Thursday, December 25, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
January/February 2009, Somerset Studio, Black & White, Volume 13 Issue 1
Very early this year the Somerset Studio call for "Black & White" art went out.
It is all so very exciting, but that is not the story I was going to tell you about.
This story is about a blogging sister family.
It's about one blogging sister who dared another blogging sister.
And they each took the dare.
(See this page in her book here.)
She returned my book with this beautiful page finished. I hope I have time to do another page in my book before I take it back to her to swap again.
Friday the 26th.
Two blogging sisters
California and finish the year of 2008 making ART together.
Expect beautiful art next year,
Thursday, December 18, 2008
I looked at this painting of Sisters in their Nightgowns and told her I could crop the seven sisters from the right side of the painting for a very nice group. Or I could crop the seven middle sisters from the first Sisters' Reunion painting for a very nice print.
Since I have a large format printer, I offered two different size options. My new virtual friend told me she was partial to the Sisters Reunion painting and wanted the seven middle sisters. She explained that it perfectly portrayed her sister family and the two smallest sisters represented her twin daughters.
Well, it is another cool sister story the way someone came along who knew the real story. And I want to say that all of you represent my "sister family" and I so appreciate all of your support with comments. They warm me.
See you tomorrow with one more sister story. It's a good one......about me.....and a virtual sister.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
I met a newcomer to our little town last week. She saw my sister group prints from the original "Sisters' Reunion" painting at our local floral shop. Her sister family story was about five cousins and one of them, the second born, had already earned her crown in heaven.
And so my new friend wanted 4 prints of a group of five sisters to gift for Christmas. But she wanted the one with the crown to be the second from the end. We looked at the cropping possibilities and the grouping shown below was the only way to get the sister with the crown second from the end. It was the wrong end though.
We both agreed that we liked the crop of the five sisters that included the house even though the sister with the crown was on the end. I have this print hanging on my gallery wall here and as she was about to leave, my new friend commented that it was OK and noted that the four are standing together and the one with the crown was apart from the group. And I said, "yes, she is the first one, the first in line, the first one to earn her crown."
What I want to say is that it is absolutely an amazing feeling have a part in someones story. My fantasy story evolves and comes alive for me while I am painting. And then someone comes along and knows the real story.
My new friend came back yesterday to tell me how touched each of the cousins were to receive her gift. They each knew immediately who each of the sisters represented in their story.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
I never dreamed how long it would take to do my Christmas cards. The cards are done. That was major.
I took care of other art related things and tried to get caught up on "stuff". And did. Somewhat. "Stuff" did not include housework.
At the end of the day, I just had to play a little and could not send out blank envelopes this time of the year. Thank you Sharon and thank you Laura. These two little packages are on their way tomorrow.
PS can I just say, "I don't like what Flicker has done regarding the sizing of photos"
Thursday, December 11, 2008
there is a winner ....
of the print....
drawn from all the comments from the last 3 post...
and it is.....
and nothing has anything to do with today's view....
I just like that ball of stuff....
Expect miracles Blue Jude,
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Treat yourself for Christmas or give as sister gifts. If you buy 2 or more prints, I will waive all the shipping.
Saturday, December 06, 2008
This group of five were Angels last December.
She is one of my favorites.
In addition to painting sisters this year, I started painting without a face sketch.
I always start with the eyes.
And I always have to move them down.
Thank you again Kathy for the vintage plastic doilies.
I just love it.