Please join me at a fundraiser for my very favorite animal rescue organization, 'Out of the Woods'. Every penny from the ticket sales & the silent auction goes to this amazing non-profit & 100% will be used for the vet bills, food, etc. of homeless animals who have a temporary placement while waiting on their forever home. I'm donating art & looking forward to good food, good drinks & good company. Hope to see you there.
Monday, April 30, 2012
Friday, April 27, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
My very favorite thing about going on a trip is always coming home. Seeing my family, sleeping in my own bed, seeing my pets... No matter how great the trip, the best part- the very best part, is always walking in the door at home.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
The squirrel, raccoon & turtle were special orders for a woman who is opening a brick & mortar shop in Little Rock. She saw the birdies in my Etsy shop & wanted to order some other animals commonly seen in Arkansas. Because I grew up in the country, I've seen my fare share of all three of these... although even living in town I have a yard full of squirrels. It seems that some sort of squirrel super highway runs through the pine trees in my backyard- I can sit outside in the summer & here them all cursing at each other high above my head. Apparently road rage happens everywhere- even in my trees.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Just a few things going on in my world this week... between the 'Big Girl Job' as a friend calls it & the art-making. (it's hard to call the art-making a job because it's so much fun.) As I was walking up the front steps of the state capitol yesterday for a meeting I was literally thinking. "should I paint that bearded dragon blue or purple?" and it really hit me that I seem to live a double life. Just don't expect me to do any Mission:Impossible or James Bond stunts. I might pull something & not be able to paint.
Friday, April 6, 2012
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
On the best afternoons, I race home after work & take paints, brushes, canvas & Maisy out onto the deck.
I will admit there are entire days that I spend more time than I should painting in my head.
It seems that the sun starts dropping faster the minute I pick up a brush.
Sometimes it slips away so quickly that I realize it's time to stop- and then my heart slips a little too.
Until I remember that I can do it again tomorrow & until then I'll just have to make do with painting in my head.
Monday, April 2, 2012
Remember when I told you that I have a second job? A job that is so much fun that I feel a little silly that someone actually pays me for it? It was that day I was telling you about that smarty pants Carl Jung... Anyway, maybe you should come check out my second job & see for yourself. This is the painting I am teaching this Thursday night at Painting with a Twist. The two hour classes are only $35 & you will leave with a 16x20 painting of your very own. If you don't like this particular painting, you might check out the calendar & come on another day- there are 5 artists & everyone is very talented. You can bring food & drinks- even beer or wine. I have so much fun showing people who come in the door telling me that they CAN'T paint that they actually can.
I know what you are thinking... & yes, you can!!