Friday, April 17, 2015

Would You Like to Read About My Art In "The New York Optimist"?

I am so excited to be a featured artist in
"The New York Optimist."

Would you like to read the article?

kimberly wlassak ~ Gerushia's New World

It was a pleasure to work with The Optimist.

Very patient and detailed ....

(John, if you read this, thank you thank you thank you for your patience and good humor).

I am over the moon happy with all the photos of my art....

Including some of my favorites ~ 

"A Secret Invitation for Maragild" 

"The Guardian of the Wrabbit Wranglers"

"The Window Watchers"


"The Visitation of Eugenie's Muse"

It's always exciting to see my art published in an article....

But ~

For the first time ever, the fairy tale I'm writing called "Gerushia's New World" was discussed.
That was scary.

You see, I've been working on this very long tale for a very long time.

It's a darkish, middle grade fairy tale.

A tale of good against evil.

Will it ever get published?

Who knows.

Will I ever even finish it?

Who knows.

What I do know is that I love to write and I love creating art.

Writing this book has allowed me to mingle the two.

Many of my art pieces are character studies for my book.

And, the art stands alone as well.

So, if you have a spare moment or two, I'd love for you to pop over and read the article.

Until Next Time:
Gerushia's New World

P.S.  I love fairy tales!  xoxo

Monday, April 13, 2015

Searching For Calm In Difficult Times ~

Well, yes. 
Yes it has been just over 3 months since my last blog post.
I didn't mean for it to happen, but time slips away.

You see, my husband was laid off again.
Second time in 15 months.
So, I have been searching for calm.

My family.
My art.
My garden.
My writing.

These are my quiet safe places.

Watching the purples come to life ~ 

The pinks unfurl ~ 

Painting ~
(Sold but will soon be offered in a print version)

and painting ~

and painting ~ 

and painting ~ 

and more painting ~ 

Clearing my mind of worry.
Staying focused.

Sky watching....

Heart shaped clouds ~ 

Firelight sunsets ~

and tree bones ~ 

Only one new collage ~ 

This piece was created for the upcoming book "Welsh In The Old West" published by A Raven Above Press

"Old Bill and Wind Blossom"

The original framed art has sold but you can get this piece in a Print Version:

And....these 3 pieces will soon be off to The Dream Factory in Frankfurt, Germany ~

"The Haunting of La Llorona"

"The Beckoning of Leopold and Octavia"


"The Burning of Eulalia"

As the days swiftly fly by,
waiting, waiting, waiting for that new job, I am keeping busy.

Continuing work on my fairy tale.
Composing character studies.
Tending to my garden.

Uncertainty floats all around.

One. Day. At. A. Time.

That's all I can do...

One day at a time.

Gerushia's New World

P.S.  I love Humpty.