Sunday, October 30, 2011

Challenging myself

I have been in such a funk the last few weeks. I'm sure it has sooooooo much to do with summer being over. So I have decided to really fight it. I have picked out some words and I am really hoping to design 9 mini paintings and 9 christmas mini paintings for my open house in December. Wish me luck. here is some inspiration in case you need it.

Friday, October 28, 2011

And the winner is...

You have won a set of my vintage image greeting cards. Thank you for commenting. email me or facebook me your address and I will send them out!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Rain Rain Go Away

Well. I guess I skipped over Tuesday. This week is so crazy but for some reason it still doesn't feel like workl I am beyond happy about that. I think next week will be even crazier but I don't even care. I will get through it because I love teaching and not being stuck in one spot all day. Even at the end of the day when I'm exhausted from teaching or preparing or running the kids all over, it's completely a different kind of exhaustion because I don't have to dread going to work....what I do have to dread is all this stupid rain!! It's gross, This is my happy funky city where it is NOT raining.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday Monday

Still not feeling it today. I had planned on staying the whole day at the studio today but I have too much running around to do and I am now pouting. I have a huge schedule this week and I have , two nursing homes and a couple of extra classes at the studio while trying not to completely ignore my children. tomorrow night I am teaching starry night to middle schoolers. I hope it goes well and I get a few more sign-ups. I did my own version of starry night last year with LaRue and it was the hardest thing I ever did. I hope I can make it easier on them!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sunday morning Blahs!

Early Sunday morning and it's freezing. Not going to create much today I have to tend to the business side of things. (boring) Tomorrow though I can spend the whole day at the studio and catch up on some projects and start some new ones! I can't wait. On the upside, I taught 3 beautiful little girls a painting class on gary here yesterday and they were hysterical and did awesome paintings!

Saturday, October 22, 2011


Well I'm still blogging every day. Don't know if anyone is reading or not but it is giving me some sort of comfort to do it and so I keep on doing it. A couple of weeks ago I started an art journal. I said I would just slap paint around and each page would tell me what it wanted to be. I have never felt so free as an artist before. Absolutely no pressure at all. I love it and I am making my students do it also!! The more the merrier. So I have about 40 pages in different forms of completion. Some are just barely basecoated. Some a little more. But. this little guy is the first completed painting done. I am scanning him to make prints than I am turning him into my first real mixed media piece of work. I am loving this complete process. It has changed my life. I hope you like him.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Time flies

Going crazy not knowing where time has gone. I was so impressed with myself because I was a whole month ahead of my teaching schedule. Well now.. not so much. Monday is my crunch day and I will have to do 4 paintings. AND work on Horace. He is the Peacock. I'm not so angry with him anymore so I gave him a name. Pictures to follow. Here is one of the Nov. projects. Fall flowers. Adapted from a beautiful calendar

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Heart Exchange

I am so excited about this!!! I haven't done an exchange before and I think I already know what I'm going to do!! I hope whoever gets it likes it!

Update my blog design

I would really love to update this blog design..the problem is that I have absolutely no idea how to do it. Help!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

ugh! Not feelin it today

Today is the first day in awhile that I'm not looking forward to going to the studio. I know it's because I can't get a handle on the peacock painting I'm working on. This is one of the days that I'm sure that I'm definitely NOT an artist and should close up the studio before everyone realizes I'm a big faker. Sooooooo I just need to get up off this couch.. Leave this house and just do it already. Although I have been telling myself this for the last hour and here I still am.. I swear I'm going..right after i eat a piece of apple pie.. Then...for real...I'm going... I really hope I have a picture to post this evening of a decently painted peacock. Wish me luck and talent

Thursday, October 13, 2011

What a day!

My Goodness today is crazy crazy crazy!! I had a lesson this morning with Samantha and she always gets me really creative. Although Mr. Peacock isn't turning out the way I want. We will be having a talk about that next week. I got some new pages working in my new art journal (which is completely changing my life). I finished all 3 Alice in wonderland paintings for an upcoming class. I sent emails to the new clients. I even re-opened my etsy shop. Now I will be youtubing for the rest of the day looking for new techniques. I uploaded tons of pics and am updating my blog. Wow! I love when I'm on a roll...but I better have a quick cup of tea so I can keep it up.