Art Happy Girls

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  • Art Happy Girls "Amelia"

    18" - 29"

    925

    She had always wondered how, with their tiny wings
    and even smaller beating hearts ever got anywhere,
    but to another country and back?
    And she sang as they all held on

    "These are a few of my favourite things" …

  • Art Happy Girls "Sophia"

    18" - 29"

    925

    Acrylic on Mylar

  • Art Happy Girls "Scarlett"

    18" - 29"

    925

    She was like a stone skipping
    over two sweet lives
    as if children never grew and trophies never won
    skipping one last time to hear her fathers’ words

    You are certainly one of the marvels on this earth …

  • Art Happy Girls "Ellie"

    18" - 29"

    925

    She wandered in her own wilderness
the wish for’s, the wonder if’s
    the too many why’s
and she thought
    What would it be like 
to have journals of one hundred women
    one page written on the same day
hand scrolled words like stunning,
    secret, starving
temper, temperature, talked-too-much
    
on whatever day she needed help
she would have a friend who understood ...

  • Art Happy Girls "Delilah"

    24 - 34"

    1450

    Acrylic on Mylar

  • Art Happy Girls "Lucy"

    24"- 36"

    1450

    An evolution veering away from Conversations From The Wood (2017-2020)
    I wanted to put "A Little Happy" into the world.
    I returned to what I also love doing: using scissors, cutting, imagining and assembling. "Study in Happy Girls" are created from my acrylic on mylar abstract paintings. It is the puzzle that excites and intrigues me. I spend a great amount of time looking at pieces I have randomly cut because I like the shape or line of paint I see. As a Happy Girl is slowly formed, I imagine a story to help me complete the scene.

    Days to decades connect like dots
    follow numbers one to fifteen to reveal
    a girl in your activity book
    connect to that young figure of six decades ago
    She used to connect
    she chattered with chipmunk
    chirped with bird all the while collecting twigs,
    golden yellow twitch grass with
    plumes soft as silk
    She skipped in rain bursts
    barely dressed when it shone

    and if you could see her face as I do now
    you would see
    she still looks a lot like you ...

  • Art Happy Girls "Nathan and Daniel"

    22" - 30"

    1250

    Brothers. How they loved to romp. Explore that is. Stone stepping that is. Those were All those years side by side, they trusted each other to the end ...

  • Art Happy Girls "Allison"

    24" - 36"

    1450

    Oh what treasures she would look for in her grandmothers closet for dress up day. She loved the heavy, velvet lined jacket with two large leather buttons and the long velvet skirt was a perfect match. And the hats of those days gone by and she thought: imagine wearing this for a whole day ...

  • Art Happy Girls "Samantha"

    18" - 29"

    925

  • Art Happy Girls "Ava"

    18" - 29"

    SOLD

    The Princess of Spring

    Some humans forget to notice the everyday things –
    did you notice the key – maple – it twirled
    right by you, landed on this spot to lay dormant
    until the sprouting and growing begins all over again
    and some miss the beauty of it all …

  • Art Happy Girls "Barbara's Boot"

    18"-29"

    925

    I immediately saw a boot in this random cutout piece of Mylar. I imagined it had been forgotten in the back garden of her childhood home. Season after season, the bits became a delightful treasure of flourishing life. Some people call those weeds. They are a bird's and butterfly's happy place.

    What lovely things thrive in a memory found in the back garden
    Billy boots were her favourite footwear
    and oh how she loved to lollygag through the meadow
    picking wildflowers for her mother ...

  • Art Happy Girls "Charlotte"

    18" - 29"

    SOLD

    Is there even a name for this old fashioned girl?
    Feeling tired but energized, sore but stabilized, grumpy at times,
    but otherwise content with her birds and ribbons she was just … plain … happy …

  • Art Happy Girls "Kath"

    18" - 29"

    925

    I think I know, yet
    knowing was my mothers gift
    She taught me when my womb
    was not yet ripe

    Why apples are best eaten crisp
    how soft ones are most excellent in pies and
    where she placed her finger tips for the prettiest crusts ...

  • Art Happy Girls "Wendy"

    17" - 29"

    925

  • Art Happy Girls "Our Father"

    18" - 29"

    925

    They felt secure, happy, loved, mischievous at times, into bits of trouble here are there, all part of growing up. Father was part of growing up too. He was their rock, their safe place, their happy place. He held them as babes and would carry them through life ...

  • From the series Conversations From the Wood "When She Was Six

    30" - 40"

    3200

    She had so many questions to ask like winged creatures 
with their multicoloured tapestries and she asked:
 if all the monarchs died, who would care for the milk weed...

  • From the series Conversations From the Wood "Her Observations"

    16" - 36"

    1800

    From the series Conversations From The Wood...
    Acrylic on Mylar

    She took one step into the August meadow.
    wildflowers, anything but perfect
    perfectly wild and free.

    Goldenrod, like towering guards
    kept watch over all.
    Prickly thistles wore soft magenta hats.
    Fashion conscious Lily wore a black and orange fascinator.
    Anne dressed in antique lace fit for a queen.
    And Susan? No amount of lace would hide her black eye!

    In her haven displaying gems
    of every shade, woman played a song
    to late afternoon while seeds floated
    in a warm and tender breeze ...

  • Her Observations

    Showing framed in light bronze

    Dyptich: His and Her Observation $3900

  • His Observations

    Showing framed in light bronze Frame

  • His Observations

    18-42"

    2400 Framed

    From the series Conversations From The Wood...
    Acrylic on Mylar

  • Boy And Beast

    18" - 18"

    850

    Acrylic on Mylar and canvas

    They used to meet in the wood, meet eye to eye, meetings not of the minds but of the spirit. An understanding of sorts. Out of the ordinary. Extraordinary it was.

  • Patience

    12" - 40"

    1250

    And he stood still for as long as it took and bird made a study nest ...

  • Lessons My Father Taught Me

    23-38”

    2900

    From the series Conversations From The Wood...
    Acrylic on Mylar and canvas framed

    One night, time seemed to stand
    still

    just beyond twilight, fireflies golden glow
    sparked a time to sing
    a song for the ancestors
    grey wolf knows so well
    such haunting beauty in nights'
    first howl

    it stirred her body yet left it still