Posts Tagged ‘art

27
Jul
17

PAPERS …… art …. the muse and more !

my muse whispered something into my ear..  i use paper, lots of it for my mixed-media paintings/collages. a dear friend from switzerland contributed some beautiful silky, almost transparent paper which was used to wrap organic oranges. she sent those to me and a cash slip from her trip to armenia  wonderful!!! and you?? would you send me a few papers from your country? preferably thin, with or without print.. no newspaper clippings.. no cardboard please. just a few thin slips of paper.. in an envelope.. to keep the postage low.. anybody game?? my “payment”? a big tHANK YOU, eternal gratitude .. the use of your paper in one of my pieces of art and a mention 

WE CAN ALSO SWAP PAPERS !!!! this was a suggestion made by an FB friend of mine! great idea 🙂

if you are interested and want to contribute i would send you my address via email !

THANK YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

15
Jul
17

3 New Wips

 

for quite a while my muse was gone. .. so much is happening IRL .. that she probably felt a bit stressed out with all things going on.. poor muse! but today.. she came back full force 🙂 i created three new backgrounds.. all of them collages with various papers, acrylic paints, acrylic gel medium, inks … wonder how the will continue 🙂

16
Apr
17

circles & lines

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Circles & Lines
mixed media, digitally edited
as usual i don’t think about what i am doing.. just going with the flow. took me 3 days to complete

25
Feb
17

ghostship

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GHOSTSHIP

sometimes the ghostship brings back memories to us, ghosts which we faintly remember or have forgotten alltogehter. these ghosts can be happy, friendly, dark, scarey… but they are part of us and part of our past. we learn from those ghosts, each one has brought a lesson to us, a lesson for us to grow from and to make us stronger. the mermaid and the fish are there as friendly spirits, observing … in the background the universe is watching..

original for sale on ARTFINDER 

07
Feb
17

Stickman Selfie – in case you wonder what i look like :)

today i took part in a kind of challenge… drawing a stickman selfie, showing me doing what i like doing best… which is – of course – art 🙂

it was fun.. and i hope it puts a smile on your face too. my hair….. hahaha.. my hair ? …  typical after-chemo hairstyle…… LOL 🙂 and the glasses.. only when i do art.. or read 😉 nothing against glasses of course.. but i usually don’t look that intellectual 😀 😀 😀 happy tuesday to you !

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12
Jan
17

celestial windows – and the story behind my art

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Celestial Windows
The Story behind Celestial Windows: In July 2016 i was diagnosed with breast cancer. Then my world turned upside down… for a while. Chemotherapy started immediately, followed by surgery, then a break and soon i am starting with radiation therapy, then one more chemo-series. One thing followed the other, it took my breath away. During chemo i lost my creative spark, i was too tired, too exhausted and i spent most of my days on the sofa, sleeping! it takes quite a while to recover from this.
Now finally my creativity seems to be back. My style has changed – a bit … I notice that my colours are stronger, the designs more intricate. I use mostly recycled cardboard to create my mixed-media collages, but some are still done on watercolour paper.
The story of Celestial Windows: Chemotherapy.. sounds scary. I was confronted with this soon after my diagnosis. My oncologist is a wonderful person, kind, compassionate, gentle. He took and takes his time to explain, to remove fears, to be honest without shocking, and so he told me what type of cancer i had and what kind of chemo would be applied. It sounded like a lot – 4 hours per week over 8 weeks. UGH.. i went… and he admitted, it WAS a lot.
So he accompanied me to the chemo room. I heard some bleeps from machines, low voices .. and entered the room for the first time. There was a big desk, nursing staff was busy behind and in front of the desk, my oncologist introduced me to the staff and.. i was greeted by friendly smiles all round. Then i saw the chairs, they looked wonderfully comfy.. covered in a soft leatherlike material, light beige in colour, with buttons to adjust the position of the chair.. so it could be almost turned into a bed.. or you could sit straight up… Next i noticed that all chairs stood side by side, with a partition between each chair so each patient had his privacy.. but then i saw the windows! Huge, enormous windows, and the view was overwhelming. It was so beautiful.. so magic … so special. The oncology ward is on the 5th floor, so i was quite high up already, no buildings blocking the view, and there it was, this incredibly beautiful view.. right on to the swiss alps. The famous Eiger mountain almost close enough to touch, next to it the Mönch and the Jungrau mountains. I remember thinking, this view is magic, it has healing qualities.. the energy here is wonderful, and i relaxed, feeling safe and well cared for.
So the Celestial Windows represent those “magic windows” in the chemo room; the angels are the careing nursing staff, cause that is what they are, kind, gentle and always a friendly smile ready for you, the big angel standing behind and a little bit hidden represents my oncologist… and Goddess, sitting a bit off to the side and smiling to herself, well she is herself, that strong and powerful energy i felt up in that room, and not only in that room, this energy is everywhere here.

26
Sep
16

… on a more personal note

dear followers, dear friends 🙂

i realize that it’s been quite a while that i have posted anything here on my blog. and what i posted, was kind of sporadic. i would like to apologize for this. for very specific reasons, i was a lot less creative over the last months.

i don’t like to talk about private matters on the net, however in this instance i will make an exception… a small one. but i feel, you all have the right to know what’s been going on, what IS going on… and how things are.

i came to switzerland in june of this year to visit my children, and to have a medical checkup. it was then that i was diagnosed with breast cancer. in july i started on a very heavy course of chemo, 4 hourly, weekly cycles. after 6 weeks i had to have a break cause due to my immune system being practically non-existant, i was close to a blood poisoning in my left arm. i had to take antibiotics and chemo was stopped for two weeks. then, it continued and two weeks ago i had the last cycle. i was lucky.. all in all. the side effects were bearable, the worst being the extreme tiredness and exhaustion – i still have that ! – the complete loss of taste – yuck to all foods and drinks – the sensory disturbances in my hands and footsoles.

in the beginning i was still capable to create art, but as the chemo sessions continued, i had less and less energy to be creative. so i really changed into a complete couch potato. i read a lot – make this past and present tense! – mostly thrillers.. but many books on art too, watch/ed TV and slept/sleep.

OK.. so far so good. i am better now… slowly getting some energy back and slowly being more creative again. today.. i have to go to hospital for more bloodtests, a CT and meeting with my oncologist. in two weeks, on October 11th, i will have surgery.

anyway. i am good. i am.. lucky to be here in switzerland. i have fabulous doctors… am being treated in a top rate oncology center… and i wasn’t even aware there being one here, in the city where my eldest son lives. i live with my son.. he is wonderful.. looking after me, cooking for me, going shopping….. my other children live close by and visit me often. my wonderful husband is at home, taking care of the house and our dogs… if he weren’t so supportive and kind, i could never manage this all !

i count myself lucky. i am here, in a fantastic place, surrounded by the alps. there is so much good and healing energy here.. can you believe it? yes i count myself lucky.. yes, i have cancer, and yes, i have accepted it. my hair is gone.. i am bald.. but … i wont wear a wig nor a scarf nor whatever… i am boldly bald.. nothing to hide ! it is another lesson i am learning, another stepping stone in my life.

i wish you all a great new week… and sending you all lots of love and light.

mimulux aka pat

 




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