Saturday, November 13, 2010

Getting Ready for Christmas or Nevermore's Night Before Christmas

Too much action here. Had to stop and draw for a bit to get my head back - he wasn't done in this photo - the ornament is now redder with a more realistic light on it.

One of my friends, said "How do you be so prolific writing when you have all that stuff you are doing?" Well, writing brings me back from scattered-ness often.

My dog is mad because I am gone so much now and he is pooping in my studio. Cute, eh? Sooo poor baby is going to have to go to a cage when I'm absent. He thinks he needs to go with me each trip. That is not always practical - for him. The Mama Cat has been put on a diet by the vet. She tore her Cruciate Ligament in her cat knee and we thought she would have surgery, but he wants her in a more safe weight zone first - which is something we needed to do, just didn't know how. Well, both cats are very ticked now about being rationed and are beating up on Guido. Maybe the deposits were in retaliation to that, or maybe they just scared the poop out of him. Who knows what animals think.

This week is the last week to the Event - I'm nervous but excited. A few more tweaks and the gallery setting will be looking great - and then Gallery Night, and I hope I sell all of that, although the charcoals will be kind of like selling off my children.

So, enough for now!

Sunday, November 07, 2010


This is a drawing I did about a man who lost four of his dogs in a house fire. This was the only dog he could save. I call it "Housefire." Well, I'm thankful that a couple of blogging friends have much happier looks on their faces and lost no lives to their house fire (apartment) - the incident set me to thinking............

I don't blog nearly as intense as I used to - I think that might be a winter project, to get back in touch, be more faithful with the blogging and checking in. After Candy and Stagg's close call I realized how dear my blogging pals are to me and I never want to lose touch! You all have seen me through a desolate time in Wyoming away from family, marriage problems, sickness, injuries, moving, erratic sometimes behavior and accepted me anyway. That means a lot, a whole lot in this life. Thank you.

Oh, fall hit suddenly here - it is cold, seems a bit nicer today. The Greater Gulf Coast Arts Festival is underway, and humbling as every booth we visited yesterday during our quick walk through had stunning art. Grandson helped me hang mine in the gallery and I signed up for gallery night duties, but it will be fun. Does this mean I do not get to isolate a lot now? Maybe.

Much to do this week - the plumbing flood seems to not want to go away - the insurance company sent us an inventory, less than the damages and replacements, so I have work to do there. The Event is not coming along - totally amazing how its NOT coming along. I will be so embarrassed to go ask the art bar if they have a problem with me keeping to a tiny event, which means tiny money for them for the day!

Daylight savings time change today - aaackkkk - love having some more light in the morning, but its downright depression to have to take my walks in the evening in the dark, and i worry about the school kids getting home ok.

My Wyoming friends ought to be arriving at their place for wintering - we call them "snow birds" down here.

Time to fix grandson some breakfast.....

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Getting There

The painting is called "Getting There." This photo was taken when it wasn't completely finished. Today it resides in Blue Morning Galley.

It is official! I am now in - Blue Morning Gallery.

The gallery is chock-full of some really great artists. I think this is going to really be fun. It is a coop, involved in the community, and everyone I've met seems really, really nice. I put the charcoals in to begin with. In fact, I'm sort of taken with the charcoals right now, so probably will do a few more pieces before moving back to paints.

Today grandson and I attended the Greater Gulf Coast Arts Festival - a November event that gets better year by year. I always feel humbled when I see all the fabulous art there.

Well, my huge jobs are getting done - I have 10 more pillows to make for grandson's school and the "Paint the World with Hope and Healing" workshops and I will be able to just relax, keep a clean house (I hope) and do art.

Still have myriads of paperwork to fill out from plumbing flood - at the rate they are moving it will take many more months to finish it up. Have to go back to hardware stores for more estimates.

Our cat has a torn ligament in her cat knee - so she has to have surgery to stablize her tibia. Its been one of those months! Can't wait for turkey for Thanksgiving. Don't know why, but I'm craving turkey! Yum. The animals said that sounded good to them too.

So sleepy - have to take a short nap to keep moving later on today.