Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New Prints for the New Year

So I'm thinking I need to get around to having some more prints made. I painted some things this summer and fall that I really dig, and i think they'd make swell prints for the ol' Etsy shop. Do you wanna help pick 'em out? Do you? I know you want to!

All you have to do is pick out 8 of your favorites. Everyone who participates gets placed in a drawing for a free aceo print--anything you like from my shop or the newbies. I'll draw the winner after I get a reasonable number of entries, so maybe after a week or so? Make sure I know how to contact you or check back to see if you're the winner!!

Here we go:













Thanks so much for your help! Hope everyone has a fabulous, healthy, and happy New Year!!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Good Lord, Is It Christmas Already?!

The tail end of 2009 is flying by, and nary a blog post to show for it. My apologies. I've been consumed with baby and holiday and family things; a common occurrence for this time of year, I'd imagine.

I haven't been doing any painting, sadly, but I have been wanting to draw and sketch out some things. I've had breaks from painting before, and they can be strangely freeing. I seem to overflow with ideas when I'm not busy making art. I'd love to sit down with my sketchbook and just draw for a while--I get a few minutes here and there to do that. But it's also nice to kind of mull the ideas over in my head first before I try to capture them on paper.

I've been reading a lot, too. I just finished The Magicians by Lev Grossman and enjoyed it. It's written from an interesting perspective, and ties together those fantasy themes I love. It's all about escape, really. I've resumed our weekly trip to the library, except now I actually can get some things for myself as well as the kiddos. I didn't have much time to read before Ian was born, but when you're nursing a baby for thirty minutes at a time you can get some reading in.

I go back to work in two weeks. I'm kind of sad about that, even though Ian will be coming with me. We'll be playing this all by ear--I have no idea how much actual work I'll be able to do. Glancing around my house is evidence enough that not much work gets done when there's a baby. I imagine he'll be in the sling quite a bit. I can't believe he's six weeks old already. He's such a good baby. Here he is on December 9th, smiling and being a cutie.


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, everyone!