Tuesday, May 31, 2011

My Easel is UP!!

I know it has been a while.  My life took a bit of a "dip" to say the least and some family issues had to be addressed.  Things are finally starting to return to normal and I'm starting to feel like my old self again.  Today I actually cleaned and organized my taboret and I actually did a little painting....sorry no photos yet....I need to get a little further along.  It felt really good to be sitting in front of my easel again. 
On a side note.....my son adopted a dog from a local shelter.  Her name is Mesha and she is about a year old.  Mesha is a Siberian Husky and a real sweetheart of a girl.  You know that sweet face and those big blue eyes will definitely end up on my easel.....sooner or later!
As you can see, she is a bit on the thin side.  She was found on the streets.
But she has quickly made herself at home here.....and that is exactly what we had hoped for......she is a real cuddlier too!

Friday, May 20, 2011


The past few days have been spent going through all my reference photos for my upcoming roadrunner painting.  I'm a little frustrated, as I have yet to have a paint brush in my hand.  I think I have finally chosen the "pose".
I just like the "turned head" and that little bit of blue behind the eye.  I have other photos to help with the "missing feet" and the end of the tail.  Now, I just have to figure out the background.  My grandson's birthday party is this Saturday.....so I doubt I get back to my "easel" till Monday.  Hopefully, I will have a brush back in my hand by Monday as well!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Getting "back on track"!

Ok, today is the day.  I'm getting back to my easel.  I have decided to start a new painting.....even though I have a couple of paintings that need to be finished up.  I just feel I need to start something new and fresh to get those creative juices flowing once again.  My subject will be a roadrunner.  I have had several requests for one of these and it should be a fun and easy project to get me back in the "swing" of things.  I did manage to get my website updated as well and a rough draft of my first newsletter.   The chains of procrastination have been broken.....at least for now.....I'm up and moving and "back on track"!   

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Procrastination or Overwhelmed....maybe a little of both

Things have been so hectic....it seems everyday is a "do something day" and that "something" does not include my easel.  Part of that is me......yes, procrastination has once again reared its ugly head in my life.  Even though I have a strong desire to get the easel out and paint, I manage to come up with several "good" excuses everyday as to why that is NOT a good idea.  Well, some of my "excuses" are good if I would just act on them.  I really do need to go through all the cabinets and closets here in our fifth wheel.  Space is always at a premium here and you just can't hold onto things you might "someday" have a use for.....time for a good purging and cleaning.  I'm also feeling that urge to "re-decorate" the living room.  I'm absolutely in love with Robin's Egg Blue and want to incorporate it into our living room decor.  That is going to mean new window treatments.....I've been keeping an eye out for that "inspiration fabric", but have not found it yet...I'm toying with the idea of "painting" my own inspiration fabric.  Then there is my web site....which needs updating, my newsletter....which needs to be written,  and marketing, marketing, marketing....eeeeekkkkkkk!  Maybe it is not so much procrastination as it is that feeling of being overwhelmed.  Which ever, I have got to get "back on track".  I think I will start with a "to do" list.....prioritize it.....and break it down into small steps.  That usually sets the small wheels of my brain in motion and amazingly enough my legs and arms will eventually follow!  LOL! 

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Back in Lafayette

We made it back to Lafayette.  It will take me a few days to get settled and make all the rounds with family and friends.  Once things settle down.....I will be back at my easel.  I'm getting all "itchy" to get that paint brush back in my hand.