Friday, January 30, 2015

I Sold A Painting to A Stranger!

I Sold A Painting to A Stranger!

Lots of my artwork hangs on walls in my own home and in the homes of friends and family but I had never sold a painting to a stranger until this past Christmas season when this little painting was purchased by a very nice couple.  Isn't that nice?

This one needs some more work...I'm kind of stuck with how to jazz it up.  I just keep staring at it...
I have not been very productive in the art department lately.  Every time I start something I think "this is it, I'll break my rut," but then...I don't.  I'm joining in Paint Party Friday.  It's been forever since I've linked up and I've missed the interaction and inspiration!

Paint Party Friday

Monday, January 26, 2015

A Very Late Happy New Year

It's still January so I think it's not to late to say Happy New Year.
At the end of last year I was busy making jewelry to sell and holiday craft fairs.  The full time, work from home job I've been lucky enough to have for the last 8 years has changed to (very) part time so I've been focusing on trying to replace the income.  Holiday jewelry sales were good and I added some art to the table...somehow selling art felt so very personal.  

I've been looking for a new job but the going is slow.  And stressful.  So I am making a bigger effort than usual to enjoy the blessings I have.  As I always do at this time of year I enjoy watching the sunsets.  The picture above was taken looking out our kitchen.  

The picture below is from a park just down at the end of our street.  I watch the sky every evening and if it the conditions are right I can sneak away for 15 minutes of sky watching before I make dinner. I never get tired on taking pictures of sunsets.

I hope you are all enjoying 2015 so far.  I am looking forward to what lies ahead...I just wish I knew what it was!