Thursday, January 15, 2009

Baby, it's cold outside!

Brrrr...I thought birds were supposed to fly south for the winter? This bird is wishing she was much further south! Temperatures all over the country are hovering around zero (or below). Yikes! Our weather here yesterday was in the mid-50s once the sun came out for a little while and now the wind chill is in the teens and should be close to zero or below tomorrow. Remind me not to leave my house tomorrow!

In thinking of warmer are a couple of photos from the beach for inspiration.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Thank You Notes

While taking a break from some web design work, I decided to add a few new designs to my Etsy shop. Here are three and I would love to know your thoughts. Hope you have all had a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Art Quotes

When I seem to be uninspired, I sometimes help give myself a kick start by reading through quotes. Here are a few of my favorite quotes related to art that never let me down.

Art does not solve problems but makes us aware of their existence. It opens our eyes to see and our brain to imagine.
-- Magdalena Abakanowicz

My mother said to me, "If you become a soldier, you'll be a general; if you become a monk, you'll end up as the Pope." Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.
-- Pablo Picasso

Art is not about thinking something up. It is the opposite -- getting something down. -- Julia Cameron

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

New Design

This newly designed note card just hit my shop yesterday. Orange has always been one of my favorite colors and I really like something about the two-toned colors. What do you think? Would you like to receive these in the mail?

Click here to see them in my shop!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Painting for Mom

This year, we had a "low budget" Christmas and many presents were made by yours truly. This is a painting that I did for my mom that I named "Momma Kitty". I hope she enjoys it! What do you think?

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year!

After a brief holiday hiatus, I thought it was time for me to get back to blogging. Life has been quite chaotic! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday, whatever you may celebrate and that you are all refreshed for the new year. 2009 is going to be a big year for me!

During the holidays we visited with family, made our way to the Alabama Gulf Coast for peaceful beach relaxation and also celebrated the beginning of the new year under the stars in the middle of nowhere Alabama! Below are a few shots to remember the time and to also get me inspired for a wonderful year to come. Cheers to 2009!