Monday, February 28, 2011

My Article in Somerset Apprentice!

I received my copy of the March 2011 Somerset Apprentice magazine, and it was so exciting to see my work published. I wrote a step-by-step article on how I created my Alice in Wonderland mixed media painting. I am on page 100. I do have the original painting and prints available in my Etsy store, if you are interested. I do have to say, that the photos in my Etsy store are more true to color. The background is more yellow in the magazine, and it is a pea green in person.
I haven't had much creative time lately, as I have started working at my husband's new dental practice. I spend most of my time in back, sterilizing equipment and getting surgical supplies ready. We've also been house shopping, which is stressful, confusing, and exciting...all at the same time. I just finished a black cat painting and will post it soon. I just found out I have the day off, so off to paint I go! Have a super week, and thanks for stopping in!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

To sleep, per chance to wake back up and...

keep thinking about ideas for paintings! Last night, I tried to get myself in "sleeping mode" but it didn't work. I was obviously tired, but found myself out in my tiny "corner-of-the- kitchen" studio, playing around with an abstract painting in a dim light (so as not to wake my hubby). When I finally did go to bed, all I could think about was more painting ideas and colors.
My arms have had some nerve pain "flare-ups" lately, so I have been working on some more abstract & expressionist paintings. My book proposal was denied, but I think it was a good thing. There are a lot of things going on in our lives right now, and writing a book suddenly seems like very bad timing. I am meeting with my local neurologist next week to discuss a referral to the Cleveland Clinic for a nerve biopsy, and any further testing they can do. Until we can figure out what is causing this, I have to remain on medicine that prevents us from trying to have children.
I was able to find time to list some art on Ebay this week, including my Alice in Wonderland painting that is featured in the next March issue of Somerset Apprentice Magazine. I have 2 other paintings listed, and a few prints.
I have some felted accessories to list in my Etsy store, but need to photograph them.
Today looks like a great day to stay indoors and create. I woke up to a still, cloudy day. Rain is expected, and we need it! Hope everyone has a good weekend, and thanks for stopping by!