Friday, August 13, 2010

Friday AGAIN???

Obviously I cannot believe that it's Friday again.  My studio reorganization is still a work in progress, but I did have time to watch some really good videos on Artist Network.  Just to keep my creative juices surging, I did a small watercolor from one of the demos.

That's all I've done this week as far as art goes, but I'm hoping to be back soon with my complete pastel painting of the flowers at my grandmother's house.  I might start a series of paintings of her flowers.  She and my uncle lived right on Main Street in Small Town, USA.  She was one of those folks that had the knack for growing flowers.  People would drive by the house just to see her flowers.  The house had a big wrap around porch and all summer long there was a constant stream of folks coming up on the porch and plopping down in one of the rockers for a chat.  Those days are gone now, that house is sold and instead of geraniums there are rebel flags and pink flamingos in her brick flower boxes. Ahhh, the times they are a changing.

Just wanted to offer a quick thank you for all the well wishes for DH.  His stitches are now out and he is able to get back into a routine.  He had developed a place on his back, right were the guitar strap hits and it needed to be taken care of.  More of a nuisance than anything, and he recovered nicely.

So that's it for today.  Hope everyone has a great weekend and hang in there, Fall has got to be right around the corner!


Nezzy said...

Oh girl, I'm so happy everything went well with hubby and he's back on the fast track again.

Your beautiful painting had given me a grand hankerin' for pears! You do such a great job in all medias.

God bless ya and have a marvelous weekend girl!

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Glad to read your hubs is doing well!!
I love those pears!!
Now my next question is, why are you not selling your art on Etsy or eBay?

Tina said...

Glad to hear the update on your hubby that he's doing better and recovering well.

Your art, for me, has taken on something new. I'm really loving seeing these paintings and exploration. I miss painting so much. I'm traveling with hubby again this week and I'm taking your suggestion that you left on my blog.

You are an inspiration. Thanks for sharing your work and yourself here.

Peri said...

Did I just read that Fall is right around the corner??? Out here in CA we haven't really even had Summer lately -temps in the 60's and 70's in the daytime...hoping for a warm spell in the 80's this coming week!
I like the about a series on fruits,done as portraits? Not with faces, just closeups.
The house on Main Street is, apparently, itself becoming ART! Well, we can be kind and say that I guess. Bet the family members who lived there would be "fit to be tied" about the flamingos!
But the idea of a series of paintings of the flowers is cool.
I am working on some scenes of the mesas in New rocks in the sunlight and shadows, sort of scene...not fancy, but fun practice for techniques.
Glad DH is better. Is he going to try HIS hand at painting or will he stick to figures made of Polymer Clay? His work is good and we all are interested of course.

BlueRidgeLady said...

Love this pretty piece! Your paintings always make me smile, and I am so glad to read that your DH is doing well!! Take care!! xox

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Those pears are GORGEOUS! I just love pears. Except when my body looks like one.
I'm glad your sweetie is doing better!

Nezzy said...

On the grandkiddos growin' up oldest is really driving..he has his learners permit and will be 16 in December. Golly gee, I better go soak in the tub, I'm feelin' old. Heeehehehehe!

I always cherish your comments sweetie.

Have a relaxing evening!

CHERI said...

Thank you SO much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I appreciate each and every person who comes by and even moreso those who leave a comment! I read about the pink flamingos at your grandmother's house. That's too sad! I bet the house is sad, too...I think houses have a life of their own! I have a big wraparound porch on my house too and love it. However, it has been too hot here in GA this summer to enjoy it very much. I am so looking forward to fall. Love your water color...painting is such a wonderful talent for those who have it! Please come visit again sometimes!