Thursday, March 6, 2014
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Day one into my barn kitties painting. I haven't been painting as much as I need to be, and I'm really feeling it. It seems as though every time I start a painting, or anything creative, I get swept up by this feeling of not being good enough to do what needs to be done. I feel as though I'm not good enough to convey what I want through my skill. It's the most debilitating feeling in the world. But I suppose the only thing one can do when faced with a crise de confiance is to keep moving. Or in my case... keep painting.
Monday, March 3, 2014
Sunday, March 2, 2014
My brother and I spent the day milling about my apartment, setting things up and moving things around. We put up old drawers as display shelves in my spare room - the drawers came from the attic above our old garage, and my grandmother doesn't even know from where they originated. The garage was first built to house the oil delivery trucks for the Imperial Oil business my great-grandfather started in 1929. We figure it's been at least 40 years since oil trucks were kept there, but the building still smells heavily of oil - and therefore everything else in the building.
So the shelves are in place with lots of cool knick-knacks upon them. We also moved some furniture around in the living room and kitchen... and my bedroom for that matter. And, because the brother has March break this week, he's staying at my place tonight for fun. Sibling night in onesies - now if I can just find out how to make him stop talking so much.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Back in the summer, I bought a wooden thing-a-ma-jig from my godmother's garage sale. It was stained dark, we thought it came off a pump organ or china cabinet or something cool. She said she got it planning to do something fun with it and it never happened. So it came home with me, got several coats of bright yellow paint, and voila... a new headboard. The mirror came with it and has the loveliest beveled edges. Sweet dreams!
Friday, February 28, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014
Sunday, February 23, 2014
It seems there will always be set backs of a sort in life, but the general following of that is always persistence and resilience. I completely abandoned my blog for a while. I hadn't painted since November, and it was beginning to weigh on me how I had set aside something I loved so much. So, after being sick with the flu for a week, I decided it was time to get back into the swing of things.
So I'm moving forward again with my three loves: teaching, farming, and painting. Every week
Saturday, February 22, 2014
I have had this painting outlined on my easel since probably Christmas. I just haven't been feeling very inspired. However, I was feeling a little "cabin-fevered" after a week of dealing with the flu, so I made myself get back into the groove.
This painting I'd for a family I've worked with, and the little man reminds me of their son - just a little doll. And since it's a relatively small painting, it only took about 2 hours to get it all done.
Now, I need to keep up the inspiration and motivation, and move on to the next project.
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Meet Sir Edmund Barn Cat, rescued from my place of work on the weekends to join my brother. He really loves him. I had originally decided to take him home, but then I got pneumonia and wasn't up for taking care of a kitten. He's pretty sweet though.