Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Off to do some final holiday shopping. Need to get things in the mail.
The kids have the week before xmas off of school. I think I'm going to have my grand daughter and a couple of her friends for the day to make ornaments and cookies....give them a break from daycare mayhem. May have bitten off more than I can chew, but I guess it is just for one day. Little girls are so darned cute!
We've had snow on the ground for over a week now. Very unusual for my part of the world. Makes it feel like Christmas. But I must admit I'm ready to ditch the heavy coat. Not big on the heavy duty winter stuff.
Oh, and we bought a new coffee grinder. A Breville. Bought it from some place in Seattle. They do these really cool online demos which made it easier to buy. Wow, our coffee really rocks now! We've also discovered there are lots of little coffee roaster establishments in the area. Who knew? So the next big purchase will be a new coffee maker....ours is an antique. I'm gonna feel kinda sad not going to Starbucks any more.....I'm gonna miss those breakfast sandwiches. Guess I could learn to make my own, now that is a novel concept!
Well, I'm giving myself the "make a change" award today. I don't think I've ever had so much to say on my blog.
What's up with you?
Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
My husband is now making my cradled boards. He's doing a great job and I'll soon have enough panels to last me quite sometime.
Do you paint large? Got any suggestions for the learning curve besides of course needing more paint, more medium and larger brushes........
I'm using Golden Open Acrylics along with Open Medium. But still getting things to REALLY blend takes a bit of getting used to on a bigger scale. I've been working on 16 x 16 and wouldn't have thought 24 x 24 would make that big of a difference.......maybe it is all just in my head.
Started these two yesterday.....
Sunday, November 06, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Sunday, October 09, 2011
|16 x 16 acrylic on canvas board|
Thursday, September 29, 2011
I did a life changing thing the other day.
I looked long and hard at a painting I'd been working on. Decided (finally) that no matter what I did, I would never be happy with it.
So I picked up the paint and did an a'la Jackson Pollock on it. Covered it all over. Came back the next morning and discovered I really liked what I did and saw so much possibility, different things I could do to it.......it was an
I have never been the type to put a canvas aside and come back months later to finally figure out what it needs. Basically I start a painting and stay with it until I'm satisfied that it is finished. But this radical move was new territory for me and it was refreshing!!!!!
Tell me about your processes?
Monday, September 26, 2011
Saturday, September 24, 2011
First up is Five Fishes. I'm still puttering about with this one and it feels boring to me so I think we're gonna let it simmer a bit and see what crops up. I added quite a bit, but it still isn't there.....where ever "there" is.
And next is Forest Fire. I've been working on this one for a couple of weeks now off and on. Finally this morning it seemed to come together. Recently my husband and I drove thorough a nearby mountain area that had been through a forest fire. It was a cool and misty day. Everything hung in a fog and seemed like a place for dreams and discovery.
Please feel free to comment. Good or bad, I like to know what you think.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Monday, September 05, 2011
Thursday, September 01, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Not yet complete......I think....
|acrylic and ink on 16 x 16 canvas board|
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Today I sat down in the studio and just painted. Didn't over think. Didn't ruminate. Just relaxed and let it flow. What a pleasure......I'm wanting to get into that grove more often....working on it.
|16 x 16 acrylic on canvas board|
Saturday, August 20, 2011
I seem to be on a roll....so started this one. I'm officially calling it "throw everything at it and see what happens".......not a huge success (in my opinion, but what do I know?). Tell me what you think.....
Friday, August 19, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Saturday, August 13, 2011
I go through moments of procrastination, challenge, hope, anxiety and joy. Hard to believe that painting can be such a complete and total emotional roller coaster ride for me.....oh yea, did I mention anger, angst, resignation, more hope and joy......
and then, of course, no post would be complete without a quick pic of the ever wonderful Miss Iris.....check out those teeth !!!!
Monday, August 01, 2011
Apifera Farm is located in Oregon and Katherine Dunn and Pino the Donkey are the ring leaders of a bunch of wonderful characters and one sweet man. If you've never been to Apifera Farm you don't know what you're missing. Find Katherine and Pino here .
You can find out more about the Prayer Flag Project
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
What are your earliest memories of creativity? How old were you? What was the triggering event, person, whatever?
So this box above originally housed a block of Velveeta cheese (man cave cooking at his finest). I nearly threw it out. But as my fingers touched the cardboard it was a flood of memories that met me. All the way back to probably around six years old. I remember being at my grandmothers house (I lived with her about 3/4 time) and holding an empty oatmeal box. You know the one with that cheerful man on the front! Oh that box was so cool and I can remember thinking that there MUST be some really rockin' thing I could do with that box. Wow, a blast of memory about creativity......There was a lot of fertile ground in me back then......
So. I'm not going to throw this box out. I don't know if I'll actually do something with it or not, but I do know that it will occupy a special place in my studio as a reminder that I am creative and fertile and full of possibility.
What about you? I'd love to hear about your creative beginnings.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
When was the last time you got such a cute easter basket. My granddaughter Iris is six, I think she'll be a happy girl. A bike bell, butterfly bath fizzie, sunglasses, hello kitty pez, barbie toothbrush, and of course chocolate! I used tulle instead of that grass that the cat eats and throws up in front of the dinner guests. Instead there will be glitter everywhere...a reasonable trade off don't you think?
The garden is in full on grow mode. I noticed barn swallows for the first time yesterday. Even the little lizards are out and around.
How goes it in your world?
Friday, April 15, 2011
Back to Annette, she's the most industrious person I know. Aside from making tons of cool stuff her main focus is jewelry made from colored pencils. They seem to be pretty popular. You should go on over to her website and check her out !!