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Art journal of dreams, images, thoughts, featured artist, techniques and friends of Schar, an artist.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

ETSY DAY!! Hooray!!

Today is the day to tell the world about Etsy! Etsy is the place to shop for anything handmade, original art, vintage and supplies. If you have not visited Etsy then many of us at Etsy hope you will come by and discover THE place to shop for special gifts for that special someone in your life.

My Etsy shop is here. You will find fabulous original paintings, ArtMagnets, ACEO's , cards and prints, from my original paintings.

Here are some of my friends with fantastic gifts ideas for you to visit :
Kauai Artist Sosorosey Island Dream Life Genuine Article Jessi Jewels Lewesia Glass Celtic Knot

Happy shopping at the world of ETSY!!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Found Treasures

"Mango Man"© Schar 2000
This morning is Easter and time for reflection upon the meaning of resurrection. After my morning prayers and welcoming of the sun rising to a new day I went to work. My personal meaning was to resurrect , bring something back into use with some of my creative past. I decided to take to going through some real old diskettes(remember these?) of files. I found some early paintings, sketches and poetry from journals to share."Hot Chocolate Goddess" © Schar 1990

"Hot Chocolate Goddess" I first drew in colored pencils a short time after my Grandmother past away with cancer in 1986. The painting above is oils on canvas.

Grandmother would always have a hot cup of Mexican chocolate for me if every I had a sad look upon my face or was jumping for joy. The last time I saw her she was very ill but had led on to not one person. She was sitting at her place in her kitchen, appearing to be praying over her cup of chocolate, and I saw what I recognized as her vision of her Mother Mary. Grandmothers name was Mary, my Mother Mary as she raised me much of my early years.
"Kosee" © Schar 1994
"Kosee" is a pen and ink with colored pencil sketch of my greatest dog who owned me once. He was a chocolate Lab and loved the water and watching me paint or draw. He was my most constant companion for over 6 years until I made my move to the island of Kauai.

"Salmon Bear" © Schar 1993
"Salmon Bear" was painted and given to my youngest son. It is oil on canvas and was a style I painted in for a couple of years in the early 90's. I hold a direct connection with bear as I was given the name "Strong Hearted Bear Woman" early in life. May your Easter bring many blessings of renewal and wonderment!