Monday, June 29, 2009

Wonderful living


Hey yall,
Today I had the pleasure of visiting an old friend who just had a new baby a few weeks ago. It's always a nice change of pace in my schedule when I have the chance to do something like this during a weekday. I was very excited and nervous about the visit because one of my gifts was a custom painting I did of her and her husband from their maternity photos. I decided to name the painting Wonder because they chose not to find out the sex of their baby until it arrived. This was truly a foreign concept to me, being a control freak and all, because I 'had' to know the sex of my babies so I could begin preparing. I'm a planner, very organized, sometimes anal about being on top of things. Until their pregnancy, I'd never known anyone personally who decided not to know. That would drive me insane! I believe this is a fine example of trusting in God's decision and living at peace with it, period. NO ifs, ands or buts about it. They prayed for a healthy and happy baby and they've gotten just that with their adorable little girl. I strive to be at that level of faith one day, but for now it's baby steps to wonderful living!

Much love,
Renecia


WONDER - private collector.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Path to a more fulfilled life


Hey Yall,
The past couple of weeks have been crazy! It's funny how alot of times I pray for change in my life, but then when it shows up I am afraid to step out of my comfort zone and embrace it. Change comes suddenly when things seem so off the 'right' path. Change never appears in the package I imagined or at the time I requested, but 'coincidently' things seem to fall in place. I've come to know that's a real way to tell if it's God sent.

Right now I am reminded of my painting titled, Path which depicts my walk in life through rough spots, good times, confusing times, moments of clarity, etc. This year, 2009 has definitely proved to be a time of change in my/our life. I'm sure I will have much more to tell you soon! Please keep me and my fam in your prayers.

Much love to you all,
Renecia

PATH in Artist's Private collection.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Celebrate you


Hey yall,
I love "me" time. Things are always so hectic, but I love to wind down and just chill and take out time to celebrate myself. Today I'll be treating myself to a facial. Do yourself a favor and have a special treat to celebrate you, just because this weekend! I'm sure you deserve it, I know I do.

This painting, U.S. Baby was created back in 2006 as a self portrait of me as a baby and in honor of my dad who was in the army when I was born. 1968 was a good year!

Much love to you all,
Renecia

U.S. BABY in Artist's Private collection.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Soulfully speakin


Hey yall,
Today I feel weathered. For a good part of my life I've wondered why people, many I don't even know well, seem to take to me so easy. They confide in me. And alot of times its things that really affect me deeply. I've been told I am a "clearing". Lol! Lucky me. (sarcasm) Sometimes I feel more like a "dump". I need God to shine on my spirit and this painting, Sitting Beauty is a reflection of my mood.

May your day be filled with joy and laughter!

Much love
Renecia

SITTING BEAUTY in Artist's Private collection.

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Monday, June 08, 2009

I Believe


Hey Yall,
I had a great experience this weekend! On Saturday my family had the opportunity to participate in our cousin, Kathy Taylor's (national recording artist) video shoot for her single titled, I Believe from her latest cd, The Worship Experience. We had a wonderful time— it was nice hanging out with our extended fam, the weather was beautiful, the location was perfect and the food was delicious. Kathy was gorgeous and on point as always with her style and grace. I am so very proud of her and despite her many accomplishments, she remains the same down- to-earth and funny person she's always been. I believe my cousin is destined for even greater things than we all can imagine! She is truly gifted and deserves all that God has prepared for her!

Much love,
Renecia
aka Re-Re

P.S. - For those of you interested in getting her latest cd it can be purchased on-line at http://www.kathytaylorlive.com/ or at your local Wal-Mart.

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Thursday, June 04, 2009

Read or Read?



Hey yall,
I think its funny how one word can be spelled the same but have different grammatical tenses. Yeah ok that's another one of those quirky parts of my personality. I think of weird things like that. This is a painting, titled READ I did based on that thought. So is it read or read?

Much love,
Renecia

READ in Artist's Private Collection.

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Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Inspiration is the brains perspiration


Hey yall,
Sometimes its really hard to get inspired or 'in the zone' to be creative. But when I do, watch out!
When inspiration strikes me, its like perspiration popping off an athlete during an extensive workout. It ain't no stopping it when I get warmed up!

Much love,
Renecia

Warmth is SOLD.

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Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Grandmother's are a blessing!


Hey yall,
Today I had the chance to hang out with my grandmother. She is such a character. At almost 83 years old some of the things she says and does truly amaze me. I hope to be as great a grandmother to my grandchildren as she's been. No matter what I've been through-- good or bad she's always been one of my biggest fans. I do have to admit though that I believe she was the creator of 'tough love' but with her I know its always done from the heart. I'd like to post the pin she 'commissioned' me to do for her when she attended her first showing of my work. Unfortunately I don't have a photo of the back of the pin, but it is a tree, like the tree of life, the family tree, that has roots that run deep. That is my grandmother, she is deep, the lifeline that holds our family together. I don't know where my life would be without that woman! I am grateful!!! I think everyone should have a grandmother as great as mine.

Much love to you all,
Renecia

Big Mama
is SOLD.

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Monday, June 01, 2009

Stylin' and Profilin'



Hey yall,
Thank you so much for your patience while waiting for my website updates. I am excited about the changes we made and the selection of art I have available. I almost fired my web designer, my husband Alex as we both were frustrated at one point when things weren't working out on the site as I had imagined in my head, but we worked it all out. Lol! And thank God! Anyway, the final look is more streamlined. On the site you'll find a few older paintings that are still awaiting new homes mixed in with some really great new pieces. I think I've finally found a style that is exclusively me and I'm lovin it. As you know, I am really into textures and bold colors, but I have taken that to another level with my new work being more 3-dimensional. The photos just doesn't do them justice. You have to see them personally to fully appreciate all that I've put into my new style!

Much love,
Renecia
aka Re-Re, Re

It's Ur World is for sale.
30"h x 30"w x .75"d
Mixed media on canvas
$450

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