I've missed you all.
i am posting this very quickly tonight
to let you all know i'm still alive...
lots of changes for me here lately...
After days and nights of thinking about it,
and writing about it, and analyzing and discussing...
i finally made the decision to get myself a job outside the home.
So now, there's much less time to make art (and blog!)
After 8 years of working alone in my studio at home
doing a combination of graphic design, illustration, and art...
I needed a change.
There's truth to the saying:
too much of a good thing isn't always good.
It's certainly an adjustment for me,
but I know i've made the right decision.
And it's a temporary position (until September)...
something else i find very comforting.
I suspect i'll be a crazy woman with the paints on the weekend,
so brace yourself for another post come Sunday. (giggle...)
You know that feeling when you really wanna do something,
and you can't because you just don't have the time,
so you store that extra little "wanting" inside
until you get the chance to unleash it?
Yeah, that's how i'm feeling right now about art.
These are all old paintings of mine...
The one on the left is a dry pastel painting i did of my son when he was young...
and the one on the right is an acrylic painting on canvas of my father in law,
helping us plant potatoes in our garden.
He lived till the ripe old age of 99...
I have a ton of old paintings hanging around the house
that i'd love to set free soon.
i don't like hanging on to paintings,
and several of these have been with me far too long now.
Not sure how i'm going to do it,
but i'm feeling the need to clear space
so i can make room for more. :-)
I'll let you all know what i decide to do with them.
I plan on catching up with your blogs this weekend.
eeeeeeeeeeek!! i can't wait!
I'll be back this weekend sometime.
Hoping you're all keeping your heads above the water.
A few videos for you...(that i may, or may not have already posted!?)
(Sia has ants in her pants, but i love her)
love and lollipops... xox
a beautiful song by Don Mclean with the wonderful paintings of Van Gogh
the fabulous Mariza...
the first time i heard this song on the radio,
i had to pull over the car so i could catch my breath
and cry without having an accident. ;-)
i have no idea what she's singing about,
but it doesn't matter, does it?
Music touches the heart
...and the lovely Sia...
unable to sit still for more than 10 seconds. ;-)
not sure why this song makes me feel good,
but it always does.