Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Who Loves Ya

This is an oil painting done on board that I have made into a card for Etsy. The next piece I have ready to post is a still life. I work back and forth, I love to do this type of work, illustration or folk art, what ever you want to call it. I find it relaxing, allowing your mind to wander and come up with what ever scenario it can.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Just Some Thoughts

No art work tonight, a few things in the pipeline, tomorrow I will tie up the lose ends and post. Today I did something a little out of character, I took the afternoon off from work (spur of the moment) and went on a picnic with my brother and niece. We ate grinders by a lake, took a hike up to an old fire tower with a great view, no cell phones, beepers or the like. Just good conversation, nature at her finest and the joy of spending time together. Oh, and we tried to go swimming but the water is a bit chilly for my taste.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Greeting Cards, Wild Weather & Hummingbirds

I have been working on Greeting Cards this past week for Etsy. Several of my recent cat paintings, two new Corgi images and some flowers, all of which had been completed and just needed to have me sit down to proof and print. And so this weekend in between thunder, lightening and minor flooding situations I finally got some work done. But don't feel too sorry for me because on Saturday we went for a lovely ride, a house and garden tour and lunch.

I try to have several different products for my more illustrative pieces. Besides cards, notecards and prints I also have textured art tiles and sometimes gift tags. I have been thinking about opening up a second blog to keep the illustrative work seperate from my oils and pastels. Just thinking out loud at this point.

I am thrilled that we finally have a Hummingbird at our feeder. We started feeding last summer and have been patiently (?) waiting to see if we would be visited again this year. I have been planting Impatients all around the house. Tonight he or she has been back several times.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Excuses Excuses

It has been unusually hot here the last few days. Not the type of weather you want to stay inside and paint in. Guess I could try my hand at plein air painting, or at least sketch outdoors a little. The cats are lying in front of garage door, SPLAT, they don't have the energy to move.

I have been working on my blog, learning how to add an image to my banner and "jazz" it up a bit. Looked into switching over to Typepad since I have seen so many bloggers with professional looking sites using that company. But on the other hand there are also just as many blogs in Blogger that are just as well formatted with interesting banners and graphics. So my education has begun. I'm sure there will be more changes coming, a little knowledge is a scary thing.