Sunday, August 26, 2012

What's Happening?

As usual my summer is ending way too quickly. I hate fall. Hate it. Hate winter more. Then I like spring. And Love, Love, Love summer.

During summer I DO as much as I possibly can because I know here in NY the cold weather comes way to quickly.

So I have not been painting as much as I need to. I am still working on a commission piece that I picked up last September. Now granted I have done lots of other painting in between. But I need to get this done because I have big plans on painting for this fall and winter.

When I went home in July I couldn't go the whole week without creating something. So I went to the local TJ Maxx there in Winston-Salem to pick up a glass container so I could make a terrarium. This is something that couldn't happen in New York. Like where would I go get plants? I'm pretty sure it would be frowned upon me digging up plants in Central Park.

Well actually truth be told all these plants are illegal too. Now I do not condone doing illegal things I am quite the Goody Miss Two-Shoes. But I wanted to take a little bit of Pilot Mountain with me.

I have tiny ferns, moss and other plants. Plus a stone I just got on the Cape May shore
I did spruce my work area up a bit. I have a cheap IKEA long desk that holds my computer and is also where I paint. The desk was covered in paint and cuts from where I used an exacto knife without a cutting mat. Bad idea!

But with a little oil cloth form Pearl River it looks better than new. No more cutting.

Ready, set paint!
Today we picked up some carpet squares to re-carpet the bathroom. Elvira took a liking to them right away.

"I'm queen of the mountain!"
Next time I will tell you a bit about a new project I'm starting to start... "The Sketch Book Project"

Saturday, August 18, 2012

A little blog from Cape May

I love vacation. My favorite times in life have been vacations. I grew up going to the beach once a year with mom, dad and the sisters. Such a simple thing to do really but yet so enjoyable.

This weekend we took off out of New York's Port Authority heading to Cape May NJ. It is the country's old beach resort town.

Now I am quite partial to NC beaches. I've been to beaches a lot of places and I still favor the NC coast.

BUT... Cape May just may be a close second. At least while it is warm. I bet winter here would be rather cold, drab and boring.

Who cares, right now it is August, warm and delightful. And I am writing this from the beach with the waves at my toes!

Have a look at some of the things I've seen.