Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Hey everyone! Welcome to a warmer Wednesday. We are finally in the 40's around here and it is warming up my spirit as well as melting the snow. Yeah!!

I have finally begun to paint again. Of course I never finished cleaning my studio but I just moved things over so I could reach my table. Not the best course of action...I know...but it is working for now. My problem is that every time I ship out a load of Ebay stuff I seem to acquire more. The never ending roller coaster.

I wanted to put together a self portrait to use on some of my portfolio sites but I couldn't find a recent picture of me that I liked. You see...up until a year ago I had really short hair. So any older picture of me really doesn't look like me any more. When I got pregnant with my daughter I had this urge to grow my hair out. I figured that since I was going to look scary for 9 months anyway...what better time. (To clarify...I am not one of those glowing, Madonna looking pregnant women...enough said!) And since I had my daughter...well, let's just say that the weight is not going anywhere fast. But I did find an older picture of me on the computer so I went with it and here it is...

It is not quite finished yet and I feel that something needs to be in my hand but I haven't figured out what yet. So far I am pleased with it though and I am anxious to get it on some of my other sites.

I am challenging myself to have at least 3 pieces going at once and work on them every day. We will see how that goes but so good. I am off to get the monkeys up for school. Another day in paradise!!

Monday, February 5, 2007

Another bitter cold day here in Wheaton. car said -8 this morning when I got in and when I opened the blinds the windows had a nice layer of ice on them. I guess we have gotten spoiled with this warm winter we were having. The good thing about yucky weather is that I stay in and clean my studio!! Yeah!!

I feel like I am finally making progress. Most of the random Ebay stuff is gone or going so that helps a lot. I started a new painting today which is so good for my mood. The Brie Baby is sleeping soundly and my boys are playing together so nicely that I had one of those moments when everything seems perfect. Just for a moment though and then the reality of my not so tidy house and huge to do list came crashing down again. I guess one moment of perfection is better than none at all. Haha.

In keeping with my goal of getting all of my old work posted I am putting up a few new items I found in my studio. Pretty soon I will have new work to post and that will be a great day. I started working on my Etsy store today also. Of course, you have to have items to put in it so for now it remains empty but it will be filling up as soon as the Ebay items are gone and I can get a moment to breathe.

OK...break over...let the cleaning begin...I hope you are having a warm and fuzzy day.

Thursday, February 1, 2007

It has been a busy week around here as my Ebay business is booming once again. No art right now unfortunately...just cleaning out the household stuff. I had over 50 things listed and most of them are ending now so the shipping craze begins. It feels good to be purging all of my old stuff again. My Mom sent some things that she wanted to get rid of as well so I had a bunch. I still need to list all of the baby clothes and boy clothes but that takes so much more time than just listing individual items so it will have to wait a little while longer.

I just signed on to a web site called Etsy which is for handmade items by artists. I am excited to create my own store and start selling some stuff. I think I will start with my children's items like canvases with messages on them and then move into paintings. I have been sketching like crazy so I am anxious to get to work on some new stuff. Once I get this Ebay mess out of my studio I will be able to get moving on it.

But for now I will leave you with one of my older mixed media pieces that I love just for fun!

"Soul Mate"