Monday, January 31, 2011
Fortunately we had a brief reprieve from the rain so by the time we actually arrived in the park, it was cold but dry. Yeah!
I should mention that cutting wood is one of Craig's favorite things to do. He is literally in heaven with his chainsaw, chain oil, file for sharpening, and freshly felled wood just waiting to be sawed up. I suppose I could send Craig out to saw up the wood by himself. But I happen to be a firm believer that working physically together as a team is a wonderful way to strengthen your relationship - the planning for and execution of something as basic as getting firewood together is something you look back on when you are perched in front of a cosy fire, with a hot cuppa tea and your sweetie beside you. "We did that together." you think as you cuddle up and watch the fire flicker.
Papa and the boys getting the chainsaw ready
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Happy Sunday Everyone! Congratulations to our lovely hostess Sophia over at Blue Chair Diary! Celebrating One Year of Sunday Sketches!!! Participating in this lovely art co-op has meant so very much to me - I look forward to it every week, and the whole family knows Mama will be at the computer with her cuppa coffee for a good hour every Sunday enjoying her art friends and sharing in all the great stories and art presented each week.
So thank you Sophia for making it happen every week, and for being such a great cheerleader for us all!
This will have to be what I share this week for Sunday Sketches - It's the piece I showed you last week now completed. I didn't get time to start a new one ~ just crazy busy! You can find more wonderful Sunday Sketches over at Sophia's place.
Wishing you all a wonderful Sunday and a great week ahead!
'In the Pink'
I am hoping to have her printed in gicle on a canvas shortly and will show you how that turns out. I absolutely love how she turned out, especially the flowers - I took lots of inspiration from some brown and pink spode bowls I have ~ I love the floral patterns on them!
So this will be the Pink gal in my series of five. Let me know what you think of her.
It's fairly mild here in the NW and I have been outside a bit with the little boys, but it's been really difficult to get away from my drawing table as I was so into this piece. Don't you just love it when you get lost in a piece of art and it just flows?!
Love to hear your thoughts as always!
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Good Sunday Morning!
For more wonderful artists sketches, please head over to Blue Chair Diary, and visit our talented hostess Sophia and all the other participants! Or join us by sketching something up and posting a link at Sophia's place.
I'm excited to show a work in progress I am working on in my series of colorful women. This gal will be all pinks and black and white...I'm really excited as I have had the owner of a local gallery that also specializes in printing fine art offer to work with me on this series, and I may be able to eventually have a show in his gallery!
So I am working on completing this series of five and getting them printed in gicle on canvas. I have two done already and they turned out wonderfully and need to complete this gal and two others! Very fun and exciting!
Can't wait to see what everyone has sketched this week! I am off to cut wood with the family to build up a store for next winter, but will stop by and visit everyone when we get back!
Smiles and hugs to you all, and thank you for all the wonderful comments last week when I was sick with a cold and tired due to having our floor replaced. Your comments mean so much and always lift my spirits!
I will be posting pics of the new floor soon to share with you. It was definitely worth it and turned out beautifully.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
For more wonderful sketches head over to Blue Chair Diary and visit our lovely hostess Sophia, and all the other wonderfully talented artists that participate.
Or better yet, join us by sketching something, and linking up!
This is a new lady I will be working on in the next few weeks ~ I wasnt able to get much more than a rough sketch done because we have been banished to our downstairs all week due to having our wood floors replaced upstairs. I had no idea how big a job that was going to be and let me tell you it's no small joke to keep five kids out of the main living area and kitchen of a house!
On the upside, I have enjoyed eating breakfast out every morning because I can't get to my kitchen! :-)
To top off my week, I am now in possession of a wonderful head cold, so have wanted more than ever to just cosy up in my bed and sip tea and read...Sigh...Not to be as our bedroom is on the main floor and the flooring guys are using it as a staging area, shoving all the furniture they can into our bedroom, along with trim pieces, padding for under the new floor, etc!
So chin up and charge forward I must. I wish you all a wonderful week!
Saturday, January 8, 2011
I decided to do some bookmarks for each of the kids, so I started with my son Vidal...I love how colorful
and fun this one turned out to be!
Hugs to you all and I look forward to seeing what everyone had sketched up this week!