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Monday, February 1, 2010

What A Wonderful Way... start this week! I woke up to find that one of my paintings was featured on the Christian Artist Team Blog . What a sweet surprise and a wonderful post in which to be included in. Thank you! One of my Angels was also featured in this eye-popping Etsy Treasury made by Angelpupscreations. I love her nail & wire crosses.

This weekend I worked on a crocheted baby blanket for my niece. She's having a girl and this is not the typical pink baby blanket. I feel bad I didn't have it finished in time to mail for her baby shower, but better late than never. You know how I love bees..... I searched for a bee pattern but couldn't find any that I thought would work so I had to make this one up. I think they came out pretty cute if I say so myself. I'm thinking it needs a few flowers here & there as well. The blanket itself is made of black & white strips that crochet up really fast. I am pleased how this is turning out and I hope she likes it. In May there is a Bee Gallery Opening/Benefit which I plan to be participating in. If I have time I may make another one for that show as well as a painting & my bee zines.
I ate oriental food all weekend. Just craving it. I even stayed up late last night painting this piece! I am selling prints of it in my Etsy Shop. Looking at this piece today makes me want to eat some more! I treasure my memories of living in Japan, although as a child I didn't eat sushi. My favorite thing was the animal shaped pancakes filled with sweet red beans that they had at every festival. I had so much fun painting this that I may paint some more. In addition to craving oriental food on my plate, I'm craving sage green on my palette. Maybe it's the weather, gray skies, wintry muted colors? Don't worry I'll snap out of it. haha


Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

too cute... both the bee blanket and the painting! is that sushi? I love your color palette for this painting. I've never had sushi. I've been craving Chinese food ever since i've been on this darn diet. of course our Chinese food is probably not what authentic is like but I love it just the same. my favorite is hot and sour soup, kung po chicken and crab rangoon.... yum!

congrats on your feature!!

Jennifer Williams "Blueskysunburn" said...

What a cute painting! I really like the simplicity and colors.

I personally can't stand Chinese. Hubs loves it so I have to eat it every couple of weeks.

The Lavender Daisy said...

Congratulations on your painting being featured! The bee blanket is adorable :) I have something for you on my blog if you have time to stop by:

Hope you have a great day!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Love the painting and congrats!

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

When you get a chance stop at my blog... I've got an award for you! ~Jaime

Linda Hammelman said...

Hi, I have not run into you for awhile. Was it ebay a couple of years ago? I am painterly1 over there. Great work here!