Friday, May 28, 2010

Some Recent ACEO Nonsense

Once again it's been way too long since I've written. But I always feel like I should wait until I have something really cool or special or memorable to post about. And I shouldn't do that, should I? But then I run the risk of being painfully honest if I don't have anything diverting to recall! To wit:

I miss painting. I miss it a lot. It's been months now since I've been able to paint for hours at a stretch. Things are so busy with work and kids and household stuff. Ricky's still working full time at his day-job, and then evenings and weekends at his motorcycle shop. We are BUSY people!

And I just had to face facts that working part-time and painting part-time wasn't cutting it, but the move to that steady paycheck sure comes at a cost. And I'm so stinking TIRED all the time! I know there's lots and lots of other folks doing the same thing, and I hate to complain, but I'm a little cranky and (oooh! Guess what?! Wait for it...) tired. You caught me at just the right moment for crabbiness! Never blog when crabby (or hungry or drunk or whatever).

So that wasn't my intention at all, just to launch into a tirade like that. Sorry. You're here to see some paintings, maybe? I sure wish I had more to show you. I'm lucky if I make enough watercolor time to do an Etsy update once a month. But here's a few from the last couple of months:

"The Tide Rushes In"

"Posies for Polly"


"The Big Idea"

"The Bad Doll"

"The Glasses"

"Cup of Human Kindness"

"The Shop Girl"

"She was a Terrible Flirt"

"Hearts and Butterflies"

These are all pen and ink and watercolor on 140 lb paper, 2.5 x 3.5 inches. And, sorry, but they're all sold. Maybe some will make their encore as prints though!

Which do you like best?

And just maybe I can sweet-talk my husband into watching the kids for a bit tomorrow morning before he leaves for the shop. I can cram a lot of painting into an hour or two!