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01 Sep, 2020

I spent almost a week to sick to really creat. I spent a little while today painting, and would have painted more if only I could have. Between migraines, back pain, and blurred vision, I was forced to leave this piece for another day. I hate being sick, but it’s thought me so much, I have so much on plate tomorrow it’s hard to not be overwhelmed, so I’ll pray and just put one foot in front of the other. I hope to be posting the pice I completed today in the morning. Blessings.

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20 Aug, 2020

I did nothing but research today, I was in to much pain to do much else. I really hope tomorrow is better I have an appointment in the morning I have to make. I have a list of stuff I need to do and feeling it won’t all get done, it’s hard when you are planning what you can let go for the day and you haven’t even gone to bed, the night before. I drew for a few minutes and at lest till my hands couldn’t stand it I was free. When I paint, or draw I loose myself and find relief that’s so hard to come by. I’m praying for a better day tomorrow. I have 3 things to mail and one to drop off, exciting!

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16 Aug, 2020

I’ve don’t nothing all weekend and I’m still exhausted it’s crazy. Tomorrow is already full, and I’m trying to figure out what I have to do and whet I can put off. I finished another commission, so I have one left. I also have four things to sell two to print, and ink to find. I will be so happy when we are in our own home and not living out of boxes trying not to be buried by the stuff. I look forward to having a place to set stuff up and leave it, I look forward to shelves that don’t look like drunk Tetris, and I look forward to be able to get through my home in my wheelchair. This was the last of a five pice commission I have been working on. I love this monkey he so cute, and was a lot of fun to pint. I’m praying for sleep, and a good day tomorrow. Why are Monday’s always crazy?

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12 Aug, 2020

Not much time to paint today busy being mom and working on school work. I wasn’t able to run my errands so maybe tomorrow. I did get work ready to ship tomorrow so yes! New business cards on the way, plus a few extra things to send to customers. I’m trying to get the hang of social media and it is definitely a learning curve. I did a small quick piece this evening just needed to play with color. A lone cabin, with a well worn trail, fire in the fireplace, and candle in the widow, just seem to call you to sit on the porch and watch the sunset. The colors of the sunset reflected in the world around, a little chunk of paradise. I think it was a good way to unwind after a long day. I love getting so much done, but now I hurt and find myself unable to sleep, oh well, it was worth it. At lest tomorrow’s doctors appointment is in the late afternoon, so I don’t have to be up early. God is good, despite all I feel blessed. Blessings all.

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10 Aug, 2020

Even with meaning with our contractor, bills, school, and life I had the chance to paint. This is a small piece I did for a Facebook giveaway. I’ll be announcing all the details there tomorrow! I finished a lighthouse painting also. It was nice but now my hands ache, and the redness has set in. Now I rest take something, and hopefully I sleep tonight. Last night was good, I miss sleep, good sleep like I used to get, oh well. I’m excited about our house we have tried before it always falls through but goodness I’m hopeful. Tomorrow will be busy, and I pray good. I’m moving towards bigger prices I really like the added freedom. I hope to be working on acrylics again soon. I got the chance to work on an older piece a few days ago, and I do love the medium, it’s so much fun to play with bright bold colors that don’t move. I have a few prices at 9/12 planned and three 18/24 Acrylics in the works. Shipping commissions tomorrow, still have two to go. Pictured is a dear in the woods with her fawn, and it’s stacked on my lighthouse, they will sit flat with heavy books on top tonight to finish the dry and flatten stage of watercolor. That may be one of the biggest reasons I miss acrylics I love to work on canvas.

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09 Aug, 2020

Long day I didn’t feel well again, but at lest I should sleep tonight. I have a new painting all planed out and one commission left to go. I’m Looking forward to working with paint tomorrow. I was busy this morning for a bit but when I got I checked on my daughter I found her painting, I love getting to share art with he, we really bond of it. I wish I had felt better so we could have done more. I hope tomorrow’s nice weather, so we can be outside a while. Off to bed now. This is one of the 2/3 small paintings I do, I just love them.

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05 Aug, 2020

Another migraine, at lest it’s finally getting better. I was moved by the recent fires, including one close to our town. I painted this. It’s still drying and I hope it turns out. If it does I want to done the proceeds of the sale of this piece to charity. Waiting is the hardest part will it turn out of fail at the last minute? So far so good. Still have dinner to cook and stuff to do, but all I want is sleep. Tomorrow is a new day, busy with it’s own tasks, hoping it will be a god day.

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03 Aug, 2020

Long day, I dislocated my finger and angle, I’ll hurt tomorrow. I loved the way my work from yesterday turned out, so when I got a chance I did another one today. I really am very happy with it, and looking forward to trying a larger piece. I finally ordered and received a set of small porch dishes for mixing my watercolors, I’m excited about trying them. I have to be up early tomorrow so I won’t get to really paint tonight. Looking forward to ordering some prints and stuff, so I can show people. Hopefully I can finish my two remaining commissions this week and get a YouTube video done, we will see, I also need to go get x-rays so I may be optimistic as to what actually gets done. Oh and laundry, there is always laundry, lol.

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03 Aug, 2020

So the last two days have been rough four major allergy attacks. I slept a lot because of this. Tonight I took a few minutes when I wasn’t miserable to paint two pieces one sheet. I’ll separate them once they are dry. I’m excited they really have some great movement and the paint really cooperated. I think I’m going to leave them as pure abstracts. I love watching the patters appear as the water dry leaving beautiful lines and merging colors in unique ways.

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31 Jul, 2020

Being chronically ill takes it out of you, and some days all you can do is fight the self pity that would eat you alive if you ever entertained it, but you know that so you fight it! Days when I’m in too much pain to really leave my chair are hard, days when I have laundry to do and errands to run and I cant even get dressed are maddening, but I lean on faith, and by grace I make through. . It’s been such a long rough year, a year of losses, and uncertainty. I keep putting of an MRI as if time will make the answers better, I guess I really don’t want to know right now, just a few more days to pretend it’s ok. It will all be ok, or at lest that’s what I tell myself. It’s days like this I have to fight the empty, lonely feeling that being chronically ill brings. I needed to paint but found myself unable to for long. I need to fill the emptiness being sick has left and Art is how I do that, so not being able to left me extra empty. I’m so ready to have a dedicated place to paint again, I keep telling myself that will make it better. No matter how I try to set it up, it’s so hard for me to both set up and then paint, so my goal one day to have a space I can leave things set up again. Forever the optimist, I find even I am having trouble finding my peace right now. This is a piece I did previously but right now I just want to be on that balcony, soft ocean breeze, smell of spring, nothing to do, maybe I’ll eat there in my dreams tonight.

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