Tuesday, April 29, 2008

April 29, 2008

A little 6 x6 what fun to do!! I hadn't alot of time today but I am so on a groove with this project that I hate to give up a day. So-work small-I haven't worked this small or fast in a long time-but really I was in a zen flow and I like it!!!If I could only feel that way about cleaning the house..............the sun is out today!!!!!

Monday, April 28, 2008

April 27 2008
I just read in Art Calender magazine that this women sells constantly on eBay and has to do two or three paintings a day to keep up....two or three paintings a day!!!!!!!!! Who is this woman-does she have 500 cats and never leave home..and come on ,I SAW her stuff....why can't I be doing that? What is her secret (besides apparently NEVER leaving the easel) I must find my market.......where is my market....did I miss it..... Still loving the sky....in every possible way, every moment is a new picture . Lay on your back and look up-it is an amazing show!!!! This is done in acrylic on 11 x 14 canvas board. It is up for auction on ebay at:

Saturday, April 26, 2008

April 26th, 2008
Look at that sky!!!!!!!! WoW!! Until I took the picture I didn't really see the whole-just the pieces-cool!!!! I really liked it. It is snowing here! I can't believe it. I planned to work on the lawn today but instead I had to paint. I HAD too-real big sacrifice.......I think I have put way too many exclamation points in here-that was the way my daughter wrote in first grade-everything had one. I really admire that. Can you imagine every thought of yours tumbling out of you with excitement..I remember feeling that way when I was a kid..there are still days..back to the laundry

Thursday, April 24, 2008

April 24 2008

I am back!!! After a whirlwind few weeks of birthday and bidding on a house and having it accepted and cleaning and carpeting and mending this house-only to have our bid canceled because of someone elses bid with no contingency.......................WHHOOO!!!!!!It has been a tense and huge journey but all is well. And I never, never want to stop painting again. I MISSED it ALOT!!!!!!! It is what makes me fat and happy......so these ladies are taking a little break on the park bench for me..........something I will do as soon as it decides to stop raining...we may even be getting a little end of April snow----ekkkk!!!!!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

April 5th 2008

Something really interesting happened today-not while I was painting,but in a way the whole process of painting made me see life (with a big L) clearer...We went to an open house ..and it was truly our dreamhouse-everything we always imagined (except for Rauol my pool boy...)it was just glorious and too much-not a lot too much but just a little..and I started to wonder (now I sound like Carrie on Sex in the City) do we hold ourselves back from things in life in just how we think about ourselves...as I stood in the yard (HUGE wooded three patios and a creek-tree swing and a tree fort) I thought oh, this is so wonderful and I am not enough...for this kind of life ...if I were adventorous and brave I would start figuring it out-how much my house could sell for etc...but I run up against its not for you someone richer better prettier......its just setting you up for dissapointment, And then I thought-what if life were just like painting-If I just do it without thinking, if I attack the canvas with joy and enthusiam wonderful things happen...what if it were the same with life-what if the fear was useless not helping or protecting you but stopping you (gleefully it sometimes seems..) and then I finished these two ladies and I thought to myself...what if you take no chances at all and are left old and safe....and dull...food for thought...

This is done in acrylics on12 x 16 canvas board it will be available on ebay athttp://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220221375082

Saturday, April 5, 2008

April 4th

Hi!!! It is so good to be back. I have had a glitch in my life-its called spring break and it means everyone is home staring at me. It is kinda hard to get into your zen zone when people are THERE=always THERE.........
Anyway, it was great to throw them outside and paint. This is an acrylic on board and I am delving back into fairyland. I used to do that when I was a very teeny artist and I loved doing it..and then I sort of dismissed it as childish. I am learning so much lately about life and what it means and what I am doing-my head is spinning. I have a birthday this week so it always sets me off on looking deeply and wondering if I am living my true joy.
My big thought is that it is MY JOY-and I think I have been trying to appease some outside sense of who I am or what I should be doing. So just for today I am going to live my joy-back to the easel---HOORAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

This is an acrylic on 8x8 canvas board. It will be available on ebay at: