Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Getting Unstuck

Sorry I've seemed to disappear from blogland!  I got a bit down and wasn't doing much blog checking, art or anything at all really.  Oh, I wasted a lot of time playing silly internet games where you really don't win but you can keep playing without thinking much and figure it is passing for living but finally you realize with the help of some friends that you really aren't living at all and it's time to wake up and smell the coffee! 

So here is what I have done since my last post.  Yes, it was a while ago and this is a pretty poor showing of items.  I haven't even finished the Christmas page yet!  I used real Christmas scraps for the background and added the annual family pic in front of the Christmas tree but have not added any titles, lists or commentary.  Hopefully I'll feel like adding some soon.

A couple of weeks ago I got tired of chewing on my nails till they hurt so I went out and bought some new, fun polishes.  First I wore the green and now I am wearing the pink.  It really helps to keep me from chewing as the polish smooths the rough edges and feels silky and I don't want to chew the polish!  I did have fun making the page and started to feel the funk I was in lessen a bit.

Now, the next two pics are the making of my husband's birthday card.  I don't usually like the cards for sale and time is running out so I finally grabbed my paints and brushes and got busy.  He loves pie over cake any day so he will be getting a cherry pie on his birthday and I figured why not put one on his card too?  So I did.  Boy was I rusty.  I have blooms starting up because I didn't wait long enough for the "pie tin" to dry before doing the shadow and I had to hurry and blot the "cherries" as they were bleeding out into the crust.  I set it aside to dry and went over it all again with the final result in the last picture here.  Art requires constant practice if you want to keep your skills up, that's for sure!

Speaking of skills and practice, Laure Ferlita of Imaginary Trips fame is starting up this years schedule of classes with a visit to the beach.  It starts soon so if you want to join in hurry and sign up!


  1. Soooooooooooo glad to see you back and look at the fun things you've been up to! Love the sweet birthday card and I'm pretty sure I have some polish in the same colors!

    Thanks for the mention of the classes as well—you need to get back into practice so get busy sketching!!;•)

  2. Welcome back! Missed you! Glad to hear you're coming out of your 'funk'!
    Great pie sketch,looks good enough to eat!

  3. Glad you're back with us and busy painting. Hope to see more - love the idea of the pie on the birthday card!

  4. So nice to see a post from you! The pie painting card is perfect! That's really special that you design cards for your family that mean something personal to them! I love the nails "painting" too. Funny play on words! Good to see you making art!

  5. Good to have you back! Looks like you've been having some creative fun lately. I'm sure your husband will be thrilled with his card and his pie. I'm with him: I much prefer pie to cake, and cherry is my favorite!

  6. mmmm...PIE :) Wonderful. Glad you're back! :)

  7. your pie watercolor. I'm glad visions of the cherry pie brought you back to your art. (I'm a lot like your hubby. I eat cherry pie on my birthday too. Since I was born on George Washington's birthday, it's always been cherry pie for me!)

  8. Welcome back! I love the pie card. Makes me a little hungry...mmmmmm


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