Thursday, May 31, 2007

May 31

Tomorrow is the big day. I am so nervous to see myself on TV. I know that I am all shaky and nervous and goofy. I have been working really hard on getting some stuff ready for the etsy store. I uploaded several of my canvases and then called mom. She is so funny, she told me to take one of them down because she wanted it. It is the one in the photo. I actually considered keeping it myself just because the woman look redheaded. I love all stuff that have redheads. So, it is really funny that this is the one that she liked the most because it is the one that I loved the most.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

May 30

School is over and, summer has begun. I am thankful. These past couple of weeks have been non-stop running. The last day of school was hard for me. Bailey and Alexis did not seem to even know that anything was going on. For me, it is amazing to think that my first baby is now going to start first grade. Time has gone by so fast.

I have been working with clay a lot lately. I have made several canvases for etsy using this clay technique. This was a fun one that I did using a vintage pic and a clay staircase. It looks like they are posing for Easter pictures in the family home. I added some brass buttons and a brass corner. Look for this piece on etsy.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Wow, this is cool. Mom just showed me how to add pics of our etsy shop to my blog. I love it. Mom is such a clever girl!!! Thanks, Mom!!

Friday, May 18, 2007

May 18

We have still been pretty busy around here. Feels a little crazy. One thing that is over is soccer. I have to admit that I am a little sad that we don't have a game to go to tomorrow. Bailey has already started asking when the next season will start. He is going to miss it this summer.
I have uploaded pics of a canvas that I just finished today. And I actually took these before the glue was completely dry. I used the clay technique that I discovered. I really love the way that this has turned out. The saying is, "Sometimes it is not enough to just walk forward, you must open a door." This inspires me as a mom, artist and Christian. So many times I walk along day to day feeling like I accomplished everything that needed to be done and it feels finished. But then I have days where everything was done but I see missed opportunities that I wish that I would have taken. I should have opened the door. This canvas expresses that for me. I have added a key to the wooden dowel, "we have been given the keys of the kingdom"

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

May 16

Things have been pretty busy ( hectic ) around here in the past couple of weeks. With the end of the school year and all of the activites associated with that and other committments. I have not had a lot of time to create and when I do, I am working on several pieces that I have been commissioned to make for a gallery. We did make time to go to the lake for a picnic this weekend. The ducks came running to see if we would feed them. Alexis loved them. In the pic, I am trying to tell her not to be too couragous and throw the bread. She wanted to hand it to them. The other two pics are of the school program we went to last night. Both kiddos go to a Spanish immersion school. Bailey's class performed the Mariachi Loco. It was hilarious. I made all of the embellishments for their pants. Took me three days to make 140 of them. I don't want to see mariachi pants again for a very long time. Bailey was excited to get to introduce his class. He kept winking at me. It was so funny. I can't believe that my baby is graduating kindergarten.

Monday, May 7, 2007

May 7

Well, I have been pretty quiet lately. I have such a hard time getting over whatever illness this is. I am finally feeling better and so is the whole family. It is a busy time of year with all of the end of the school year activities. Not to mention that Bailey's birthday is coming up. There is absolutely no way he would let me forget. Too cute.
This little canvas was fun to make. I was playing around with some watercolor crayons. Instead of using water to smooth them out I used gesso. I like the effect. And, I am proud of myself that it has pink in it. Inside joke, mom always makes fun of me that my stuff is always in earthtones. I think it has to do with being redheaded. I am so attracted to earthtones. Even my closet is indicative of that.