Sunday, July 29, 2012

Good Morning~

Another hot, hot, hot morning here in South Central ( PA, that is)...ugh. Please can't we just have San Diego weather here? for a year?  If I didn't love my family so much I would move OUT of this ditch of a town ( literally we are a ditch where everything lays....I guess the nice way of saying it is a valley)...we have an incinerator, at least 2 landfills, you can see Peach Bottom and TMI from you want  me to keep going? No wonder we have one of the most unhealthy cities to live in, according to most of the articles I've read in health-type magazines.

But, I digress, this was supposed to be a HAPPY blog entry. 
I found this list below on the Wish Studio page this morning....a lit of summer blog themes...

:: celebrate :: a sweet slice of slow hot days
:: remember :: a lovely remeniscing, remembering summer
:: studio ::  scenes from an exhibition at Artstream Studios was a delightful peek into studio life!
:: story :: because…this is why we share.
:: rest ::
:: friendship ::
:: read ::
:: practice ::
:: renewal ::
:: learn ::

I found a new favorite director...check out Albino Fawn, and go to Erik Leiser's IMDB page here, and scroll down to watch the video clips! Amazing stuff! I was an instant fan!

Other than that the summer has been doing it's dance between fast and slow....Can't keep up.
My husband just left for LA at 4 this morning, he won't be back til Thursday...but I have some fun to look forward to with my good friend Cheryl, plus visits with Mom and HOPEFULLY some hiking, if the rain doesn't persist.
I'm tired...ok so this isn't the HAPPIEST entry...i'm kind of mellow like the grey sky this morning I guess.
Too much going on in my head to feel grounded...half finished projects asking to please "finish me", car that failed inspection ($800).....but lots to look forward to.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Blue Canvas

(my next post will be the finished product of what this pre-made background ended up being!)

Just a quick little blog post ( car inspection, new brakes and the dentist today...what a day off!)
to share with everyone my Blue Canvas profile, as well as Blue Canvas ! It's a great magazine (which we don't get here in York...they used to carry it at Borders) and a great place for Artist of all kinds to find a place to share work and be inspired!

Take a look!


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Friday, July 6, 2012

Weekend Fun

This Saturday (tomorrow) I will be vending at The Station North Market in Baltimore, MD, with my good Friend Cheryl Fair! If you are in the area, and don't mind the heat, stop by and check it all out!


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

the magic no.3

Three has always been on of my favorite numbers (735 is my very luckiest)...There are many things i have noticed that come in threes...
three of my mom's little pocket owls!

- primary and secondary colors
- deaths ( this one is near the top if the list because this sad week, I've experienced the 3 death     phenomenon)
- the rule of three in writing (here)
- blind mice :)
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice
- sneezes ( three to "get the devil out")
-  past, present, future
- tsp. in a Tbsp.
- Greek Harpies
- Snap! Crackle! Pop!
- Ready! Aim! Fire!
- three legged races
- three stooges this could go on and on and on!

This morning I found my third inspiring project/class/group...and I'm feeling like things are coming together...

1. My sponsor ad on Kelly Rae's page (look at the sidebar!)
2. Flora Bowley's AMAZING e-course
 and my third...
3. An Artist's Way Bookclub, started by Jessica Brogan of "In Search of Dessert"... Check it out!

I feel like I could soar ( if only I didn't have a million things to do already! This is going to be an exercise in juggling for me..and in putting MYSELF first, for once!)

Please feel free to check out all three....and come back here to see posts about my experiences !

Happy 4th to those US friends of mine!

Monday, July 2, 2012

"your inspiring life"

I've been taking this great e-course with the super-talanted and sweet Flora Bowley...
Last week's goal was to see things in your own life that were inspiring, so as to later incorporate them into paintings. Since nature is my biggest source of inspiration, I took some photos and did a lot of sketching over the past week ( i'm a little behind in the course because of work and general busy-ness), and plan on using them in my studio as inspiration this week!

Here are some of the photos, take on my mini-vacation in Cobb's Creek, VA!
oyster shells

clay "pebbles" that wash up on the beach in that area

no clue.....but it's my favorite find!

japanese beetle eater leaves

japanese beetle!