Friday, April 17, 2009

Weekend List

I have a new napkin. It's right there to the left.

Here is my list for the weekend:

I'm not going to vacuum!

I'm not going to run the dishwasher!

And if I don't run it, I won't unload it!

I'm not going to wash sheets!

or anything else!

I'm not going to sweep the garage!

I'm not going to mow the yard!

I'm not going to repot the mother-in-law's tongue.
(the mother-in-law is doing well)

I'm not going to organize my studio stuff.

I am going to paint.

I am going to paint a lady on this canvas.

It won't be the one that I already painted and then painted over.

I am going to rest and take meds to get over this crud that has overtaken my body.

And now.....
I am going to share my excitement with you about the upcoming Somerset Studio Gallery Summer 2009 issue.
I just love love love when they use my art for a little sneaky peaky look at the soon-to-be-out issues. It is very exciting to click over there and have a few "sisters" looking back at me. I don't think it shows my name but you'll know they are my "sisters" who went out into the world last year. And don't miss the fact that you can advance order a copy and get free shipping. That's exactly what I did.

Expect a great weekend.


  1. Sharon, Love the use of the spiral on this piece and can't wait to see the lady in all her glory when this is the napkin. Maybe I'll take a page out of your book and not do any of the stuff on my list this weekend...sounds like a good plan. Hope you feel better and enjoy your weekend!!!! Pat

  2. Ooooh what a gorgeous napkin. I love the idea of no house chores this weekend but have had my play time earlier in the week. Maybe I will sneak in a little fabric page painting nevertheless. Hope you are better soon.

  3. I saw those sisters! Congrats!! Hope you feel better, I like your list, dang, I already mowed the yard...

  4. Another beautiful napkin. I love the piece you are showing, especially the spiral, which I plan on using spirals since you showed us how on your video. The all rest,paint only weekend sounds like a dream. Enjoy- we are waiting to see your inspiration.

  5. Now, Sharon, that sounds like a plan!! The dustbunnies won't go into hibernation while they wait. I look forward to seeing your latest creation! Love the napkin too! You are sooo inspiring! Hope that you feel better after your restful weekend.

  6. Sharon, so good to hear what you have been doing, such lovely with the suggestions of art forms in your new napkin painting. I love to see what is not seen clearly, I know at times and many times when I do flowers the main ones are not my favorite it is the ones I find on the edges. So seeing the sprial gave me a thrill. I always go look at the sisters, even when I don't stop to post I look at them. I do feel they are out there doing things all women do, I even see them with heads tipped just so. I will be happy to see them in the new mag. issue.

    Have painted a lot this week, someone dropped off a cat, even threw out the cat toys in the ditch. So the cat is in my studio and being very good and I paint and watch to see if this is going to be my cat. He thinks I am his person. We have already been to the vet and will go again to get the adjustments needed.

    I have enjoyed putting fabric behind some of my paintings using the scanner, changing the tints, and softening the edges, it can become seamless in appearance so it looks like some of the flowers in the fabric go right into the painting.

    I have a plan to paint also, but I have other things to do as well.

    Get well, and have a painterly weekend. Emelie

  7. Feel better, Sharon...and PAINT! Congratulations on your new magazine coming out!

  8. Whoa, I just bought this same napkin! Can't wait to see what you do with it. Love the print on it. Congrats on the Somerset article. I saw the ad with your Sisters and recognized it immediately. Get well and paint lots this weekend.

  9. Love this piece with the napkin and spiral and CONGRATULATIONS on Somerset Gallery!!! Can't wait to see this piece finished--- and maybe Mr. Random .org will pick your number tomorrow! Thanks for leaving a comment!

  10. Wonderful texture with the spirals and I love your new has come up a treat.
    Looking forward to seeing your new "sister" AND congratulations on being published again.
    Good idea to take it easy and get over your bug....

    Jacky xox

  11. I love your posts Sharon and I'm with you on all the NO's...but my problem is I tend to overdo those, so my house suffers greatly. Plus, did I mention I have six dogs???
    Can't wait to see your new face...congrats on your publications! xo

  12. I love the list of what you're NOT going to do, Sharon. Sounds good to me! Gorgeous background for your painted lady. Enjoy your painting, get some rest, and feel better soon. Enjoyed your post. :)

    PS-Congrats on being in Somerset!

  13. Lovely new napkin, exciting Somerset news. And ask for housework - gack! You're right to ignore it...

  14. I love it! A not-to-do list. Congrats again. I can't keep up with you.
    Painting is good medicine...feel better soon!

  15. Hi Sharon ~ Thank You so much for the wonderful Folded Box that arrived so quickly in the mail.... I was very excited to win.... Loved this post about all the things you were not going to do this weekend, those are actually all the things I NEED to DO Today ~ Maybe something creative Later ~
    Thanks Again

  16. Congratulations :-)
    I have had a rejuvinating weekend, with lots of 'nots' too. Great list!
    This really looks exiting, looking forward to seeing the finished result!

  17. You've done it again, Sharon! Your work is such an inspiration, and you are an amazing talent. Thank you for being such a generous teacher, too. Just ordered my copy of "Gallery" - congratulations! Can't wait to see it!


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