Wednesday, 24 April 2013

How a beautiful, brave young girl inspired me.

Here's the promised video explaining my donation to Art For Beth. After disappearing from this blog a while ago, it's finally back up. I don't know why, but there is no pretty thumbnail - don't worry about it, click the play button, the video is still there. 

Friday, 19 April 2013

The philosopher

I met him early one morning. 

His beard was full of dew drops he had picked up from the grass while finding his breakfast. Looking much like an intense thinker and unconcerned with his surroundings, he let me hang out for a while. 

After a few minutes, I became so absorbed in his presence that even I blocked out everything around us. When I finally looked up, a crowd had gathered. A few were wondering what was worth laying on the cold, wet grass. Others smiled.

Thursday, 18 April 2013


As ideas about the next direction spin every wheel in my head, it is difficult to focus. I realize that the only pressure I am feeling is the one I am placing on myself.

There are no expectations from galleries that represent me, my fans or my students. All by myself, I have built a ten thousand ton pedestal that this painting is placed on. It towers over me because it's important to my personal artistic integrity, no one's else's.

Again, I know I am the only judge here. 
I know there should be no judgement. 
I know I'll rock it.
For now, I settle with a walking meditation. It has been the only way I have been able to control my energy before I open my studio door in the morning.

Om Dum Durgayei Namaha
Om Dum Durgayei Namaha
Om Dum Durgayei Namaha
Om Dum Durgayei Namaha

Om Dum Durgayei Namaha
Om Dum Durgayei Namaha
Om Dum Durgayei Namaha
Om Dum Durgayei Namaha

Ashana's Heart of Gaia

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Blueheart's close up

One day, I'll take better photos. Better yet, I'll have someone take great photos for me. Maybe an a local art student. That'd be a good fit. I'd have properly exposed and coloured photos of my works and he or she would probably enjoy this gig more than working at a drive through.  

Well, there you go - it's not a crow. I fell in love with a non-corvid. Enough said.

Nikol Haskova Studio

Blueheart and cadmium

Good morning handsome! Come closer. 
Closer, shy baby. That's much better. 
You look like a sweetheart. 
I'll call you Blueheart. 

Friday, 12 April 2013

Wrapped around you

In your embrace
I would not run if I could
Pull me 
I give no resistance
Just melt and sink into you


Saturday, 6 April 2013

The floating blossom

This was one of my favourite projects ever. I am giving it away. Never having met Beth, I can only imagine the depth of courage she's had to find. 

I made a shaky video about this painting, but I am finding myself technologically challenged. I will add it when I remember how to. For now, two things are important:

I love this piece so very much.
It will raise money and every cent of it will go to the lady that needs it.