Saturday, September 13, 2008

back to being an art blog .....

my moment of fame, being a stop on patti digh's blog tour, has now come and gone ... my stat counter is still clicking triple time, but it is back to art stuff as usual... that ok with you? ...and you? ....and you?just a catch up ..... the canvas above is one of a series .... i prepped 15 (i think) canvases ... and decided to branches on all of them.... a branch series ... i have three art shows coming up ....and my newest notion is that i'm going to work on small canvases to fill my space ..... so i'm making a grand effort to do loads and loads of small canvases and see what happens .... if they don't sell, everyone i've ever met will get one for christmas ..... ha! 

this pic above, is in fact, part of the branch series backgrounds ... and yet ... is not a branch .... i got grooving on the orange poppy thing, and decided to do a small one too ..... so... six by six orange poppy loveliness .... officially withdrawing from the branch series, i suppose .... 

and another branch .... this with three heartstrings ..... happy and anticipatory .... 

and this next one is NOT my art ... it is my pal allison's ..... 
it's a nice story .... she's so good to me ....
when we were painting together this past wednesday, she asked what i'd done over the weekend .... one of the things i'd done was bake a bunch of banana breads .... two of them i delivered to girlfriends who are having hard family times with illnesses and what not ..... now, i'm not much of a cook .... or a baker .... so when the friend loop opened up and asked who could do meals for the two families, i kinda cringed ......total performance anxiety .... and i WISHED that i had some special art memento to give them ... but didn't ... so they got banana bread ... 

so.... when i told allison this story, i told her i wished that she had a pendant to give to girlfriends who needed a little lift .... i have a guardian angel pendant ... and i wanted something like that ... so... right there, on the spot ... on wednesday ... she made this guardian angel ..... and when i went to her house of friday? she had TWO made into pendants ... wrapped up like little gifties, i put them in girlfriend mailboxes that same afternoon! how groovy cool is that? how groovy cool is allison? 

here's the angel in white .... 
you can read allison's blog posts about it here ... and also here .... tra la la .......

i also painted at allison's yesterday ... and went on an artsy field trip ..... i'll have to blog about that tomorrow ... rah! 

what are you doing to make your weekend fun filled? 


6 comments:

Kelly said...

oooh! i love that one! i've purchased lots of allison's lovelies for my friends too!

artmom said...

you are lucky to have a friend like Alison. I wear my assortment of her pendants a lot... bought a bunch and kept most for me. love the orange poppies....you could do a poppy or flower series....:-)

Contessa Kris said...

Ohhh, I love your new series already. I love anything nature oriented. Sounds like you have a wonderful friend to art with.

phd in yogurtry said...

So what is weird is, I am FINALLY getting around to picking out (deciding) on that pendant of Allison's I won on your blog contest months and months ago... and so I was fixing up my Etsy profile, picking out my favorite shops, and saw I didn't have yours in there, so I clicked on your blog to get your Etsy address.. and see you have one of Allison's little pendants on your blog! Whew. That was a mouthful.

But what a coinkydink, huh?

Oh, and I do love your poppies.

aimee said...

how wonderful to have such a good artpal! it sounds like you two give each other quite a bit of inspiration.

3rdEyeMuse said...

i like the three heartstrings ... hmmm ... seems like a happy little family. :)

and I think it's lovely that a person that has food performance anxiety stepped up and baked bread ... and Allison's guardian angel pendants are definite treasures - am certain both offerings boosted the spirits of the recipients.