"Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart."

It takes courage to pursue our dreams. It takes time and patience to unearth buried treasure. But I believe with all my heart that we must do both.


new painting

it's raining here so this is not the best photo, but you get the idea.  i am really happy with this piece.

i stress with finding "my style"  do you?

i don't really know what's up with that.  why can't i just paint?

maybe it's just finding the elements that speak to me...

i like abstract
i like bold graphic elements
i love letters
and symbols
i love the look of graffiti
i like a little messy and drippy
i love color

i think mostly it takes painting a lot...really a lot...experimenting, messing up, doing it again.

oh, i received my copy of Art Journaling magazine.  it's cool and a little weird to see my work in a magazine.


Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Oh! Mary, maybe my mailcarrier will deliver Art Journaling magazine to me today too?! Yayyyyyyy! It does feel weird to see your art published? Wow. You open an issue and there YOU are! Hugs from me to you! Your new painting is wonderful! Love, kath

jgr said...

I'm SO excited for you being published!! ALso, I love this latest painting. As for your style-I think you're there, bright colors, bold shapes, symbols, alphabets-I would know your work anywhere.

Valerie said...

I just saw your article and art in the Art Journaling Magazine. Fantastic Mary! Congratulations! You're on a roll!

S. Etole said...

Congratulations on your work being in the magazine.

An'Angelia Thompson said...

Wonderful work, Mary!

Dandelion and Daisy said...

Cannot wait to see your magazine article! Really like this current series of work.

rachel awes said...

congratulations, dear mary!!

Bevie said...

I can't wait to get a copy to see your awesome art work published...I think your style is awesome so you shouldn't be so hard on yourself....you ARE there!!! love you sweetie...I admire you sis!!!

Anna Murfield said...

I think it's interesting you stress to find your style...from an outsiders perspective our style is not only prominent but fantastic! I think I could spot a Mary piece a mile away! Love your artwork and I really have been enjoying your 31 days of journaling . I also agree with you that it was not a coincidence that your book had exactly 31 pages the Lord will give us what we need.