Monday, March 21, 2011

Luscious Moss - And The Urge To Paint it!

I love moss!!
I was so happy to get these pictures, on a recent trip to Oregon.
It had stopped raining and the sun was peeking through.
But I was really cold. (I'm such a wimp!)

I began with this gorgeous view from a window, before I put on my layers of clothing and braved the cold outside. (Wimpy, wimpy, wimpy!)

No words necessary ~

Lalalalalalaaa... oh, sorry... I can't shut-up for that long.

Glorious moss!!
What wonderful paintings these would make!!

As some of you know, I paint silk accessories now, like this scarf.

I used to paint fabrics for dancers as well as for the stage. A ton of fun!!
This is my granddaughter as a kid, wearing one of my pieces in "Firebird".
She just turned eighteen!! Slow down, girl!!

But before I became a silk-painter, I painted in oils. Here are some of my paintings.

I've also painted landscapes on silk, using silk paints. This is one of them.

So, not only do I have to decide which photographs to use as inspiration for a painting,
but also which medium to use. Decisions, decisions!!
But fun decisions!! I'll let you know the outcome. ~

"A single rose can be my garden, a single friend my world."
- Leo F. Buscaglia

"A garden is a friend you can visit anytime."
- Unknown

"A little garden in which to walk, and immensity in which to dream."
- Unknown

"I have a rock garden. Last week three of them died."
- Richard Diran

There are SO many things to love!
I love "Followers" and comments too!
(Thank you.)

Signing off for now,


  1. Great photos! What coincidence; last week we went to this Park/ rainforest here in Victoria and I have never seen so much moss. It was covering trees like a velvet coat.

  2. The moss is thick and luscious, but your paintings- very lovely!

  3. I knew, before I started going through your photos, that I love moss. Now I LURVE it.

  4. YOu are even more talented than I suspected. You have a true artist's eye and, even better, a true artist's heart. I can see your love of life come through in all your work. I used to do costuming for theater too...although I never painted a costume I sewed many, many, many of them! xxoo Diana

  5. Your talent is UNBELIEVABLE. I flunked coloring in the first grade and its all been downhill since then, BUT I recognize true brilliance when I see it!

  6. you are an artist in every medium! moss is nature's clothing, so lush, so velvety, so green. i can't wait to see the art you create from your wonderful pictures. love to you.

  7. Beautiful photos! As a moss lover myself, I feel your urge to paint it! Love the scarf too.