Monday, January 31, 2011
The weekend flew by yet again. Why is that? :( Makes me so sad because I just LOVE being home, painting and playing around .
I am debating selling my home in the spring...it makes me so sad because I've worked so hard in this life to build up to the home I have right now and I love it. Maybe it won't happen but at this point, in my heart, it seems inevitable that changes are coming. Perhaps it's time to embrace them?
have a great week everyone!
Sunday, January 30, 2011
I took a little time this morning to paint up the 'not amused' girl I had sketched previously this week. Ya know, after trying to paint sweet, angelic faces it was very fun and challenging to paint a different look :)
Here is a close-up.
I also did a little something in my smaller art journal. I adhered some colored papers to the pages and this face kind of appeared so I went with it. Some days are hard and lately I've been worrying about so many things and I TRY to keep telling myself NOT to worry and trust that everything will work out the way it's meant to.
Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend, mine is flying by much, MUCH too fast!
It's my little grandson's birthday today. He is 4. Happy Birthday big boy!! Grandma loves you!
Friday, January 28, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
This is just a sketch in my larger art journal and I manipulated the color and added text. She looked so angry when I set out to make her look sexy. haha I was also very disappointed in some news I received last night so I think my subconscious artist took over?
This is thinned down acrylics on watercolor paper. I did this prior to the news....she's at peace it seems. Funny how our moods reflect our artwork isn't it?
Oh well, today's a new day and life is good! Only a couple more mortgage payments until SPRING and we all know how quickly they come around, right? Yippeee!! I'm ready for it!
Sunday, January 23, 2011
It's 2:47 pm and I'm still in my jammies! But I just ended up having too much fun painting this one. It's larger than most for me. 16 x 20 :) My plan was to just create a background on the canvas and then go back to it later but as most of you know, it's sometimes hard to walk away when you're in the groove. haha
I'm heading to the shower now, I'd die if anyone were to stop in to visit!
Hope you're all enjoying your weekend!
Thursday, January 20, 2011
I tried to do this one with almost ALL watersoluble crayons but have to admit, I added a couple touches of white and gold. It was a good challenge for me though :) She's loaded with busy 'extras' and covered with beeswax too. This album (journal) is almost complete and I think it will be so fun to put it away and take it out in a few years and look at it again. I often wonder how these will hold up over the years and where it will end up when I'm gone. I would hope one of my children or grandchildren would keep it and never toss it in the 'she's gone now, we can throw it' pile :)
The first of the year, you may remember, I mentioned I was going to try the Paleo diet. I've come to realize it really isn't a diet, but rather a new way of eating and I.LOVE.IT.!! I feel SO good! No longer bloated, no stomach issues, less joint paint, sleep better and I've also dropped 5 lbs.
I'll continue to eat this way and keep you updated as to how it's going.
I'm off to an art auction tonight. Those are always fun!!
Saturday, January 15, 2011
I finished the large mailbox for SewBatik. The employees are chipping in as a gift to the owners. Oh my, they make beautiful fabric! I tried to create the look, but it was time consuming and difficult. Oh well...it. is. done. :)
Then I painted up this 11 x 14 canvas on Saturday. When my middle son spends the weekend, he usually crashes on my sofa so, in order not to wake him up too early, I go to the basement and paint a little. I found this angel quote last week and knew I wanted to paint something to go with it. "Each of us are angels with only one wing, to fly we need only embrace each other"
Yesterday, Ryan spent the night again so yep.......off to the basement to play. This is a 6 x 14 plaque. "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams, live the life you have imagined'
I love that quote!!
My oldest son, Derek, spent his Sunday fighting a local fire :( He is a volunteer fireman and I'm so proud of him. My Dad and uncles were firemen, my ex was one and 2 of my sons. In these small towns, it's all based on volunteer work so these guys get nothing in return for what they do. Only our admiration and respect and it's the least we can do♥
Have a wonderful week!
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
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!
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.