Thursday, July 29, 2010

Work, Work, and Work!

We had picture day at work yesterday :) I have only gotten to one picture with photoshop so far but here it is:

From left to right: Mr. Sheetz, Dr. Ciampa, Nicole, Tracey, Caitlyn, Me, Ashley, and Claudia!
I have some waaaaayyyy cooler ones coming along shortly! You never would have guessed but editing photos from an eye clinic means that you have to remove a ton of glare from glasses. Anyone have a trick for this?

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

While putzing around on Kruler this morning this was my favorite:

 I would love to make a dress for myself out of these colors! I have really been crushing on purples with grey recently. I think I might try to do my next piece with colors like these. The only catch is that it is hard for me to use grey when I paint. It usually ends up looking very muddy. Sounds like a fun challenge! It will probably have to wait until the weekend. Friday is Sushi night here so there are preparations to be made. Today is picture day at work. I am thinking that this means that tomorrow I might be able to swing working from home to get the pictures up on the website *crosses fingers* I would love to be able to spend a whole day in my PJ's right now. That is something I miss about being a stay at home mom. I hope everyone has a good day.

P.S. Send good thoughts to my buddy Ericka today :)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

4th Friday Downtown

On the 4th Friday every month the Fayetteville Downtown Arts Council puts on this little event where the business downtown open their door for later hours and various artist and artisans sell their goods or just get their face out there. This is one of my favorite things here in Fayetteville. In the past it has just been a great free event to pack up the humungo double stroller and let the kids do something different. This month the Feral Arts Collective I am a part of put on a display. We had a blast and I even finished a piece I am extremely happy with :) Here are the pics from the event. I was soo busy working that I was unable to take pictures so these were all hijacked from Christina Cole, a photographer extraordinaire and a fellow Feral Artist.
Our Booth. Thanks Alyssa for our super cool sign!

Progression through the evening. I usually like to work with encaustic (fancy word for colored wax) but I was afraid it would melt in the heat. It was refreshing to have to change the way I usually work
Then there was this guy......

Finally, here is the finished piece:
Well I am going to be late to work. Until next time!

Friday, July 23, 2010

So Busy!

I have been crazy obsessed with the battle of the fleas around here. We have two indoor cats (Turbo and Swiffer) and the got out and brought back a few fleas with them. Silly me wanted to avoid chemicals and tried a more natural flea treatment. HOLY COW THAT WAS STUPID!!! That gave the fleas just enough time to start a family so for the last week or so we have been breaking out the big guns. It really had not gotten that bad but it was coming and I wanted to nip it in the bud. So there were lots of chemicals and steam cleaning the carpets.... yadda, yadda, yadda... Oh well. I have a demonstration (no clue what to do!) and showing tonight at the local 4th Friday festival here in Fayetteville. It would be awesome to sell a few pieces. So I need to plan what to do, in the meantime, here are some pictures from the last few weeks:

Watching the World cup and drinking an assortment of beer. What a crazy dirty game!
They look like they are playing so nicely....
Silly kitty in the fireworks box. An albino (maybe?) moth thingy I found outside of work.

Lillian's first real bike and the beach!

Well that's is what I have been up to for the most part. I have still been reading everyone's blogs and I am so envious you have been finding time to do some fun and crazy stuff. Until next time!