Saturday, October 31, 2009


Here are my pumpkins for this year. I was hoping to do a zombie pumpkin and a headless horseman. But I ran out of time and pumpkins. Maybe next year.

Painting Progress

Four more hours tonight. Slowly but surely making progress. I was listening to Tom Petty tonight. I didn't realize how much I like his music. That was followed by the Deftones. White Pony is a fantastic albulm. Passenger is one of my favorite songs ever I think. The last few nights I have been listening to classical music while painting. If you've never been moved to tears by a piece of music you are missing out my friend. And no I don't mean listening to Phil Collins Against All Odds after a break up. I had an ex boyfriend pull that on me after I broke up with him. What a jerk.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Robot Lady Coming Along

Made some progress on my robot painting. My mom told me it was awful. As in disturbing. Well, I like it. I can't paint butterflies and rainbows all the time. There is still a lot to do. For 10 hours of painting it doesn't seem like I've done much. Hopefully it will be done by the end of the week.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Robot Lady

I'm making some progress on my new oil painting. This one is huge. Five feet or so tall. I have a looong way to go, but you can get a sense of where it is going. Clicking on the pictures makes them larger.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Poem, yeah!

Okay, so my Eli portrait is turning out to be less than exciting. I'm a bit bummed about it. I started on a portrait of myself and it just wasn't happening so I am sketching out a giant painting of a bizarre robot girl thing. Why not. Since I don't have anything fun to show I am going to subject you to a poem. A sad poem I wrote a long time ago. I hate reading poetry unless it is my own so feel free to ignore it. Besides, I'm half convinced I'm the only one that looks at this blog anyways. :)

You treat me just like earthen clay
To bend and mold to what you say
To leave in the sun and walk away
To dry and harden in sad dismay
To crack break shatter and fray
To be alone throughout each day
All because you wouldn't stay
So broken here now I lay
Because you treat me just like earthen clay.

Now doesn't that put a smile on your face?

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Fall Photos

I was outside with the kids yesterday and noticed the house was under attack from lady bugs. They are looking for a place to hibernate. I got the camera out to get some lady bug photos which led to photos of other bugs and leaves. You can check out the rest of the photos here.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Eli Incomplete

Here is a peak of the painting of Eli I'm working on. I still have a long way to go. I don't know if I'm loving it as much as the Karina painting yet, but it definitely has potential.

Zombie Love

I don't really have anything fun to report. Well, I'm up way too late because I was laying down vocals on a song Nick wrote. It's about Zombies. Yeah, that's right. Zombie love to be exact. It is one of those songs that you may listen too and think, Oh that's nice, and when you actually listen to the lyrics you say, What!? My inspiration was Rosetta Stoned by Tool. I remember the first time I caught on to what Maynard was saying and it cracked me up. I realize Tool isn't for everyone but if your feeling adventurous check it out.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Completed Karina Pictures

I got some better pictures of my painting. It isn't perfect, but not a bad starting point. I can only improve from here. Eli is next. If you click on the pictures they will get much larger.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Sneak Peak of Karina

I've been working on a portrait of Karina for the last two nights. I'm far from finished, but I thought I'd post a picture. The hubby approves, so it must be okay. He usually tells me when my stuff sucks.

Monday, October 12, 2009

In Training......

I'm currently in training to dance like this. Stay tuned.

Monarch Painting

I did this painting for a friend. Shhh, she doesn't know it yet. I hope she likes it. I'm quite pleased with it. The paint is wet so it is shiny in the picture.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Hooray for Hula

So last night I was working on a drawing of some semi creepy angels wagering on a murder when the thought, "Hula Hoop!" popped in my head. So of course today I went out a got a hula hoop. I haven't hula hooped for probably 15 years. I figure its a great easy exercise to do while watching the tube. Beats sitting on the couch doing nothing (not that I have much time to do that). Anywho, what could beat a purple and silver sparkly hula hoop. Not much.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Dali sucks

Okay, so after having my Dali painting hanging on the wall for a week or so now, I don't like it. So poop on me I guess. Maybe I'll try again in oils. They always seem to be more accurate than my acrylics. I think I'm going to do a butterfly next. A Monarch. I caught one the other day and it inspired me. Don't worry, after taking some photos I let the little guy go to fulfill it's destiny.

Another Portrait

I finished another oil painting last night. This one measures 21.5 x 27 inches.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Salvador Dali on What's My Line?

Oil Painting of a Guy!

That's right, I finally did an oil painting of a man. This is kind of a crappy picture, a bit blurry. Once it dries a bit I'll move it and get a better picture. I'm quite satisfied with it. His name is Marshall and he kindly agreed to pose for photos months ago.