Thursday, September 12, 2013

Shop Update

I am hoping to share with you four new paintings I've recently finished in the next day or two, but in the meantime I have put 5 paintings into my Etsy shop.  These are not new to you, if you have been reading my blog for awhile, but they are new to the shop.  Stop in if you have a moment.


"With the last tree but a memory"
"Blaze your own trail"
"The necessity of dreams"

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Summer's End

Summer is over, school is back in session.  And now I have big goals to get caught up on the computer.  In particular, to get back to a regular posting schedule here, update my website, make some decisions about other web locations I have (what to keep, what to not), and update my inventory.  Phew!  All that and I have to paint.

As my daughter ages, I have the misconception that I might have more time.  Hah.  Summer was packed full.  My goal this year is to get a ton of work done during the school year so that next summer I won't feel so terrible about not getting as much done in my studio as I would like.

The computer updates will go slowly as I only plan to dedicate a small portion of my day to it, but I will do it regularly so it will get there.  I also have ideas about where my work will be going next and will be sharing more about that soon.  But to give you a vague idea: I am working on some still life paintings in oil (though I am going to try a few in acrylic too), some more little portraits (some of which will be people and some not), more work with fiber, playing with illustration work which I tried before but never seemed to find the time (must make time), and experimenting with whatever I feel like because I find I grow more in my work when I don't restrict myself too much.

So excited to get all this going!  I will be starting next week, to give myself a couple days to get organized.  It sort of feels like January 1st with resolutions and really it kind of is, though in this "year" I will only have roughly 9 or so months.  Right now, that feels like an eternity but you know it will go by so quickly.

Since I don't really have any paintings to share with you (because photographing them is one of the things I need to get caught up on...), I will share this cute photo of our new puppy Rosie:


Australian cattle dog and almost 13 weeks old.  Guess she will be keeping me busy too.