Friday, October 16, 2009

Dixie's Tupperware Party

My sweet daughter took me out for my birthday. We went out to dinner at the Southside in Tremont (best mussels - yum!) and then to see the "one woman" show -- 'Dixies Tupperware Party.'
I laughed so hard that I cried! We had such a blast!

Brandy and Dixie

Me and Dixie

October 8th painting

Got so excited about the kiln that I forgot to post the painting...oops!

Oil on board -- about 6 x 9

Thursday, October 8, 2009


My birthday gift from my Honeybun!
+ 6 shelves and a box of furniture and cones
And a box of glazes

Now all I need is an electician... :)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Daily painting #2

This painting is like a string around my finger, reminding me that I've got 30 gallons of vino that needs to be bottled. Red zinfandel, cabernet sauvignon, chardonnet, and riesling. Yum.

Start washing the damn bottles already!

Yay for Halloween!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Daily painting #1

End of Summer
Oils, 6 x 9.5
I can see I'll have to fight the urge to keep fiddling with these little paintings. It's been a while since I worked in oils and it's so different than my speedy-dry acrylics!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

It is almost 6 months to the day since we brought my Uncle John home from the nursing home. Caregiving is not what I thought it would be. (yes, yes, yes -- I know -- some of you tried to warn me!) I did not expect the emotional toll to be so high -- pull up to the booth and throw your life and heart and soul and creativity into the basket, please. This is one seriously high-priced highway...
If it weren't for TJay and Joe, I'd have cracked up no time. (I've been on the edge a few times, I think)
I miss the city and my friends and my freedom.
I sat outside chain-smoking this evening and watched the clouds pass in front of the moon and decided that I can't let anymore of myself slip away like those clouds.
So I've prepped about 100 little boards with gesso and laid out a palette and oil paints. My goal is to make one small painting each day, until it feels right again.

I'm going to post the paintings here.

If I slack, somebody call me out on it okay?