Monday, December 21, 2009

WIP- Rooster

I just couldn't stand it any longer- I MISS MY STUDIO!!! I went down yesterday and got my colored pencils which I've never done alot with, just messing around in my sketchbook a bit- and decided to see what I could do with them. Climbed into bed, turned on the Christmas music, and worked on this rooster which I had drawn out already. I rather enjoyed my afternoon. My morning piano student (a man) really loved it- thought it was some sort of Christmas card sitting there! ha! Anyway, here's the latest from the "sickie"! :-) (I'm not sure how the colors will look to you- he looked fairly close when I worked on him in photoshop, now when I look at the post preview he looks too dark. The paper is white, his breast is just slightly cream colored so you can judge accordingly.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Merry Christmas

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! from me and all my studio buddies!
(It's a miracle- I got them all to sit still for a photo at the same time!)
All our love- Carol, Pip, Pooka, Widget, and Snuggles

I must apologize for being so lax in posting lately. I am again ill- I have had something going on since Oct. at least off and on. Once a respiratory thing gets me I have always had a very hard time shaking it off and this year seems to have been especially bad that way. I haven't been able to paint in several weeks. I can barely do more than fix dinner and I am all worn out. I hope to get back to normal quickly in the new year- wow, 2010!!! Seems like we just got over the big "computer-crash" ruckus (2000) and it's already 10 years!
I did want to at least touch base with you to wish you all a happy holiday season and a wonderful New Year. When I turned on my computer- what a happy surprise- someone asking me to please keep updating! I don't forget you all and miss not only being able to update- but having a painting to update with!!! I do have a couple of drawings ready and waiting. Hopefully Santa will bring me some good health!
Before I post this I do have one bit of news- I am buying a harp! 2010 will hopefully see me learning to play it and also learning to become a harp/music therapist. :-) I have always dreamed of playing a harp- this is the year.
May your coming year be blessed with only good things- and thank you for visiting my blog, and especially letting me know you enjoy whatever I may have to offer that week, be it a painting, a WIP, or some of my thoughts about life and art or even my "silliness".

Friday, December 4, 2009

Hidden Homestead

I somehow forgot to post this a few weeks ago when I finished it. Hope you enjoy it. I am enjoying painting these landscapes. 3" x 5", acrylic

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Thanksgiving Memories

Please forgive the slowness on the WIP wolf- between holidays and now I have a "bug" (hope it's not swine flu!) so no painting is happening... :-(

Well, Thanksgiving 2009 is just a memory, but what a nice one. We had a fairly quiet day just enjoying being "family".

I love them all so much- it was a wonderful day. And I hardly had to do a thing!!! We all brought food to share, and Andrea and Matthias made the turkey and trimmings.

We opened a few gifts as Grammy and Grampy will be heading south before Christmas sometime. Looks like there will be a few fish caught with Jenny's and Tony's new rods! :-)