Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Finding quiet time

This time of year, when so many people are celebrating their various holidays, instead of quiet reflection it becomes chaotic and stressful. It's a challenge to carve out quiet time. For artists, that means alone time with a canvas or whatever medium you work in. I started these two pieces (click link to view both) a few weeks ago and I'm still trying to get back! [insert song: I'm working my way back to you babe…]

In the meantime, the creative energy is focused on DIY gifts and treats and trying to stay present in the moment. 





Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Sweet spot between not enough & too much


Could have called this one done when posted previously here. Sometimes simplicity is elegant and perfect, sometimes it falls flat. Before adding the trees - this one fell flat. Now it's on the edge of being too busy... but I think there's just enough unity and connectedness between the elements to make this one work. 

I like it!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Wind & Fire

Still getting my autumn muse on...I see wind and fire in this one.


OK I will critique myself... this needs more depth. I have some ideas in the works... although I might call this one done. 

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Autumn Dreams

Autumn joins her sisters, Spring, Summer, and Winter. All four seasons are mixedmedia -- acrylic, ink, paper, and found objects on wood, 6"x9".





Wednesday, October 28, 2015

dream now







Escaping into the world of words and color and texture and line...

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Incomplete. In-between. In-process.

This is a section of the piece I'm working on right now.
I'm not sure why I like to share my unfinished in-process art. I should only post my perfected completed pieces. But I gave up being a perfectionist years ago when I discovered being a perfectionist doesn't make you perfect. Plus it's not an obtainable goal. Plus is not much fun. Also, I like how incomplete art looks. Sometimes I like it better than completed works. I guess I just relate with being in-between. That's where we all are right now. In-process.... 


Detail of incomplete piece, Love Dream Hope.


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Prints of Pink Moon Lovelies book cover image


For those who have expressed interest in prints of the cover image for The Pink Moon Lovelies: Empowering Stories of Survival, they are available at my redbubble shop

Redbubble sets the minimum cost for items, some are unreasonable but I cannot customize certain things. The most economical reprints are the photographic printsgreeting cards, and stickers. Also reasonable are the spiral notebooks




More merchandise with this image is sold at Zazzle where proceeds go to breast and ovarian cancer research: http://www.zazzle.com/pinkmoonlovelies

The Pink Moon Lovelies: Empowering Stories of Survival is a compilation of short stories written by women who share their real-life experiences, struggles, lessons, etc., dealing with breast or ovarian cancer.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

My Art is Getting Stoned

Or maybe my stones are getting art!

I collected these stones from the shores of the Finger Lakes over the summer. Each stone is hand-painted and finished with a UV-resistant clear acrylic coating. Leather straps have adjustable slip-knots.

To view necklaces for sale online, check out my Etsy shop.

Avoid shipping costs and view a larger selection at Wrap It Up Gift Shop & Cafe in Trumansburg NY (about 2 miles North of the Rongo). The gift shop includes hand-crafted items from over 100 artists in the region. 


 



Monday, August 31, 2015

summer dreams

September: Basking in the afterglow of July and August. 


Summer Dreams.
sunshine. wildflowers. salamanders. heat. music. tans. shades. sweat. bugs. grass. barefoot. margaritas. friends. laughs. blue skies. dancing...







Sunday, August 23, 2015

follow your joy

Follow Your Joy, mixed-media on wood

Painting what I want. Following my joy. Letting go of the idea that I must have a message, a concept, something clever. I've relieved myself from the idea that I need to rock the world.. even a little.
And in doing so... I am free to rock mine. Free to follow my joy. This is fun. This is healing. This is good.



Saturday, August 1, 2015

in between

detail of new work in-progress, August 1, 2015




in between...

young and old,
before and after,
birth and death,
past and future,

now.



Thursday, July 9, 2015

Lotus, a symbol of abundance


Lotus, acrylic painting by Shera Delia




  Lotus.
  Opening. 
  Reaching. Receiving
  Worthy. 
  Light. Lift. 
  Grow. Give. Gift. 
  Abundance.


Friday, June 12, 2015

Life Bleeds into Art

The eight images below are titled message series.
Created in 2013, one year after my final chemo treatment. With optimism and fear battling for my attention, I was trying to hold on to optimism and to let go of fear, and to get back to my self. To stay healthy. To move on. It was a summer of the red-winged black bird, black horse, and white horse. Everywhere I turned, there they were. These images represent a collision of my inner and outer experiences that year.









Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Goodbye ProSite, Hello Blogger


divus, original art by shera delia
divus, acrylic on wood, 2015


I'm experimenting with using this blog as my main artist website. 

I built my own sites until a few years ago when it became clear that it was cheaper and faster to cheat and customize a template through ProSite, a professional web presence purchased through Behance. ProSite was great. I quit being my own website designer and demoted myself to content manager -- which left more time for being an artist.

The problem with ProSite is that they no longer allow customers to pay-in-full for the year. That's right. The only payment option is a monthly auto-deduct from your back account. I asked their tech support if they were really willing to lose customers that prefer to pay-in-full for the year, and the answer was yup. Imagine that? They wouldn't allow me to pay for the whole year. So I broke up with them.

Now here I am, at my neglected blog that hasn't been updated in a few years. 

I switched my art domains to point here and hope to spend the next few weeks populating this space with recent work, much of it already shared on my former ProSite and on my facebook page

Here is my best recent piece. Combined with energy work and meditation, I faced a demon along the way -- and came out with a personal victory. I see optimism, shattering of perceived reality, and freedom. 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

back to the blog

life racing by. getting caught up in...stuff. and more stuff. clutter. getting rid of stuff. making more room for ART. because I need art more than it needs me. and that's ok.

life is now.
life is now mandala, acrylic on canvas, 2015