Thursday, December 24, 2009

My Sister Wrote About She & I on her Blog

Voices in My Big Head
Click on the Voices in my Head link above to see the blog post.

She put into words some of the amazing story she and I have been through in this last wonderful year of our lives. It`s been like nothing I`ve ever experienced. Both of us finding many of our answers to life`s mysteries, and then putting them into practice. It`s been great to have someone to share our experiences with , who understand`s this new way of being.
And art is a major part of the experience. It`s such a great teacher. It`s teaches, self worth, patience, courage, expression, creativity, integrity. It`s a place to be,(in the zone) is what I like to call it. It brings joy and happiness. The colors have just made me so happy, after using mostly historical colors for so many years, which I still like, but I was limiting myself to them. And when Nina came to visit, I was totally open to whatever she had to offer, as she was open to trying to paint in the 1st place, when I asked her about trying art again.I had no resistance, except one point when I thought I couldn`t do it and I wanted to go to bed and quit, and she wouldn`t let me. So many artists work alone, and that`s just been an accepted story, but the movement that seems to be spreading is to make art with others, whether it be in groups, classes, or online groups , friends getting together.
The teachers who teach techniques and share their knowledge are really doing so much more than they will ever know. It`s not a small thing you all are doing when you teach. Planting seeds all over the place that grow into beautiful things and experiences. You have helped my sister and I connect on a level that we might not have gone to if you hadn`t made available the classes you did . I thank you for that. Thank you Nina . I love you.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

I made the News ! Thank you Williamsport Sun Gazette !

Right hand corner of the front of the art section and a small write up with my name in big letters.

Article reads.....
Melanee Herrera`s artwork is on display at Harvest Artisan Cooperative 46.5 W.Fourth St.To see more of Herrera`s art , visit

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Texture Painting -Self Portrait?

I was painting this painting with the idea of the flow coming down from the circle in the upper left hand corner. I had painted it and worked way too many hours on it. But it still wasn`t right. My husband said , just make the next one the way you want it and let it be as is. I hung it and looked at it, and knew for sure it wasn`t right. So I took it back, reworked it and was so pleased with how it came out. I got a thought it should be called Self portrait......I thought how can it be self portrait, what I`m colorful? Nothing like arguing with your source...:-).
I hung it up again but decided I would try the circle in the bottom right corner instead, thinking the drips are falling from the top instead of dripping down. So I`m looking laying down, and my husband is looking too and says, it looks like there`s a person with their arms out,when you tilt your head to the left.
I saw too as he said it. I was so happy , a figure I hadn`t even tried for was there. Then I got the memory of self was me? yes, I recognized it at 1st because I`ve been working out at the gym and looking at the progress of my arms every so often holding my arms out at the sides like the painting. It even flows down to a wide body ,like I have, then goes on to the beautiful circle which I see as my source/God energy which I am connected to .
I saw it as a message of how my source sees me, beautiful , soaring, flying , free, yet connected to it. I was overwhelmed by the experience. What a gift, what an experience . Art =communication.

Friday, December 11, 2009

My ArtWork is in a Gallery! Harvest Gallery Williamsport ,Pa.

Here is my one of my newest collages, inspired by Teesha Moore. 12" x 12" on canvas. It`s at a gallery in downtown Williamsport called Harvest. I`ll have my work there for 3 months. 40 West 4th St.570-321-9900

This is a needle punch rug I designed and made to be framed. All wonderful shades of blues and greens.

A brick wall of some of my work, a set of 4 paintings that I showed on an earlier post here on this blog. And some of the collages.

Inside the Harvest Gallery , getting ready for the show that evening for 1st Friday.This is one of the store owners who makes her own glass beads.

This is another one of the owners who has Williamsport Frame Shop in this gallery.