Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Another nutritious meal


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He just cracks me up the way he says butter.
Anyway as you see I have no artwork. Well, I do have lots of pears I have been painting getting ready to film "Pear-ology" but after you paint 50 of them and post most of them they start looking just alike. So I thought I would spare you the pear boredom.

Here's a news flash...
I am starting (restarting) a new venture which will be fun I think. (I hope)
I used to play guitar when I was younger and when I was 13 I had a rummage sale in front of my daddy's store to raise money for this very expensive Gibson classical guitar I wanted. I paid $150 for it 45 years ago so at today's prices that would probably be over $1000 now. I am just guessing on that one but back then is was a nice guitar.

I have agreed to lead some singing at our church with the little ones and I decided I would get out the old Gibson and get it restrung and give it a go. Our son, Zach, the" lawyer by day and rock star by night" said he would help me. I can play just basic little tunes on the guitar so hopefully this will turn out to be fun and not a disaster. Here is the Gibson.

It will be interesting to see if my old skills will come back. I will have to practice up on what I played back then..."If I had a Hammer", "Lemon Tree", " Hang Down your Head Tom Dooley".
You remember those, right?  :)))

Ok, I am off to Chip's Music Store with the 'ole girl and see if she can some back to life.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Art Colors Life

Well, I have had a tiny breather from all that has happened lately with Chauncey's mother. His mother survived the surgery and it appears that she just might be ok. Maybe she will walk again but the extreme pain is now gone--just the pain from surgery. She is in rehab in the same place where we have moved them into assisted living. It is very amazing how God was one step ahead of me the whole time.  But I don't know why I would be amazed at that! Their apartment is really cute and I think they will be happy there. Chauncey's daddy is there now and this afternoon I think we might push her down to the apartment so she can see it for the first time. I put some of her pretty antiques in there and it really looks like home.

Maybe Chauncey and I can rest now that they are taken care of. There is still more to do with their finances and stuff like that but that's Chauncey's job to figure all that out.
God is good!

I sat down a few minutes ago and did these color drop flowers and the lettering. Feels good to pick up a paintbrush and pen.
Have a great rest of the weekend, y'all! I am off to the rest home.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

I will have to leave you with this thought for a while-->pears are coming!!... but in the meanwhile we have had an emergency with Chauncey's 87 year old mother. She is waiting for hip surgery which will be on Tuesday. Both of his parents are handicapped at this point and have been living independently with help. We will have to move them into assisted living community after her surgery. Right now she needs constant care since she can't walk. 
So, I will return when all this calms down and I can create art again. 
Hopefully all will work out fine and she will be able to walk again.
See you all again later!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Do a little doodle...

I have been busy gathering and planning "Pear-ology: The Painting of Watercolor Pears" class.
 I haven't been posting anything because of the mass studio clean up and the Pear-ology class.
But hopefully I will get back to my acrylics soon. 
I have also been enjoying Joanne Sharpe's Letter Love class. I just love her whimsical and fun lettering and she is doing a great job with this class. Love her!! I recommend it!




Thursday, February 9, 2012

All clean and organized!


Very excited about my new area to paint big. This big easel was certainly not fitting in the front room so it took about 4 days of rearranging and sorting to change everything around. Now it's so clean I don't want to mess it up! (That's why I don't have any new art to show)
But it will be messy again soon.

All my paints are together ready to be used. Do you think I have enough?
I can't remember that this area was ever this organized.

Going to Good Will---all but Bucky. I think I will keep him.


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Little sweeties

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We had such a great time visiting out little ones in Greenville. Morgan is getting so big and she is so sweet. She smiles like this most of the time.  And here is Marc singing his blessing.

I don't have any new art to show although I have been working on a "Pear-ology" watercolor series for the upcoming class I am planning.

I have been totally rearranging my studio and throwing out stuff (actually sending it to Goodwill) and making a new painting room in the back. Maybe tomorrow when  I finish up I will take you on a video tour and show you my new painting room.

Oh, and I think I posted this on Facebook but forgot to post this good news on my blog. I held my breath and entered a show here in town called the"Women Painters of the Southeast."
I really debated on what to enter knowing it would be a juried show. But to my great surprise both pieces got in the show! The show is in April and if you look at the second show you will see all the cash prizes!
I am just excited that I got in!
Here are the two submissions:
This is a dream come true for me. I am glad that I didn't have to face art rejection. I have done that before and it's not too fun.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Italian Countryside

I love any pictures of an Italian Countryside. I would love to go to Tuscany and paint and that is on the top of my bucket list for sure. I painted this from a picture that I liked. Not sure if I captured the perspective or not. The picture was so beautiful looking down into a valley. It's an odd size--about 7x11 and the paper was already primed and ready for something. So that something was a landscape. I have an opinion about it and my opinion is based on my expectation of the outcome. This turned out differently than my expectation for this piece. I am not saying that I don't like it but it is different from what I tried to paint. I am trying to capture the essence and not every detail. I fight hard to simplify because in a painting giving every detail is not necessary. Tell my left brain that!

I am off this morning to Greenville for a week to see my grand babies! See ya when I get back!


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