Monday, June 27, 2011

Paint, plaster, and more paint...

It's Monday night here in Oregon.  I finally broke away from the art supplies long enough to put away some laundry away and do a few dishes.  I'm feeling like house work is is such a waste of my precious time lately.  I just want to play 24/7.  I have to be careful of not becoming anti social too, so I'm trying to plan a few friend dates here and there.  It's good to step away and come back to the work with a fresh eye.  
Here's the progression of what I've worked on this past week.  She's not quite finished yet but I really like her!

This is the finished fresco on plaster I started last week.  She's supposed to look like a an old roman piece.

On the homefront things are going really well.  I just had my annual review at work and I am an excellent employee...phew.  I get nervous about reviews every year but it always turns out great.  
My boy was chosen for the All-star little league team and their 1st game is tomorrow, I'm so proud!  
Lucy  has made herself right at home and sleeps by me every night.  She's my new baby and we're all in love with her.  She and the kitty are close to becoming friends, I hope(fingers crossed). 

If you've ever had a doggy before you know they can get a bit stinky!  I've been giving her a bath once a week to keep her shiny and clean and stink free.  This last pic is Lucy after her bath yesterday.  

Thank you to everyone who visited me on my last post.  I was afraid after all my bloggy issues that my friends  might forget me.  Each comment was like a little gift and I'm thankful for each and every one of you!
Love to you and happy art making,

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Thank you Joanne Rose!!! & around here lately...

Happy Thursday my friends!  I want to tell you about a very special person today: The talented Joanne Rose. I met Joanne through my online class with Misty Mawn.  As much as I love the classes I take, the friends you meet along the way really make it so incredibly special.  Joanne is a talented artist and photographer.  She's one who sees the beauty in the everyday and captures it on canvas or through the lens.  Oh and she's also tech savvy!  Thanks to Joanne I have my blog back!!!  She offered to help get me back online expecting nothing in return, just happy to support another artist.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart sweet sister. 
This blog has become such a big part of my life and I really didn't want to let go.

Life has been pretty good here, making lots of art and taking another online class.  I'ts the plaster studio workshop with Judy Wise and Stephanie Lee.  Lots of fun so far, I can see this plaster business is going to be addictive.  I'm making a big old mess over here.  Here's a few pics of what I've been working on lately.  
Sending love to you my friends!

This is Minnie.  She is now flying off to her new home in Michigan.

This little collage is Louise, I really like her! 

This is a technique I'm learning in my new class, cracked plaster on muslin.  
You're supposed to use burlap but I didn't have any so I improvised. 

Some messy plastery layers.  Just had fun adding and scratching away layers.
Is plastery a word???

this is the beginning of a faux fresco piece.  

Love Love Love playing with my new plaster tools!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Blogger Woes...

Oh I am missing my blog and my friends here so much!  Blogger has been completely bonkers lately.  I haven't been able to comment on friends blogs and my own blog kept popping up a warning that my site could have malware!
I temporarily shut down and emailed back and forth with webmaster tools and have been informed that everything is fine.  Please let me know if you encounter anything out of the ordinary.  I really love my little bloggy here, but I'm thinking I may have to start a new blog/website with something other than blogger.  We'll see how it goes.  I have been spending some time with my paints and really feeling a pull to create, create, create!  It's so hard to want to do anything else.  I seriously think I need meds for ADD so I can concentrate at work.
Here's a few pics of my newest painting still in progress!  I really love her and wrote a few words awhile back I'm thinking would go along with this piece.  I hope you like her!  
Sending love to you!