Major Blog Change

•March 7, 2011 • Leave a Comment

If you’ve been following this art blog as a subscriber or have bookmarked it, there’s a major change to the blog. I have a new address http://www.shibuistudio.com/blog/ … the new blog is now integrated into the website. This allows me to have greater control in managing the website and blog. And, it makes it easier for you!

To subscribe to the new blog http://www.shibuistudio.com/?feed=rss

By the end of this week, I will permanently delete this old blog. I have already imported all the previous posts, pages, comments and images into the new blog so nothing is lost. It’s just the address and look/feel that has changed.

Thanks for your ongoing support of my art.

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Winter Sanctuary

•March 6, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Winter in her soul, she stands quietly enchanted by a small bird resting in her hand. Poised with the grace of a noble heart, she listens and speaks softly to the delightful songbird. She has created a sanctuary of beauty for her muse.

winter in her soul
grace fluttering in motion
a sanctuary

— genece hamby, digital illustrator and painter

Mindful Beauty

•February 27, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Painted today … in a quiet place.

a mindful beauty
captivated by stillness
succumbs to quiet

— genece hamby, digital illustrations and paintings

Ocean View

•February 24, 2011 • Leave a Comment

I would love living with an ocean view … perhaps not quite as minimalistic as this island scene of palms along the shore.

natural sculptures
shape along the ocean’s edge
with a perfect view

— genece hamby, digital illustrations and paintings

Cherry Sky

•February 23, 2011 • 1 Comment

Rarely do I know what I’m going to paint when I get started. Even in the early stages of the painting, I am often surprised at the direction my hand takes like in this painting of a cherry blossom tree against a cherry sky. It’s the most magical element of the creative process for me … the element of surprise:

at the valley edge
old wisdom yields to the wind
of a cherry sky

— genece hamby, digital illustrations and paintings

Rugged Faceoff

•February 20, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Though  sandy beaches are fine, I much prefer a shoreline covered in cold and hard slate … big boulders forced into shape, being slapped by high waves.

slate gray, cold and hard
pebbles as bright as sea spray
like a grudging truce

— genece hamby, digital illustrations and paintings

Valentine’s Day

•February 9, 2011 • 1 Comment

Though Valentine’s Day is next Monday, I wanted to illustrate and paint an e-Valentine card to celebrate love and offer it to you as a gift. It’s not meant so much for romantic love, this e-Valentine is symbolic of all kinds of love. Feel free to download and use it to send someone you care about. I only ask that you keep my info at the bottom in tact.

Valentine’s Day has always been a special day … not because of what it stands for most people. It was my Mother’s birthday who passed away last June. She genuinely was a beautiful Valentine with a pure and innocent heart. I know she would love this e-Valentine and what I’m doing with it. Joy and blessings, Genece

Love is an affair of the heart … may you always rise up in love.

— genece hamby, digital illustrator and painter