Sunday, May 20, 2012

Remember me?

I wonder if there's anybody reading's been so long since my last post! Truth be told, though, it's been awhile since the last time I painted too, so I felt like I didn't have much to say.

But I have an excuse - a good one: we bought a house! And for those of you who are home owners, you know what the process is like...from the moment you start to look, to putting an offer, then the escrow, and packing, moving, unpacking, deciding what goes where...anyway, lots and lots of stuff to do. And then some.

For awhile after we moved, the only paint I used was house paint! Look:
We painted some stripes on the guest bathroom walls.

Almost two months later, things are starting to normalize again, and, little by little, I'm making my way back to my studio. With my youngest still not in preschool, though, it's not always easy to find time to paint, but it is what it is and I just have to learn how to MAKE time for me. :-)

what's on my easel. still in progress.

Hopefully I'll be back soon(-ish). And with more paintings to show. I miss it and I feel like I'm forgetting everything!

Thanks for waiting! ;-)


  1. It's great to have you back, look forward to seeing more of your beautiful paintings.

  2. ahhh stripes! a girl after my own heart. good colors too!

  3. Hi Joana! Thru a circuitous online excursion, I just came across your blog today - and I VERY MUCH have enjoyed and appreciated your work and the fact that you show your paintings in stages - also the Jesse Reno post was a terrific find.. I don't think I've seen his work before. A bit basquitatish, do you think? I'd have loved to attend that workshop. Looking at his work I got the feeling he first "let's the demons out" and then - covers them up? Somewhat but not entirely. Not to hide them but maybe take their power away? I don't know - that was just the feeling I got from his work.

    Congratulations on your new home! I can see how that might keep you from painting - and blogging - for a time, but I look forward to seeing more of your work. I've gotten far behind in blogging but I have been painting (and taking photos at different stages) and I see a lot of similarity in our work.

    Good luck to you. I hope to follow your progress, and to get some of my own stuff online ASAP.

    Melissa McCobb Hubbell