Sunday, January 31, 2010

My Treasures for Today ~ This beautiful heart made of clay which my dearest friend Babs surprised me with for my birthday...a very talented artist and author of the blog Off the Wall Art Babs, you know I will treasure this and thank you from the bottom of my heart, it's precious!!...and yikes, am I really 56 now? The years fly by so fast!
and the photos below ~ a single pansy pushing through the snow (I rescued the rest of them), and deer tracks in the snow all over the backyard today. We got about a foot of snow!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Big Snow!! and more Lynxie Tree aceos~ It's been snowing solidly here since about 1 a.m. last night, but the storm has finally moved on tonight (whew)... after dumping at least a foot of the white stuff on us. (but it's sooo pretty!) I'll be out there tomorrow shoveling snow off the deck, porch and the sidewalks, and ha that will be some good exercise. In the art department, I've been painting more of my little trees in aceo size in acrylics. I really like the metallic pearl and gold acrylics and I've been using charcoal pencil and graphite pencil as well. I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend, and hopefully some nice weather too!

Monday, January 25, 2010

More Lynxie Trees, New Blog Designs and a Gorgeous Cresent Moon the Other Night ~ Yes, I'm still painting a Lynxie Tree ACEO almost every day now (I've missed a couple days)...I'm keeping up my New Year's resolution and hopefully keeping my muse happy too, she keeps trying to sneak out on me. I think it's a good exercise in creativity and helps keep me motivated and more focused on my art. I've been listing these in my Ebay.
WoW, check out the new wonderful blog designs in Bab's Off the Wall Art and Kate's Kate's Corner blogs!! Ladies, I love your new blogs, they look stunning and I'm gonna be picking your brains so I can give my blog an updo...I'm getting tired of my blog's old black background and the same old look! I'm such a dummy and so scared to mess with my blog, afraid I'll totally mess it up!

I captured the beauty of this delicate glowing cresent moon the other night with my camera!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

More Lynxie Tree ACEOs and Cool Sky Pics ~ My New Year's Resolution this year was to paint an aceo every far so good, because I've kept up with it thus far...I figured painting every day would be easier than promising to lose weight, quit smoking or exercising! :) I've been listing all of these Lynxie tree aceos for auction in my Ebay (link to the right).

Strange Ropy clouds in the sky this evening surely means rain on the way! ~ I hope everyone has a great weekend, it's supposed to rain here all day tomorrow, so it will be a good day to stay inside and work on my New Year's resolution, more aceos coming up!

Friday, January 08, 2010

Puddin' in a Basket ~ Now here is someone who knows how to stay washing these rugs tonight because Puddin' has taken over the laundry basket for her naptime, it's warm and snuggly in there! I can't remember the last time we have had a day over freezing temps and I know it's been so much worse north and west of us. Brrrr!

I've painted soo many of these little tree aceos I have finally given up on even trying to give them a title. So I'm calling them my 'Lynxie Trees' (haha) and I'm starting with #1 and #2 pictured here! These are both aceos done in acrylics with the crystal glitter and metallic gold and silver spots here and there. I hope everyone has a great weekend and stay safe and warm (like Puddin')!