Friday, July 15, 2011


I think I'm totally in love with texture!!!!  I just love to see peeks and crevices, fibers and raised elements popping off the substrate.  It could be canvas, wood, fabric or long as it has a textural look or feel to it, I'm there, looking, exploring, seeing how that shadow was created.  Why does that look like it's jumping off the surface, etc. etc.

I'm exploring many different areas of art that involve creating textures right now and I'm more passionate about creating than ever before.  My footing is still off but I'm starting to feel the ground the more I venture forward into all this new product I'm using and learning about.  It feels so right to me and I'm very excited. 

Here's what's new for me...

"Sacred Space"

"Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again...Joseph Campbell

When I feel lost, I see the world as too big to handle so I go inward.  I am always safe when I go there.  "Your Sacred Space" is about turning within reconnecting with who I am so I don't get overwhelmed.

Here...take it!

Frame created to house the heart to be given as a gift.

Home of the Heart


Changing one's direction can be's like sliding off a cliff

One needs to be connected spiritually to be out on a limb while taking that leap

These new pieces have a lot of meaning to me, spiritually and artistically. The more I learn technique, the more I understand where I want to take my art.

I've been taking Stephanie Lee and Judy Wise's online workshop which was one of the best online workshop for many reasons...The Plaster Studio... and Land of Lost Luggage, Texture Town workshop with Chris Cozen and Julie Prichard.  Between the two, I've gained a wealth of knowledge about product and creating texture and how to approach and create anything that my 3-dimensional world of imagination could come up with.  Now if I could just find a workshop that can create more time to do all those things, I'll be in heaven.


Sharon Tomlinson said...

All that you are doing now with your art is so great. And you excitement shows in your pieces.

Now I'm off to come up with..."a workshop that can create more time to do all those things"

Then we will all be in heaven.

lilylovekin said...

Renee, your work looks great and I'm sure in real life it would be even better because I could see all the layers of texture. I'l so glad you are enjoying the online workshops, they are usually fun to take. Have a good weekend. Lorrie

Jo Murray said...

Texture is great, and the workshops certainly have inspired you. Love the heart piece.

julie Haymaker thompson said...

Oh Renee, These are just the best, Love the texture!! And the muted color . I loved to reading about the passion you fee,l looks like a break through and those are awesome highs ( the best I would have to say) I am finally finding time to blog have missed you. The "Baby" our store is now all set and going very well building stronger everyday r we have been open 6 weeks !! WE are having so much fun. Lorrie is coming down next weekend to visit . I know this move and the store was meant to be and where the universe had planned to send us all along by creating the journey and path it did for us. It feels so much like HOME and I had been looking for" Home" for a long time and now I am here ! We also bought a little fixer upper house here too!! We love Bisbee so much very weird, very unpretentious . Perfect for Cal an ex hippie- very liberal and for me and artist community Yesterday was a big day at the store, it was our first $1000 sale day !! We feel so grateful!!!!!

Melinda said...

Hi! Melinda from Plaster Studio class. Great blog by the way. I so love your art - just beautiful - it has been so fun to see what you created with all the techniques we learned. I'm also a huge fan of Joseph Campbell. I will visit your blog again!!

Emakesart said...

Yes Renee, if you come up a workshop to create more time, I'll sign up in a second, lol!! I thought I was already "following" your blog, but I wasn't..? but I am now. I really do LOVE your art. All three of these pieces are amazing!! They draw me in... I want a closer look. And thank you for explaining the meaning behind them... it just makes me like them even more!!