Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sunday March 29

Just trying to stay up late enough to watch "Doc Martin" on TPT...  I painted Gus in a typical Gus pose.  And it just always tickles me how noble he can look, despite being such a silly dog.  Bingo was the same way-  elegant and goofy as all get out.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Thursday April 26th

Right?  It is april 26th?  Dang!  I'm just enjoying life WAY too much lately!  Can't believe it's almost JUNE.  Well, yes I know we still have May but the way I'm going it will be a blink and it's gone anyway so I might as well get a month of whining about the arrival of June.
The "30 Cats in 30 Days" Opening Celebration is TOMORROW NIGHT at Diamond's!  6-8pm!  Come on out and watch me fumble wine and drop dollar bills as I attempt to make change!  Come see the cats if you haven't yet!
And come meet the other cat lovers you didn't know before!  That's the thing about cat people-  they aren't outside walking their cats as much as dog owners and so don't have that socializing opportunity...  and I suppose that could be because they aren't as social a being as a dog owner...
And this painting was done this evening-  not sure it is finished-  I like the sky~
From my car driving to work, taken on my i-phone...

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sunday April 22, 2012 Earth Day!

We walked down to Lake Hiawatha this morning, Max carrying an umbrella and rolling it along the ground until we gave him a stick instead so he could really push it into the dirt without worrying me that the brolly would break.  I don't know if you have a favorite umbrella, but this one was given to us as a wedding present by a beautiful, inspiring, wonderfully creative couple we know who also have a single child and I am rather fond of it.  It is red, with a clear handle with liquid and a small red heart floating about...
Since it was Earth Day and Duane and our neighbor Mark canoed around the lake yesterday snagging trash for a couple hours, I thought I'd pick up what I could along the shoreline while the boys goofed on the beach.  Straws, cigarette butts, and plastic water bottle caps were what I found the most.  My search had to be abandoned when Max in his rubber boots went out too far and tripped over a soggy log he was attempting to kick.  We removed the drenched pants and socks and dumped the lake out of his boots, then wrapped him in my scarf and his blankie and Duane's vest and headed home.
That has nothing to do with these paintings.
South Mpls April

Marshall Ave, Spring

I will be finishing "Marshall Ave" tomorrow night, hopefully, and intend to hang these at Crema on Tuesday morning.
Oh, and I had a two-award evening last Friday!  Mom went with me to the Northern Lights Juried Exhibition at Century College and I received an Award of Excellence (with a lovely cash prize!) for "Of COURSE I Love You" and at the WARM Juried Members Show I was given an Honorable Mention for "Park Ave, November"~
Of COURSE I Love You!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Friday, March 13

Yup, here is the widget for the newest "30 Cats in 30 Days" Book!  This one holds all the cats from LAST year as well as this year!  So if you had a cat in the project last year, take a look!  He or she will be here! 
You can order yours on-line now!  I've ordered some already and will have them at the Celebration at Diamond's on April 27th so you can buy one from me there if you like, or go for it!

I am really excited about this!  And I worked REALLY hard on it~ 

So~   let me know what you think!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Thursday, March 12

Hi everyone!  I've been taking a little bit of a mental break~  It has been tough at times with Bingo gone and I've had a bit of difficulty painting as a result.  I know, sure, you say.  Slacker~
Well, so here are those palm trees I was talking about.

They are all actually the same tree.  I just wanted to really get it right.  I think the smallest one may be my favorite-  what do you think?

Saturday, April 7, 2012

March 7, Saturday

I feel a little bad for not posting sooner.  I have some great palm tree paintings from Florida I meant to post last sunday, Palm Sunday, but wow.  Somedays I have no choice but to slow down.

I've been slow the last few days.  Bingo died on Thursday afternoon.  I've made a webpage of most of the paintings I've painted of him.  He was a huge muse for me, and a huge support of my art and life and joy, and very good at making me take a walk when I needed to go make some space in my brain by occupying my body.  It was a terrible surprise, to find him unable to move anything but his head and the choice was quickly made to help him through to the other side.  Man.  More paintings will be forthcoming.

And I had just painted these this week for the Deviant Dogs: Dispelling the Myths fundraiser at Northrup King.  I have a number of NEW dogs at the "Deviant Dogs: Dispelling the Myth" Show at the Northrup King Building (1500 Jackson St NE Mpls, 55413), Gallery 332 on the 3rd floor.  It opens  April 5th 5-9pm for 1st Thursday, and has an Opening Party on Saturday April 14th 3-9pm.  I will be there on the 14th from 7-ish to 9.
Come see me and buy one!