Saturday, March 20, 2010

I'm off to Atlanta Georgia for spring break

Yesterday afternoon I committed to doing a painting for my good friend Suzanne.
One of her other friends was turning 40 this weekend and she wanted to give her one of my paintings. This friend has been out to the art room and really liked a painting I did in early 2006. The painting from 2006 was done while my brother in law (who I'm traveling to see this week) was getting his first round of stem cell treatment. When I asked Chrissy why she liked this painting so much, she said it was the movement.
12X12 I'm not completely done yet, I still have to do something to the center, but in the meantime while I figure out what to do with the center I will start packing and preparing for Mike, Hannah and I to leave very early tomorrow morning.
Have a great week
Happy Spring
Lisa D.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Monday, March 8, 2010

2009 issue of "Where Woman Create"

2009 issue of "Where Woman Create"
Is what on the table for this weeks giveaway!
Here are the rules
You need to leave in the comment section what your favorite color is and why you think you re drawn to it, post this on your blog and I'll put your name in twice : ) and if you win I'll also send you and ATC (artist trading card) for posting on your blog.

While I was re~doing the art room I saw these 3 paintings watching me : )

and one of mine

My weekend was fabulous!
Yesterday I went to the Chicago Cultural Center with a fellow blogger

On Friday I will post the winner

Have a great day!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

A day in the art room

I'm soon to be off for a weekend of fun with two good friends.
To create until wee hours of the mornin.
Above is what I'm calling my travel journal for 2010
the actual title of the book is
"The year I traveled through 2010"
This is the book I've been lugging around with me for what seems to be
This is a very large book and I'm near the end...wooohoooo
I do recommend this book for any artist.
The story is about an artist and is being told by another artist.

You know who
always wanting to be in the center of the action
sleeping a little corner in the art room
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Today's giveaway

Here are the books I promisedToday's book
I was thinking...Hmmm...ok...are there like rules to this? lol I spend my life teaching others to live with less rules, so this intimidated me : )
The chances to win this book will end tomorrow around this time.

Good Luck and I'll see ya then.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Little update on the happenings in the art room

A few months back I came across an invitation to enter a chili cook off. Well you have to know I don't cook! BUT... Mike is an excellent cook and prepares outstanding meals at least four nights a week for us. This winter he started making chili for us on Sundays and we all really loved it! So when this invite came, I thought what the heck...why not enter.Well here I am with the winner of the chili cook off : )
He now is automatically entered into the BIG Chicago chili cook off in August.
A little corner of the art table.
During this "remodeling" of the art room, I've been taking photos and will post a tour of the art room this week.

In the last few weeks of me putting me out there along with my art has been going pretty well. I haven't sold anything for much more then $20. but I'm out there and will continue to be. I do believe it takes a certain kind of person to like my art and I know they are out there : ) In the 6 sales I've made, only 2 were people that actually knew me : ) What a great feeling to have strangers want my art : )

These two paintings I did late last week after watching a video done by Alisa Burke.
This time of year always gets me thinking of my boy Jake. This year Jake would have been 11. While I was doing these paintings I was thinking of him and how in some way, time does heal. Each year I mourn for him and each year it's different.

Here are two mannequins I had been working on, but decided trying to box and mail them was way to much for me at this time.
Some time this year I will be doing a show and will bring them with me for that.
I've been painting since 2004 and have only been encouraged to follow what felt right with no pressure to sell. Well now that I'm trying to sell, I can see how this is going to be effecting my work and I'm actually feeling kind of excited about it : )
I want to thank you all who continue to follow my progress and leave me inspiring comments.
I decided it was time to have a give away, but couldn't decide what to give away, since the art I've been making I need to sell...well after reorganizing the art room I came across four books and a "Where Women Create" magazine that I will be giving away.
Have a good day and keep your eye out for the give away.
Always smiling
: )

Lisa D.