New Series Girl Portraits On Wood Panels



Birds Eye View




Hot Lips



Mod Girl


A new series of girl portraits that are now listed in my Etsy Shop!

I'm trying something different with my girls.......loose and free. These are small pieces on 8 x 8 wood panel or cradle board. 
I'm enjoying the abstract and not using any paper. However, I love collage and the mixed media use of scrap papers in my art, I just need a little change. 


I also got published in Somerset Studio Gallery again this year.
The summer June issue.






This angel was published in the issue above. On page 32 under Expressions.
Just so excited that I was accepted. It was a late surprise because I was not notified that I was accepted. 



These next two paintings go with the above angel, and were submitted at the same time, but they did not make the cut.  
Not sure why....I guess "Seek Peace" is a little wonky. LOL! 



I love the purple and turquoise hair on "Seek Love". Can't wait to get these back from Stampington. They keep the art you send in for about 6 months. I guess next time I'll just send photos. I was just a little nervous my photos would not be good enough. 
Now I have been working on large abstract art like my Pain Killer series. Some weird stuff has come from that series.
So until next time...have a great day.
Hugs,
C.


Vintage Aprons Listed In My Shop












Hello, Hello!
Hope everyone is doing great. I am almost back to normal.
I have my range of motion back, but my arm and shoulder still give me lots of problems.
Like right now I can feel the pain coming back because of the way I hold my arm while typing on my computer.
I have to set the timer for about 15 to 30 minutes to make me stop working. Otherwise my shoulder blade would start throbbing. :(
Exercise, and stretching it every day is all I can do to help.

But I'm happy I'm feeling so much better. I even went shopping with a friend and found these wonderful vintage aprons to put in my shop.
Charlotte's Collection

I love Wyanne's workshop! She is such an inspiration and I learned some great new techniques.

I'm painting some more of my crazy faces that I call my pain killers. They make me laugh. They are not finished yet.
Hopefully soon I'll have some for sale in my shop.

It's a beautiful day in south Texas and loving it. I'm sitting outside working on my blog and enjoying the breeze. I have to take advantage because at this rate summer and 100 degrees will be on us soon.

Have a great day!
C.









Hello everyone.
I want to give an update on what is going on with my shoulder. First of all I can't believe March is almost over and I have not made anything new for my Etsy shop. I'm getting anxious because I want my shoulder to get back to normal. I had the shoulder surgery a month ago. I'm still going to physical therapy. They added two more weeks of PT because I still do not have full range of motion.
FYI I had a "frozen shoulder".

I did not explain in my last post what I had, but that's what it is.  I don't know what I did to to get a frozen shoulder, but that is what I have. It's my right shoulder so it's been hard to paint, sew, clean house, sleep, just about anything because I'm right handed.

I never heard of a frozen shoulder. My daughter laughed when I told her. She was like" I'm not sure you heard the Dr. correctly, that does not sound like such a thing." But believe me it is a thing and it's common especially for women getting on in years. Not going to say how old I am because I can't believe I'm really that old. LOL. I hate it.

The worst part is, this has been going on since last September. And now I hear it could take a year to get better. However, I do feel better. I most definitely had malaise for a long time and did not really realize it.  That feeling is gone now because I'm seeing and feeling progress. Yea!

I'm taking a new art workshop so watching tons of videos. I love taking classes to get inspired. I'm taking Wyanne's Making It Big. She is such an inspiration, so glad I found her. I really needed her perspective so I don't feel so dang sorry for myself. If you don't know anything about her, she is a cancer survivor. Here are some links to her blog, website, etc. if you want to find out more about her and her art.
http://wyartjewels.blogspot.com
http://www.wyanne.com
https://www.facebook.com/WyanneArt

I have not actually started anything from her class yet. I wish I had something new to show.
In the meantime staying positive and living in the moment.






I'm Still Here

Oh where. oh where have I been?
It's been such a long time since I have posted here.
I've had so much to deal with and yet not much happening.
The last six months have been hard to say the least. I hate dealing with pain...physical pain!
I'm so tired. It wasn't enough just to have my knee scoped...I had to have my shoulder scoped too.
The pain in my knee is nothing compared to the pain in my shoulder.
This chronic pain is for the birds and now I'm going through physical therapy.
Thank God for Tramadol.
I don't think I knew what pain was until now. The stabbing, pinching in my shoulder feels like someone took a pair of scissors and jabbed them into my scapula, and I would like to take pair of scissors or a knife or just about anything and jab that into my shoulder to dig out the pain.
It's pretty pathetic.
I sleep a lot.
I try to do art work when I can. Mostly I lie in bed and doodle.
Before the pain got so bad that I could not lift my arm up over my head,  I did do some intuitive paintings.
This one is dedicated to pain. It's called "Pain Killers".....You have to use your imagination.


This next one is another intuitive abstract. I never know where the painting will lead me. It's called "Left Behind".


I'm still here, just not full force. Three more weeks of physical therapy and then who knows.