Monday, February 28, 2011

Athletes and travel journals

Hannah was published in her high school newspaper, she was interviewed for an article on wheelchair basketball.  She was such the star :  )  Here she is in the car on our way out to dinner to celebrate her celebrity.
Last week I was contacted to do a few travel journals and a love book for a wedding gift!
This is one of the tables this morning.

Lucky Girl
Lisa D.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I'm still trying to keep to a "work" schedule...but dang it...I'm ahead of myself. Now I seem to just want to keep adding things to my Etsy. I'm an artaholic! 
I made this 1.5x2 for Mike today.

I love those Artchix clipart!


I always have such a hard time with titles

   Some new art blocks
I love how you can take some wood and make a little piece of art out of it.
I'll be posting a few on Etsy later today.
"Working" has taken my art journaling time away! 
I did manage to sew in a few things though.
This Creed image is from a calendar Zack gave me instead of putting it in the recycle bin when the year was over. I decided to use it for the envelopes for the round robin.

Aren't they great!  .
While moving things around in the art room this weekend I came across this 5x7 painting. 
Eleanor painted this for Chunk last September. She wanted it hung near the floor for him to enjoy. LoL!
Have a great day today!

Lisa D.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Happy Friday to ya! or as Hannah likes...TGIF!

  I average six hours of sleep a night.
 Here are two shots of my travel journal. I haven't had much "free" play time in the studio to add more images, but as you can see in the photo above I have been collecting things to adhere to it this weekend.

 Here are a few blocks I worked on this morning.
 I was asked to hang my art again at The Glenwood this summer :  ) Wahoo!  So excited for that! What an experience, having my stuff out there for all to see. LOVED IT! 
The photo below are a few paintings I've started on to get me going for this summer!  All I can think about is big canvases on those lovely large walls.
My mother in law (granny) who is also an artist and continues to live uprooted in Atlanta has been having a hard time getting motivated to work in her journal. Because I'm so far away from her I was trying to figure out a way to help her from here.

While my mind was trying to move things around to make room for new thoughts and ideas, I decided I would start a "round robin" type thing with her, myself and 3 of her arty lady friends.
I mailed out everyones 8X10 canvas boards this week and am looking forward to getting started on that : )


Lisa D.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Proposals on my mind

Here I am nearing Friday, the end of my work week.
I have to say it was a successful week.
I painted several pieces, I sold several pieces
I've spent today on a whole another batch for tomorrow.

 These 4 sold :  )  Thank you Dawn & Suzanne
This one I started yesterday and finished today, very grungy background.

These green ones I did this afternoon after the post office and food store

 I love painting on wood and as you already know I love art blocks
 Here they are for the night, we'll see what comes of them tomorrow

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Sorry, I'm a day late

 While trying to put the studio back into some sort of order I came across a few items Mike brought me back from Hawaii. So funny...he knows me so well.
There once was a time I struggled with knowing whether I was an artist or a real I am one and now I'm finding that I struggle with a need to earn money. So, since I do best on a schedule of sorts I decided that Monday would be my day to clean and do my chores. Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday I will go to work so that on Friday I can post items for sale. Sounds like a plan to me  :  )  We'll see
I'll keep you posted  

These two photos are of a tablet I used with Mike & the kids ... our chores for the day or what we needed to get from what store and what kid needed what, kind of tablet.   
 Well...we ran out of blank pages and I decided all those written on pages held the first layer of what was to come.

I'll post my other journal pages next time, I seem to be having trouble with this post and my photos.

Our basketball weekend was wonderful!
The Glenwood fundraiser was a ton fun :  )
Next up is the Heat It Up chili cook off
Mike will judge this time :  )

My Valentines was good :  )  I had lots of dark yummy chocolate

Lisa D.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Have a great weekend

Thanks for the inspiration Mary   
Happy Valentines  everyone

with lots of fun Valentines for those sweet ones in your life :  )

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Have you ever stood on the edge of the arm of the sofa that was balancing on the corner of the end table?

  I decided to stand on the edge of the arm of the sofa in the studio and lean as far as I could to reach for something that was clearly out of my reach and CRASH can many many art blocks. 
The 3 on your left I painted in 2005 
If I look long enough I think they are all me.
The pink & blue one is Hannah, under her is my mother and the one with the crazy hair is me.
the 2 on the right were from last year I think.
Top one is Hannah & me and the one under I think is me as an Omo girl.
I love seeing progress / change

I came across this journal the other day and decided it would travel through 2011 with me.
                                                            The receipt is from 2008.
 Inside cover
 page 3 & 4
 I love these belts

 A few things I sewed in the pages.
Mr. Cooper wanted me to take this photo to show off how large he is :  ) 
He loves the sun and seems pretty happy to lay ON TOP of baskets and art supplies.
Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Three artist trading cards I made while Mike was unemployed

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Spots in the studio

February's center piece 
 Three spots where I keep my stamps and little collections.
 The box in the above photo holds all my chipboard letters.
 I had been trying to photograph some small paintings.
Mikes making his famous chili today for the super bowl!
The house smells so yummy!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Fundraisers and a bunch of snow!

I'm super excited to be back at the Glenwood
Here are few photos of what I'll have with me on the 13th.

Mike made it back home, safe & sound. 
He was so good to cut my wood for all my little projects.

Then a day or two later we were hit with the blizzard of 2011 
Hannah took a photo from the living room window.
Mike along with two wonderful neighbor guys moving all that snow off of our huge driveway.
Happy weekend to you.

Lisa D.