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Friday, August 31, 2012

Art Studio moved

I got to move my art studio -but not to my place at the farm. sigh. Actually, it's not too bad -  I've moved into the dining room which has better light. Not really the ideal spot though as it's open to the living room. So why did I move? The light not withstanding, my son needed to move home to save up some money and hopefully find a better job so I got booted  moved so he could have the bedroom. I had some friends help me move everything (Thank you! I love you. You're the best!!) and they actually had me pull out more of my artwork and hang it/ display it. I like it. It looks pretty cool like a gallery or something. (I even have some of my kids' work displayed. They are so talented!) I'm trying to get everything squared away - I just have quite a bit of stuff to go through. ( Oh dear, might be time to get rid of some of it!) Anyway, what do you think? Not bad, huh? Almost have everything squared away...almost. :o)

I used the same fabric I used on the chair to cover the back of the bookshelf...cute, huh? That big, green ball is what I actually sit on at my desk. Balance, core work, know, whatever works! Look at all that light pouring in - the bedroom didn't have that so this is a big plus to moving.

Now to finish up so I can get back to painting!
Thanks for standing on the artist's doorstep and peeking in!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Studio cleaning

I haven't been posting much here on "The Doorstep". I've been really busy with working on getting the farmhouse in order and working on farmhouse projects and pretty much just working on my art about once a week to sharpen my technique. I did start on my Christmas card designs and with one just about finished and another started, I'm getting excited to reveal them. I think this is one of the things I love the most in painting - creating illustrations. It's fun to tell a story through the painting.

On a side note, I am cleaning the studio. The hubs commented last week on how messy it had become. It has to be bad before he will say anything! I had projects strewn everywhere - a painting on the easel (with a canvas below), sewing projects stacking up at the machine, and craft projects taking over pretty much the rest of the space - floor, project table, computer desk, chair...yikes. Ok, Mr. B had a point. It was a downright disaster area, so here I am cleaning. You can actually see the top of the table now and everything is neatly (mostly) put away in the cubbies,  the bookshelf is de-cluttered, the desk is almost organized- but the sewing area and surrounding floor still looks like a hoarder's crafter's room. This may take a few more days as I am going to go help a friend paint her furniture tomorrow and hopefully going to the farm for the weekend. In reality, it will never look like a magazine layout but at least it won't cause any comments. So no pictures this time. I'll share before and after when it's all done.

Thanks for visiting this artist's doorstep!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Ready to submit paintings

I'm entering in a new phase of my art - I'm submitting the two mask paintings to the art show "Masquerade" in San Francisco. Kind of nerve racking and exciting all at once. Wish me luck!
Here they are once more:

I've started on the Christmas card designs - cute children in Christmas settings! I plan on having them for sale soon. More on those latter.