~ featuring the art of Cia Williford of Briarwood Studio ~

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Ode to a Tree

I've had a life-long love affair with trees. It pains me to see even one cut down. Here's my love letter to trees, an original poem with art. :)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

New Portrait: Someday

Here's my latest portrait, a young elven girl, with a quote that I love. The piece is entitled "Someday".

I think I'll make a plaque out of this one. :)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Dragonfly Fairy

I've been practicing different kinds of faces. Here's a new fairy one: mixed media on paper, entitled "Dragonfly Fairy."

I also want to thank everyone who's been visiting and leaving such lovely comments on my paintings. I truly appreciate the encouragement and support. :)

Monday, March 7, 2011


As the mood strikes, I'm working on a small series called "Super Girls from Fairy Tales" (mixed media collage). The first was Little Red.

Here's the latest: Goldilocks

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Fairies and Missing Unicorns

For the final week of our M3 art class, our artistic influence was Brian Froud, an artist I'm truly fascinated by. It was a bit daunting to be trying to emulate his style and reinterpret it in our own way.

My "fabric" wall hanging turned into a wooden one. And my canvas painting turned into a painting on paper.I seem to have trouble following directions. :)

We were also supposed to paint a fairy with a unicorn. My painting turned into a fairy with a rose. See what I mean about following directions? Heh.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


It's funny how things just pop up. It wasn't until I finished painting this piece, "Books are a Girl's Best Friend," that I realized it was a self-portrait of sorts. Funny how that happened. *grin*

And over in my art class at Tam's place, we are in our final week and, after working on canvas, paper, wood, and now back to canvas, I've made a huge discovery...I HATE working on canvas. The texture just feels all wrong to me now.

Guess I'll be sticking to paper and wood.