Resolutions and goals for 2010. 1. photograph my dad painting (he’ll hate this, but he is an AMAZINGLY gifted painter, and even though he was always working on something, I don’t think I’ve ever actually seen him paint. 2. work on getting more shows, I think I do my best work with the motivation of [...]
Entries from December 2009
December 31st, 2009
December 30th, 2009
We got surprise snow, just enough to turn our world a lovely white. The kids are still enjoying it this morning but it will likely be gone by afternoon. That is how I like snow. Enough to enjoy out the window, to indulge the kids in a snow ball fight, then no more. Life returns [...]
December 29th, 2009
We had a nice holiday and with the kids and John home the rest of the week, it still feels like I am on vacation. Which I guess I am, except I am trying to fit in at least a few hours of painting etc everyday. I’m starting to think about new years and what [...]
December 23rd, 2009
If you need some last minute gift tags, there are some pretty perfect ones over to fawn & forest!
December 22nd, 2009
to you and yours! I am going to take the next few days to enjoy family and recharge my batteries with lots of good food and drink! Have a wonderful holiday season, I’ll return to my regular posts on Monday.
December 21st, 2009
We’re in full holiday mode around here. I managed to send off a few orders from my shop this morning before we attended a friends cookie decorating party, then I’m off to another tonight. I’m still expecting one more package then we’re set. This morning the cutest pjs ever arrived (one of our traditions, new [...]
December 18th, 2009
I am *almost* done, just a few orders to get off and I will be ready to fully embrace the holiday season. Our mistltoe is hanging and I need just one more gift. If anyone out there has an idea for a 9 year old girl who has given me a list with zero things [...]
December 16th, 2009
in our humble abode… apart from shipping out the last of my orders for the holidays (THANK YOU! to all who have ordered, and even bigger thank you to Dooce for including one of my prints in her holiday gift guide. I mean she was the answer to a jeapordy question, this woman rocks!) I’ve [...]
December 11th, 2009
Usually I like to have the house clean and ready before we start decorating for the holidays (I know, neurotic much?) but this year that’s really not going to happen and I am actually ok with it. So tonight we are off to pick out our tree before the predicted snow hits. I always cringe [...]
December 10th, 2009
so far as the decorations slowly go up: our entry way. I made the ‘it’s beautiful here’ after seeing this, but sadly my wallet and I had a minor disagreement about it. So I settled for my own handy work, 10 minutes and $5 later…
December 9th, 2009
everything about this house… (via dos family) Ah, and yes, those would be painted floors. I have decided to go for it and paint ours in the new year, can’t wait! I am now wondering: the stairs, because these are really so beautiful… (via door sixteen via skona hem)
December 8th, 2009
worth every penny, go to uppercase to get yours!
December 7th, 2009
my paint brush jar….
December 6th, 2009
I will still be accepting orders for sketch portraits until Dec 10th, but because of the time that goes into paintings I can no longer guarantee new orders will be completed by the holidays. BUT! That doesn’t mean you can’t still give a portrait painting as a gift. I have lovely little gift certificates now [...]
December 4th, 2009
My favorite wrapping paper and the BEST cocktail napkins I’ve found this year are at Broadway Paper. (found via Oh Joy) Have a happy weekend!
December 3rd, 2009
This is what mine looks right now. Messy = productive (that’s what I’m going with anyway).
December 3rd, 2009
So if you are a grandparent to our kids-STOP READING NOW! I am quite proud of myself for actually getting this gift done. This is the time when I am busy getting portraits completed and off in time for others to give for the holidays, so unless I plan ahead, my own gifts can fall [...]
December 2nd, 2009
We are so doing this Christmas Day! We will be creating a ‘photo booth’ in the kitchen and I can’t wait to see the results! We did this years and years ago for my daughter’s third b-day and they are some of my favorite photos of her with all her family. I got inspired after [...]
December 1st, 2009
I’m really excited to share that I have a print available exclusively over at The Working Proof. You may remember ‘King of the Mountain’ from earlier posts. It is now available as a limited edition of 50 prints, 8 1/2″x11″ for $35 here. Working Proof Gallery, started by the awesome Anna and Sean of Sub [...]