Sunday, March 30, 2008

Roses, Tigers, and Pinks, OH MY!!!

Wednesday, when I got home from work, I noticed that my Belinda's Dream rose was leaning over. It does have a ton of buds on it, but I haven't ever had a rose bush fall over before, and its been in the ground for a year and a half. I replanted it and poured a seaweed water mix on it. It seems to be doing okay today, although the roses are in kind of weird places now. Thursday, when I got home, I had pretty little poppies waiting for me. This morning my whole garden was covered in dew. It is such a small garden, but I thought it was beautiful. Even Tiger enjoyed it. She got all wet, and then did a little yoga. Here are some pics.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Found this old sketch

I found this sketch that I did in March three years ago. Wow, time goes by fast. I was trying out blonde back then, and all I could afford was Baldwin Beauty School. LOL!!! I remember thinking, bored and waiting around... "is this supposed to make me prettier?" Ha ha... don't you think I look great with the paper in my hair? It kinda looks like one of those Russian hats or something. Anyways, just sharing.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter Sunday

Here is a project that I have been wanting to work on for a while. I think its looking so sweet. I love it. What do you think? I got the hair idea from a picture of my grandmother, and I turned my favorite plum Anthropologie jacket red, and since its MY painting, my eyes can be as green as I want, so there. I still have to finish some details, shadows, and the other half of Tigerlily. Happy Easter everyone!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Ahh... spring!!!

I am a total plant addict. I LOVE to garden, everything about it. Also, I am very much an organic gardening nerd (which are very cool people, in case you were wondering. ;-) )
What a difference a good rain makes. My Belinda's Dream rose is loaded with buds. I can't wait to see them all pop open. I finally got some little Hollyhock plants put in today, and a couple of Lamb's Ears. Here are a few pictures of my little garden this spring, plus a special new addition to my plant family... Mr. Albus Vesuvius, my new Abutilon 'Vesuvius'. Isn't he gorgeous!?!?! Even my little containter water garden is waking up, with little snails everywhere, and fish, submerged grasses,and parrot feather.. Yay spring!!!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Very Sad

Today was a rainy, gloomy day here in Austin. Its been a lazy day. I did get my taxes done though, whew!!! I'm sad to hear about the death of writer/director Anthony Minghella, who wrote and directed one of my all-time favorite movies, "Truly, Madly, Deeply." I think I will watch it tonight.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

What I did for Spring Break

I had a pretty fun Spring Break! I got to spend a lot of time working on my online stores, and making some new little things. This one doll I have been working on reminds me of someone, but I just can't think who... (just kidding). I love my little Win doll. I can't wait till I finish painting his clothes on, and get his hair on. I also worked on some doll faces for some precious dolls that my sister Holly is making. I even got to shoot some baskets with my aunt, which was pretty funny I'm sure to any passer-byers... ;-) Well, I will put my finished necklace and other stuff up soon to see how they turn out. For now, alas, I must go to sleep, 'cause I have to work tomorrow and this time change business isn't gonna' make getting up very much fun.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Paintings in Progress:

Can't believe its already Wednesday

My Spring Break is half over already. Yesterday, I spent pretty much the whole day working on my online shops, painting, and working on a necklace idea. I am really excited about it. It has taken a lot of experimenting though. In fact, my first attempt failed miserably, but that's all part of the fun. At least I scanned an image in of it before it met with its untimely end. Wasn't he cute (my little bluebird)? Not to worry... as soon as I get the necklace finished you'll see it ended up alright.

Hopefully I'll get to do some more painting and gardening today. The weather here in Austin has been absolutely beautiful the past couple of days.


Monday, March 10, 2008

Here I go...

Here I am... getting started on my very first blog. I hope to get all sorts of fun stuff up on here soon, and have the opportunity to share some of my creative inspiration as well as reflect on my own process. I have a lot to learn, and I look forward to every minute of it.

In the meantime, feast your eyes on one of my favorite little muses, my sweetie, Tigerlily (aka Tiger).

More to come soon,