Monday, August 6, 2012

My Junk Huntin', Angel makin' Daddy

My dad has always been a sweet source of inspiration for me. I grew up fascinated with his talent, making art from beautiful hunks of wood.  He made me an angel similar to this one about 20 years ago.  :) It was made from the barnwood of an old family homestead. She now spends her days tooting her horn over my fireplace.  (It measures close to 5' in length.)  Now that he and mom are retired, they enjoy treasure hunting as often as they possibly can.  Mom finds the goods and dad makes something of them.  I am pleased as punch to report that he is back to creating his angels again.  He's actually made several and I plan to hijack one or two to display for sale at the studio

In honor of dad, and his angels... today, once again I find myself doodling my own silly version of them.  
and then putting her down in paint.

Think I'll have him make me a sweet frame outta some of that great reclaimed wood.... :)
happy day!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

"Satellite" Studio Space

I've been a little frustrated about time management lately.  If I'm not at work, I'm running Miss Priss' taxi service or (trying) to stay on top of all the many other required home exec. duties. There is no time left to make any art.  Sometimes, it's as if I'm going to explode if I don't get some things out... know what I mean?  
So... with my sweet eldest "baby" boy all grown and off to Youth Challenge for 6 months and feeling a bit lonely for him, I've decided NOT obsess over staying on top of things at the house.  I signed up for a class (Pages and Paint w/ Sarah Bellamare Ahearn)
I grabbed a few basics from the studio and set up a little painting spot in the house.  The painting above was not actually part of the class BUT it was part of an "AHA" moment unknowingly given to me by Sarah.  I'm loving the class and already sad to see it on its way out the door.  Like a fried who has traveled from afar to visit with me and I'm sitting here watching her pack her bags to leave.  I'll sure miss our visits.  

These are a couple of the assignments from Pages and Paint:

happy day!