Monday, April 20, 2009

Red Gerber Daisy Complete

Here is the Red Gerber Daisy painting completed. I am happy with this piece, it feels like I am making progress towards one of my goals. I even finished up the painting of Pewter yesterday. Nice to have more completed pieces than half started ones.

This is my week off before taking a short class, most of the "gotta do's" are done, so this morning I am going over my reference photo's looking for possible subjects for new work. Thanks for all your positive comments, I took them to heart. I follow a blog, Contemporary Textile Art by Lisa Call, I don't know that much about textile or fiber art. She has written about her journey as she sold her home in the suburbs, downsized, remodeled both her home and her life so that she could work as an artist (and she has a day job). It's been the ups and downs along the way, but she has accomplished her goals. So here we go, another chapter, should be interesting.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Life Happens and Painting Update

First, I want to apologize to anyone who posted a comment on the previous post of this painting. Yesterday by accident it was deleted and I found out it cannot be retrieved. I want to thank Elizabeth and Carol for the awards given, they were appreciated.

The past few weeks have been a blur, I was laid off from the small manufacturing company that I worked for. It did not totally suprise me, since Christmas the backlog of orders had been steadily dwindling. I have worked in manufacturing most of my adult life, starting as a Mechanical Draftsperson but I've also done Inspection, Inside Sales and Estimating to name a few. The company I worked for came from our previous employer, when the company was sold and moved out of state three of the guys started their own business. There were eight of us total and it was hard physical work but an interesting experience. But it is time to make some major life changes, I am taking a certification class and than maybe go back to school. Right now I am leaning towards going back to school which is a little daunting at this age. I have been out getting a physical and running around with paperwork, you know how it goes. So life is a little up in the air and after yesterdays accident with the post I think I need to take a step back for a bit. But I am asking you to hang in there with me while I go through this transition period. I love meeting all the new people and seeing the art created. I look forward to everyones new posts and am going to try to hang on to this. Art is my passion and anyone who knows me can tell you I love it!