Wednesday, December 26, 2012


Mini Calendar with my art now available.
Use coupon code 'sweet25' @ checkout for discount


 Original artwork on 140lbs Fabriano watercolor paper with collage, and found objects
Dreamy,colorful and textural a woman in imaginary landscape with collaged pencil houses.
Fiber circle,and 2 money tree flower. I love that plant.
Border for framing
Available @ my etsy 

Friday, December 21, 2012


I've been featured by the lovely Rachel Awes @ her blog.
To visit please go here
Rachel also has a new book out. Come and check it out!

Monday, November 12, 2012


What's on my easel!          
A new painting..I called it "Magical Display" .. .
It's a landscape size 12 " x 23" on 140% 
cold press watercolorFabriano paper.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Holiday Event~

From November 11th - Dec. 09 I will be having
a 15 % discount on everything in my shop.
You are invited to come and browse, and
perhaps find  a Christmas gift for that special someone.

Monday, November 5, 2012


This is a 24" x 30" mixed media painting on watercolor paper.
Two girls flying a kite in the fall. Some collaging;-)
Poetry on the left reads:
With A Sweet Inland Murmur
The landscape with the quiet of the blue sky
And Heart Flowers
A fish bird peering, absorbing,translating
Let the winds be free
Into a pleasure
Of Tender Joy
Send me a message if interested!FF

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

We have a Winner!!!!

Here are the 22 entries for my contest which ended today!
Thanks so much for playing, and all your entries are very inspirational. I used a sequence generator to pick a winner, and the list is as it appears in my blog http://lotuspond56-art
Drum Roll...........
The lucky winner isssssssss

From the UK
***ATTENTION: In all fairness the winner has one week to contact me.
If I don't hear from her I
will have to re draw for another winner. ***

A big congratulation to you.!!!
 ~ First go to my etsy,, and choose your 3 fridge magnets.
Then contact me @ , and give me your address so I can send  your winnings~
More contests in the near future ;-)
Happy Halloween everyone...~
I. Tammy Gray
2.Joyce van der Lely
5.dawn of a new era
8.Robyn P. Thayer
9.carlanda brown williamson
11.Carolyn Sadowski
12.Deanna Gracie Contemporary Jewellery
15.lulu moonwood murakami
16.Ayala Art
17.Elaine Vernon
19.Shelly Penko
20.Once Upon A Blue Crow
21.Heather K Ross

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Lola and her Teddy Rabbit

Lola and her teddy rabbit;-) on 140lb 100% cotton watercolor paper.
 I first drew in pencil, then when over with Koh I Noor black 
drawing ink with fine watercolor brush. 
Mostly in watercolor. Some collage on the the side.
This is done in beautiful watercolor pad ,which 
I purchased yesterday @ Opus Art Supplies in Vancouver.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Unknown Title (looking for one)

Acrylics,watersoluble pastels,inktense,pencil
She's a sweet girl holding a heart. 
Can you think of a name for this painting.
Give me your suggestions

Saturday, October 13, 2012

"At Rest"


"At Rest" is a 6" x 6" painting in 
my Whimsy journal on 140lbs
hot press watercolor paper.
Texture layer in
Photoshop Elements
courtesy  from Kimmie Draper.
Prints now available @ my Etsy

Whimsy Journal

A whimsical journal I created this summer.
Made with plaster, and beeswax cover 
front and back. The front is a 
sweet little whimsy angel, and the 
back the tree of life.
Size is 6" x 6" . Pages are 140lbs
hot press watercolor paper with
three sigrnatures.  I use this journal
specifically for whimsies or pulled art.


"The Passerby"is a mini artwrok 6"x 6"
 in my whimsical journal I 
created this summer. Look @ my journal here
  I find this oneamusing, and loveable.;-)
Prints now available @ my etsy

Monday, October 8, 2012

"She Was Tickled Pink"

 "She Was Tickled Pink" acrylic,watercolors,
ephemera,gel pen
On 10" x 14" textural St. Armand watercolor paper. I love this paper. It's made in Montreal Canada, and the first time using it.Border for framing.As a bird flies at a distance our little lady is thrilled by a beautiful bouquet offered by her friend..;-)

Friday, October 5, 2012

New paintings

 "Apple of My Eyes" acrylic,oil pastels,pen,gel pen 
on paper
 "Fall Day At The Beach" acrylics,oil pastel, gel pen
 "Tender Moments" acrylics,colored pencil,ephemera,
on paper
"A Friend" acrylics,colored pencil,ink on paper

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


acrylics, oil pastels, ink, pencil,gel pen
Today I was inspired by the coolness, the changing
colors  to gorgeous reds and oranges.
It's that time again for a giveaway.
Please enter here

 ***************FALL CONTEST***************
CONTEST: Tell me what you like about the fall.It could be food related

walking, collecting leaves etc. Someone asked  me if it could be
fictional. If you feel incline to create something from your imagination
please do. Be as creative as you want.
If you feel so incline to write a poem inspired by the fall, or a painting
with  poetry....feel free. No restriction;-)
I would love to hear your stories.
DEADLINE: A name will be drawn thru a Sequence Generator on OCT.31st
PRIZE: We all love prizes . The winner will receive  a double matted print of Fall Day At The Beach, 3 magnets from my etsy shop, and a surprise gift ;-)
Good luck everyone , and looking forward to read your stories ♥

Sunday, September 30, 2012

"Apple of my Eyes" on handmade paper
On one of 4 backgrounds I created from Magaly Ohika workshop..;-)♥

Mermaid Love

Mermaid Love is on a 6" x 6" x 1 3/4" wood panel.
Collage,ephemeras such as shells and heart
shape rock from Beresford Beach shore adorns
this little art work. Her hand is lovingly 
extended towards the bird.
Check her out in my etsy.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Girl with Two Doves

Sunday sketch @ my favorite cafe today, after I dropped off my artwork @ Beansprouts. I wanted to create a dreamy mood with textures. ~ Inspired by the book The Dovekeeper by Alice Hoffman, which I'm reading right now.Textures courtesy from Kimmie Draper, and a free Paris Background texture.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Prayer Flag

This is a prayer flag on painted canvas I created for a "Prayer Flag Swap" It's 5" x8" with a 2" flap folded over. I made an origami crane, and attached it on cord , which is attached to the main cord for hanging. It has little beads on top and bottom of crane. There's a dragon fly on upper left(hard to see), and a 'wish' on upper right (hard to see as well) There's 6 little sashi mirrors . (You can see colors reflection in them. It's neat to see when the flag moves in the wind. Three flowers and 3 little creatures. The cord is sari silk ribbon wrapped around with a fancier ribbon to give more room for the crane to dance in the wind;-) When the wind blows "'Love and Compassion " is sent to all. I really enjoyed creating this.

Monday, September 3, 2012

I love Farmer's Markets!

Most of our Farmer's Market will be closing soon for the summer. Most will close in mid october;but we do have a Winter Market at one location in Vancouver. I feel the wave of the future is in community gardening and Farmers Market. This is a good thing as it teaches us how to grow our own food and know what kind of food we put on our table. Most of the food from the market's I've been to are either grown organically or without chemical sprays. Here are a few photos from my last weekend trip to the market. Digital textures done in Photoshop Elements. Textures from Kim Klassen>

29 Faces starts September 1st

The month of september has arrived, and here in Vancouver the cool air is felt in the early morning, and evening. We've been blessed with beautiful weather, and on average September is lovely here. Ayala Art has started another lovely month with 29 Faces. I will post some of my work here. ```` I took the full plunge last nite , and did this portrait of my nice Abbey. I saw her this summer, while I was travelling to New Brunswick. The last time I saw here was 6 years ago. She's grown up into a lovely girl with a kind and sweet disposition. The reference photo is posted with my attempt to bring out her beautiful spirit. DAY 6: Abbey @ Beresford Beach (reference photo)
Abbey @ Beresford Beach (my version)
DAY 8: This time it was an angel on 6" x 12" baltic birchwood. Angels come in my life often. I love creating them. They bring so much love and compassion! On my wooden panel I created a background of ephemeras, then gessoed creating wonderful textures.
DAY 8: This is my second painting for today;-) "Silence" is on 6" x 12" baltic birchwood For this painting mostly pinks, blues and purples were used to create a meditative and serene mood.
DAY 23:  Skipped many days. I'm preparing for a show so I have been very busy. Did this little sunday sketch @ my favorite cafe today, after I dropped off my artwork @ Beansprouts for the Drift Event in Vancouver from Sept. 28-30th I wanted to create a dreamy mood with textures. ~ Inspired by the book The Dovekeeper by Alice Hoffman, which I'm reading right now.Textures courtesy from Kimmie Draper, and a free Paris Background texture.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Altered Incense Box

I love incense, and some come wrapped in
beautiful boxes. I used this one and
altered it to make it one of a kind.
                                                              1. Inside
                                                              2. Back
                                                             3.Front and
                                                                Middle panel
                                                            4. Closed front
5.Close up of little bird hung by wire on 
recycle incense holder surrounded
with rhinestones

Altered Bookboard

First Layout
Second Layout
I went to New Brunswick this summer to 
visit my family. Spent two weeks on the
shore of Beresford Beach, and was inspired
by my walks and collecting seashore treasures.
This is an altered bookboard, and the
first few pages. Shells drawing in my
moleskin with tinted charcoal, and cut up to size
to fit in my bookboard. It was place on
aseaside/beach inspired background with sunset.
Poem exerpt by William Blake on vellum reads

To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Buddha and Elephant Beeswax Collage

Beeswax collage on 5" x 7" canvas panel.
I made a little wooden frame surrounded
with organza ribbon with flowers,which
I found today in my travels;-) 


Sunday, July 22, 2012

A new journal entry!
I came across a bird called pink breasted grosbeak, after flipping thru Animal Speak, which is about animal totem. Sometimes you come across different animals, which you are attracted to. I've been attracted to the owl, and also love this bird. The interesting thing about this bird is the marking on his chest ,which resembles a heart shape. One of his characteristic his teaching us to heal wounds for mental and emotional harmony. She helps to recognize your own inner voice and power.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

"Sometimes A Girl Has Secrets"

"Sometimes A Girl Has Secrets" is a mixed
media in my new whimsy handcrafted
journal. Yea, sometimes a girl
has secrets...and that's ok;-)

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Whimsy Handcrafted Book & Crochet Bracelet

How I spent a hot saturday afternoo on my Patio.
Finished 2 projects.
One was a mixed media handcrafted journal book with 
a coptic stitch. Encaustic finish on front and back cover.
Embellishment with sari silk,buttons, beads, embroidery thread.
The second was a a crochet bracelet with turquoise , and 
seed beads.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Acrylics,fiber paste,glass beads medium
on 140 lbs. Arches hot press paper
I've been in an owl frenzy, since taking Juliette Crane's class in Lifebook.
Here's another little whimsy owl, with a poem excerpt from
Mary Oliver "White Owl". The poem is beautiful. To read it in full visit this link Misty Mawn referred to her in class. I took a small part from the poem , which I felt went nicely with this painting.
Done on 140 lbs. Arches watercolor paper in acrylics,fiber paste for body and wings, and glass beads medium for feathers. Homemade flower stamp on printing paper, and glued on watercolor paper with matte medium
Excerpt reads:
" Coming down out of the freezing sky
with its depths of light
like an angel, or a Buddha with wings"

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Original New Whimsy

Done on 10" x 10"  MDF Board
Little whimsy surrounded by layers
of textures. In acrylic with 
beeswax finish.