Monday, January 2, 2012

francis ~ watercolors, gouache, and oil pastels on old paper - approx. 2 1/2" x 4 1/2"

what, what? 2012 you say?!!

i'm feeling as quiet as francis here, but there are a couple of things that i want to say...

the first is "thank you" for your love and support this past year. thank you for your comments and questions, the inspiration, and the laughter - which is more valuable to me than even art supplies or new books! from the bottom of my heart i say thank you for being who you are and sharing yourselves with me.

the other thing that i want to say is that i wish you all a positively brilliant 2012.

if i may be so bold as to say so,

this is the time to let our

heart lights




  1. Lynne, I hope 2012 brings you great health and happiness. Thank YOU for sharing all you do. XOXO

  2. lynne, the colors are so magnetic - so much drawing in the viewer. francis is of the surface and off the surface - ethereal and terrestrial. the eye, viewers right, is somewhere inside the page space - a layer between the tissues is you will. a pilgrim in a new land. i like all the different fonts/styles and size. the name also suggests that francis might be a androgyny...the new being. strong start for the year. bravo

  3. Well Francis and Lynne (and all of your other girls)...
    Wishing you many wonders in the year ahead and of course much health and happiness!

    Jacky xox

  4. i feel quiet now too i'll only say that francis looks lovely and i hope you have a dreamy new year :)

  5. Francis is very ethereal and almost transparent....I love her.

    I'm new to your blog and I look forward to seeing much more of your art in 2012.

  6. Francis looks to me like she's tuned in to a different channel! She has no interest in some of the silliness that goes on in this world and so she has taken her ears off so she doesn't have to listen.

    Yes wishing you the same brilliant, shining new year where we all follow our he-arts.

    With gratitude for you lovely self and your lovely blog!!

    (the word verification is "bother"! Ha!

  7. Such a pleasure reading your blog and looking into the eyes of your portraits. Happiness and love to you in 2012.

  8. I always feel blessed when I visit your posts with your lovely ladies!! Happy Happy Happy New Year! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

  9. pure love and light .. that's you .

  10. right back at you. hello francis.
    love to you (not francis...well, OK, him too)
    xxooxx colette

  11. Lynne, I don't always comment but I wanted you to know that I read and appreciate every single one of your luscious blog and tumblr posts. You are truly an inspiration. Happy New Year.

  12. Shine on, shine on heart lights - like the Moon on the rise! xxoo, sus

  13. francis is.....very delicate, a gentle soul. I am really enjoying the way your work is travelling. Thank YOU for your beautiful generous spirit. Hope your New Year is full of joy, good health and creativity. ox

  14. And thank you.
    Love coming over here often.
    Happy days and weeks and years.

  15. Thank you for your wonderful blog & your gorgeous, intriguing ladies. You are an inspiration. Hope your new year is filled with many creative moments - and good health and good cheer! Happy 2012!

  16. Thankyou for YOUR heartlight shining Lynne and for sharing your lovely pictures here. I look forward to seeing more of your work in 2012!
    Jess x

  17. heart lights...that's brilliant and yours shine so bright xxxx

  18. dear one,
    may you walk in light, fulfillment and mindful beauty.
    may you know a brave heart, a healthy body, may laughter be your chosen language and love be your true compass for the brightest new year!
    your beauty lifts me.

  19. thank you Lynne for being a shining light in the blogger world - I would like Francis for a friend - it's that look of course - dreamy!! May you have many creative adventures in 2012

  20. ok, words are not my favorite way of expressing myself. After reading all these wonderful comments with words such as light, brave heart, friend, gorgeous, inspiration, delicate, gentle, etc., i cannot add much after those but this i will say: Lynne, you have made a difference in my life in 2011, a wonderful sort of difference, thank you.
    PS: Please, do not feel obliged to answer my comment, instead go to your delicious little art corner and create!

  21. Thank you for sharing and such beautiful and insightful art.

  22. ooooohhhh and we thank yoooouuuu!! muah.....xoxox
    happiest new year!

  23. You may be quiet but I can hear, see, feel that beautiful heart light of yours shining !
    Happy New Year, Beautiful Friend !

  24. So beautiful.

    i noticed yest i am still writing 2011 on my pages.

  25. Dear Lynne, yeah, what Henrietta said. That's what I want to say. Gosh I wish I could put things into words as well as you and Henrietta and so many others do.

    I heart Francis.

    I was showing off my Lunette to my future daughter in-law tonight and showing her your blog. She loved them both as I do.

  26. Hi Lynne thank u for sharing your work with us its been a wonderful journey one of the highlights of 2011 and there werent many glad to see 2012 arrive and i wish u all good things , my word for the year is contentment so im sure my heart light will shine thank u

    oh and Francis well thinking about her lol

    hugz bev