Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Here we go again...

Well I am going to try my hand at this again! Sorry I have been missing in action but it's been a crazy few months around here with all kind of time consuming crap happening in my life. I really didn't have much good news to share. The only good thing is that I also moved into a period of new directions with my artwork, I'll share something about that at the bottom of this post. I want to thank all my friends for encouraging me to take this up again, especially Pat Q. and Ursula. 

This is my cat Bailey who lays across me each night as we relax at the end of the day. He is so sweet!

As you can see, we have all been in a funk around here. This is Miss Beezie.

Unfortunately Miss Beezie passed away last week after a long battle with Thyroid disease and Cancer. We miss her.

This is our Super Cat Spencer, able to climb tall cabinets in a single bound. You just never know where you'll find him.

Here is Cutie Pie (this is not his real name, he has a past so he has asked us to use an alias) sleeping away in the lap of his favorite guy.

As promised, here is the first of a new series of collages I am working on. Currently this piece and another one in this series is hanging in a art show called "New Directions" at the Townsend Library. This series depicts scenes from women's lives in the 1950's and 1960's. It is a mixed media collage using vintage wall papers, vintage magazine clippings, old Sears and Roebuck catalogs, and one of my mothers recipes in the background. I have a lot of ideas for this series.

I have started my first e-course this week with Kelly Rae Roberts in an effort to get my creative business up off the ground and start selling some of my art. It is only the beginning but I am enjoying it as well as really enjoying the camaraderie and all the wonderful support that the members are giving. I think there may be some long distance friendships born here. 
My mantra through these last few trying months is: Just keep moving forward. That's all I can do right now.

Next up: My visit to the Museum of Fine Arts to see the Chihuly exhibit.