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My Little Bliss List – Drawlloween 4, 5, 6

My Little Bliss List  (Remembering the things that made me happy this week, because it’s so easy to forget them.) A short little Bliss List tonight. The power went off today, as it tends to do when it rains here.  It’s quite common.  It gave me a chance to sit down and get a few […]

Mabs Drawlloween Club

October is filled with art challenges! One of the most popular is Inktober And then there is Drawlloween and all it’s spin offs, including ones by Jane Davenport and James Burke.  I believe you have to be a member of their creative groups to access the prompts. The one I’m taking part in this year is […]

Close up of Shine Brightly by Tori Beveridge

Little Bliss List – Shine Brightly

My Little Bliss List  (Remembering the things that made me happy this week, because it’s so easy to forget them.) Shine Brightly That’s the name of this painting… The night sky out here is amazing.  It’s filled with stars.  I love looking up at them.  It’s awe inspiring. This city mouse turned country mouse will […]

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Sunday Swoon – A Mermaid

A Mermaid Joining in with Effy Wild’s Sunday Swoon – Share something you’re proud of. This week, I’m swooning over this mixed media piece I did.  Sketchy, full of texture and demanding to stay that way.  

Bliss

My Little Bliss List

“Nothing is more important than reconnecting with your bliss.  Nothing is as rich.  Nothing is more real.”  Deepak Chopra   We are by nature always on the alert for bad things that might happen.  It is hard wired into us.  It stems back to our basic instincts of fight or flight and survival.  This is […]

She Whispers of Fall by Tori Beveridge CU

Fall Is Coming

Fall Is Coming Autumn is nearly here. My favorite season. Everything changes. A fresh breeze blows. Energy returns. Shadows lengthen. Patterns change. But, right now, it’s 90 degrees. It’s still summer. I have tomatoes on the vine, eggs to collect, and peach and apple pies to bake. I have plans to flesh out and implement […]

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Words Revisited

This was originally posted on January 5th 2016.  I’m reposting it in response to Effy Wild’s Artfully Wild Blog Along’s nudge for today: “Dig something really good out of your archived writings”. Because this has primarily been a blog dedicated to displaying art and not to writing words, I have very few archived “writings”.  This […]

Speed Paint Tag in Watercolor by Tori Beveridge 2017

The First Day of…

The first day of the rest of this blog. The fear of the blank page has followed me from my art table to here.   In order to break it, I speed sketched and painted a tag;  it’s sole purpose to bring me back to blogging.       Baby Steps.   Thank you to […]

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Painting From Another Inspiration Stack

Painting From Another Inspiration Stack I enjoyed painting from the inspiration stack, which I shared with you last week, so much, that I decided to do it again.     I loved the words in the text piece of paper:  “Waiting in the wings.  Awash in feather she could easily be princess turned into swan”. […]

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From My Word Bowl -10

From My Word Bowl – 10 Last week’s Life Book 2016 lesson with Tracy Verdugo taught me a new way to find inspiration to create with.  She introduced me to “Inspiration Stacks”.  I love-love-loved the idea! What is an inspiration stack?  It’s torn sheets of ephemera, scrapbook paper,  magazine and book pages etc. which are […]

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From My Word Bowl – 9

From My Word Bowl – 9 This week I drew two great phrases and the word, and, from my word bowl. The sketch I did, I didn’t really “fuss over”, except to add some watercolor to it.   I think she looks a little surprised, by what I’m not sure, but I’m happy that the […]