Friday, January 29, 2010

This painting is up on ebay.
Today is Rose's 100th day of school! It is a big celebration in her kindergarten class and a good reason for everyone to count to 100. ;)
Everyone was suppose to bring in 100 things or wear 100 things. We thought it would be much more fun to wear 100. Rose picked Pom Pom balls. I was wishing I could have found 100 little roses, but that turned out to expensive so we went with the Pom Poms. Nino, my 7 year old designed the kitty face on the front. Quite cute. Now, lets just see how many Pom Poms actually make it back home with her. Jennifer

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

This little sneaky devil will be up on ebay tonight.
I have a few others I am working on. No surprise there.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

This has been one of those very dreary weekends. We didn't go anywhere. The kids started with new colds. I spent the morning printing out some of our family pictures. My goal is to keep albums like the old days so my kids can actually see themselves grow whenever they want. That was sad too. These tiny little chubby faces are starting to thin out into big kids. Where does the time go? Rose and I rediscovered our Tegan and Sara cds that my niece Natalie gave us. It was kind of perfect music for the weekend. I added one to my player for Monday. I thought it fitting.


Thursday, January 21, 2010

I guess you all new this was coming. I can't help but make more of these lovely ladies. It feels like I am playing with paper dolls. This one says...she loves fresh avocado.
I am sure many of you out there feel the same. I know I do.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I have been stretching a little trying some new things with my art. This is a little different than I normally do. I sent it straight to Etsy as a print with a white border and a caption at the bottom that says... she loves red wine and sunsets.
I think I will do some more like this.
It looks neat framed.

Monday, January 18, 2010

New paintings on ebay now . Jennifer

Thursday, January 14, 2010

I decided a couple days ago to paint out of the lines. I grabbed a plastic knife and went to town. Then I noticed that Micki of The Art Hermit had just posted a painting that she did with a plastic knife! What are the chances? It must be the new year making us want to try something different. Micki asked if I would be posting mine, so here it is. I actually did not finish it until today and I did use some brushes to finish it up.

It is called "Trying" I feel this way a lot...

I also want to share with you something very fun and exciting that happened to me. I won the Claire Barone Art give away and yesterday the most sparkly red box showed up at my door FULL of goodies!

I absolutely LOVE this painted glass necklace and just feast your eyes on everything else....ornaments, mounted prints a beautiful magnet with the cutest pink elephant and even a little glass mermaid pin. Rose was quite interested in all of it when she came home from school. She kept telling me that it was A LOT of beautiful stuff and she can't believe that Claire would just give all of that to me. :) I agree. Thank you so much Claire!! Jennifer

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I love the pretty colors of this one. I am always striving for that antique looking blue. I have a few old paintings in my home with that yellowed blue sky and it is hard to mix that color. This blue here is pretty close. I always try to paint in the colors that would match my house, because of course, these paintings are in my house. Hee hee I do love the pastel nature of this painting. I am getting very anxious for spring.

Monday, January 11, 2010

I have several little devil paintings coming down the pike. For some reason Valentine's and little devils just go together for me. I always picture little devils stealing hearts.

The other day my little girl Rose had mentioned to me AGAIN how she hates art class at school. I asked her why? And she said because they make her stay in the lines and make her follow the rules.
I must explain that Rose has always been one to want to go out of the lines, if you know what I mean. So I just explained that I am sure the art teacher is just trying to show you all the different ways to make art and you really should listen and do what she says there, but when you come home you can use what you learned and do whatever you want. They do come home with some pretty fantastic art projects. I wouldn't mind taking her class. Hee hee. I can see though how some children might walk away from art class thinking they hate art or that they can't do art.

I just keep reminding her that there is NO right or wrong to art.

Speaking of art work....if you have never seen "In the Realms of the Unreal" a documentary on Henry Darger. I recommend. I am sure many of you have already seem this. Wow, very interesting .

Before I go, I thought I would share a picture that I took over the Christmas Holiday. My sweet Anthony sleeping like an angel after a late party.

But then you look a little closer at what he had to take out of his pockets before slipping into bed.

I know you Moms with boys understand. What's in your 7 year old son's pockets? Ha ha.


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Have you ever had a conversation with a paint brush?
I have.
I have told them that I will take good care of them and not leave them in water over night.
I have lied to many paint brushes in the past.
I promise this time will be different.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

I've Abandoned my BLOG!

I've abandoned my Blog!

Said like in the movie, "There will be Blood".
What a nice vacation. This was the first year that I can remember being sad about taking down the tree.
It was quite a season of glitter and gluttony, retrospect too.
Along with all the Christmas parties, I had a funeral and a small 20 year reunion of my closest school friends. I should say LOTS of retrospect. Maybe that is why this Christmas felt so fulfilling. It was not so much about the gifts but more about the people and memories.
It felt good painting again yesterday. Although, I did miss my babies being back to school.
Today, I feel more like I am back to my normal routine again and I might even get a chance to stop by some blogs. I should definitely do that instead of listening to 2012 documentaries. Yikes! I have a feeling any of your blogs would be much for uplifting.