Thursday, August 30, 2012

Have i mentioned how ready i am for this summer heat to end (at least 3756973 times??).  Well, i can't do anything about the weather, but i can put myself in a cooler frame of mind which is probably why i'm drawn to cool season paintings right now!

"As the Guest Of Honor, Jack got the Best Seat in the House"


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

I don't know if it's because there's a blue moon on Friday or what, but i seem to be on a moonlight tangent.  Last night i even stood outside for a half hour and just stared at our beautiful moon. It had a halo ... i'm sure mom was talking to me.  We always marveled at the moon together.

Or maybe it's because i seem to be hooked on that tv show "Dance Moms".  Before you go 'ugh', i'm not watching it for the momma drama, but because the talent of those kids just fascinates me!  I always wished i could dance.  I always wished i was graceful.  I'd even settle for not tripping over my own feet and bumping into my own walls

Whatever the inspiration, i had this urge to paint a tutu.  If i could dance, i'd want to be the Black Swan just to wear that costume.  Which means i'd be skinny enough to fit into it, too.

Well, one can dream upon a moon, anyway....

            "The Moonlight and the Black Swan"

Thursday, August 23, 2012

the summer has been brutal on my gardens...between the excessive heat and unusual lack of rain, so many plants are begging to become houseplants.  They don't like this weather any better than i do!

Hints of Autumn and it's cooler temps appear once in a while, tho ...a few cool nights, the lowering of the dippers in the sky (cool nights are welcome, dark at 8pm is not!).  A good time for a walk in the woods to look for souvenirs of summer, inspired this painting  (S0LD)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

it's 80 degrees today.  too hot for me!
so for a mental cool-down, i painted a hot-pink, antique Shiny Brite Christmas ornament!!  It'll have to do unless i decide to turn on the a/c!!


Monday, August 20, 2012

I'm not even going to try to explain my year-plus long absence....suffice it to say 'that's life'!

The heat this summer has been unbearable, at least for a northern-princess like me.  If it gets much over 65 degrees and it's sunny out, i start debating whether i should turn on the AC or not! My kids tell me to move to alaska.

Other than the loss of daylight, i won't mourn the passing of summer too much. I am already anticipating cool autumn days, big orange harvest moon-lit nights, and being able to wear something with sleeves again. Or even just not sweating in a sundress.

And so i find myself drawn towards paintings of autumn - colored leaves, mahogany colored acorns, pumpkins and such.

who says bunnies are only for Easter?!