Monday, November 29, 2010

Squirrel "FINI"!

The squirrel painting is finished!  Take a look and let me know what you think!  Of course, I'm always thinking something more or less could have been done.....I have to force myself to stop and be satisfied with what I have done.  I have listed this at my Etsy Store and I did a business page for "Perfectlygoode" on facebook.  Wow, so much to do and so little time.  I am really making an effort to "promote" my art and see what happens.  Any who, it would be great if any of you have the time to take a look at the facebook page and give me a "like" if you are so inclined.....My widget on my blog just looks so pitiful with only one or two likes at present.....Thanks in advance for those of you that do....and let me know if you have any problems with links.....

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Squirrel Part 3

I spent some more time on my squirrel and here is where I am at today........
At this point, I am pretty satisfied with the tree bark, leaves and background.  Not to say that there will not be a little tweaking here and there, but overall I'm ok with what I have done.  Now, the squirrel has a ways to go yet.  Overall the head and body are in fair shape, but I need more work on the arm.  Of Course, I have not done anything but lay in the basic washes of color on the tail.  Below is a close up of the head area..... again comments and questions are always welcome

Monday, November 22, 2010

Squirrel Part 2

We are really enjoying our stay here in Bullhead City.  The rv park is lovey and quiet and it seems the town is just big enough.....
Yesterday, I was able to get back to my Baby Squirrel painting.  Take a look and see what you think.
Things are going pretty well, but I have decided the tree bark is getting a little to busy.  I'm just getting too carried away with the detail and need to bring the focus back to the squirrel.
A little more work on the squirrel and I took some of the detail out of the tree.  It is a little too vague now, so I have to put some of the detail back.  I also notice that I need to establish the rest of the limb under the squirrel's tail....don't know how I missed that....LOLPlease feel free to comment.....and any questions about my technique are also welcome.  I used to teach art at an art shop back in Indiana and I do so miss the interaction with my students.  I always felt I learned more from them then they learned from me. 

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Bullhead City AZ

Phoenix turned out to be a bit too crowded and we just couldn't find the right place for us.  My DH did some research and found Bullhead City.....a similar climate and more of a small town feel.  We found just the perfect place El Rio Waterfront Rv and we just love it here.  If you are interested in seeing some photos and more on our travels just check out my travel blog The Goode Life.

I have been "settling" in here....getting my chores done and making the fifth wheel feel more like a home.  I have so many ideas running through my head, I'm not sure exactly where I want to start.  I guess I need to make a list and see what inspires me most.  More than likely, my first creative endeavor will be to finish my second squirrel painting.  The first was auctioned off.....this one will be put on my Etsy site when finished.  I'll post some photos next time.

Friday, November 5, 2010

On the Road

We finally left our temporary home on the Tippecanoe river and started our journey west.  This year we will be spending most of the winter in Arizona, most likely the Phoenix area.  As long as we are in travel art is put on hold.  Most of the time we only spend one or two nights at an rv park.  That is just not enough time to drag out the tools which I need to create.  I would no sooner get my project started and it would be time to pack up and leave.  We travel in a fifth wheel with 3 slides so furniture has to be "arranged" for the slides to come in and then "re-arranged" for comfort when the slides come out.  I know sounds like a lot of work, but it really isn't that bad once you are used to it.  I love my home on wheels and traveling and seeing this beautiful country of ours.  If you are interested in the rv full time lifestyle or our travels, please check out my travel blog...... The Goode Life

In the meantime, I am working on my website.  I'm hoping to have that finished and up loaded sometime this week.  Once we get to Phoenix, I will be back into painting and sewing and beading and embroidery......or whatever else my creative energies turn too.  Yes, I carry a sewing machine, all my painting supplies, beading supplies, and embroidery supplies along with me in my fifth wheel.  Storage space is I am very selective of what I carry.  I don't have those normal creative "stashes" that a lot of you do.  I tend to only have what I need for a specific project or two at a time.  One definitely has to have a "use it or lose it" attitude when living in 400 square foot.....which you share with a husband and two crazy fox terriers!