Quick note: I’m having a Print sale until the end of 2007… buy two, get one free. BUT, if you found out through this blog, I’ll send you an extra print!
- We had the best, most relaxing Christmas day EVER… funds were low this year and so gifts were few, but everyone was happy and relaxed and the pressure was off… hmmm… a lesson?
- “Ambient Kitty” above is one of the projects I hope to develop this winter… as well as finish the coloring book and clean out my work areas.
- I’m excited today to get back into the studio!
- Wishing you the best post-Christmas week ever!
I’m painting rabbits like a crazy woman. • Six India books are finished and in the mail! (Six more will be sent on Friday, and then the final six after Christmas.) I did an edition of 18 and I really hope those who purchased them like them. (Note: All but two are accounted for… if you would like to purchase one of the last two, go here.) • Changing font colors to tip you off that I’m on to a new thought. • Just a few days before Christmas. We’re hosting a party on Friday night and then we’ll go to Denver on Saturday to see family and Christmas shop “in the city.” • Blessings!
Monday morning, and a slow start. A quick bunny. (No eyes today for some reason.) Christer is home from college for a few weeks… Wes is so happy. All is well. You?
No image to go with today’s post. Just a few thoughts on crying… • The other night Steve, Wes and I were in the kitchen making cookies and listening to Christmas music. “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” kept playing, and Wes was just amazed at the line, “You better not cry….” Honestly, it didn’t even occur to him that crying was associated with being “bad” — apparently, in Wes’s world, if you cry there must be a pretty good reason for it. • Yesterday I cried all morning, on and off, for no apparent reason. Steve told me I must be about ready to start my period but I argued the point, sure that it was still two weeks away and that my life must be coming to an end because there I was, crying for “no reason.” (I was so relieved to start my period that afternoon (!) so that my irrational crying fits were explained a little bit.) • “Stop crying or I’ll give you something to cry about.” As a child I heard this quite a lot, as most people of my generation did. It never made sense to me (I ALREADY had a reason to cry, didn’t I, since I was ALREADY crying?). But unfortunately it usually did the trick and I would stop crying, afraid of the consequences. • I want to be more like Wes. If I’m crying, I must need to cry right then. It doesn’t mean that I’m bad, or weak, or a total failure as an artist. …..right?!!! • Edit: For some reason paragraph returns aren’t working… excuse the run-on nature of my recent posts!
Here she is, my little psycho kitty!* This piece was made for Dawbis‘ Paper Quilt Project. I was slated for June and didn’t get mine done until last week… Dawn was as patient as a saint, and I thank her for that! (A huge thanks also to Kelly Rae — I read her “backgrounds technique” article in Cloth, Paper, Scissors just before I worked on this piece, so the background texturing effect is all hers.)———*Once Steve was gently taking Natalie off of his lap so he could get up. She meowed angrily, bit his hand, and ran back up on his lap.