Monday, September 27, 2010

sneak peek

Here's a sneak peek at the commission I've been working on. I had hoped to be finished on Saturday, but spent all day Saturday and Sunday and 1/2 a day today working on it. This is A LOT more involved than the ones I have done in the past. I hope they like it!!

The studio is slowly but surely coming along. My husband worked on the ceiling today.

I'm planning on starting the "daily painting" practice back up on October 1. Which, is just around the corner. I have to admit...I'm kind-of scared. When I quit daily painting this summer I just felt like it wasn't doing anything for me and my painting had actually got worse than when I started. I have more confidence painting something from my imagination. I just have to make it look like I think it looks, but when you have an actual object RIGHT THERE to paint you see it and it might totally be different from what you imagined.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

when the paint starts flying...

other projects, like keeping up the house, get put on the back burner.

Since I've been working for the last few weeks on projects with deadlines I have been so focused on the projects that I have forgot that I also need to CLEAN the house!

I'm not a SUPER house keeper anyway and I have always thought I should make a list and break down the projects that need to be done through out the week. Instead of saying I'll do it all on the weekend. There's always something more exciting that comes up on the weekend so then the cleaning still doesn't get done. When I sit down to write out this list I become extremely overwhelmed. So, it has never got done.

Today I felt so grossed out I got smart and did a search online and found a list! It's not exactly what I need, but at least I have a starting point. You can get it to here.

So I have wrote out my morning to noon plan and cleaning chores I'm going to get done starting tomorrow through Friday and 2 larger cleaning projects that I'll work on through the weekend.

I have one more commission to complete then I will hopefully be moving into my studio and starting to daily paint again.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

"a wonderful pair"

"A Wonderful Pair"

Here's one of the commissions I have been working on. My sister-in-law asked me to make this for her brother and his wife as a wedding gift. It has their names through out along with their wedding date. I hope they like it! :)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


My husband is adding the finishing touches to the wall that needed repaired and I think by the end of this week the room will be ready to paint and for me to move into.

My FAVORITE colors are pink, orange and green. Since our kitchen is orange, we have a green dining room and Gabriel's room is green, the only color left for my studio is PINK! We're actually going to paint one wall pink the the remainder white.

I switched my header today. It's the little art piece that I completed for the Visual Fusion challenge. I need to deliver it to The Art Mill tomorrow.

The projects I'm going to be working on for the next few weeks are very "fall" in color. Can't wait to show you.

AND daily painting will be starting very soon!!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

i want one!

I finished the quilted tote on Thursday. My daughter buzzed by grabbed it and left and I didn't even get any pictures of it until now! (She had her roommate snap a few pictures of her with it in her dorm.) It is so cool and just what she wanted. She can fit her laptop in here along with a notebook or two. There's even an interior cell phone pocket!

I really haven't let myself take the time to make "stuff" for us to use and I really had fun doing it! I currently purchased this pattern from Pink Chalk Fabrics, so as soon as I move into my studio I'm going to work on a few tops for myself.

Right now I'm concentrating on the collage projects that I will need to have completed soon! I love being busy!

Progress is being made on the studio and I'm hoping that next weekend I will be moving my stuff into it!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Wow! It has been a while! What have you been up to? I wish my silence has meant that I have been moving into my new studio space, but no. My husband has been working some extra days and has been too exhausted to work on the project. Soon he will be back to his regular schedule and the space will be done. Yeah! I can’t wait!!

Since posting my birthday cake torn collage painting I have received 2 commissions! I have been told they are gifts, so I won’t be able to show you until they have been given.

I can show you a project my daughter and I have been working on. It’s a quilted tote bag. She was telling me that these are very popular on campus this year, so we’ve been working together on a design. I have to admit this is taking me a lot longer that I had planned, but it’s looking awesome!! I can’t wait to show you and I hope to write a tutorial for it in the near future.