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Red Queen..

Sunday, September 20, 2009

I started having a look Tim Burtons movies and came across images from "Alice in Wonderland" which will be released evidently in 2010...I am so in love with what I've seen, the pictures they have released just as "teases" are way too awesome -the colors are really something, I can't wait to see the movie. As soon as I saw the Red Queen (played by Helena Bonham Carter) I had to paint this image...I am rather fond of red

I think I'll keep her for awhile.................................at the shores

Time Set Aside...

Thursday, September 17, 2009

I thought that once I decided to start this blog that I'd be here faithfully every other day at the least - but no, not happenin'...I am for now going to blame it on still trying to get moved out of the old house, this I can use at least until the end of the month when it HAS to be empty!
I have however, been spending late nights getting some ATC's (Artist Trading Cards) done, I've just finished a couple for an Art Lessons Swap on Swap-Bot. We only had to do one but I have swapped with my swap partner twice previously and she has always sent an extra one so now's time for payback!

This is a sculpture by Gauguin circa 1887/88, naturally he used a young Polynesian girl for his Leda, my first real attempt at using Prismacolors - I think I might like them well enough once I figure out just how to use them!

Here we have *deep breath* "Crouching Marquesan Woman See(n) From the Back" - I've seen the title with See and Seen so not sure which it is, Gauguin circa 1902.
This was not very easy for me, sure don't know why (the human form has never been easy to me I suppose). I always wondered why he always did women/girls with horrible looking faces and feet?!? heh, probably why I picked one with neither!

That's it for now - I need to get back to a special project for a special friend, will post once she get's it! Until next time - still sitting.....................at the Shores.


Sunday, September 06, 2009

Ever get really upset when someone in front of you is driving too slow? Or maybe has too many items at the express lane at the super market? Snaps at you for no good reason? Today's message at church reminded me that we just don't know what's up in peoples lives, death, divorce, job layoff, an elderly person nervously gets in front of the wheel to get their meds because the kids don't have the time - you never know...best to smile and forgive. The hubs gives me a hard time for always being too nice, but even I have my time of impatience and unnecessary anger - just a work in progress I guess!
Now on the other hand, today I completely shirked all duties and had a nice lunch with the hubs on the deck over looking the lake then proceeded to slack in the hammock with a good book which led to a nice nap to be awakened by a "how about a ride on the boat?" from Tom (the hubs)...glorious, simply glorious
....at the shores

Broke Down And Did It

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Well, after all the years of enjoying other peoples blogs thinking "I don't think that's for me" I have changed my mind. Not really sure what changed my mind, maybe it is the fact that we've just moved into a new home I've been renovating the past year and it feels like a new beginning...I have a lot more space for my art table and have been elbow deep in paint just about every day, I have become so much more inspired by everything around me, I can't get enough creative time (my husband may say it's too much as he occasionally catches an glimpse of me fly by on my way to the fridge for another iced tea only to head back up to continue my mad art session!) Or maybe I need this to sort through the billions of things running through my mind at any given moment? We'll see.
I browsed through thousands of blog templates only to come up a little short on my expectations, maybe one day I can make my own (yeah right) to satisfy this but until then this will do.
...at the shores


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