Monday, May 26, 2008


I am working hard- listing, cleaning, sewing, painting- painting, sewing, listing, cleaning... got to get stuff finished. I'm still listing items from studio cleaning, it's a slow process. I am determined to have 2 listings posted on etsy by tuesday to open my store there. thats all for now.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Listing Mania!

As I said before, I am cleaning up the studio- I am getting buried alive in books, magazines, papers, fabrics, and on and on. SOoo, I am listing all my doubles of magazines and anything else I can stand to part with on Ebay starting this week. I think I will clear out some rubber stamps too... I am also cleaning out the closets too- Lets see what I come up with next- I am started with the amazing Quilting Arts Magazine- I have 2 or even three copies of most issues, so out they go!
Check my listings here .

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Thank You God!

I am so filled with gratitude today- it is a beautiful sunny spring day in the mountains, and I am alive and walking around! I have nothing- and it is OK today. Thank you!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

So I am painting like a fiend, I don't even know where these paintings are coming from, they are just pouring out and it doesn't even feel like me doing it. When I stop and take a step back for a second, I can't believe I just painted that! Such a strange feeling... Anyway, I collaged this one part of a painting, and I didn't like it, so I painted over it, but it still had a harsh paper edge showing through so I decided that I would just get out my x-acto knife and cut off the offending paper so I can finish this painting... I bet you can guess where this is going next- yep, I cut the CANVAS! AHHHHHHHHHHH! Oy. Now I have to figure out how to patch it so it doesn't show, and this is the best painting I have ever done. whaaaahhhh..... ( no pictures of this, I just can't stand to.) Now I am whining about it here and searching the net for patch ideas- I was gonna try wood next for painting on, I think that is a very good idea. I am having chai spice black tea and skinny salty pretzel sticks to make me feel better...

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Banner Making 101

Whoo-hooo! I finished my first banner! Whew- the learning curve on this stuff is steep! Fonts, imaging program, HTML, oy. I never dreamed I would care what a pixel is. My new banner is a tiny bit rough, but I love it completely. I like all the colors. I actually made it on a black background, but since the blog is black you can't see that. Now that I know how to do this, I can change the pictures on the banner whenever I want, or change any part of it. BUT, this has taken way too much time, and I must get back to work- banner-playing not bringing any money in. TTFN (means ta-ta for now, as in tigger, oh, nevermind)

will work for food...

Took a short break from cleaning (it's a big job) to paint and glue- this pic is an update on the picture below of the bright green piece I started. Lets see, I collaged stuff on, then drew outline of main parts in pencil, then I painted about 10 layers, then stopped for about a week cause I didn't like where it was going. When I looked at it today I liked it more, so I painted it again, then started collaging more green tissue paper on it to tie together the bottom more. It is getting better, but it's not done. I am really starting to like it though. I am trying so many new things on this, thanks to Suzi and Wyanne and the other goddesses, I think that is why it is going so slow. I saw Karen Woods site and the contest they had, and they constantly are talking about all kinds of food over there. She asks everyone what they are eating or what they had for lunch, so when I go to her site I always get hungry, even if I just ate. You can check her site out here. OK, back to work...

Monday, May 5, 2008


Decided to clean studio, can't work can't FIND anything, big mess no fun. Now I really can't work until I'm done cause everything is torn apart. I have this vision in my head of what this space will feel like when I'm finished, I will be able to get things MADE when I can just sit and get to work. I've found all kinds of cool stuff I didn't even know I had- OH! Theres my watercolors! I was wondering where those went...
I am really struggling with negative thoughts on a constant basis now, so I cruise the net to get inspired. Today was Suziblu of course, with a link to a radio interview with Tascha in Toronto, and several amazing new paintings. She was exactly what I needed! Then there is Wyanne, who made a new video for Youtube today and a beautiful new painting.And the Altered diva with her color drenched work- and Gritty arts Jane. These ladies are real inspiration. Thank god for internet, which will allow me to live as a full time artist! Thank god for art buyers! And thanks for youtube, flickr, and blogs!!!!