Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Art art and art!!!


                 When you think and feel alone, know that you are not.     There will always be someone to embrace you. Never forget that

ink and acrylic on multimedia 200lb paper 11 x 30

                 

                Be young spirits and enjoy life

A new free style accordion book painting in ink and watercolor on multimedia 200lb paper size 7.5 x 22 

Thursday, October 20, 2011

lovely painting on etsy!


                   Mi isla Puerto Rico te canto una serenata

on etsy!

Hello you guys! First I  want to thank the ladies who left me such wonderful love uplifting comments. It brings a huge smile and warms my heart with joy!!!!
I am better these days painting away like crazy and im loving it!

here are some new paintings!!!!



                   A meditation with tea in the morning




                  friends going to school




                                          Sun shinning on our faces



                                        In the darkness I find my light



                  love that holds me tight




                                              The light that pulls me



                                            A sweet path to healing



                 The new journey




                                                    My world inside



              Shower me with sweet morning glory



                  acceptance

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Im here doing art and loving myself!

These will be all on etsy either today or tomorrow!
There are about 20 of them but I will only post these.

Follow the light
landscape
multimedia 200lb paper


On the 14th of October I was released from the hospital called conquering mental health for deep depression and OCD. I was there for 6 days. I have to say it was scary. I never been in a mental hospital before. And being isolated by the people I love was very difficult. I cried for 4hours. But I knew I had to do it. I was prepared meaning I had a bag full of art supplies and paper. I always carried my supplies with me so that was good. Facing what hurts you the most was very painful. I could no longer avoid like I had in the past. I was good at avoiding my problems. But this time I promised myself that I will face it even if it hurts too much. I won’t be alone. I was prepared to fight. I know that this is personal and I know I am sharing it with all of you because being openly naked is freedom and letting go. And I’m not ashamed of it. I’m only human, a woman with so much love deep inside myself.
The second day was a bit easier for me. I introduced myself to other 20 patients young and old. And they were all wonderful and gifted. It gave me the opportunity to teach art therapy, that was fun. We all talked about our deepest feelings and fears. We cried, we laughed, we got angry, we screamed, we hugged, we talked, we embraced and we respected each other. The nurses and doctors treated us like human beings with kindness. At first I was ashamed of being there thinking how can I possibly be so weak. But I was wrong. I was brave to seek help. I couldn’t do it alone, not this time.

I had suffered from depression ever since I was a little girl. Drawing was an escape to venture through a lightness of being, to explore and channel my feelings. Some feelings I could not understand and so I painted and painted. Releasing felt powerful, to be able to connect and explore a part of me. I knew I had to face something but what, I asked myself. I was too young to comprehend, confused about my surroundings, sensitive, impressionable about the city I grew up in and my home. Being Puerto Rican living in New York City was tough. It taught me that to survive you got to keep going and not give up. There were moments when I did fall and hard but I found the strength to build myself up and keep going. Painting was my survival! It brought me joy, happiness and colors to explode on paper. That was my gift to just paint and share my deep love to the world. As you all know that a lot of paintings are based on children. Deep inside I’m still that little girl in this 40 year old body of mine. I have a young spirit. We artists are all brilliant, incredibly strong and brave. And we should never be afraid to be who we truly are – SPECIAL! And that goes for every single person in here. There light in all of us! Never listen to that part of yourself that says you are not special because you all are.


Missing home 
watercolor acrylic graphite on multimedia 200lb paper 7.5 x 11

Im not afraid
watercolor acrylic graphite on multimedia 200lb paper 7.5 x 11

Friday, October 7, 2011

more lovely illustrations!


Save the world! 
I have to say with what's been going on in the world. It's pretty freaking sad. The selfishness, the unkindness, rudeness, the violence , the domestic violence, the drugs, the ignorance, shallowness, the materialism, lies and more lies, politics. All the bullshit. I can go on but you guys get the idea. All the fear crap and for what?

WHAT HAPPEN TO HONOR, THE LOVE, THE TRUST, FAMILY, MARRIAGES, RELATIONSHIPS, THE HELPING EACH OTHER OUT. 

in watercolor graphite on multimedia 200lb paper 7.5 x 10 .5
 Taking care of our children
                                                         watercolor acrylic graphite on multimedia 200lb paper 7.5 x 10

Animals have rights too love them and take care of them

in watercolor graphite on multimedia 200lb paper 7.5 x 11

Life is treasuring nature's gift, living happy

and embracing it all.
watercolor, acrylic ink on multimedia 200lb paper 7.5 x 11

share the love, bond with kindness and honesty
In watercolor on multimedia 200lb paper 7.5 x 11
If you want to be happy, do what you love and believe it!
Watercolor acrylic on multimedia 200lb paper

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

More quirky art for your heart


Balance your life with the wisdom of a few good women by 

Marsha Karzmer - Las amigas del barrio - Friends from the 
neighborhood

These beautiful new piece are now listed in my etsy shop! 

Done in acrylic, ink, pastel and graphite on stonehenge rag paper 22 x 23
Balance your life with the wisdom of a few good women
by Marsha Karzmer


Everyone is different and special in their own way, embrace yours
This beautiful piece is done in ink, acrylic, pastel and graphite pencil on stonehenge paper
7.5 x 10
Be kind to yourself. Everyone is different and special in their own way, embrace yours!


lets talk about art with french divine glass of red wine

This beautiful piece is done in ink, acrylic, pastel and graphite pencil on stonehenge paper
7.5 x 10.5


love is not logical, is chemical. love each other for the right reasons.

This beautiful piece is done in ink, acrylic, pastel and graphite pencil on stonehenge paper
7.5 x10.5
love doesn't have to be complicated. love is precious. Remember why you both fell in love in the first place. love each other for the right reasons and communication is key. Embrace the spark! When some ask why is it about your partner you love? The answer isn't about his or her hair or how tall thin and handsome but how kind sweet loving, how he listens to you and supportive she or he is!


Friends make you laugh, smile, cry and reflect
This piece is done in acrylic ink acrylic gesso and graphite on stonehenge paper
Size of piece is 10 x 7
Love your friends!


Im different and I love it

This beautiful piece is done in ink, acrylic, pastel and graphite pencil on stonehenge paper 5.5 x 6.5

This lovely piece is one of a kind, just look at that cute face! She is special. She would love to add quirkiness and fun colors to your walls!