...Come on let's go!
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Last week flew by! Hubby's band played a big wedding in Sonoma on Saturday and so we took this opportunity to take a little weekend vacation. His great aunt used to live in Petaluma and on the couple of occasions we visited her years ago, we never went downtown, it was many many years later that we went through downtown Petaluma and it was then that I fell in love with it. Some towns have a good feeling to them and some not so much. Petaluma is a good feeling town. The people are very friendly, there are great restaurants, architecture, cute shops, lots of antiques, the river, and the weather seems to always be perfect when we are there. Next time we go I think I will spend more time taking photographs. While he played I kept myself busy doing a few pastel paintings which I will share soon. Petaluma is famous for it's chickens & eggs, another reason for me to love it. haha
Monday, June 21, 2010
...SoInToIt recently left me a comment saying she would like to see one of my "messes" that I have been making instead of painting. So here's one! Oh how they glimmer in the dim light on this summer night! I picked these flip flops up at the dollar store, perfect for trying this project out on. They aren't really good quality but I'll get a few fun times out of them before they break. I mixed Martha Stewart's fine black Onyx glitter with Mod Podge. I put 3 good coats on and let it dry between coats. The last coat I sprinkled a little extra on top. I let them dry for a good 2 days before putting them on. Now that they are completely dry they don't shed any glitter (fairy trails) at all. I'm sure these would look great in all colors of fine glitter. I'm thinking I need a red pair. If I had a recent pedi I'd show you how sparkly & adorable these are on! Maybe I'll post one later. I plan on picking up some more glitter & higher quality flippies next time I'm out shopping to make a few more pairs, for me & a few other people who like to twinkle. You know who you are. :)
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
My first tomatoes! I was so excited to see them today because I was worried I wouldn't get any, and not just because of my big purple thumb! I don't have a picture but we have a few old shoes around the veggie garden because a deer left it's hoof print right by a tomato plant that it nibbled the top right off of. So far it hasn't been back. I love to smell tomato plants almost as much as I like to eat them. A few years ago when I was concocting & designing fragrances, *one day I may sell some*, I bought some tomato essential oil to use as a top note. To my disappointment it turned out to be so nasty! Nothing like the growing plant smells!
Monday, June 14, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
I just completed these 4 pieces for the Marco Fuoco Gallery's Animal & Environmental Show. These are painted doodles done in acrylic & ink. The top 2 are remakes of old folk art paintings I did in the past that I think are fun. The bottom 2 were done specifically for the show in protest, disgust and sorrow due to the current oil disaster. To me it's not a "spill" and it infuriates me when the media calls it a "spill". Ok I won't get started, work myself up, then start crying again. I actually started crying when I was painting the flamingos. They get their beautiful color from the shrimp & planktin, I painted them black and I painted the pink part in their bodies to reflect their emptiness, as well as mine.
Big Shout Out goes to "Whatshername" for featuring my new mermaid doodle in her very cool Etsy Treasury!
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
My right brain has gone on vacation. I can't paint a thing and I'm in mess mode. I am beginning to see a pattern. About every 3 months for a couple of weeks I can't paint. If I do I just ruin perfectly good canvas or paper. All I want to do is experiment, try different projects. I pull it all out! Glitter, paper, scissors, glue, needles, yarn, collage papers, sewing machines, etc... I make a big ol' mess. I having been working on these doodles in between messes. LOL Pictures may follow, we'll see. haha
I also started to sell (hopefully) a few of my photographs on Sometimes Things Are Black & White. I can't tell you how much fun I am having putting these black & white collections together. I love it. I added some videos too. I have a few more photographs that I would like to share/sell but haven't taken the time to load them onto the computer. Not enough time in the day lately, mess mess mess! Life is grand! I love to peel glue off of my fingers. It could be that I put on extra so that I can peel it off.