So much has happened since my Mac met its final days, but I have finally replaced it. I'm moving in a different direction, embracing whimsy, color and the energy of vibrant collage!
Mycala's Occupational Therapy Department at Towson University moved into a new facility and apparently it is dark and dank, so she took in some of the collages I made a few years ago to brighten the space. There is a lot of enthusiasm and it has inspired me to return to collage. Thank you Mycala!
If you've been following my blog, you know I created over 200 watercolors of herbs for my Enhancing Your Life with Herbs course. They were to help people identify specific herbs - not for art for arts sake. I love herbs and they were fun to create, but I miss the whimsy and color of collage.
So these are some of the collages from my Reptiles and Amphibian series in Mycala's office, and they have inspired me move on to two news series. One will be jazz and the other an under water series.
Note: I average about 3,000 - 4,000 hits a day but when I wasn't posting at all, I got 18,000 hits. I think I've learned the secret of increasing my followers - don't post anything for weeks! Ha!
Terri' Coleman Martinez's project to support new moms.
While waiting for my collage papers to dry, I've been making tote bags for a project in the Dominican Republic. Blessings for Moms is my friend Terry's project to support new moms.
Caring for others seems to run in families! My friend Patricia Gadsden and her husband Nathanial Gadsden have spent decades serving families and communities throughout central Pennsylvania and beyond. Their daughter, Terri Coleman Martinez is continuing the legacy and has extended the vision and generosity to the Dominican Republic. After moving so the Dominican, she became aware and concerned that some of the things we take for granted aren't available, so Terri created an organization to collect products to deliver to new moms.
If you are interested in donating funds or products, the address of the Harrisburg site is listed below or you send her a message through Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/terri.colemanmartinez
"My mission is
to help others see and cherish the beauty,
romance and treasures within and around them
that are often dismissed or completely overlooked."
Mikell is a writer, artist and professional treasure hunter, finding the greatest treasures in the wonderful people who enter her life!