I'm super excited to be getting some work done in the studio. Long time coming! Was getting a little crazy but now it's all better (she unclinches face and smooths skirt :-)
Now, if i can just get Berkly out of my lap. She never crowds me when I paint but any other time I am sitting (like on the computer blogging) she is on top of me sucking the breath right out of my nose! Seriously, the closer she can get to my face the better. She crawls up my chest from my lap like it's a shelf! OR she is sitting in front of the computer screen.. Take your pick, either way it is not helpful!
So, as I was saying, I'm working again! I have a lot of "work in progress" going on around here but I thought you would like to see proof that I was actually working.
I have been working on a series of whimsical girls. This one I did for my mom. I'm thinking about offering it in card size in the shop. What do you think?
I have been taking a few online classes to see more of what other artist processes are and I have discovered that I am not as loose as I would like to be. When I paint, generally every stroke has purpose. I'm a "serious" painter. I would however really like to be freed up from those restraints. I'm looking for a middle ground between Willey Nilley and what I do now. So I have tried to add a 30 minute exercise to my studio time. Usually this involves some finger painting :-) That part, I can totally dig! Always have loved paint on my fingers!
and then there are more whimsical girls :-)
OK so, it's not all painting. I have become addicted to MOD pizza. If you don't have a MOD in your neighborhood, I'm so sorry! This is the bomb-digity! For $7.50 you get an 11 inch (that is like two meals for me) brick oven cooked pizza with any and all toppings you want! That's cheaper then most 12 inch subs and so much better! Truth be told I have been 6 times since I found out about it 5 weeks ago. My family is a little tired of it but I'm so not! They have things like chorizo, roast asparagus, and asiago cheese.. and tons more options! I change my toppings and sauces up with each visit so it's always a new experience for me. I can't help the man who only ever gets meat and red sauce ;-) That's right hubby, I'm talking about you!
For Mother's Day my daughter planned out a whole day that was a surprise to me. She started by taking my husband and I to Sonic. Love Sonic's crunchy ice and cherry limeade ! The closest one to us is over an hour away. Then she took me to the Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma, WA. I hadn't been there in 12 plus years. The final piece to that day was Sushi at a favorite place. She totally knows her mama!
This sweet boy visited for 10 days with us this month. All fun for us!
and finally, we have been doing a bit of construction. Not on the house thank goodness, but fixing some things on our camper. Berkly is an indoor cat but when the doors are wide open to the warm weather, she can be found rolling on the back porch. This my friends is sawdust! What a brat, she proceeded to get right in my bed after this! Ok, so that's it for this week. That's what is on my workspace and in my life! I'm headed out of town with a couple of girlfriends for a little gift to ourselves. I'm sure it will recharge our minds and spirit. I of course am taking a sketchbook! See you soon!