Monday, April 25, 2011

Back To Cleaning Up

I know you all will think me awful, but I still haven't got my studio in order.  I'm still in the process of painting the desk extension thingy that my paper cabinet will sit on and I still haven't emptied the old computer desk and found places for all of its content.  I'm thinking I may go to work on the huge closet adjoining my studio and move it in there.  It's a very nice desk but it's in an oak finish and I'd like to keep everything white in the studio proper.  I could use the top for cutting mats and use the drawers for storage.  Sounds like a good plan to me as the closet is currently being used to store frames.

I forgot to mention that I've renewed my organizational effort because Dors from Dors Art Blog will be visiting us during her US tour this coming August and I figure with all my procrastination, it will take me that long to get everything done!  I have no idea how long it would take if she weren't going to visit but my husband keeps saying "Thank you, Dors!" over and over in a very heartfelt manner!

So, why isn't it already done by now?  Well, I keep finding unfinished paintings and end up going back to work on them (like the egret above!)

I started it ages ago when I first got some of the Golden Open Acrylics but I put it aside to dry then moved on to something else before I finished it!  Now I'm determined to finish it and get it out of the way AND get the studio in tip top shape ASAP!  (Hey!  I heard that snigger in the background!)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

We're OK

I just wanted to thank all of you who emailed to see if we were ok after the tornadoes struck our area yesterday and to let you know that we're fine.

My daughter and her family were closer to the destruction but they're ok also but without electricity (unless it was restored last night).  They couldn't get out to come here because of downed trees and debris on the streets but said they'd be fine. 

Again, thank you all for your concern and thank God for His protection of us.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

I Hate My Job

I really do hate my job sometimes.  Like now, today.  I just finished a portrait of a beautiful Rottie named Crissy.  Some of you may remember her from a blog post about a demo at the Raleigh Street Gallery where some of my art is shown.  There were some aspects of the painting that I just couldn't seem to get right so I put it away until about a week ago.

Crissy was the beloved pet of our friends.  She was young.  She was very healthy and lively.  But something happened and Crissy became paralyzed.  The vet said a piece of her vertebrae chipped off and became lodged in the spinal cord in an area they couldn't get to to operate.

Our friends held out hope that the chip would work itself out but that didn't happen.  Yesterday they decided to euthanize Crissy feeling that she no longer had the quality of life she deserved.

I loved  big ole slobbery and sometimes silly Crissy and that's why today, at least, I hate my job.