Monday, February 27, 2012

Sleepless in... plus some ATC

Sleepless in....   fill in the blank - we've all had those nights that sleep just never comes, like he lost our address or something. Well last night was one of those nights for me, now I'm operating on 2 hours sleep for the past 39 hours. After lying awake in bed for several hours, I got up and made these little artist's trading cards (ATC) I guess it helped because I was asleep 45 min after these were done, and my alarm went off less than 2 hours later  

why does a chicken coop have 2 doors?

why does a chicken coop have 2 doors? because if it had 4 doors it would be a chicken sedan!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

culinary creation - matzo ball soup

I didn't get any artwork done, in spite of my intensions when I woke this am - but I did create some home made chicken matzo ball soup for dinner  mmmmmmmmm.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Inspiration Heartbreak - a poem

bookmark-crows / Watercolor
Inspiration Heartbreak
Inspiration you are a fickle lover. 
There was a time you made me feel special, 
            lovely, talented. 
Now when I need you and look so desperately for you, 
           you are no where to be found. 
Are you peering at me from the dark, 
         watching me suffer? 
Was it real, or was I always fooling myself? 
Have you moved on to someone else? Some other bright-eyed hopeful? 
Leaving me with a piece missing, trying desperately to grasp onto something wonderful, but leaving me with mediocrity. 

Ok, that concludes the melodrama portion of our show, now onto our regularly scheduled program.

This image is available in my Etsy Shop

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Good Morning Moon

Just before the sun came up this morning, I awoke to moon light streaming into my bedroom window painting silver streaks across the floor. I got up without turning on the lights and looked out the window and was greeted by a huge silvery moon hanging low in the sky, peaking through the bare tree branches. Frost and a dusting of snow covered everything and the moon turned it all to sterling. The air was calm, serene, and cool. This is a lovely morning gift to start my day.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Good bye

The internet is a funny thing — I am saddened today by the news of death of someone I've never met in person, but have interacted with online. She is an artist in CA and we are members of an internet Artist's Trading Cards (ATC) group. She was always positive, friendly, encouraging, and funny… her art reflects that. I have several tiny artworks of hers that I've traded over the years, and I cherish them. Being a visual artist is kind of a solitary endeavor, and having the opportunity to interact and share with other artists, even if they are across the country is something I am grateful for. Marta died from cancer on Tuesday and I will miss her, along with the other members of the group, I'm sure, and she will always be in our hearts.