Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
I carved the callas for her over the summer and a luthier in Kentucky then built her for me. He did an absolutely amazing, gorgeous job. She is just beautiful- and her finish is just so smooth, you want to keep stroking her! Her sound is sweet and lovely as well. I couldn't be more pleased.
Here is one of the carvings ready to be sent off. I did a large calla and a smaller one for the other side. The body is quilted maple and the neck and pillar are birds eye maple.
Here are the two sides so you can see the 2 callas, and the Truitt levers on her.
Some close-ups of the carvings...
And here they are together... Arthur and Guinevere!
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
At any rate, they've decided to have his portrait done, so I've been working away at it. I'm loving every minute I spend with this special boy.
I can't believe the holidays are upon us! Time to get ready for the Christmas season. I hope it's a wonderful one for all my readers. :-)
Sunday, September 18, 2011
We did get to have a quick family campout which was a wonderful time.
I hope to get back on track, posting weekly or so again. I promise to have more art to post soon. The harp and the art have taken quite a beating this summer, sadly.
Our family campout in Aug. Love our time together.
I absolutely love this photo...
This was the miniature show at Brio gallery in Galena, IL in Aug.
I am fascinated by all things nature... this is a TN beetle.
A few IL cattle. I love cattle- their faces are so cute!
A harp "tasting" (you get to listen to a bunch of them!)
Twins!With our harp twins...
Great fun at the harp gathering.
Dinner and good company with our friends, Wes and Rachelle Siegrist in TN.
Robert- relaxing, waiting, waiting for me to finish photographing - he does this alot with great patience. :-)
On one of our bike rides in the Great Smokies...
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
I can't seem to link here, but if you click on the title of this post it will take you to the book.
Then Sat. came the BIG shocker- one of my pieces made the COVER!!!!! There are a total of 101 artists in the book with somewhere around 350-375 works of art, so to be one of 7 to make the cover (and the front cover as well) is truely a HUGE honor. (My piece is the Great Blue Heron at the top under the title). I was walking on air all day. :-) If you click the link you will not only be able to see the cover but also by clicking the arrows you can see all of the artists and their work. It will be a gorgeous book and needless to say I am really looking forward to seeing it.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
This one has been completed and will soon be going off to a show.
Now for the hard part- titles!
Friday, March 25, 2011
I'm a bit slow at updating since I'm so lost on this new computer, but... they're worth waiting for!!! Here they are at 4 wks old. They are getting to be little lovers, licky, licky! 2 are long coats, my very first ones. The personalities are coming out now, and the tails, they are a-waggin'. SO CUTE...
There's a painting in here somewhere- I just know it!
Friday, March 11, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
(I've reposted, they are somewhat better photos.) :-)
We've also had some excitement the past 2 weeks. Snuggles had puppies and they are so much fun to watch growing. She had FIVE!!! What a shock that was! Mama and babies are all doing well so far and I am having fun watching them grow.
2 weeks old- well fed and comfy. :-D
Thursday, February 3, 2011
I'm doing this fox in oils which is new for me. I haven't decided if I love them or hate them!!! Time will tell. He has alot of work yet to be done, but he's drying for now...
Next is the pelican carving I've been working on sporadically- I have the "posts" carved and burned now. Nothing like making round pegs from square blocks! I've also done a bit more painting on the pelican.
This last piece is done in casein. It may look "finished" to you, although you might wonder at the very WHITE flowers! LOL...
I am letting it cure before I finish it up. That way I can wash the flowers, etc. that I still want to work on without having to worry about picking up the paint.