Saturday, April 26, 2008
I stayed home.
Sometimes when I figure out why I think I want to do something, then I don't need to do it. That sort of happened. But there were lots of other reasons too.
Actually, it is a good thing I didn't get on the road as I seem to have stomach bug. I really think it is because I have been on antibiotics for so long (ear) ........ohhhhhh there is a beautiful woodpecker at my bird bath.
Sorry, I wish you could have seen him.
The baby wrens are hatching.
I got a new stamp the other day. So I used it just now. Maybe I can show you more tomorrow.
I have also been playing with my new computer, my monster printer, and trying to teach myself a little photoshop elements.
Having said that, I am going to list some prints tonight. They are going to be real deals. Because today while I talked to the monster printer, I tried several different Epson papers as well as different sizes of prints. Nothing too consistent about the paper and print sizes that I will be listing. Eventually, I hope to be more consistent. I am deciding which paper I like the best and which sizes work best with each piece of art.
I am also going to list, "Night Letter", "Sisters Reunion", "Good Enough Friends", and "Stringing Dreams and Memories" originals. I guess I better get to it.
Enough for now,
Friday, April 25, 2008
She kept flying out of my hand. Look closely and you will see her tiny little feet between my fingers. Now, look at your hand and you will have a vision of how tiny she it. Or he. Before they flew the other day, I had to try to get another picture where my thumbs weren't flying.
Seems like it has been a while since we had a visit. Maybe not. But it wasn't that I had nothing to show...and tell. I seemed to have a problem because I had so much. I didn't know where to begin.
Look at this sweet little birdie from Paris. My new blogging friend LouLoupi sent this to me. I'm going to send her a little something too. Don't you know I will show you when I get it done.
I love love it. Thank you. Oh yes and when you visit LouLoupi, browse her gardens....beautiful.
OK, it is 9:30 and I haven't made a decision about tomorrow. We had a storm pass through here this evening and I'm ..... thinking .... ????? Well, OK, if my Etsy shop is empty, you will know that I have deleted the items to take with me. It not, it means I didn't go and will be adding more to the shop Saturday evening.
I can't believe you read the whole thing.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Excited that our internet guy came this evening and we might be fixed for a little while. It's working!!!!!
Will be out of the office tomorrow so don't call for any insurance and there will be no art-at-the desk either.
My junkin friend and I are going to the 25 mile treasure hunt thing. And if you see me and I have an armload of old books, remind me that I don't need anymore right now.
I'll be back Saturday with more of the above painting. It's going pretty well and I'm about to get back to it.
Thank You Etsy shoppers....for shopping. And Thank You again blogger buddies for all your commenting. I have tried to get back to each of you but with my puter here on strike, it has been slow. If I missed thanking you, give me another chance.
Enough for now,
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
I'm on a new mission to clear off the table and floor and do a little changing around in my studio. That is my on-going mission that led me to the "big project".
This big project has been stewing in my head and for a while. And I can tell you exactly when and how this pot was filled. I was reading Kal Barteski's blog and in this post in mid February, she said this, "Normally, I find it hard to let paintings go - they're my babies. I really do. But, I'm literally running out of room and I'm really loving the idea that all things you let go - just take pieces of yourself to different places and that's cool."
Yes, ..."pieces of yourself to different places" struck a cord with me and. That's how this started and I even wrote that down in my inspiration journal. It was like permission. I needed.
A few days later on February 20th Kal wrote this, "...And yes, I hang the artwork - I breathe the artwork. It's wholly and completely mine...AND when it leaves I sort of enjoy the dull pains in my heart because I know is was something that meant something to me..."
Wow! another profound statement.
That is how and when and why I started thinking about.....
BIG GALLERY PROJECT
I have a place for a gallery right here at my office, so that was no obstacle.
I needed to come up with a way to hang "the artwork" so it can become
"wholly and completely mine"
send pieces of myself to different places.
24 of them to be exact.
Next I just picked up any scrap of leftover napkins and papers and collaged them.
Added a stamp here and there and some text on some.
I sealed with Mod Podge and used a little brown ink on them to unify.
You see, my gallery wall is concrete block and I didn't want to use nails.
There is my gallery. I should have done this long ago.
Next, I'm am going to list all my paintings on Etsy ASAP.
But not today.
I will let you know when in my next post.
Sort of related to all of this is the fact that my home computer is having Internet issues and so I'm having to work around that.
Enough for now,
Saturday, April 05, 2008
Started with plain paper transfer (above).
Enough for now,
Friday, April 04, 2008
Check this out. Mail from Deryn Mentock. She has used her two newly carved stamps to make this beautiful envelope. She also enclosed some really cool stuff. You know stuff. Stuff to glue and paste down. Just click on the link to visit Deryn's page where she shows the beginning of this very envelope. Also browse around to see some really cool jewelry that Deryn makes. She's another Texas girl. Yea! Thank you Deryn.
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
I showed up for work today....but so far all I've done is mail art. That's a pretty good April Fool joke...don't cha think? I didn't get finished in March with my mail art. So, I'm still at it. Have some to show you that I received too. It is really cool but I didn't take time to photo yet. Cause I'm at work. And I really should do a little work.