Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Fall is the best time of year...

So the scenery was simply amazing. Thanks to Hailey's camera (my battery died as soon as I got to the weekend) and her fabulous skills, I got some breathtaking pictures I will share below. While at Pike's Place I was so tempted to purchase a series of 3 Seattle pics when we decided we could do it ourselves. I will show you what happens! Stay tuned...

One last thought when I should be sleeping. It's amazing when you travel, and return home, how you start to notice the beauty of everything in your own world. The trees are starting to turn here and driving home I noticed the beautiful lit up church steeple by my house.

Friday, October 24, 2008

I'm alive and well...

in Portland/Seattle. Words can't describe how perfect this week has been...record warmth (60's) and plenty of fall colors (granted, more nonstop work than I know what to do with). Still...I am in heaven. I have taken many pictures...big surprise.

I even got a few while landing in Portland of the nighttime skyline. I thought of the picture that Alli now has...the one above labeled "City Lights." I may paint another one of those.

I will leave you with a picture of Portland (not of mine since I don't have my cable).

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Pumpkin path

Every now and then I will start painting a picture that I fall in love with immediately. This is one of them! Usually this is the "ugly stage" of the painting. It's going to be hard for me to part with this one....
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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

i cheat...a little

This is MY NEW FAVORITE TOY. And thanks to Hobby Lobby it was $14 WITH tax. (Yes, I have been visiting daily this week with my 40% off coupon in tow.) I've heard these existed before but I had no idea they were in the isle NEXT to my canvasses.

I know. It could be considered as cheating but I like to think of it as clever. This is one of the little things in life that makes me happy!

Monday, October 13, 2008


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Next up....

I had an idea and then surfed util I found a good picture! This should be cute! I need to get back to painting people and movement.

After today I don't think I am in the right line of work. Lets just say that I may need to start training to be a PLUMBER! I paid one a fortune today. Let's just say I could have bought well over 10 of these canvasses!
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Thursday, October 9, 2008

the beginnings of "girl towers"

It's amazing how paintings look totally different in pictures...and how I can see things I am missing once I post them. I guess this is good for me!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

upholster extraordinaire

I am not sure if I mentioned the new table and chairs I got for the art room. Thank you EFox! Elizabeth inherited a new table and chairs and she so graciously gave me these! It is a great table and chairs. I would love to refinish the table a black but that will have to come in time. As for now, I have some fun cushions. I went for inexpensive and fun... With no further adieu...


Saturday, October 4, 2008

operation Bluff Park Art show

First off, a shoutout to my WONDERFUL friends!

They helped me research in preparation for next year's show and offered great ideas/advice. It made for a fabulous day. (Speaking of, you could not have asked for a better day.) For those of you that are confused, this time last year I went to the Bluff Park Art show for the first time and decided I would make it a goal to exhibit. I missed the '08 cutoff so I plan to do it in '09.

I'll be honest. I was a bit intimidated. The crowds this year didn't help. (It's good to have a lot of traffic, right?) Well, they have to accept me first. I don't want to look like a beginner. I was told to look into Moss Rock Festival. That weekend is already pretty booked for me this year. I NEED to do subsequent "research." I WILL find a way to make it least for a little while...I hope.

More to come. I got motivated after the show (big surprise) and bought a few more canvases today. Oh, and my art room is taking shape. I keep waiting to post pics. This afternoon I recovered cushions and finished Carol's calligraphy to college football. Yes, I watched football. FOR MANY HOURS. Maybe I should go take my temperature...