Thursday, March 25, 2010

Featured Artist - Linda Williams

Linda Williams is one of the founders of the Etsy Collaborators in Cahoots Team.  An English artist, she shares her lovely visions of the world through many modalities--painting, greeting cards and photography.  

I find her acrylics, with their bright, bold colors displaying the vitality of nature, to be thrilling, reviving my spirits after a long day at work...


...while her watercolors provide the perfect balance of restful calm, giving me yet another wonderful repose after the hectic daily whirl.

So which do you prefer--Linda's bold acrylics or soft watercolors?  Write in and share your thoughts!

To purchase any of these lovely items, please visit Linda's shop.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Lucky Green Treasury

Green was not my favorite color growing up.  In fact, it was more on my "colors I don't like" list.  I think it was because green was my younger sister's proprietary color.  Yes, we all had colors in my house.  Mom liked orange, Nancy's was yellow, I was Blue Sue, and then there was Green Jeanne.  Not sure about Dad, but if I had to guess, I'd go with blue for him too.

The fondness for green kind of snuck up on me and accumulated gradually without my conscious awareness--Frankenstein, the Loch Ness Monster, Godzilla, so many interesting myths and monsters I had been intrigued by since childhood; the English and then Irish landscapes on trips abroad;  and then there was Shirley, my late roommate, who especially liked army green and showed me it didn't have to be a color associated with war or manly fighting men.

Indeed, green may just be the most peaceful and feminine color of all.  The color Mother Nature paints for us in so many ways, in so many places.  I think living in gray, concrete LA makes it hard to remember that green is really the richness of life, our source of oxygen, nourishment, and beauty.

Please take a moment to remember and appreciate Mother Nature by visiting this Lucky Greens Treasury created by my Collaborators in Cahoots teammate, Valerie.  Click on all the items (in the link, not on my picture here) and feel free to leave a comment saying what items you liked.  Or, enjoy it with a Guinness and friends on St. Patty's Day!