China Garden… A new National Wildlife Federation Fund Raiser

"China Garden" 8" x 8' Acrylic on Gallery Wrap Canvas   $99.00 www.pameladunmirefineart.com

“China Garden” 8″ x 8′  $99.00
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Some of you may already know but if not…..  I have chosen the National Wildlife Federation as the environmental group that I will be supporting this year.  Being an Abstract Nature Artist and caring deeply for our environment and creatures that rely on it, I have decided that 30% of all sales this year will go to NWF.

I will be posting at least 1 painting per week on this blog.  I charge no tax or S&H to encourage you to support this cause.

China Garden  8″ x 8″ Acrylic on Gallery Wrap Canvas  $99.00  First to comment gets this sweet painting.   Mothers Day is coming……

Earth Day……..all year long.

"Jonquils" 30"x30" Acrylic on Gallery Wrap Canvas www.pameladunmirefineart.com

“Jonquils” 30″x30″ Acrylic on Gallery Wrap Canvas
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Ok, I missed writing a post on Earth Day. I fully meant to…but I was out in my Iris garden. So love when my Irises bloom. They are one of my favorite flowers.

Iris Garden

Iris Garden

Living in the Mountains of Arizona I have to contend with two things when gardening. The scarcity of rain, we are a desert state you know, and Javelina.  If you have never seen one they are wild pig like creatures that roam the state.  Javelina will eat almost any tubular plant but Iris; so I have a lot of Iris. Rain that’s another story. The drought in the Southwest has been long and hard.

Which brings me to global warming and Earth Day…. We are slowly killing our mother Earth. Have you seen California this year? I just got back from a trip there and it has dried up.  People are losing their homes because their water wells have dried up.  Towns are sinking a foot a year in the Central Valley because the underground water tables are depleting and the ground above is sinking.

Much of this is from our dependence on fossil fuels, we are warming the earth and it is drying up folks.  Ok, Ok, you people who live around the Great Lakes and the East Coast will probably differ, you had record snows this year, but 2014 was the hottest year on record.  How about those storms?  Storms have become more violent and more numerous.  Need I go on with the ugly truths.

Being a positive person I look to the future and the remarkable talent of the human race.  We can fix this with the help of science and everyone doing their part.  I for one watch my carbon foot print.  Drive only when I need to, use as little power as I can. I recycle, have a zeroscape landscape I don’t need to water any of my plants because they are all drought tolerant.  I use sustainable products and eat organic foods.

We can all do a part to ensure that our heritage continues and that our children’s children will have a bright future.  Every day is Earth Day.

Where Life Thrives…..Finding Rest and Relaxation.

"Estuary"  24" X 20" acrylic on gallery wrap canvas.   http://www.pameladunmirefineart.com

                                  “Estuary” 24″ X 20″ acrylic on gallery wrap canvas.                                       http://www.pameladunmirefineart.com          CLICK TO WATCH ME PAINT THIS

I have been traveling for a week, one of my favorite places for rest and relaxation is the Central Coast of California.  An old haunting ground, where I worked and played before I moved to the mountains of Arizona.

Now I go back just to rejuvenate. I have a favorite place to stay on the ocean and favorite restaurants that beacon me to eat.  I travel into wine country to visit my favorite vineyard and sip their magical libations.

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Moro Rock

On the way back down the coast I love to stop in the port of Moro Bay where the giant rock (moro) stands in the bay.  It is a rarity to see it without fog, but this trip it was magnificent.

While in Moro Bay I always take time to visit the Estuary.  It is one of the largest preserves on the West Coast.

Moro Bay Estuary

Moro Bay Estuary

When I came home and walked into the studio, I wanted to paint that feeling of total rejuvenation.

I could have chosen Pismo Beach where I look across San Luis Bay to Point Sal, the view from my balcony every morning; Instead, I chose the Estuary.  The smell of sea the taste of salt the pulse of life during high tide. The Majestic White Egrets standing tall in the marsh grasses. That magical mystical place between sea and land where life thrives abundantly.

My new video, is a demo of this painting  click to watch STUDIO VISIT #2  .

The Latest Power App…. is YOU.

"Abstract Study #3" Acrylic on Watercolor paper, 6.5"T X 5"W www.pameladunmirefineart.com

“Abstract Study #3” Acrylic on Watercolor paper, 6.5″T X 5″W
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How many apps do you have on your phone or pad.  They make life easier, and we believe life more successful.  The more apps the better, right?  You look at the successful people in your life and they know how to make things happen, it must be all those apps that give them such power, the slickest of images, the fastest connections, and the most power.

Jonathon Fields in his Good Life Project talks about “The Killer App Is You”. The external stuff is great, but it is so much more… Jonathon emphasizes “Instead of”, “rather than”, “in addition to”.

Instead of buying all those bells and whistles to make you look and sound successful rather than making yourself out as the latest and greatest, in addition to those things, work on your own inner greatness.  Find your strengths, integrity, honesty, and vision; then put those attributes into action.  This is what will make you successful, the latest power app is you.

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