Thursday, September 27, 2012

Thursday, Sept 27, 2012

It has been a busy week!  This is my neighbors' house, and was meant to be a wedding present last Saturday, but I didn't have it finished in time...  so they just got it today!
And this is also Sophie, who I am happy to be painting in exchange for some lovely wind chimes by an artist that I met at LOLA this year-  I'll see if she has a website and post it on another blog~

And I do love trading for art, in case you were wondering how you'd pay for that couch sized portrait of Fido....

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Saturday, Sept 22

What a lovely, blustery day in Minneapolis!  And what a day to be thankful for dogs and neighbors...  nothing like observing a bit of wrongdoing and then having a neighbor join you in your walk so you feel safer... dogs really are good theft deterrents....
Speaking of which, here is Hazel!
She's a redo for me-  here is the first version...  and there was a second which had more pinks on her cheeky side...  it all has SO much to do with the eyes!

Max and I are off to Savers for more cars for him-  he helped me clean the living room floor with handy-wipes after a painting frenzy.  Gotta love life with a 3 year old!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

September 18, Tuesday Morning!

Sheesh! This is ridiculous!  If I go this long without posting again, would some of you PLEASE e-mail me at and nag the HECK out of me?!?  Such a terrible manner~
I obviously have been a bit busy-  adjusting to a new schedule, attempting to run/walk every morning (ha! more walk than run),  researching street art for my students (which gets INCREDIBLY fascinating!  If you haven't heard of Banksy yet, you have to check out his work!
See?  I just went to his site again and got distracted!
ANYWAY, here are a couple commissions I finished this week, and I wanted to invite you to my mom, Rita Corrigan's art opening at Diamond's Coffee Shoppe this Friday from 6-8pm!  I'll be there with her, and she has some lovely new pastels from her trip to Croatia with my sisters this summer.  She and I will also be at the Mpls Convention Center October 20 and 21 for the Home and Heatlth Expo... I have free tickets I'll be happy to give you!  There will be a lovely lot of local artists with work ready to hang on you walls (or your house!)~
Oh and I am also planning on doing a different 30 days project in November-  30 Otters in 30 Days, is my thought...  what do you think?

Monday, September 3, 2012

Labor Day, September 3, 2012

What a start to the school year!   whew~  SO I spent the day today packing up and wrapping all the lovely dogs for shipping off to their new homes-  wow!  And I mean I spent ALL DAY.  Max tried helping, but really all a three year old wants to do is wrap tape around all the living room furniture and any living creatures that may be using it including his father.
So I thought I would include LOLA, who was the subject of the last post but not included, and TILLIE, who just has the greatest grin!

Thank you everyone who contributed and sent me images-  I am working on updating my website and will continue to post in here twice weekly (and PLEASE feel free to harass me when I don't!) and am always doing commissions (lucky me!) and will always make room for more!
I LOVE my life!