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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

moths + winter

siblings © samos 2014


I've been itching to paint for days now and finally had time to sit down. It's been awhile since I've posted anything new. Time is slipping away, but its all good...This has been one amazing and busy year! Seasons have changed and the snow is blowing once again.

Winter has always been one of my favorites. I love warm socks and slippers, sipping on a cup of hot green tea, listening to my favorite Pandora station...painting, drawing, glazing... Life couldn't be better.


moth ii © samos 2014

The other night I was checking out some other artists on Instagram, and found a New York artist that is just phenomenal! Anyways, she inspired me to look into moths and those native to Colorado. I found the Hera buck moth to be quite beautiful. I started out by painting the background in watercolor, drew the moth and then painted in the wings with white titanium acrylic. I then made a couple photo transfers of the same moth and strategically placed them around the first moth. And then added more texture and color. The second image is digitally altered, both are available on RedBubble




the beginning of a painting

Stay warm everyone! Winter is here!!! ~samos

Monday, October 27, 2014

Dandylions + Lemons


dandylions and lemons 

Last week I made this print using my dandelion bowls. You can find it on RedBubble. And if you really like it, you can get it made as a pillow, tote, or cell phone case! 


                                             


You can also find the original bowls in my shop, HERE...

dandylion bowls


dandylion bowl

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are off to a great start for the week! ~ samos

Monday, October 13, 2014

Pickles + Jam

bread and butter pickles


Pickles + Jam. 
Quite the combination, I'd say! Well, it wasn't exactly planned that way... Besides putting up fresh produce from the garden, I had an abundance of cucumbers from my last bountiful basket. So I decided to make some bread and butter pickles. That was yesterday's project. 


plum jam


And then a couple nights before, I decided to make some plum jam from all the plums I had. Boy, am I glad I did! It is y u m m y if I do say so myself! 


Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! 
Enjoy your week and I'll check in again soon. ~ samos

Friday, October 3, 2014

H O R S E LOVE

Appaloosa LoVe

I've loved horses since I was a little girl. I remember asking my parents for one for every birthday and Christmas until they finally gave in. My first horse was Gypsum, a short but stalky bay. We spent a lot of time together, that horse and I. You see, we didn't live on a ranch or a farm. Dad built a beautiful home on the outskirts of town, but we were still in the city limits. So we had to keep Gypsum somewhere else. Dad leased some pasture from Mr. Paquette that lived up the  highway. Gypsum came to us in February. Actually it was Valentine's Day if I remember correctly. Anyways, when summer came, I would sneak out of the house about 6 every morning and ride my bike about two miles to where Gypsum was. I'd catch her, groom and saddle her up and a way we'd go. My best friend lived on county road 140, so we'd head that way to see if she wanted to ride. More than not, she did and we'd ride all day...Ah, the memories...

Besides the love of horses is my love for art. I was always drawing and drawing horses was no exception. To this day, I still enjoy painting them. And lately, I've done quite a few. Here are a few of my latest works, I'm sure you've seen some of them, but I felt like sharing again. 


Qianili Ma


Painted Horse 


the Run


Running Free

Warrior Paint


Hope you all had a wonderful week and enjoy your weekend! ~ samos