Thursday, February 17, 2022

Eyes Wide Open


Eyes Wide Open




From the Sketchbook

Monday, September 6, 2021

Mark Hamill Challenge

Too Funny! 

Sometimes being spontaneous in the morning can breath a bit of humor into what is now our chaotic world.


Being the goofball that I am, I posted on Mark Hamill's twitter feed after reading this article on TMZ,....

Mae the Forth be with you! 

Support local and living artisan's.....

Ummm...because those who have passed on don't need the $.

Love and Hugs from the Studio in the Hood'!! 


Monday, February 22, 2021

Time to take control of my content.....H#!! Yes!


It's time to own/reclaim my content.  Time to take control of ME and my words, my stories
and my lifelong passion of ART. 
BIGGER SIGH....sniffle.....😒

It's sad when you use social media to showcase your art, your words, your talents...
THEN you read the fine print.  Whatever you post no longer belongs to you.  
Say What? belongs to the platform where you post your words, your life
experiences, your art, your music.....your soul.

I am taking control of my life, my words, my stories and my art. πŸ’ͺ

Watch out World. PEN is crawling out from under her rock.  
Yeah..... PEN is a Gal on a mission. 

Get out of her way if you see her in your rearview mirror or your headlamp at night.

Love and Hugs from the Studio in the Hood'.
#SoKno #CopyrightPENStudio #BuyerBeware

I See YOU! 
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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

ART Blart! - Homemade Gesso

As an Artist I am always looking for cheapo alternatives for art supplies.  Today I ran across this recipe for homemade gesso.

You will need:

- water
- PVA glue
- talcum powder
- any old mixing bowl
- stirrer
- dedicated paint brush (e.i., exclusive to your gesso recipe only)


1.) Mix 3 parts water and 2 parts PVA or white glue. Make sure it is just the right consistency, not too watery.

2.) Add talcum powder until it becomes like a batter. Added more water and glue if there is too much powder until you achieve the ideal mix.

3.) Evenly apply your homemade gesso to your support (e.g., board, canvas).

4.) Leave it to dry overnight. If you're in a hurry, use a hair dryer.

5.) When it's dry enough, sand the surface.

Check out her page to read her notes.

Thanks for visiting the Studio in the woods at the Foothills of the Great Smokey Mountains.

♥ XOXO ♥ P.E.N. :)

Thursday, August 11, 2016

I will meet you on the colorful other side.........

I will meet you on the colorful other side.........

Have you ever stood in the ocean and watched a huge wave coming towards you?
You know its going to hit you. You see it coming. You can turn and spread your arms out, body surf and let it take you to shore.

But, stand there in shock. You can't move. You know what's going to happen yet you are paralyzed. The slow motion action camera kicks in.......then the panic sets in.

You are hit full on. Whipped up in the current. You can't breathe. You are rolled helplessly through the barreling surf towards shore. Rolled over and over in the surf towards shore swallowing water. 

You feel your knees and elbows hit the sand and you know what those red whelps with scraps feel like.......  They feel like you have just hit the asphalt on that first bike ride.  Then,..... and now....your are in shock.  You are washed up on the shore. Like a rag doll.  Confused....almost lifeless.  Your body aches. You are breathless and gasping for air. You are blinded by the sand and salt in you eyes. Your tears can't wash the pain away.

Yesterday was that day for me. (July 27, 2016)
How many times have you walked into a room full of people and you will see the charismatic, the boisterous people garnering attention? step back and focus, and really take in the room. You will notice that there is someone sitting in the corner. peace with herself.

She has so many people fluttering around her like butterflies. They softly touch her hand, smile and walk away. Only to return. She sits. They hug her and whisper in her ear. She smiles. They walk by and softly touch her hair. They fly by and light on her like a bee. Like a moth to the lights at night. She sits. Quietly, gentile....majestically. She doesn't know that she is the queen bee. She doesn't care. She is just.......PURE LOVE personified.

She will tell you that you are precious to her. She will teach you how to love your family and you will in turn teach your children to love unconditionally too. She will show the world that love begins and ends with faith in the Lord, honesty, integrity, perseverance and dedication to your family and friends.

You are attracted to her. Her eyes light the darkest night when she sees you. Her smiles wash away the worlds worries. Her hugs comfort you. Just knowing that she loves you is enough to get you through the most difficult and darkest times in life.

She will not falter in times of trouble. She will be there for you.

She is the flower that attracts love.

She is my Aunt.

She is resting peacefully in the loving and comforting arms of Jesus Christ.

I pray that when I grow up I can be an example of true love for everything in this, friends, a place of worship, Our Lord Jesus Christ, the earth that she toiled, the plants, the animals, the air that she breathed.

From afar I have watched you teach your family love. I have watched them love you in every way possible. You built a kingdom of love and grace around with your love and kindness.

She is a flower. A gift to this earth. A blessing to this world in times of discourse and turmoil. An example of kindness. generosity and forgiveness.

May we all strive to be the beautiful butterfly in the corner.
The Flower that is Love.

You lived a long and beautiful life. You are loved and cherished by many. Aunt Maurine I will meet you on the other side.

I love you My Sweet Aunt.

Love from the hood' to the backroads in Upper East TN 
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   Grammar Trolls and English Professors please move on.  I am an artist.  I paint, create and type from the HEART.  ♥

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Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy 240th Birthday America!

Peace, Love and Harmony in the U.S.A.

Homegrown and handmade in the Hood'.  A collaboration between Doris and Daughter to celebrate the 240th Birthday of the United States of America.

God Bless America.
Peace, Love and Harmony in the U.S.A. Needs a new forever home.  Godspeed.

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