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Angels Take Flight , Tree Spirit Dances



Acrylic Pour. 4 x 4 gallery wrapped canvas. 2017 Sheila Delgado

Acrylic Pour. 4 x 4 gallery wrapped canvas. 2017 Sheila Delgado

I posted last week that these small works were for a project. I wasn’t sure they would work. Well, two of them do. My hope was to create abstract angels. This first one was a complete success. When I first showed this to you, it was “upside down”. After the canvas dried, I looked at it and rotated it around, to see if anything would reveal itself to me.

Here is another look before any additions (#2):

Angels begin. Poured acrylic paint on 4 x 4 gallery wrapped canvas

Angels begin. Poured acrylic paint on 4 x 4 gallery wrapped canvas. Sheila Delgado 2017

You can see that the body was already there. I just needed to “bring out” the wing on the right side. I may have missed the target, but I am really happy with this one. Angel #2 is a different story. Not as sure about this one.

There wasn’t as much there for me to work with. I saw a head, and a very slim, soft skirt shape. Unfortunately it does not show well in the photo. Also, the arm was there. But my logical brain could not wrap itself around painting an angel that was basically cut in half. Even if I WAS going for abstract. So I tried to think, illogically. In my mind’s eye, the angel is facing forward, one wing is coming around in front, wind is blowing her hair. Not sure if the swirls on the bottom look like flowing gown, or part of the second wing. Would love to know what you see. If anything.


Acrylic Pour #2. 4 x 4 gallery wrapped canvas. 2017 Sheila Delgado

Acrylic Pour #2. 4 x 4 gallery wrapped canvas. 2017 Sheila Delgado

I worked to add as little as possible, to what the pour had created. But I did add metallic paint to each of these, to help the figures stand out. And to give a somewhat more, spiritual quality. You can see on the angled views below. These are both going to be for children, and the second one looks like a child figure to me. But I may end up painting over this.






I did begin to paint over the two blue paintings. Totally botched the first one, and ran out of paint. So tomorrow is a trip to Michaels and a try again. I will explain more in the next post.



Monday, 4/17, ends @ 11:59pm PT


LYA Side Swap

Tree Spirit, Teresa Harrington Hazelbaker. LYA 2017

Tree Spirit, Teresa Harrington Hazelbaker. LYA 2017

I confess, I cleaned up this image in Photoshop. The postal mark ran along the full right side, and the date was on the lower left. It is just so wonderful, I wanted to show it at it’s best. Teresa and I have swapped for many years. Once she even sent a gift package filled with several treats that I have hung on to.

Teresa lives in Powder Springs Georgia. She was so excited for the swap, she even had her address labels and stamps printed with this image on them. How fun is that!!

On the back she included lyrics from a James Brown song. Sort of a tough love inspiration. I included a video below, you can listen to a few bars if you are not familiar with it. Believe me, it will rev your engines!

Get Up Offa That Thing
James Brown

Get up offa that thing,
And dance ’till you feel better,
Get up offa that thing,
And shake ’till you feel better,
Get up offa that thing,
And twist ’till you feel better!
Get up offa that thing,
And try to release that pressure!
Get Funky!
Feels good!



Thanks so much Teresa, for sharing your terrific art with me again! I really love this delicate reminder to let my little light shine! And I will admit to “gettin’ funky” for a few minutes with Mr. Brown!









Y’all made my day!

I was so blessed this year to have so many extra swaps in the Liberate Your Art postcard swap. These are the last, from three talented Southern women.  Such a treat! Thank you all for sharing your art with me!

Teresa lives in Georgia. She surprised me by including several cool decorative papers for me to have fun with. Yay! Don’t you jut love when the leaves start to change color? On the back of her card was this quote by Albert Camus.

Autumn is a second spring, when every leaf is a flower.

Sweet gum leaves. Teresa Harrington Hazelbaker.

Sweet gum leaves. Teresa Harrington Hazelbaker.

Chandra added color to her card with Washi tape and an owl sticker. I love old worn out, and rusty things. Knowing that they have a history, and wondering what that is, makes them so appealing. Her site is full of great stuff! She has taken part in many art swaps, and shares the work of others on her blog.

Whippoorwill Village, NC. Chandra Tyler Mountain, PhD.

Whippoorwill Village, NC.  by Chandra.

Cosmos. Kat Van Rooyen

Cosmos. Kat Van Rooyen

Kat and I exchanged cards in 2013 and we have kept in touch ever since. Chatting sometimes very late at night, when we should both be in bed. You can see more of Kat’s fabulous nature photos on flickr. She had this quote on her card,

No one sees the world with your eyes, so express what you see!
No one has your voice, so let us hear you through your art. Create!

So let’s go… get busy!

Create something today. Anything… even if it becomes a glorious mess.

Have fun and enjoy!

Mail Art and Mailed Art

Rescued Barbie in   handmade Medieval Costume

Rescued Barbie in handmade Medieval Costume

Today was my lucky day! My mailbox was filled with a rich chocolate color handmade envelope. Inside it were these wonderful postcards.

One woman's treasure.

One woman’s treasure.

Nepalese handmade papers and hand printed.

Nepalese handmade papers and hand printed.







These gorgeous papers from Nepal were inside too. The sun is a handmade postcard, and the fish are a piece of stationary on beautifully textured paper. Their bright sunny colors just bring a smile to my face. The papers have such a terrific texture, and the stationary is translucent.


2 x 2 "Tree Spirit" by T. H. H.

2 x 2 “Tree Spirit” by T. H. H.

Nepalese hand printed paper.

Nepalese hand printed paper.

These were gifts from my friend Teresa Harrington Hazelbaker. We met through Kat Sloma’s Liberate your Art postcard exchange. She also included a small magnet with her colorful art on it. I keep some of my art supplies in a metal chartreuse bucket on my desk, and this compliments it perfectly!


I was so happy to receive this surprise in my mail. So honored too that Teresa would share the Nepalese treasures with me. They were gifts from her niece who traveled to Nepal. Thanks so much Teresa! Blessings in my mailbox!

Bee mounted

Carpenter Bee. 6 x 6 watercolor on 140 lb. cold pressed paper, mounted on a cradled wood panel.

I am heading to the post office to send my carpenter bee to Hamburg Germany. The exhibition is an effort to raise money and awareness for the dwindling bee populations world-wide. It will be held May 8th – May 28th at the Galerie Faszination Art.

I painted the cradle board a yellow ochre that I think compliments the bright colors in the artwork. This is the first time I have mounted a watercolor, and I am so pleased with how it turned out!

Signed, sealed, and soon to be delivered!

Wishing you all a super weekend!