Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Crap! December 23rd!!!!!

Ack!  Man, I've been SWAMPED which is GREAT but keeps me from things like POSTING to this wonderful blog!  Here's a few of the reasons I've been busy-  this sweet Dobie was just commissioned YESTERDAY but I thought I'd try and be a Christmas elf and get it done by Christmas anyway!  Still gotta dry and be varnished... but I like it~! 
and then there's loveable Duncan and loveable Baby and the solid and trusting and loyal June~  so many great dogs, so little time!  I did decide last night to work on some Max paintings... people are SO much harder for me than dogs, and houses, and power poles, and trees...
So life moves and flows and there is lots of snow on the ground and we are happy and have runny noses and sneezes but big family time is here and there's lots to do and people to see and Duane is working on his house to try to get it on the market by january but I doubt that's gonna happen so we'll need to cover his mortgage for a while longer so if you know anyone who would love a painting of their dog or house or tree, send 'em to me!
Happy Holidays, hope you are healthy too, and loving whatever particular aspect of your world you are in right now!  You do realize this is all temporary, right?  Appreciate the heck out of it!!!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

December 7th!

 Yes, look it is a KITTY!!!!!   What?  And another one!  Wow!  Don't tell my sister, but that's her X-mas present...  the black one there- it is her kitty Boots in the bathtub~  she lives in Cambridge, England and will be home for Christmas!  Yay!  Hmm, is there a British word for "bathtub"?

I had a great time at the Art & Soul Sale this weekend and actually got a couple commissions going and got this one of Boots done!  So much fun~  i do like doing these holiday sale thingies, especially since I end up trading stuff for presents for people so we don't even have to spend money!  LOVE the barter system!

And this here loungey kitty in front of the fire is Bailey~  such a sweet face-  Hopefully, her owners appreciate it as much as I do.  It is fun having a home studio, where my art is out and on view for whoever comes in, because I end up getting spontaneous critiques all the time which helps me clarify in my own head and heart what it is that I am doing.  I had several people respond
strongly to Bailey with affection-  I think it is her eyes and how she is clearly
looking to the viewer to pet her,  her front paw reaching out towards you...
Awww, our pets and how much we love them-  they DO teach us how to be better humans, don't they?

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Thursday December 2!

Crickey!  It's already the last month of 2010!  I had a hard time adjusting to 2000 as it was, and NOW it's TEN YEARS LATER~  AAAAAAGH!
I am still painting steadily along-  here is a house-portrait I need to deliver darn soon~  and a couple crayon-encaustic things I'm playing with, trying to figure out if this will work with my middle school students or not....  hot wax + adolescents+ creativity can be a great combo, in small controlled doses....
I am LOVING the sunshine coming in my large classroom windows this morning-  I took public transportation earlier this week and have appreciated the fact of being outside for small amounts of time, and then the luxury of someone else doing the driving~  and being in the air is SUCH a good thing, but the SUN this morning, I LOVE!  I drove today because I needed to bring some bigger paintings for our Holiday Sale which starts today at 2pm at St Albert the Great in S Mpls!  Its the Art & Soul 13th Annual Holiday Sale~  I'll be there tonight, tomorrow and sat from 10 to 5~  let me know if you want more info!
love kat~