Category Archives: Poetry

Boxes

 

 

Sunflower ATC. Watercolor. © 2016 Sheila Delgado

Sunflower ATC. Watercolor. © 2016 Sheila Delgado

 

Boxes, boxes everywhere,
dust and cobwebs in my hair.
Shelves are empty,
cupboards bare.
Boxes, boxes everywhere.

Looking for the bubble wrap,
searching for the tape.
Looking forward to the nap,
I know I probably won’t take.

Done with project one,
now on to two and three.

That’s as high as I will count today,
to keep my sanity.

Seven more days of messy,
seven more nights of my bed bliss.

Two weeks of hotel limbo,
my bed is what I’ll miss.

(Written seven days ago. Don’t think I quite finished it.)

 

We are finally moving. After almost a year of keeping immaculate for showings. The house was sold several times, but fell out of escrow when untruths were discovered. In the end, there were three buyers interested at once.

We are off to Arizona. Have to be out of here by the 28th and we won’t get the keys to the new house until the middle of July.

On the ninth, my brothers wedding. Small and fairly casual. Lunch at Buca di Beppo. One of his favorites.

Here’s a peek at the house… from about a week ago.

 

House-front

 

The truck and moving crew will be here soon!

Happy week to you!

 

 

 

 

Tackling Texture And Magenta Mail Art

 

 

Texture Boards, 2016 sheiladelgado.com

 

Working through Pauline Agnew’s Artbyte One. First lesson, texture. Pauline prompts us with multiple tools, and encourages experimentation. My boards are larger than she suggested, they were scraps I had on my desk.

Boards:
1) I used torn paper to build up layers. I painted over some of the layers, and continued adding more with matte medium.
2) Beginning to build layers of color.
3) Pauline suggests using joint filler, which looks really fun. Not having any, I used some gloopy (old) gesso and built layers of that. There was a thick blob that made me think of a sun, even though this was meant as an exercise and not concerned with composition.
4) Building layers of color. Adding and then removing, adding more again.
5) Using an old ATM card to spread paint. The translucent blue settled in the hollows, revealing the texture of the paper, very nice!
6) Layers of wash acrylics.
7) Layers of thick impasto.
8) Continuation of impasto.

I can see all of these boards becoming finished works. Ideas are forming. Now it is on to Lesson two!

 

Mail Art

Received these two beauties today. The first is from Lisa Comperry in Texas. The card reads “LOVE”. This lovely poem was included on the back:

One day is spun in gold
another day seems red hot or icy cold.
Passing storms clear the air
and change the tide.
Each day a new sun.

Lisa Powell Comperry

LYA #2 and side swap #4. Lisa Comperry, "LOVE". Mary Underwood.

LYA #2 and side swap #4. Lisa Comperry, “LOVE”. Mary Underwood.

Mary Underwood from Michigan included this encouraging reminder on the back of her beautiful card.

Be Happy
Be Bright
Be You

Visit the links, their photography is awesome! I am so glad these artists included their address on the card! There is a wonderful video on Lisa’s blog about rescued baby animals as well as her wonderful sunsets. Mary has wonderful sunflowers on her page, and her abstract daisy is gorgeous.

Thank you both so much for sharing your gorgeous art with me! Love flowers!

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Day 17 – 30 In 30

Laughter in the air.  5 x 5 Acrylic on paper. © 2015 Sheila Delgado #jan30in30, day 17

Laughter in the air. 5 x 5 Acrylic on paper. © 2015 Sheila Delgado

 

There are always flowers for those who want to see them.
Henri Matisse

The earth laughs in flowers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I’m an introvert… I love being by myself, love being outdoors, love taking a long walk with my dogs and looking at the trees, flowers, the sky.
Audrey Hepburn

God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars.
Martin Luther

 

Treat yourself, visit Leslie’s site for a look at the artwork created today.

Also hop on over to Sea Dean’s blog and vote, each vote is a chance to win prizes!

Visit Cindy Williams and read one or more of her artist interviews!

My Pinterest board for this event is bursting with almost 700 pieces of art.

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