Monday, April 23, 2012

Making Stuff!

I had a lot of fun finishing up these birds. I have given them all to the Art Hus for sale in Solvang. I kinda miss them all on my desk. I did not make the Mocking Bird I wanted to do and now I want to do a Red Winged Black Bird and a Barn Swallow, so I hope to make more soon. Oooo, maybe I should make an owl too. Having trouble getting any work time in.

 Had fun doing a quick sketch of my Birthday bouquet with some Copic markers.
 I am still enjoying my new nail stickers. I like the way they look holding the birds :).

Had a nice sketch day at Cachuma Lake with the sketch group. I was not feeling very inspired to sketch, but the birds and nature all around was very nice. I felt a stronger urge to sit, watch and listen than I did to sketch. Another nice way to start out a day. I am so excited to take a class from Teesha Moore this Saturday! Stay tuned for some photos. I got my silver order in to start on some special jewelry pieces, but the sheet is the wrong gauge. Stay tuned for that too ;)

Sunday, April 15, 2012


I am never a huge fan of photos of myself, but my Birthday is almost here, and self reflection is important. I also did a super quick self portrait in a new book I got that was made to draw in. It was another beautiful day! The rain has brought dramatic skies and mind blowing foliage. I think I am finally getting some art ability back into my veins. My paper mache birds are slowly coming along. The first one is done and has me hot to finish the others.

 I got 2 hours of much needed alone time thanks to my baby's daddy and my awesome mom! It was so needed and was very enjoyable (big happy basking in sun sigh...aaaaaaahh!) I got little really done done, but my head unwound a bit and I could see me a little better. And what a bonus to come home to my daughter and smiling family with my kitchen table all set with these beautiful protea flowers and a HB card my Baby made me.
 The cake was super cool! I love the way my mom tops cakes!! So fun!
 Went to Avila and SLO yesterday fro some great family time. Baby rode a pony for the first time and she was a natural! The weather has been a lot of fun! So awesome in a way only nature can create. Photos cannot quite capture all the magic. Makes me feel so fortunate to have eyes and to be an artist. Happy April everyone!!
P.S. I have a big silver order coming to make some very special jewelry pieces that I make exclusively for Imagine Gallery. Stay tuned!!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Quick Post

I have been trying to get some art made for days and today I finally sat at my desk and picked up a brush.

I have still been trying to shake a funk that has squashed my productivity at night. I have sat here at my desk for what seems like weeks getting nothing done. I hope to finish these birds soon and get some journals started. I sure hope this funk is behind me.