Sunday, February 13, 2011

You get the idea

Here are almost complete hand painted journals that will be going to  , they just need a final coat of varnish on the inside covers.   Each step needed to dry before I could proceed with the next step and it took longer than I had anticipated.    So, another busy week begins and as much as i would have liked to ship these donated items tomorrow, it will be a few more days.  Getting stressed out because I could not meet my self imposed deadline on a new project won't get them done any faster.  I am trying to work on a new approach to my life -- stop racing!  Racing and rushing generally makes me cranky and ultimately, unproductive and feeling badly about myself and what I want with my new Art Business and life in general.  What I accomplished this weekend was really very good.  That is what matters.  I am going to bed tonight satisfied with what I got done and not what I didn't.  It takes time to break old habits of making a too large and unrealistic "to do" list.  It takes times to realistically calculate how much time it takes to create a new piece of art work or project.   

This art work is a 5 x 7 original acrylic painting of words from a poem I wrote years ago.  Words that are near and dear to my heart.  Words that I live by.  I just finished it late this afternoon and need to photograph it properly before I put it for sale on my Etsy shop.  I also want to take a good quality photo that I can use to sell prints of the original. 

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Pink Slipper Project projects

I am giving composition books a makeover with paint and paper and then I will be mailing them to   They have been very fun to create.  I will be posting again later this weekend when they are complete.

The dolls, slippers and journal in this photo are ready to go.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

I'm ready for spring

while I can still find the beauty of winter, and don't like to wish time away, I'm ready for spring.  I took this photo of my crab apple tree last spring. 
I photographed these bluejays during a snow storm last month.

I'm grateful that the days are getting longer...