Sunday, December 4, 2011

Doggie bags

Recycling brown paper bags with acrylic paint.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Garden of Eve

Spring and summer bring a beautiful array of color to the ground. The sky is alive with multi blues yellows and orange, The clouds roll in white then churning with grays, violet and purples. The grasses and trees are a mass of texture. The streams ripple clear,blues,green and sometimes a rich sienna. Creatures are to be seen sunning temself or froclking about.

I have been inpired by nature this year come and enjoy

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Winning 7 card draw

Welcome to the 7 card draw team at Do you love collecting? Do love original art? This is the place to to buy and share your talent at creating ATC artistist trading cards.
I won these amazing works from the multi talented shop owners at ETSY

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Where does inspiration come from

Does it just pop out at you from the ether? or does it come thru mediation? maybe you get comes while looking thru magazines or photographs. Does listening to sounds like music or rain bring ideas? Or are you weird like me? Mine comes while staring at blank floors ceilings and being drawn to cracks and seeing images form in front of my eyes. Even soap scum floating in water swirls into magical images before my


Do have scraps upon scraps of paper, card board, napkins etc filled with sketches?

I think the artist see's inspiration in everything, thats what makes us create it is a force we have no control over. Much like an impulse that compels us into action.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

may day

May day report.
Some may have snotty noses
from the roses
some may have watery eyes
some may have hives
but may we all have blue skies
not a poet and know it just could not resit.

Thursday, April 29, 2010


I started out with paint by numbers in the hospital when I had my tonsils removed at the age of five.
Every year after that my Mom would buy different art mediums charcoal, oils, pastels watercolor.
I painted up to the age of twenty two after losing my maternal Grandfather to lung cancer I no longer had joy in painting. He was the one who encouraged me in my endeavor as an artist. I set aside all my supplies and put all my energy into motherhood.

In my late thirties I found myself in a depressed state of mind, never having a career and free time on my hands , I began doodling which in turn became sketch's. I had rediscovered my creative side. Wanting to do more I went out and bought watercolors dappling in those for awhile. When one day after rummaging through my closet I found my Rembrandt pastels that my Mom bought me when I was twelve.
I fell in love with the soft buttery texture and the feathery effects you make by using your hand as a tool, much like finger painting.I was on a roll creating landscape to portraits using the pastels, entering art contest and winning ribbons and getting articles published about my work.
I started my professional pet portrait business Heartstrings after losing my beloved pet Kinney. After many years of commissioned works I began to feel stifled and very uncreative.

I challenged myself into making abstract works for the life of me I could not understand until I began to play with color and found movement in the formation of colors touching color. I was hooked. I found a liberating form of creativity, a mindless joy of working with color.

I rarely have preconceived ideas. I just start painting and my mind eye see
something that I just follow.
I have no training nor am I interested in learning.
I just paint for me.
When am happy,sad,lonely or confused art helps me become focused.
I am able to clear my mind of unwanted thoughts
Art is a creative force which frees the spirit, we make our own world when we paint I like to think mine is a world of color and feeling.

About Me

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Johnnie Belinda creating unique art works out of melted pigmented bees wax. My unique encuastic abstracts I use a technique of melting, tilting, and swirling that creates the vivid abstracts of spirit beings and florals. I have no thought to what may appear on the hardboard surface. Allowing a force not of my own to guide my hand into creating exquisite one of a kind abstracts. Not only do I create abstracts in encaustic, I also use acrylics and watercolors. I am self taught. I'm constantly drawing on things, from scraps of paper to canvas, to big pieces or bed sheets. I truly must create the images my mind sees.

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