27 November 2010

Christmas tree farm

Every year Hubby and I go to Davidson's Christmas tree farm to cut down our tree.  It's one of my favorite traditions!  Yesterday was a busy day, so as far as we got was the tree in the stand.  Decorating will commence tomorrow!  I so enjoy the holidays, I want a whole 4 weeks to enjoy the living room lit, by the light of the tree.  Happy start to the Holiday's!

22 November 2010


Who hoo!!! Christmas came early!!!  I am so excited.  I FINALLY have a DSLR(and just in time for the baby too).  I haven't got to play with it much, but here are the first pictures of the furry kids.  I can't wait to use it more. I am going to drive my family crazy during the holidays. Hope they are ready for their close ups.


18 November 2010

Progress in the studio

Finally!  With the help of my Mom and Aunt I finally set up some temporary space, and worked for a bit yesterday.  Here are some encaustic pieces that are all in progress.  Feel a bit stuck on some of them, right now.  Hoping to live with them and maybe something will come to me. 

15 November 2010

A special gift

I was so blown over by this thoughtful gift.  I have LOVED this blanket since I first started knitting years ago.  I mentioned it to one of my co-workers who started knitting last year.  I was so touched when she presented it to me at my shower.  I wanted to wrap myself in it!!!  The handmade gifts are the best!
Maybe I will tackle one myself now, and pass on the love.  

10 November 2010

The last bit of daylight

Hubby and I took a walk in the park, as we were loosing daylight.  Here are some pics.  I FINALLY had a good studio day on Monday.  Started a few encaustics, but no images yet.  Hoping to finish some up this coming week.  So, happy to be creative again!!  


06 November 2010

Good morning!

Off to work, then I have my second baby shower this afternoon.  Looking forward to good friends, yummy food and cute baby girl stuff!

05 November 2010

steps in the right direction

So the creative juices have started to flow.  I haven't put it to the test yet, Monday will be the show down in the studio.  (It won't be put back together yet.  But, I should have a plan B).  

First I started reading some of my favorite blogs out there, then I researched some of my favorite artist and checked out some new ones.  That was certainly a dose of inspiration.  I combed through the latest Artist Opportunities Monthly and put up some show entry deadlines for myself.  (that usually is a good kick in the butt).  Lastly, I went to my favorite site that just oozes with creativity and prolific artist; check it out here. I mean seriously, look at this studio visit with Jamie Vasta! I am in awe.

So writing, and sketching and really looking forward to producing and feeling like my old self. Wish me luck!

04 November 2010

Rainy day

No work today.  It's so gloomy out, rainy and the colorful leaves are falling off the trees.  I decided not to fight it.  After a morning of errand running, I've made a cup of tea and will catch up on the two Netflix movies, that have been sitting for the last month.  If motivation sets in I can catch up on household chores.  But for now, I am going to enjoy laziness. And maybe tackle something yummy in the kitchen.

 (taken with Poloroid app on my Android)

 (taken with the Toy Camera app on my Android)


03 November 2010

No good dead

It's no secret that I haven't been very productive lately.  But, it is the time of year for art auction and I usually try to participate when I can.  (I have a hard time with the word "No"). 
I agreed to donate to a particular one and then quickly realized that I have such a depleted inventory and the little one is using all my creative juices.  So, before I went out of town I found this 10x10 encaustic that I had started in the spring.  Great, a few tweaks and it will be ready to go.  

When I headed into the studio this morning - my mother's garage - my encaustic work table had been cleared of supplies and stored away to be replaced with new ceiling tiles for Mom's basement.  oh crap....Well I believe what I said was a bit more foul and imaginative than that.  (I guess that's what I get for not being in the studio much this month.)  Then there is the problem that the painting needs to be picked up at noon, and it is now 9:30am.  
I bring the painting, one clay tool and a razor back to my house.  Then realize that my office which has been taken apart to begin the nursery is scattered all over, and I need to print out my bio, and auction form.  Hmmm...so I quickly throw together an office on my kitchen table with my power book and printer.  I pull out the encaustic painting on the other end of the table and begin to make my tweaks.  Here is the result.  I rather like it, thankfully.  And I delivered the painting on time.  Whew!!!

"Congregate" 10 x10" encaustic on panel
Now I am feeling a bit inspired I hope they get the ceiling done soon, and maybe I can make some more artwork!!

Halloween in our 'hood

The neighborhood was gearing up for the Halloween weekend.  I have seen so many more decorations, and pumpkins this year than years past.  Thought I would share some images from my walk.  Especially since I didn't get to carve my pumpkin this year...can't seem to find the  storage bin that has all my tools and patterns.  I guess I should of just gone old school!