Sunday, June 19, 2011

Lovely Loneliness

This weekend has been a gift. Sometimes painful. Sometimes refreshing. I've written in my journal quite a bit and tried to be in touch with the real me and what my spirit is saying to me. I've
been alone. Completely alone. By choice. My spirit has longed for this.

I go between relishing in these times and hating these times. It's hard and I feel the need to nap. . . a lot. I'm opening myself up to the possibilities before me. Why is it we have to be vulnerable to be able to experience the next big "peg of growth?"

God, you're stuck with me,

Monday, April 11, 2011

Through the door...there is moonlight

In keeping with my new business name, Lila Moonlight (changed from Lila's Journey) new business cards were needed.

I've always been fascinated with doors and windows. When our family traveled to Europe several years ago, they'd have to wait on me as I busied myself taking pictures of windows and doors.

This business card seemed to suit my new name. Tell me what you think.

I'll close with some poignant door quotes...

The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live. ~Flora Whittemore

Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.


Saturday, April 9, 2011


My husband has been traveling quite a bit lately. First he went to NOLA for a mission trip and then to Atlanta for a conference. All total he was gone almost two weeks. While I love alone time, I sure missed him.

I did this collage the day he was returning. There's "me" down in the right bottom corner (Lila Moonlight) and him as a silhouette toward the top. The antique watch is on the road that leads him to me. Counting the minutes until he got home to me. All together now......Awwwwww.....

Next month we'll celebrate thirty years of marriage. It will be a celebration for sure! He's my best friend, my encourager, my counselor, my personal comedian and most definitely my better half. We've grown together so much so that we can complete thoughts for each other before they even come out of our mouths. Marriage hasn't always been easy, but there sure is cream on the other side. I'm so thankful for my love.

Bliss, bliss, bliss,

Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Need to Shake Things Up

I don't know about you, but I get in routines (ruts) frequently. I find something I just love and am like a pit bull gnawing down for all it's worth. Before long, I realize I've just about worn that "something" out and need something new to

Then before I know it, I'm on to the next thing I love and the routine starts again.

But lately in the studio I haven't been painting my girls. I've been working on a collage and some really big pieces for weeks. I know! That's way different for me. These aren't finished, but here's an idea of what's been happening on the easel.

This is a collage piece that has magazine, tissue, small marbles, etc. in and on it. It's going to have a cool door knocker on it when I can figure out how to affix it so that it actually works. Not completed, but it's coming. I like the idea because of the juxtaposition of the images. (Really just wanted to fit that word - - juxtaposition in there cause it's a great word. ) But really, I like the pathway going to nowhere or somewhere, the topiary trees on either side of the door made from pictures and the odd window on the side of the house. The door is filled with my favorite hues of blues, greens and a smidge of purple. It's 16" x 20" on canvas board.

This painting is a quite large 3 feet x 4 feet on a wide canvas. The photos don't do either of these paintings justice. iphones just aren't that great for documenting true colors. This one is acrylic, glaze and gold metallic. It should be finished in a couple of more Saturdays.

Thanks for taking a peak into my studio,

Lila Moonlight

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Lila Moonlight

I've started more writing (for my classes) and less art for now. I felt that my creative spirit needed a last name and I decided on Moonlight. (I guess I really am a hippie at heart.)

Anyway, you can still find me by going to Lila's Journey, but for today...I'm Lila Moonlight. Tomorrow, I might be Lila Sunbeam.