Archive for November, 2007

Ornies

Monday, November 19th, 2007

I’m so glad that we are not catching a flight anywhere.

I have been dealing with a very sick pug all weekend and need to take him to his regular vet this morning, it is so unsettling to see my healthy boy deteriorate within a matter of days. He either has a brain tumor, epilepsy or encephalitis.

Trying to get work done.

Twirl and Girl

Saturday, November 17th, 2007

 

She is odd looking, in a good way I think;D  I’m working on more ornies but need to save them for something, and will probably only post a few but I also have new figures in the works, paintings and some heads, I’m feeling like myself, it feels good!!

Ornies

Friday, November 16th, 2007

 

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Big Head and Jingle Bell

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

 

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8th wedding anniversary

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

  

On a personal note, Today the Hubster and I will celebrate our 8th wedding anniversary.  I recognize  that I did choose a life with the right "one".  It was worth being so "picky" as my best gal pals use to say.  And well, finding someone to put up with my moody, eccentric artist ways was just plain lucky!  Sometimes people are surprised that we are compatible, given that the hub is a computer geek/aerospace engineer, but for me, I knew after the first date that he was the real deal.  Aside from what we do in life, our personalities are just in sync, like minded values, vision, energy, sense of humor, the stuff that is the glue. No more warts, no more frogs, who wouldn’t be happy about that.

I have a bunch of art work right on the cusp of being finished and that is another good thing to be happy about. After a year full of challenges, recognizing what to be happy about is a healthy reminder. I do hope the challenges in 2008 are more art related, and while I realize that adversity helps one "grow" and define what is important, I do think I had more than my fair share in 2007 and while its a bit premature to be thinking of 2008, I fully expect Nov and Dec to be delightfully normal, uneventful, boring,  just like I like it. Not that predictability is necessarily a good thing, but I continue to be interested in clearing the brain clutter, in simplification and less, and so, freeing my mind up for artistic and creative challenges. I’m writing it out loud right now, right here, I intend for the remainder of this year’s journey to be one of mindful presence, and peaceful and loving endeavors.

Handmade or homemade

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

I’m making a concerted effort to only buy handmade or homemade this year for christmas gifts. I really can’t bear going to the mall anyway.

https://www.buyhandmade.org/

Road to Normal

Saturday, November 10th, 2007

I’m starting to feel like my "normal" self.  The energy is a little low, but I’m being patient and just taking it slow. Operating in slow mo isn’t all that bad since it forces one to be more mindful, so that the time used is efficient.

I’m working on prints, giclees and greeting cards for my etsy shop and the gallery. Then I’ll be finishing up ornies, and working on other types of ornaments.

 

Finger Fire Works

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

The painting I am sending to Sammo for trade

The Party was in Her Mind

Monday, November 5th, 2007

I started this about four weeks ago and it feels so good to finish it. To finish anything feels good these days!

oil on canvas, it 36 x 36 inches, in person its luminous 😉

Now that I am feeling better and finished my medications, (hurrah, it was hard swallowing the hard edged horse tablets) I can get BUSY!! three d work forthcoming.

Day of the Dead

Saturday, November 3rd, 2007

Yesterday was the first productive day I have had in three weeks, it felt soooooo good to be productive, actually got my printer to cooperate, solved some problems, made phone calls, did errands, painted,  and then was very moved by an act of kindness from a dear friend of mine.

Stacy lives in the Bay area which is where I lived most of my life, my brother is buried there. Stacy and her husband went to his gravesite, (also the site of several family members), created a shrine, and said prayers to honor his passing for Day of the Dead. I had thought she was only going to clean off the tombstone and leave a small bouguet of flowers so I was very surprised to see all she did, I was so very touched by such a selfless act.