Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

You can always start over, saddle a fresh horse and take another trail. ~Louis L'Amour

Monday, June 20, 2011

Checking out..for a while

Okay, frustration has just peaked at a whole new level. Completely exhausted with humanity and the inability to a) be true to your word b) be generally brave by simply being honest and upfront with simple things c) prima donna, high-maintenance types.

Gonna stay inside and eat worms.

Not so fast, wabbit....

Just because it didn't get mentioned, didn't mean I wasn't keenly aware. This week's award goes to Mr. Weiner. Congratulations d*ckhead.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Klimt chair

This is the chair for the Children's Beach House this year. Based on Gustav Klimt, and specifically "The Kiss" painting. I'm not in love with it, but it's due tomorrow, so it's as good as it's going to get.

thanks for sharing.

There are certain times when a person shares a little too much, or is likely to, and those are the times when that person should either a) shut up until it passes or b) understand that they may risk offending someone or alienating all within 50 feet. Sometimes this is just a "mood" sometimes it's alcohol, sometimes it's being pre-monstral (intentional misspelling). A friend told me once that the best time to talk to a woman is when she's pre-monstral...because you'll find out EXACTLY what's on her mind without cutting through any bullshit. And that's fine, as long as whoever is listening has a thick skin. And speaking from experience, sometimes it does feel good to just leave that censor button unpushed and let it all come out. Cleansing. My father used to have a plaque hanging in his office that said "make sure brain is in gear before mouth is engaged." He was (and still is) always getting in trouble for just blurting things out without thinking them through, which caused many cringe-worthy moments. And then there are people who just plain old live their life this way. And get away with it. And still have some friends.

Monday, June 13, 2011

For you I bleed myself dry.

Great lyric - Coldplay, when they were good.

So, getting down to the final few paintings. Of course, now I feel like I'm drying up a little - hence the lyric...the last two I have been working on are just, Fortunately I found a bunch of stretcher bars and some extra canvas laying around the basement, so I stretched 3 and got them primed. SO, this means a fresh start, which is almost always good.

Unfortunately I still have to photograph all the finished pieces to send to the gallery. I can take photos to a certain degree, but don't know how to (really) take a good shot of a painting without getting a flash reflection or shine off the liquin in the painting. I think I'm going to have to take them in daylight, which means lining them up out on the deck. So professional, huh?

Two commissions have come in in the midst of all this - so it looks like steady painting until the end of August at least. Could be worse. And right now I'm looking at a big ol' rocking chair in the middle of my living room that I'm painting for the Children's Beach House. I'm making it a Klimt chair - Gustav Klimt - google him to see his style. So many slats on the rocker, I just couldn't figure out what to do other than something kind of abstract. I was watching Fried Green Tomatoes when I started painting it, and now I have that mental connection everytime I look at the chair. Tawanda!

So, the question now is, do I just play on the computer or start painting the rocker? Painting the rocker, of course is the right answer. Being a sloth is what my mind is suggesting. Being a sloth with a glass of wine is really the whole suggestion. But I'm trying to be a good girl and not drink wine during the week, which helps my running. See what it's like to live in my head? Very confusing, very noisy and not all that fun.

Friday, June 10, 2011


Painting is just like making an after-dinner speech. If you want to be remembered, say one thing and stop. - Charles Hawthorne

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

In progress

Still a way to go. Probably will be "Early Evening, Indian River"

And another American Idiot. There's a line forming.

And NO, I don't believe it's evolutionary. YES, it's cheating. And cowardly, and unmanly. He's only been married a year, for crying out loud. Give me a break.

I am such a sucker for romance. Love these two.

Monday, June 6, 2011

I happen to like "weird."


Got fifth in my age group, 87th female out of 1903. Not too shabby, I'll take it!

Friday, June 3, 2011

1/2 marathon, 7 a.m. tomorrow.

The weather has cooled down nicely. This looks like it will be a beautiful race. Hilly....but beautiful. My ipod kicked the bucket two days ago. Great timing. So I'm running it with no music - which is how I always used to run races, but now I've gotten used to running WITH music. I'll just listen to the birds. By 9 a.m., it should be all over but the cryin'.

This is the video I wanted to post about the pizza. Hilarious.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Bunny Badass

This makes me think of my kids. When I "yell" it's not really yelling. If I cuss, my daugher will say, "'re such a badass." Guess I just don't have that angry/mean gene in me. No, I know it's there, just takes a lot to bring it out. All things considered, I'd rather be a bunny.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Upcoming Shows

Cadbury - Saturday June 11, opening Friday night, June 10

St. Peter's - Saturday, July 2

Peninsula Gallery Solo Show - August 6

Rehoboth Art League Outdoor Show, 3rd weekend in August