Welcome Along on My Journey -- Please Enjoy & Come Back Again

Welcome and enjoy. To look at any painting or photo please double click on the picture to take a closer look and if you'd like to purchase please email me at joanne@neelygomez.com

I welcome your comments and hope that as we journey together you will find, as I do, that it's more fun making a journey along with others and with each new work or adventure there is also growth and expansion. Come back again soon.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Gourd Painting in Between Art Projects

 Just to keep the creative juices flowing and to be more consistent I tried my hand at painting gourds we bought while visiting family near Casa Grande, AZ.  Next time I think I'll try carving and etching the gourds before painting.  I've been reading the book "Art & fear - Observations On The Perils (and Rewards) of ARTMAKING" by David Bayles & Ted Orland and found the thought that "to require perfection is to invite paralysis" quite interesting.  Years ago when I began doing cross stitch I remember my dear friend telling me not to correct every mistake as it made it my own and an original.  I enjoy finding those unique and individual ways of expressing myself through art in a wide variety of different mediums.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Update on April & May 2011

"New Mexico Transplant"

Not for Sale
 My husband and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary of moving from Cherry Valley, CA to Rio Rancho, New Mexico this past week.  We love our life here in New Mexico and are both inspired by the beauty all around us.  The past two months I painted two of our interior rooms and did some drawing and painting tho nothing for sale, this is all in trying to do art on a more consistent basis.  I will post a couple things I did and some inspiration I find in my own backyard.  We saw some wonderful dancing, drumming and artwork displayed at the Gathering of Nations held at The Pit in Albuquerque a couple of weeks ago.  I'm hoping to be able to express my own cultural pride soon from pictures I took.
Notice the bee on the flowers of the picture on the right -- spring is here and the bees are a buzzin'.

Birdhouses Painted for Friends January 2011 - Not for Sale