Monday, December 12, 2011

I am Still Alive!

I am still alive I have just traded my paintbrush for pen and paper for awhile. I am really enjoying writing, but I will endeavor not to forget about my artwork.

As a matter of fact I have an art project coming up! I will give more details about it soon!


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Upcoming Artshows

May 7th May in the Mountains
May 12th Artwalk in Sautee

It's going to be a lot of fun!

Sunday, February 13, 2011


So this is just another quick post to say I am going to try some new things with this blog in an effort to keep it fresh!

- Update every Wednesday. Rain or shine!
- Draw something everyday.
- Find new artists to share, and do an actual thoughtful critique of their work.
- Find other artist's blogs and actually go out there and say hi!

Ho Hum...

So the Rail Arts District Tour was not quite as successful as I had hoped [sold a birdhouse, and a pencil holder!] but it was a learning experience, and I didn't have to pay a table fee.

I was much better about being organized and getting things done. [A little, I still had some running around to do, but better about it nonetheless]. I did have some help with that from Kalin, who goes into teacher mode sometimes which helps.

Some people came up and talked to me but for the most part they just glanced as they walked just far enough away that I couldn't even say hey or make eye contact to initiate anything. It was weird, and that part I am not counting as my fault. I suppose my pieces are big enough that you can do that and make a decision from far away. It just felt rude. I do know that most of my stuff was aimed for little kids [which usually there are a lot of at this event!] and I should have had more for adults. [Tables, birdhouses, lamps etc.] So I have made a note of that for the future.

I will post pictures soon! [Later today probably!] And of course everything that I have painted will go to InsideOut Sautee in a new kids section! So everything works out.

Next project: Little Women [set design], Once Upon a Mattress [making a puppet!] and getting ready for May in the Mountains [more birdhouses methinks!]

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Lacquering is definitely my least favorite part of the process...


I cannot for the life of me explain my fondness for cutting paper with scissors....I just love it.

Monday, February 7, 2011


You never think painting could be likened to a sport...but after at least a year without serious painting and then ten hours of marathon painting--I am sore!

But it is a good kind of sore because I got a lot done and things are looking good!

Right now on the done [except for the gloss coat!] are:
two pink butterfly stools
two green owl stools
one yellow sunflower stool
green and cream lamp [yes, Kalin made me lamps to paint!]
and the gold and brown lamp

To finish tonight!
- green and brown birdhouse
- Moon book case [might have to burn the candles at both ends for that one!]

Hopefully the weather will cooperate and I can get a sunny day Wednesday so I can gloss coat all of this stuff so it has sufficient time to dry!