Dia de los Muertos (freebie) … coloring book coming soon!

I’ve been doing a lot of sharpie drawings in my spare time when I can’t get to my paints. Rather than hoard them in my sketchbook, I thought I’d share them. Maybe they’ll become a coloring book when I collect enough of them to call it book. Here’s one I’m sharing and a sneak peak at few others. For the freebie click on the image and print and have fun with markers, crayons or paint.  Enjoy!

New sketches and painting in the works

I’ve been out a little out of touch with my blog and art life these past few weeks, mostly enjoying time with my husband while he is home on two weeks leave. We are half way through his deployment. It’s been a great two weeks of family time. I am slowly getting back to painting and sketching. Here are few images of what I’m working on now for Chicago exhibit, “My Life as a Deer”.

RED Project #5 Tacon Rojo

RED Project, #5
“Tacon Rojo”
size: 3×3 inches
mixed media: red ink, watercolor and black ink,
 pencil on cardstock
Available now in my Etsy Shop.

In support of the Red Shoe Movement I will be wearing RED shoes to work every Tuesday! 🙂 
Red Shoe Movement
If you are ready to prove that women can help other women become powerful, join Mariela Dabbah and the Red Shoe Movement!
Wear your red shoes to work on Tuesdays to signal your support for other women’s career goals. Men can wear Red Ties to show support!
By wearing your red shoes to work on Tuesdays (and whenever possible) and letting people know that you support the Red Shoe Movement (RSM), you will not only establish yourself as a supporter of women but also inspire other women to join the movement. It’s very likely that the sheer peer pressure will drive a new conversation at work about women supporting one another.

RED Project #4 "Lotus"

RED Project #4 “Lotus”
3×3 inches, red acrylic, black ink on cardstock.
available at auction in my Ebay store. 
auction ends: (Dec 20, 2012 13:42:29 PST)
The lotus is flower is  flower with many different meanings to different religions. In Buddhism, lotus flowers mean purity of speech, mind and body rising above the waters of desire and attachment. Different colors of lotus are symbolically used to represent aspects of perfection. Red in lotus represents the heart–its purity, original nature, compassion, passion, love and other qualities. I love water lotus flowers. To me they represent beauty that emerges from water that is often times murky and even muddy. How something so beautiful can come from such murky water is a miracle of nature. A reminder that beauty and peace can come from the darkest and ugliest experiences.