Tuesday, February 21, 2012

I painted!

Ever since I started painting I don't think I'd ever gone that long without it. I haven't painted since last year! Well, HADN'T painted since last year. This morning I finally decided to stop procrastinating and just go for it. Because, yes, I have small children and, yes, I have been house hunting for the last 2 months and, yes, I have other stuff to take care of, but procrastination plays a part on it too, make no mistake.

A few months ago I decided to start 3 paintings to hang over my bed. We have a Cal King bed, so 3 canvas should cover the entire width. Anyway, they have been staring at me forever, like this:

And today I worked on them a little bit more and added a few more layers of paint. I probably spent no more than half an hour painting, with regular interruptions from my 3-year-old, who asked me if she could paint too, after I was done. I said yes, so she kept coming back every 3 minutes to check if it was her time to paint yet. Oh, well.

Still work in progress, of course, but at least they are going somewhere now.
And so am I.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Still here!

I feel like I haven't blogged in forever! In fact, I haven't done anything even remotely artsy in awhile... The only paints and colors I've had on my mind lately are the ones that are gonna go on the walls of my new home!

Yes, we're buying a house! So, between the house hunting, the offer, the negotiations, and budgeting the necessary remodeling/repairs that need to done before we move, you can understand why the lack of art on my part.

my first 'art project' in over 2 months: a Valentine's Day box for my son

Meanwhile, my BFF came and went and all I have to show for it is this photo:

We had a fantastic time together (as did our kids, who seemed to have been BFFs themselves, which was an added bonus): we talked, and shopped, and went to Disney, and watched Bridesmaids, and laughed, and talked some more. Ok, a LOT more. All in all, a great few days...

Happy Valentine's Day!