Friday, June 29, 2007
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Friday, June 22, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Monday, June 18, 2007
Thursday, June 14, 2007
The other day at work I saved a little sparrow that flew into the studio. I have no idea what possessed it to come in there. We only have one window, and to a bird, the space can't look all that inviting. Nevertheless, he did want to check it out. A youngin' too, by the looks of it. He was a bit off-kilter and confused when he landed on the floor (as I would be too, if I were a bird). Seeing a poor critter in distress, I immediately jumped the counter and gently grabbed him so he couldn't fly into a wall or customer piece or something. After letting him go outside, I came in to help the customer at the front desk, who promptly replied, "I had no idea bird catching was in your duties here". Ha, proved her wrong, didn't I?
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Next up, I bought this splendid elephant shaped white ceramic teapot at a local independently owned grocery store for $12. I adore it. I saw a price tag next to the elephants that said "camel teapot" but alas, they were all out of the camels. I'll have to go back and snatch up a camel if they come back in stock. The green and white striped backdrop in this pick is a tea towel I picked up at the same store for a few dollars. I'm gussying up my kitchen in white and limey green with some vintage sass and the towel fits in like a charm (course, so does the teapot).
No time for more--I'm off to attend a birthday feast my mom is throwing in my honor. Mmmmmm...crab legs and then walnut pie for dessert..... Can't wait! Oh--the cuckoo clock painting did get finished and I will be adding it to the shop this week. Photos are a'comin, I promise!
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Funny how the second I say I'm not sure when I'll be posting in the ol' blog again this week I get the pressing urge to post right that very second, no matter the cost. Maybe I should try that trick out more often...
Anyway, it was a very long work day today so I'm super exhausted. There shall be no painting, sculpting or general-artsyness from yours truly today. No sirree. I've got a Netflix movie to pop in the dvd player, popcorn to pop, and a couch that has my name allllll over it. Oh, and did I mention a hot bath?...
Sounds like my kinda night.
Before I leave you, here's a pic of the cuckoo clock happenings before yesterday (during which it was completed--and I can't wait to show you!). I told you--very bright colors. Once I have the time, energy, and, uh, daylight, I'll take a shot of the finished piece. I'm thinkin' this one may wind up in the shop as well, probably sometime next week. Will let you all know when that'll be.
And soon, very soon, like within the next month, the spanking new printer will be ordered. Vast prints are on the horizon, my dear friends! Oh yes, yes they are...
PS: An extra shout-out to my buddy Rachel, who just returned from Austria the other day, and dropped by my work today (which itself was a big enough gift) to give me a bag of birthday goodies (the big day is on Tues. the 12th). The handbag is SO me, the little ceramic head thing from Croatia is delightful (in an odd, creepy and very "Michelle" sorta way), and the German chocolates? Uh, don't be surprised if they're all gone after tonight's movie. Jus' sayin'... Cavities, here I come!
Monday, June 04, 2007
Once I completed it, I grabbed my nearest sketchpad to work out my next painting. I'm happy to say, it's currently well on its way (another 5x7 incher--but this time of a cuckoo clock!Squee!) and is bursting with color.
Today is my only day off for the next seven days (all 8-9 hour shifts), so I made it worthwhile by taking a trip to the thrift store. Not a lot of good finds today, though I did nab this set of four teacups that I couldn't resist (all four acquired for less than two smackers).