Thursday, September 12, 2013

Speaking of Dreams

Thank you everyone!
I truly appreciate the support, love and words of encouragement you guys gave me on the news of my being published.  It is so nice to cross a Life Goal off the was a dream come true....a small, but important step forward for me and my art :)

Though it was a nice wave to ride for a while,'s time to get cracking again....heehee!

I wanted to show you a piece I just finished inspired by all the strong, amazing Tribal Girls painted by my dear friend Micki Wilde in her new art course, Wilde and Free (clever, eh?)

I have to be honest, I had never done any tribal/native-feel paintings before...and I was afraid I wouldn't get the "right" look.
Micki makes it look so effortless and gives you so many ideas, references and videos of her own to drool over (you can see the finished products on her blog or in her Etsy store now)....that it makes you just want to go "wilde" ;P

8x10 Mixed Media on canvas panel
I knew I needed to incorporate a dragonfly, which has served as my totem animal for a long, long time.  It represents the Guardian of the DreamWorld and can warn of illusions.  I wanted this girl to be looking toward her dreams....and be ready follow them :)
Micki really knows how to stoke the creative flame.  I see more tribal girls in my future!
Thanks so much for checking in on me.  With blogging starting to fall out of favor, your choice to visit me here speaks volumes!
Now go chase some of your own dreams!


Magaly Guerrero said...

WoooHooo! I just learned about the being published bit, what a wonderful thing dear Cameron. I'm doing a happy dance for you!

Micki Wilde said...

She is so awesome Cam, you have some seriously good painty skills my friend!! I hope to see more tribal loving girlies from you she is gorgeous x x

Lisa Graham said...

She's so elegant and her expression is beautiful. Nice work Cam! Micki IS amazing.

Do you think blogging is really going away?

Magic Love Crow said...

She is stunning!! Well done ;o)

Debi said...

Magnificent creative heart! I love dragonflies! I didn't know blogging is going out ? Never was a trendy gal! lol. Huge Hugs! xoDebi

Fallingladies said...

She's wonderful, that looks like a really fun class! And dragonflies are one of my favorites as well so there's just nothing not to love about this!

Carmen Wing said...

I had noticed a lot of my favourite bloggers either turning off comments or migrating to facebook - it makes me sad. I love my little blog and can't imagine giving it up. You're stuck with me all the time you are blogging Cam, I may be late getting here but I'll get here :)

As for your tribal lady - she's beautiful. She has such a peaceful wisdom about her. Gorgeous.

Kyra Wilson said...

Really lovely work! I've been seeing dragonflies everywhere lately!

Laura S Reading said...

Congratulations on being published, on in one of the GREAT magazines!

This time of year puts me more in a native frame of mind.
Your women is beautiful and I especially like that she is not heavier, as many native American women are portrayed.

Teacup Mosaics said...

Congrats on such exciting news!!! Your tribal girl is stunning you have definitely captured her "looking toward the future". OK now you have to "clue" me in, blogging out of fashion, I have been very absent what have I missed:)
Keep painting and creating, you always have something fabulous to show us.

Tammie Lee said...

this turned out wonderful. I look forward to starting this course!

Rachel said...

She's gorgeous. I love the all the colours you've used, it really is beautiful.

I've been trying to make a dream catcher, already had to unravel it a couple of times, will get it eventually though! :-)

Erin K said...

I've ordered my copy. ;) I tried to find the issue in my local bookstore, but they only carried Somerset Studio...but I just HAD to have a copy! Maybe you could sign it for me one day. ;p

I love your Native girl, Cam! She's such a beauty with all that dark hair. And the Dragonfly dream catcher is amazing. My mum loves them too. <3

Oh ho...sounds like your on to something else in your plans for your art. ^_^ I can't imagine blogging going out of's been one of the greatest communities I have ever had the privlage of knowing. I hope it makes a strong comeback.

Šolanje na domu-Waldorf said...

Fabulous painting! I love the dream catcher. :)

Kristin said...

Hi Mama!! I agree - I love her! LOVE the colors and her determined expression. And the dragonfly looks iridescent. Such a beautiful piece from a beautiful soul, xoxo

Kristin said...

Hi Mama!! I agree - I love her! LOVE the colors and her determined expression. And the dragonfly looks iridescent. Such a beautiful piece from a beautiful soul, xoxo

Kristin said...

Oh! And yes I will come when we can! Still figuring it all out - BUT I DO love it! REALLY really do!
And I've been thinking about your comment ever since I read it - do you think blogging is going away? I thought it was just me but with FB and Instagram being so easy . . . I think you're right! Hmmm, I need to get my UTUBE on . . . oxoxo

miruspeg said...

Your work is amazing Cam! Truly amazing, love the attention to detail.
My totem is the dolphin and I feel so fortunate to have swum with many of them in the open ocean back in 2010.
Keep following your dream my talented friend.
Namaste, love and hugs.
Peggy ♥♥

Jennifer Michelle said...

This is so beautiful and so DIFFERENT. You really captured a proud look in her eyes, she is stunning!

Anne Manda said...

Lovely piece, she looks hopeful and determined! Beautiful colors! <3

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