Monday, April 26, 2010

New work oh my!!!

I have just finished up these three little collages. I should have them posted in my shop this weekend.

More to come soon!
Talk to you soon,

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Lets get acquainted......

Part of my job as an artist is to invite you into my world. I struggle with this.... I like to be somewhat anonymous. I do realize I must try , so here are a few things about me......

1. I have long , straight , dark hair that is in a ponytail most days.
2. I will be 40 this year!!!!! Yikes!
3. I was a mod/goth/punk/funky gal back in the day.
4. I believe that I was a fisherman in another life that tragically drown and that explains my
deep rooted fear of open water in contrast with my love of living by the sea and obsession
with fish ( whew! ).
5. I associate all numbers with colors or rather I see colors when I look at numbers ( make
6. I once wanted to be friends with Molly Ringwald .
7. I still love watching 16 candles and pretty in pink!
8. I love music and wish I could sing ( I can not carry a tune to save my life).
9. I miss my mother everyday .
10. I would love to be a writer .
11. I would describe myself as simple yet I am very complicated.
12. I fear awkward silences and talk to fill them ( annoying I know!)
13. I have many quirky nuances and could be diagnosed with OCD
14. I wear a single silver band on my finger and pearl earrings
15. I wear a lot of black
16. A girl can never have too many jackets.
17. I love scarfs in any season
18. I wear glasses equally on , as off.
19. My greatest achievement is my beautiful boys!!!
20. I embrace my truth as flawed as it may be.

Nice to meet you!!!


Saturday, April 24, 2010

How did you spend your Saturday????

Here is how I spent most of mine..........

We won one and lost the other but most
importantly, we did out best!!!
Talk to you soon,

Friday, April 23, 2010

An artist I love.....

Her name is Sarah Wyman and I love love love her work.

I love the newspaper in the dress. The colors are so beautiful !
Talk to you soon,

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Another day......

I took this picture this morning. Something about the light coming in felt warm and good. I find myself enjoying the early moments in the day. I never used to be a morning person. Each day we have a chance to make it right...... in those first few moments we have all the power to get it done. It is like a fresh piece of paper or a new blank canvas.... just waiting for us to spill out everything we have to give. The night seems more defeated..... all the mistakes have been made, all the chances taken , all the air has been let out. Give me the morning ...... give me that burst of energy.... that " I can do it" moment before the chaos begins. Give me that hope that I can be better.... that I can have patience .... that I won't disappoint or be disappointed... that it will all work out .......
Have a good morning!!!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Could it be.....

New work???? Yes it is. I am just about finished with this. It is actually a 10x10 square, however my scanner has cut a lot off and the color is slightly off. I hope to get a better pic. outside in sunlight.

I picked up these little numbers at my favorite tag sale spot!

I just love this porcelain gas station #8!

..... and a little birdie for my blue bathroom.

I am feeling a little better than my post before. I think I go through moments of feeling overwhelmed, and once you get it out there ....... you feel a little lighter.
Talk to you soon,

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I want my life back!!!

I have been in my current long term sub position now for about 6 1/2 weeks. I want my old life back!!! Seriously! I hate my schedule . To make things more complicated, baseball season has just begun. I am running from 6:00 am until well after 9:00 pm . I have no time for anything. I squeeze laundry in here and there and my OCD has prevented me from getting to bed early. I spend much of what used to be my creative time...... cleaning. I have become resentful and bitter about this entire arrangement. Thank God there is an end in sight .... summer vacation. I have never been so happy to have summer begin.

I miss my art. I liked that I could define myself as an artist. It was something for me ..... it made me a person in the midst of my life as a mother and wife. If I was not working on my art , I was thinking about my art and future projects. Currently I can think of nothing but sleep.

I want those quiet moments when I could hear myself think..... now honestly , I do not think at all.... I am in go mode all the time.

This weekend is packed with Baseball, work, Birthday parties and more. Even if it kills me, I am going to squeeze in time to create...... I fear my mind will turn to mush if I do not.

Hopefully the glimpse of the old me will be back soon!!!


Saturday, April 10, 2010

Opening day!!!!

O.K....... needless to say , baseball is really big around here. Opening day is a real BIG event. Last year Santana Moss ( Redskins Football ) came and threw out the first pitch. At that time I had no idea who Santana Moss was ( sorry .... I am just not a football gal!). This year Mr. Clinton Portis ( Redskins as well ) honored us with his presence. Now I did know who he was. The kids were thrilled. He was such a nice guy , he stuck around and signed something for every little baseball kid there.

Now if your asking " Why a Football player and not a baseball player???" It's baseball season, and the players are busy doing what they do best...... playing ball!
Talk to you soon,

Friday, April 9, 2010

I will have some new work to show you soon, however I am enjoying the lovely weather with my kids for now. Opening day for baseball is tomorrow! Here we go!!
Talk to you soon,

Sunday, April 4, 2010

The best time of day.....

It is just before the sun goes down...... the boys are still playing outside. Dinner is done and dishes are put away. I can breathe a sigh of relief that another day is about to close and we are all still intact, with everything we need. Our cozy home, our full bellies...... our lovely life. We have each other, and we love and are loved. We ask for not a thing more.... and yet we get so much in return. I feel lucky ...... my heart can smile!

Talk to you soon,


Thursday, April 1, 2010

I love my new camera. I take pictures of ....... anything. Not sure what this is , but I liked it.

My favorite subject, my boys!

This one is very serious about baseball.

Talk to you soon,