and from my heart…..to yours
Or is it just me? Boy, the past 2 weeks has been crazy busy, but I guess, this just comes along with the season I seem to be one that rushes and rushes to get things done at the last minute instead of taking my time and learning to enjoy it more. That’s my goal next year. I’m going to start much, much sooner!
I’ve done a little more pyrography/painting and I’m really getting hooked on it!
Here is a 12 x 16 Pine board that I’ve done for an upcoming charity auction.
I actually sketched and erased so much on the wood that it was throwing me off as far as putting together a new design, so I covered the entire piece with 1” squares of scrapbook paper and then started over. I burned the whole design onto the board and then painted her. The message on the house is from Hebrews 13:2
“Do not neglect hospitality for through it, some have unknowingly entertained angels”
I love that verse!
Here is another, 12 x 12 piece of pine:
I need to seal her and then she’s going to my Etsy store.
Hope everyone is doing ok, sorry I’ve neglected my blog visits and hope that everyone else is so busy they’ve not been able to update much anyway Then I won’t feel like I’ve missed so much!
I’m hoping to get back soon, but if not, MERRY CHRISTMAS to one and all!!
It’s so scary to take a piece that I already really like and put beeswax to it, but I did it and I LOVE the dreamy, hazy look it gave this piece! I’ve been working on this one a little at a time and finally decided to just finish it up! I think I’m the queen of procrastination these days?
Below is an example of what sketching on a ‘low self-esteem’ day can bring out of me I don’t know but lately I swear I see a new wrinkle, a new age spot and more hair in the sink after styling. It’s quite depressing! I’m getting the ‘why even bother!?’ mentality. When I feel bad about myself, I don’t take care of myself very well either. The diet is full of crap, very little healthy, good stuff these days. The worse I treat myself, the worse I feel about it. I see therapy in my near future if I don’t snap out of this and get a grip!
My son’s girlfriend has a very special relationship with her grandmother and wanted to give her a painting for Christmas. My first attempt, actually my first 2 attempts made me so frustrated so I switched to trying a watercolor and I like it much better
Quote: A grandmother is a little bit parent, a little bit teacher and a little bit best friend.
I also painted a friendship painting this morning. I love this quote: Friendship isn’t about who you have known the longest…it’s about who came, and never left your side’
I also painted up a couple of paintings for another order. She only cared for one so I’ll show you that one
This one’s on 8 x 10 canvas. The little girl plays the piano…oh, that’s probably pretty obvious? haha
Anyway, after all my orders are done I think I’ll back away from special orders for awhile, if not forever. It’s much too stressful on me. I enjoy just painting whatever comes to mind so much more than trying to create something that someone else has in their mind, ya know? Make sense?
Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend! Time to hit the shower! I get busy painting and forget the day is moving right along. ha!
After struggling with some custom orders, I just needed to play, to create, to use my imagination with no restrictions, no expectations and no worries. I LOVED it and maybe now I can go and finish the orders
Here is something new…
As some of you may or may not know…I tend to putz around and try to keep things ‘inside the lines’ too much. This was fun, to the let the colors drip and go where they may. See the green leg on the lower right? Maybe I’ll ‘walk away’ from being so anal, this was fun!
Here is a streamer girl…odd, but fun!
Today marks the 30th anniversary of my mother’s passing. It hit me last night that if I went to heaven today to be with her again, I’d be 52 and she’d be the age when she left so she’d be a youngin’ and 8 years my junior. How awkward! ha! Love and miss you Mom!
Have a great weekend filled with color and love and fun!
This year….oh boy, so many things it seems have been tossed at me that I did not expect. I can spend hours, days, weeks trying to make sense of things and I’ve finally realized I can’t.
It’s time to accept and move on, it’s the only healthy thing to do.
Oh boy, this time change thing is so hard on me. I even stayed up a little later last night to make sure I could sleep in this morning but nope! 3:35 a.m. and I was awake and couldn’t fall back to sleep. As all the Norwegians in my area would say, ‘UFFDA!’
Soooo, I watched some youtube. I learned a lot about my Plantar Fasciitis and some exercises to help
I also painted 3 ACEOs.
Here is the first:
I call this one ‘And yet, she dreams’ Notice the grey hair Yes, as old as I’m getting I keep dreaming that someday, somehow I’ll be able to do what I love whenever I want. Wouldn’t that be wonderful? I suppose that’s what retirement is for but I’m not close enough to that just yet. ha!
Here is the next:
This one is called ‘Bracing Myself’
I don’t like winter….nuff said.
This is my little attempt at a Picasso inspired piece. It was actually SO VERY FUN to do! I call this one ‘Rise Above Negativity’ My thought process was the more we believe in ourselves the smaller and more insignificant the negative voices (even our own) will become.
It’s 10:00 am, I’ve been up for 6.5 hours already so it’s either time for a shower or a nap!
Have a great Sunday!
I wanted to do a whimsical little girl mermaid when I found the bubble sticky sequin thingys at Michaels but somehow she turned into a bit of a seductive underwater vixen?
How’s everyone’s week going? Mine has flown by. I’m looking forward to the weekend! My granddaughter competes in the State Cross Country event in Fargo so I’ll head there to watch. She’s doing so great! Proud of you Cailee!!!
Have a great weekend!