Wednesday, June 22, 2011

dreaming in color...

I have been dreaming a lot lately. Maybe that is why all my girls seem to have rainbow hair....
I am not really sure why this image keeps coming to me, but lately I have just been painting or drawing what comes out. I figure this is the best way to get to what it is that I want to say. I just have decided to encourage my voice to emerge in its own due time....anyway, here she is and i must say, that is a good hair day!! xokp

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sunday, June 12, 2011

a few paintings and some babbling...

I painted these girls today. Inspiration just came over me as I was looking at some old clippings from fashion magazines. I am not sure why I saved these particular images, they were just ads from a year old Glamour that I have saved for quite some time...I am still not exactly sure why I decide to paint what I paint. Even after four years of 'art school' and many years before that of 'life school', I still am searching for my 'niche'. I am not complaining. I like what I do, most of the time and even when I feel my muse is not at my side, I never lack ideas or drive to make with my heart and my hands. I do wish, however, that I could focus a bit more and be more decisive about what I want to say and how to go about saying it with my art. Does that make sense or am I just babbling? LOL
Anyway, for now I will quit going on and on and just share these! I intend on making them into little prints.What do you think?

 thank you from the bottom of my art. xo kp

Thursday, June 9, 2011


I love the word courage. It has a lot of meaning to me in regard to my life. For anyone who really knows me, knows I am a big scaredy-cat and that I have to MAKE myself do many of the things I am afraid of.
In fact, this is one of my favorite quotes, "I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do." (-Georgia O'Keeffe).
I think painting  and art making takes courage. Those first marks onto your pristine, clean surface takes a bit of bravery. Then as you progress through it all and your marks begin to take shape, it takes all you can muster sometimes to not give up, to work through all the parts that are unknown or that you may not like very much. And, finally, to show your work to the world. Well that can be really intimidating. I am not saying that being an artist is the scariest thing in the world...only that it takes courage to be true to yourself, to reveal yourself and to do it everyday again and again. Lots of things in life take a brave heart...I hope you find the strength and courage within you to do what you love and, not follow, but CHASE your dreams! xokp