Thursday, September 30, 2010

~~~~~An update and a halloween give away~~~~~

I have two 5X7 Halloween cards for my give away.
Just leave a comment about your bestest Halloween costume.
On Monday I'll draw two names :  )
Good Luck
Here is the painting behind the garage .. I felt like I needed to look at it from a distance.
I laid some elephants on top to see how I liked them.
On top of  all life's crazy things, we are having a party on Saturday.
The invites went out to 4 of our neighbors and a few of Hannah's school friends with their families and
Nathan & Maria, so they can see their painting.

I saw on my friend Priti Lisa's blog this ad type thing for art journaling called The Sketchbook Project
So I decided I didn't have enough going on in my life to add another thing!
It arrived today all 8x5 of it with its blue cover.
I used a letter opener to free the journal.
I looked at it felt it I probably even smelled it :  )
Then I gathered a few spray paint cans and took it out to the yard.
The small book has been here a few hours and already it feels at home with me.
The theme they gave me was Help! Not sure where I'll go with this wee book.
I just know it needs to be handed in by Jan 15 2011
so that it can travel to museums and art libraries. Places where people will look at it hold it and hopefully get something from it.

I continue to have camera much so it makes me want to cry.

On the menu for Saturday evening
Mikes Beef  Bourguignon & Chicken Pot Pies
My man Mike is so the best :  )
He feeds us so much good loven food!
and if you've ever eaten know what I'm saying!
I hope for no rain so that we can do smores over the fire.

Love to you all
Lisa D.
Don't forget to leave your comment to win a Halloween card

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Is it the camera or the photographer?

 I can only think with one side of my brain at a time and for a period of time  now my brain has been consumed with the artist side (can never remember if that's my R or L side).

A few weeks ago I met this great couple who asked me to do a painting for them and here is the start of it and here is where my brain has been.
Unfortunately I'm working off of my standard style cell phone when I've photographed the painting so far.
down side~~~~>Since I'm on the art side of my brain so much I cant find time to fix the situation with my camera.  Upside~~~>I know the painting will be that much better for it.

After meeting Nathan and Maria
I came home and started sketching
The first 3 sketches were two trees coming together.
The next day I met Maria to purchase the two 36 X 36 canvases. Maria told me after looking at my blog she found that she liked my elephant tree painting...two trees coming together.
I was pleased and decided that was what I was suppose to be painting for this lovely couple.
The bottom looks so muddy on this photo
I hope to have some better photos soon
Hope you are having a good week and I'll try to post more picks soon.

Lisa D.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Cezanne and The Prius

Here I am in AZ with Dawn and a fellow artist also named Lisa 
Great exhibit and great food.
As I have already said...what a summer this has been! 
My beloved BMW became to needy for me to keep up with all her repairs 
After much thought and research
I got what I wanted :  )
Thank you Michael
40 plus miles city traffic
I have to fill my 11 gallon tank every 450 or so miles!

Have a great weekend
I just posted a bunch of stuff on Ebay and hope to put a few more on this weekend.