Monday, May 31, 2010
Saturday, May 29, 2010
I love the little caravan makeover I noted on my site. Originally, I was going to go whole hog and go ultra bohemian but the little camper is in pretty good shape for a 33 year-old piece so I am pulling back some and going more conventional. I do have to CAMP in it and Bruce might be overwhelmed by the red/orange/purple scheme I had originally intended.
I have a terrible tendency not to be able to pass up decorator fabric when I find it at yard sales/thrift stores. I have yards of this fabric so I think I can make curtains and recover all the cushions.
I am thinking of painting the outside. It's just too mundane the way it is. Caroline sent me a link to the Cowgirl Caravan, you have to check out all the beautiful caravans!!: http://www.sistersonthefly.com
I need a great name. Any suggestions?
Friday, May 28, 2010
This is an inspirational caravan re-decorating: http://happylovesrosie.blogspot.com/2009/08/vintage-caravan-done.html
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Check out the funky 70's lino.
The curtains and pillow covers need replacing but the rest is in pretty decent shape considering how old it is.
Now when I'm not madly painting, or gardening, I will be sewing.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Minutes later: I just got back from walking the dog. A group of FOUR bald eagles flew directly over me making a perfect circle and singing their eagle song. What a blessing!
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
I would actually like to learn Latin. That used to be the choice at our High School, Latin or French. I took french because I thought it sounded so wonderful. But Latin is very uselful especially if you are studying sciences. I had an art major in university but I nearly had a science minor (biology and botany). E Pluribus Unum, Caveat Emptor and, of course, exit!
Monday, May 24, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
I am looking for a new dog, not to replace her, but I need something sharp to alert me of things when I am walking through bear country. I am holding out for a working breed mix, who likes cats, people and other dogs and will be easy to train. I worked with Kirra A LOT and much as I love her, she was very hard to train. "Come" was not in her vocabulary but lots of other words are, like "squirrel", "truck- ride" and" peanut butter".
If money was not an object, I would get a Swedish Vallhound.
Friday, May 21, 2010
I thought I was rather clever with this one. I ripped up an aerial map of the valley, flew some crows over it (as the crow flies) and gave them a co-ordinate (you are here). Now they can fly in and join us for Valley Appreciation Days.
I live at the tip of that lower blue lake. Hey Jennifer, do you miss us?
"The mind stand in the way of the eye." Arthur Stern. Check out art quotes at the Painters Key.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
"An artist feels vulnerable to begin with; and yet the only answer is to recklessly discard more armour." Eric Maisel
I find waxwings such distinguished looking birds. I love to watch them work their way through a mountain sumac when the berries have "fermented". They have an awfully good time.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
"It isn't what they say about you, it's what they whisper." (Errol Flynn)
I know it's hard and lonely being an artist. That's why I love my blog and my artist friends.
Monday, May 17, 2010
I decided to try to work out a logo. This will have to do for now. The idea is based on the aerial acrobatics of Ravens as they play.
Stuff about me:
Favorite Places: Okanagon vineyards, lonely ancient pueblos, Amish farms, grasslands, dryland wheat fields. interesting old graveyards (Beacon Hill Cemetary in Victoria, BC for instance).
What are your favorite places?
I am using the heat in the top shelf of my greenhouse to thaw out my hamburger for dinner and to make sun tea. How's that for solar power.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
I should be painting, but I spent yesterday attending the community garage sale, picking up trash for the community clean-up and trying to buy a small, older, camper trailer from a guy named Conrad. If anyone has any great ideas for decorating a trailer, I would like to see them. I am thinking along the lines of RAlph Lauren's or Miranda Lambert's airstream
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Somewhere in the house I have a fringed leather jacket. I bought it years ago and quite like it but didn't have the nerve to wear it much. I have decided that Stacey and Clinton can go to hell and I'm going to dig out that jacket.
Friday, May 14, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
(There is a great article on this at: http://k-cartwright.blogspot.com/)
I seem to have been doing everything but painting. Todays list: sew a blouse, apply for next year's shows at nearby galleries, deliver paintings for viewing at a resort, negotiate to be carried in a nearby gallery. It is not the painting that eats up the time and the miles, it's the marketing! Wish me luck.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
How about those Canucks!
Sunday, May 9, 2010
I checked the site: "Is this your name" and discovered my power animal. Who knew!
Friday, May 7, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
If you want to make a tyvek wallet, look up the tutorial on youtube.