Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014

New Work

I have new originals available in the shop. I am finally back to work after moving my studio and hurting my toe in the process. Working makes me feel normal again. I tend to become neurotic and stressed if I don't paint.....

Solace

Lily

my soul home

on a hilltop

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Gracie

Gracie, you came into our lives to inspire us.
You learned to sit.
You learned to walk on a leash.
You brought us joy.

Even though you were timid and a tad anxious,
you gave love.
You adjusted quickly and soon claimed the "toy box" as your bed.
God showed me resilience through a small soul whose heart is not.
You truly lived up to your name.

May your new home be filled with love. And may you teach others as you have subtly taught me that love is not limited.....it just expands more and more. You are true Grace, my sweet girl.



She is Grace among the chaos.


Gracie girl, I hope you have a wonderful life with your new forever home. You'll always be right here....in my heart

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

40th birthday trip

I turned 40 on July 10th. To celebrate, Tim and I visited San Francisco. We stayed in Sausalito across the bay. We had so much fun. Here are some of the things we did....


Arrival



Muir Woods





 We saw 2 different Northern spotted owls



Mary Blair Exhibit






Walt Disney family museum


 large story board of steamboat Willie

 The bench where Walt conceived the idea for DisneyLand

 child in every grownup - made me cry

 Mary Blair workspace

 Marc Davis
 Marc Davis concept art for Haunted Mansion


Wine Country

 barrel room - Sebastiani

 grapes with a view - Viansa winery

 Castello di Amorosa


 Super moon over the bay

Monday, July 14, 2014

vacation from Facebook

I am reading a book called Ready Player One. It is for readers in the late 30's and above who remember all the geeky movies from the 80's and who remembers a real, live arcade. The book is all about a high school boy who is chasing after an "easter egg" in a virtual world. All his time is spent with other people inside this world and he is home ordering food online and hasn't left his apartment for 6 months in a race against others to find the egg. I so need this book….for two reasons really….for absolute fun entertainment and to realize that this thing we call Facebook is playing too big of a roll in my own world. I'm beginning to wonder --- if it isn't on Facebook ….did it really happen. The folks who I saw in Muir woods last Friday seemed to be interested in "look at me" shots and being able to post something later on Facebook than seeing the owl right there in front of them. I was right there with them I guess because I immediately took my camera and made a flipagram of my days photos for everyone to see as soon as I could.

Don't get me wrong, there are so many good things about the internet and Facebook but it is time for me to take a few weeks break. I bet the things I do will actually happen without me posting about it. I bet the moments I am still and hear the voice of God inside of me will become louder. I am sure the things I document through words or paint will matter more than the "things I'd post on Facebook about where i've been and ate". I want to matter more than that presence. God is calling me closer to Him. I must make this choice for myself to be still. To listen for what's next.

I am sure the newsfeed will scroll there without me. I am sure I'll miss out on seeing others adventures and meals and beverages. But I must decide what is important now and this break has been calling for a while.

The last time I took a break there were many who were mystified at my absence. You see, I deactivated my account to totally break away. I am not someone who can really do things in moderation. I am working on that….hence this break. But don't fear, I haven't dropped off the face of the earth just because I'm not on Facebook. I am still making art (and probably way more now that the FB distraction isn't in the way) I am still here. hello there….


and…….News coming soon about Primitive Portraits 2!!


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Imagine Play Emerge winners announced!!

Congrats to Khaarmila and Jennifer Valentine!! You have won access to my new online class Imagine, Play, Emerge.

please email me at: mlacefield13 {at} sbcglobal.net and we will get you set up.

thanks for helping to spread the word!!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Latest Work

Original available in my etsy shop



This painting is featured in my new class, Imagine Play Emerge
I will be showing you the layers and process of this painting in a video demonstration....