Thursday, May 29, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
I started my day off with a protein shake with strawberries & blueberries. It was magically delicious. Then I got busy wrapping paintings to mail off. Most who know me know that I suffer at Christmas time, even try and bribe people to wrap my presents! I must admit that I have resorted to those printed boxes & the occasional bag. I try not to give gifts in bags because it loses something just pulling a nice gift out of a bag. A box with paper & ribbon is so much more exciting. So here I am wrapping my art! I have gotten very nice emails from people who were surprised to get their purchased art wrapped with beautiful ribbon. I do it to make people happy. Who doesn't like opening a present? I think it's a nice touch but it's not my favorite part of job! My husband & I went shopping for my son's baby shower today, it's a big gift, 2 steps out the door with it & I say "there is no way I am wrapping that!"
I am on the computer more than painting this past week which is going to hurt. Getting myself out there. Trying to get all the computer stuff "wrapped up" so that I can spend more time doing what I love, painting. I joined OvationTv Art community tonite. Now that was a big step for me. The site wouldn't work right, maybe it's overloaded or something so I couldn't complete my profile.
I was featured in someone's Treasury on Etsy today! That is such a nice compliment & honor to be included in that. If you'd like to check the Treasury out it's http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=47056
So this day is a wrap & I can go to bed knowing that I accomplished a little more than I thought I would toward reaching my goals! Which is to become your favorite artist! haha
Monday, May 26, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Glad you stopped by to see my first post on my first blog! If curiosity wins you over you can view more of my art on ebay & etsy, the links are below!
I have been living in a cubicle for so long and had no idea of what life could be like cubicle free! I have been in the mortgage business for 25 yrs underwriting loans, working long hours, taking loans home at night, working weekends... When I would paint or do something artsy & show it to people at work they would often say "What are you doing here?!" I never seriously gave it a try, was too afraid! Showing my art sometimes gave me the same feeling that I would get if I was showing my underwear! So after being laid off due to the "mortgage crisis", I decided to give it a go, turn lemons into lemonade, show & sell my art, regardless of the underwear feeling & trust that the Lord would provide!
I am truly amazed at the response I have had to my art in such a short time! I truly appreciate all the lovely emails, kind responses & feedback, purchases & support of my art! I have met & dealt with some very sweet people the last few months .
God Bless & Thank you for taking the time to stop by & peek at my art!
New Mixed Media Painting for sale on ebay: