.. needs some work I am thinking of making a crazy quilt or mixed media something.





































Monday, June 04, 2007



Azure's Sweet 16 !

Happy Birthday to You!




not posted for a while been busy with dad, in the hospital. He is doing great now. Have not had time to do much.











grand daughters came for a short visit. Miss them already.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Sarah Dean Morris

This is my way cool niece- Check out her art http://sarahdeanmorris.blogspot.com/ She and her hubby are so talented.
I am selling my Anger management Ladies now $15.00 U.s.Dollars+shipping and handling. I will post some new ladies on this blog soon. the one in the middle of the picture I posted, She is dressed and ready for travel.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mothers day! Had a layed back day today. Took my mom to An art reception last night. young artist. She enjoyed herself but feeling a bit under the weather. Check it out- the link to Ann Rudd center then creativemess. The artist had some cool stuff going on. Interesting to talk to. I will be setting up the dammit doll factory tomorrow and hope to post some more of these ladies soon. i have a 2 dress up and ready to travel.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007



My 1st ATC. I received my 1st copy of Cloth Paper Scissors the other day May/June. The ideal using the overhead film sent me on a creative sprint. I already had what I needed. I like when I can use what I already have. I printing one of my wall flowers on the film ,sewed it on card stock and flannel Let the edges fray-and Waa-Laa! I like it just as it is, who knows what will happen ,I may add more.I am off to my Laboratory everyone is gone.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007



More Of Azure,s wall. Cleaning on my mine today.Hope to do some art experiments today.










I was having a Doo-Dah doodle moment, and look what happened. Next time I will know better and doodle on good paper. I will turn these into art. Paularay



Sunday, May 06, 2007



Guess which one I am? The water was clear -but Purple flag (Dangerous sea life.
We had a great time in Destin, beautiful going back ASAP. just loved it.Lots of inspiration.






Here is th dragon eye , that I found at the beach,all cleaned up. Wounder what it could be? It is glass. I think it is off a boat, or some sort of flash light lens. I think it is cool, I am going to incorperate it in a stain glass piece.Another project another day.

Friday, May 04, 2007

I am headed to Destin Fl. For the weekend with my daughter's school Club to chaperon. This is some of my art- Painted on the wall in her room just a snippet. The only paintings I have That I have done are on her wall. I was starting out with simple cloud's on the sealing and my Muse hit me . She had been locked up for 4 decades In side me and she saw her escape all over the walls. I all ways new she was there dormant Just hoping to leap Out and what a surprise for me. I will post more of her walls When I get back Have A Zippity Day! Paularay P.S. I am working on making this my cards as per the type on the Image.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

These are my Anger management ladies (AKA -Dammit Dols) for stress relief. Grab her by the legs and Wam her.Comes with a poem to say. They will be getting an update soon, as I have thought of some cool things to do to them. I was with mbgf at the beach years ago and we saw some dolls called Damit Dolls. These are what I came up with and can't make enough.. Everyone is stressed.






I Finished the Pink quilt, for breast cancer awareness. Hopefully donate soon.I have been learning new things and with the scraps I am making pins.2"x3" with pink beads.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

May Day




What a day. I am hoping to get some pictures of my work on now that the camara is back from tennis State play off's, and charging up. They did not win But played good matches. Glad to have my girl back after 2 day's. have a wounderfull may.

Monday, April 30, 2007



Family Under the beach popcorn tree! One son missing from the Picture.

Beach friends



I came looking for the sea and I found a friend. Unknown