Thursday, May 7, 2009

It's Hot And I'm Lazy, And I'm Rambling

It's a very still, hot, lazy day here in good ol Cali. The fires are raging just north of me in Santa Barbara. The pictures are horrendous! Beautiful homes, the lives of so many disrupted and changed forever. I can't imagine everything gone in a matter of minutes. Possesions, history, your safe place burned to the ground. I will be saying prayers for all those families who no longer have a place to call home.

I am lazy today. I have no air conditioning in my house, but at least I have a house. I am slowly getting ready for my class tonight. I am going to introduce my students to pastels! I love pastels!! One of my fav mediums really. So smooth and so immediate.

I have also done more work of my own. I am involved in Gary Reef's "Painting A Day For 30 Days" project on his Ning site. Day #7 and I did finish it. I'm not sure I like it so I may play with it a bit more till I do. It needs something, but like I said, I am being very lazy today and I'm in no hurry to fix it, so there! :)

You know what I need?..........A power nap. I'm going to go take a power nap! A nice refreshing rest so I will be bright eyed and bushy tailed for my students tonight! I think I may even get myself a nice tall, cold glass of chocolate soy milk first. Anyone out there drink Silk Chocolate Soy? I am sooo addicted to it, it's yummy. Soy is supposed to be good for all of us maturing women. Who knows, all I know is that I love it. Finally something that is supposedly good for you that actually TASTES good too! Ok. Well I'm heading towards the kitchen, have a great afternoon!!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

They Live Again!

Have you ever had a pair of jeans that were so comfortable, so familiar, and so loved, that when they became thread bare, with holes and worn bottoms, you just couldn't fathom cutting them off to make shorts, or worse, throwing them out? are my pair. I wear these all the time. They are like an old friend to me. They are old and ragged and I still love them, so much so, that I decided to try and salvedge them. I really don't sew that much, but I have tons and tons of fabric. So I picked out this bright red paisley piece out of my scrap box and voila! I have brought new life back to my old friend.

It's Earth Day today. Maybe thats why I wanted to "recycle" these jeans. What is happening to our planet is really scary. If we all do one thing today to make it better, it will have such a large impact. My first grandchild is on the way, due in October, and I often think about what kind of earth are we leaving for them? What global problems are we leaving behind for them to try to fix. And by then, it may be too late. Anyway, lets do what we can now, not just Earth Day, but every day, one little thing, each day, to make a difference. Thanks for listening to me ramble! Now I'm going to work to bother my boss.

Make Art!


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Moving On

Ok........So the Flea Market show didn't go really well. It was terribly windy. Luckily hubby brought 45 lb. weights to hold my canopy down, but my stuff kept blowing away and I had to chase it down. Not fun. Also it was like 180 degrees out, alright, I exagerate a bit but it was hot! I have sunburn to prove it. So not too many people were out and about.

I did get a lot of my flyers out about my classes though. And I did have fun talking to all the other vendors, many of which are fellow etsyans. So I am going to gather these other etsy sellers and we are going to have our own show! In June. So stay tuned for that. I tried to video tape this show but I was too busy running after escaping objects and such so I only shot about 3 minutes of my hubby and our friend Neal trying to put the canopy up in the wind, pure comedy, I gotta say!

I'm working on some larger canvasses and wood panels. Also doing some clay work as well. I will post my progress with that soon. You all have a great art filled week and keep the paint flowing!

Much love


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Almost Showtime!

I hope everyone had a great Easter holiday. Mine was very relaxing. I didn't even have to cook! My family and I went out to eat and just lounged around the restaurant laughing and joking and just enjoying each others company.

The countdown is on. I am busting my rear getting all the last minute things done before sunday. I have set up a mock display just so i can have an idea of how I want it to look before the show and I am trying to finish up some last minute paintings as well.

I completed this painting yesterday, again, while I was at work. I just need to varnish it today and it's done. I really like how this turned out. It is a acrylic and enamel diptych on canvas the colors are luscious and bright and it's all set off really well in two floating frames which I painted black. I am going to try and make a video of the show this weekend. If I do I will post it for all of you to see. have a great week!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Eat Your Peeps!

Happy Easter everyone!.............Enjoy your families, your egg hunts, your chocolate bunnies and anything else this holiday brings.

Happy Easter Wishes!


Monday, April 6, 2009

My Website is Up!

I have my new website up and running. Please check it out and let me know what you think. The link is on the right but here it is anyway......

The URL will change as soon as I get the rights to my domain. It took me all day saturday to get that site going. It's lots of work but soo worth it.

I'm still working hard to get more work done in time for the show. I finished 4 more 8X8's today and started a 5th one. I will post those pics up here soon. Got my business cards done and now I just need to figure out how I want my display to look. If any of you have any good ideas for a show display, please share them with me. Thats all for this evening folks!!