Thursday, May 2, 2013

old paintings, new jobs, and music

hello friends.
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
without language.

...and the lovely Sia...
unable to sit still for more than 10 seconds. ;-)

and Coldplay... 
not sure why this song makes me feel good,
but it always does.


  1. Change is a good thing. It can be scary but that "scary" usually means you are on the road to something good. I think this is a wonderful opportunity you are taking and creating something new in your life. I wish you all the best!! xo

  2. It's good to see you! (Even if it's more infrequent...) I really enjoyed seeing your old paintings. You have so much fabulous work! :)

  3. I was looking at your amazing paintings...was going to write, wish you all the best in your new workplace...was going to write that I will be looking forward to seeing more of your art...then I clicked on the Van Gogh video and then Mariza's music...and I forgot everything!!!
    Thank you for your post and paintings and wonderful songs!

  4. Beautiful paintings every one, i love the early rushing water and rocks trio. Another phase of life about to start, which is bound to inspire you even further and bring new friends. I wish you all the best and look forward to seeing your new work

  5. Love seeing your older works!!! Hope your changes work out for you and that you are able to juggle everything, Now I'm off to watch and listen to all of your videos :)

  6. its terrific to see all your fab paintings again. I hope whichever road you have chosen to travel is a happy one. Happy PPF, Annette x

  7. What a treat to see some of your older paintings - they have the "Pauline" look to them - clear saturated colors with a look of movement about them. Hope your new job is all that you want it to be -

  8. good for you for mixing things up and knowing when the time is right to do so. so is a big one-woman art show in your future? can it travel cross-country? i would love to see your beautiful pieces in person!! xx

  9. These paintings should be hanging in a gallery!! Beautiful. I love your style, the way you write and paint all so prolific, unique and amazing!

    They say a change is as good as a rest, I hope this applies to you! Now your painting will be even more of a refuge to run to! I hope you still make time for it!!

    Hugs Giggles

  10. Beautiful paintings all...I must say I am drawn to the one of the ledge of rock...good luck with your transition and decisions. glad you linked up with PPF!

  11. Congratulations on taking the step of change. It is a big deal and you will find wonderful things added to your life because of it. Your art is amazing.