Darlings, I must start writing again. With the five children and the career and the husband and the life swirling around me, my concentration is not good. I’m very much doing that whole young family thing all over again, but now I’m old enough to know how well my head can work when all these … Continue reading Well. My goodness.
Working on this painting (below), listening to this, headed to Mass at 12:15. This afternoon I’ll finish some custom pieces, and maybe post photos of how the painting is progressing. Maybe, blogosphere. I promise you nothing. I’ve temporarily given up on the last painting (here, here, and here… see the problem?). Sometimes a painting flies … Continue reading Today in the studio
My mom loves the Netherlands. She loves the wide-open green flatness, the canals, the skinny city houses, the Noordzee, and the spring flowers. But most of all, she loves the Dutch. There was never a Friday when she left the office without her Dutch coworkers making sure she had plans, never a moment when … Continue reading Dutch friends, new bling
Thing, thing. This thing can’t sing. Song, long. A long, long song. This started off even more monochromatic, and I really wanted to love it. I did. I wanted to love it in the way a kindergarten teacher really wants to love all the wee little children, but just can’t warm up to that one … Continue reading This thing can’t sing
The process of painting is a lot like naming a baby. Some people have the name all picked out before the baby is born. The baby WILL BE Joseph Jumping-Geranium Smith. There is no wiggle room. Everyone will be told far before the due date of the baby-to-be’s name, and when Joseph Jumping-Geranium is born, … Continue reading Naming the baby
Blogosphere, the Jewelry Axis of Evil has a new member. Today, opals join silver, my camera, and white gold on the list of Stuff I Really Hate. White gold moves up a spot on the list, because I was using it in combination with the opal. My camera jumps two spots, because it’s very frustrating to … Continue reading Jewelry Axis of Evil: new member
I think this is done. I can’t possibly discuss this painting with you, blogosphere, because I’m due at the middle school in thirty minutes, and I’m covered in paint. xxxxxxxxxx Continue reading New painting
Blogosphere, where is my camera? I need it. I have something pretty to show you today. Something silver, if you can believe it. Here. I’ll describe it, which is almost as good as a photograph, but not really. A chunky silver ring, set with a beautiful, glowy piece of lime-green Maine seaglass. At the … Continue reading Isn’t that pretty?
I discovered long ago that the key to living with ADHD is to just keep moving. Lists? Oh please. A list will not keep me on task unless that list is equipped with excellent managerial skills and a whip, and is dangling a cup of tea like a carrot in front of my face. The key, for … Continue reading ADHD in the studio