Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Charity Auction Donation


Hello everyone.........REMEMBER ME? I feel horrible about how I've been neglecting my blog and my friends' blogs :( I thought as we got older we're supposed to find more time to play but lately it seems there just aren't enough hours in the day to get it all done.

I made this mixed media piece (9 x 12) for a charity auction here next week. The theme this year is 'Kaleidoscope' so I wanted to do something colorful :) It started with watercolor paper, watercolors, acrylics, ink, graphite, antique ledger paper, napkins, regular paper, tissue paper and gel medium. Oh! and some glitter hearts and stars! Then I mounted the paper to a 9 x 12 canvas board and framed it. Whew........lots of stuff and texture too and she turned out pretty cute I think :)

I'm also working on a custom order. A large mailbox and I. AM. STRUGGLING. I already messed up the one they brought me and instead of all the work involved in stripping it and/or sanding it down I went and purchased another one. $23.98! Yeah, this art stuff is not paying well. haha

I just need to get things done, get them out and find some time to play again. I really thought I'd be able to do that after the holidays but so far, not so good. Hopefully soon!

Hope you are all doing well, and I'll try visit your blogs in the next couple of days. Again, I apologize for being absent!
Darla

p.s. I've also challenged myself to try the 365 Project! Here is my page if you'd like to see 11 days of photos so far.

11 comments:

Micki Wilde said...

Hello stranger, nice to hear from you again ;)

I know how you feel, i've been super busy too and my blog(and friends) have been neglected, I seem to just post and run nowadays!!

Hugs

Micki x

Tina Eudora said...

No need to ever apologize Darla, life is complicated and I understand perfectly...
you are always missed when you aren't around but being an artist can be tough work and the art has to come first!
I love the painting and envy the lucky person who is going to own it soon. Take care and I will be watching for your posts...
Tina xo

Silke said...

Hi Darla, so nice to see you again!! Your angel girl is beautiful and I love the text you used. It's a busy life, isn't it?! Good luck with the mailbox - I hope you'll show it on your blog when you are done!! Hugs, Silke

Rona Gregory said...

Aw bless you Darla, it happens to all of us! I am currently blogging, writing, painting a canvas, painting a dining room, skiing and making bags! Ha ha! I think I might blow a fuse soon!

Nice to have you back tho xxx

Manon Doyle said...

Welcome back, Darla!! I was gone also for a bit!! Love the piece you did for charity!! Happy New Year to you!! xoxo

Kelly Berkey said...

hi darla! so love your girl. i'm working 12 hr days right now so i know how you feel. life is busy, but look at the beauty you produced!
hugs and love to you!

Brenda said...

How could we forget you? Lovely piece, looking forward to seeing more of your work.

Diane said...

Darla, I know what you're talking about. It almost seems like I'm busier, but I think it's because I want to try all of these things in my head, but I still have obligations--I'm very scattered. Don't apologize!! We all can relate!
And look what you've done!!!--very cool piece!

JessiVille said...

Hi Darla, Your angel is a beauty! All the layers and colors are so yummy. I too would like to see the mailbox. I hope you share it with us! :)

Jessica <3

Cathy Bueti said...

Darla!!! So excited to see this post! She's back! :) Love this new piece! Great job! The colors are amazing! Hope things calm down for you soon! :)

Flor Larios Art said...

I have the same problem, it is hard to keep up, to many things to so. Beautiful painting!