Complicatedly Simple

I’m not going to go into detail with this painting I just finished so that you can interpret it how you see it. If you find some of your own personal meaning and feelings in it, then I have done what I set out to do. That, my friends, is what art is all about.

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I’ve listed it here for auction. I was hesitant about listing it but realize that’s why we create things from our hearts. If we keep it to ourselves and don’t share it, that is a disservice to our talents and our crafts. Because it is through art and music where I believe healing begins.

xoxo

Rhonda

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I Found My Hallelujah!

In my life as of late, all signs are pointing to change and as we know, change can sometimes be a very crippling thing. Most of the time, I’m easily adaptable to change and sort of go with the flow. I’ve welcomed it. With age and as some of those changes result in some very trying times, it’s only natural to become a bit more resistant to it. When past successes are now failures, it’s no longer a choice to change but a necessity for mere survival.

As I get older, I think about what I have done in this world to make it a better place and to bring happiness and positivity to others. That’s very important to me. Life can be so hard that it knocks us down time and time again. We learn, we grow and we become stronger during the process. For me, my faith increases and learning what the important things are in life becomes clear.

During this low point of my life, I’ve prayed for guidance and kept the faith that something would be revealed to me for a direction in which to: stay self-employed, be inspiring and spread happiness. One afternoon, I was sitting at the computer and went to YouTube to listen to a little music. I listened to Gwen Stefani’s new song “Make Me Like You” and then thought of Andy Grammer’s “Good to Be Alive”. Here’s the video:

What a happy video! I love his message and paused it right at the beginning when I realized I should do a play on this song for my next sign. I didn’t do the exact phrase because I wouldn’t have wanted to take lyrics like that but I did make it into a shorter phrase while keeping that same feeling.

Here it is in an aqua and white beachy sign:

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I was really excited about getting this one ready in the rustic stain with the white writing:

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These are listed in my shop here and are available in any colors one might like.

I’m so excited about these. They are just happiness on a piece of reclaimed wood. I love my job.

xoxo

Rhonda

Paintings Galore

I was able to reach my goal of getting 48 listings up today! I figured I’d make another post this evening and then I’m going to leave the computer for a good long while. It’s been a long day of listing, editing photos, sharing photos and such. Though, I truly love my “job”!

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“Passion Note” ACEO Acrylics on Canson, listed here

Don’t worry, no birds were harmed in the making of this painting:

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“Lunch Time!” ACEO on Canson, listed here

This fella was spooky fun to create:

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“Foreboding” ACEO on Canson, listed here

You’ve seen this one before on a previous post:

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“Sunset View” ACEO on Canson, listed here

This one is one of my personal favorites. The owl seems to be saying “Hello World, I’m ready for anything!”

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“Hello World” ACEO Acrylics on Canson, listed here

Another one you’ve seen on here before (I do hold on to things too long, don’t I?)

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“Preparation” ACEO Acrylics on Canson, listed here

And another:

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“Coffee Solves Everything” ACEO Acrylics on Canson, listed here

Okay, that’s enough for tonight and probably more than anyone would want to actually look through at one time. I realize these are photo heavy but maybe my overly talkative post earlier today makes up for that. 🙂

xoxo and good night my friends,

Rhonda

 

 

 

Passion Note

Musical paintings are special to me and there are several different musically dedicated works within my lifelong portfolio. I use music when painting and it sets a tone; be it frenzied, methodical, lazy, earthy, or whatever mood I feel I want to evoke for the idea I envision for a piece. This one evolved from some 80s music – Lionel Richie, Madonna, Hall & Oates, and such. I call it “Passion Note”:

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ACEO miniature 2.5 by 3.5 inches, currently available by clicking here.

Through any of my work, no matter what it is, it comes from my soul of which the depths cannot be brought to light with words. What may appear to be simple is actually complex. A fevered desire to explain with paint rather than words.

Guitars and Abstracts

I created a new painting for a donation to the Carl Perkins Child Abuse Center fundraiser this coming week. Here’s my 12×16 acrylics on gallery wrapped canvas that I titled “Possibility”….

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It’s hard to know what might sell best given any audience. Hopefully this one will do well, I know I completely and thoroughly enjoyed creating an abstract painting again. I hope to create more larger abstract pieces when I get moved and have some additional room. For now, a tiny apartment doesn’t lend itself to much storage at all. This should change this year, though, and I’m really excited about that! 🙂

xoxoxoxoxo,
Rhonda

We Marked Our Calender!

Almost one year ago, I blogged about an AWESOME new singer named Paolo Nutini. Click here to read my previous post. Well…I have some great news! Charles and I are going to see him live in July!! We booked it this weekend and let me tell you, I can hardly wait to go!

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His new CD “Sunny Side Up” debuts June 2nd. Charles and I have been anticipating it for a while, so we’ve been hearing every tidbit we possibly can in the meantime.

There’s something so raw about his voice and his work. Also performing that evening will be Matt Hires and Erin McCarley. Though I didn’t know either of these singers, I have heard samples from them and I’m excited to hear them, too!  This show will be so very awesome!