Saturday, August 29, 2009

Feels like Fall, for a few minutes

I woke this morning to the delightful feeling of Fall. Warmed with a fresh cup of coffee, I claimed a cushion on the couch and continued my journey with The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

Ken's mom left this book with a high recommendation. I peruse a few pages between paintings. It's a quick, captivating read written as letter correspondence. The lead character is someone I would like to be friends with... if she existed in real life.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

A few more...

This is the latest one (above) I substituted wine for coffee. I just couldn't waste the wine and I didn't think it a good idea to drink before work.
It's funny I looked at these yesterday and was satisfied with them. I look at them today and they look so unfinished... I guess they are works in progress...

Monday, August 17, 2009

More Paintings

I worked on these two last week. Unlike the first three these are painted with oil instead of acrylic. I really enjoy the smell of oil paint. It makes me want to walk around in paint smeared thrift store clothing and wear vintage glasses...

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Our first date

Eight years ago on August 11th Ken walked into the winery where I was working and asked me to go to Stoggies (a bar in St. Augustine) with him.

Here we are eight year later.... I know it's corny but it feels like yesterday.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Cupcake pin cushion

I found a craft group that has both open craft nights and organized craft projects. Ken's mom, sister, and I went to a bottle cap cupcake pin cushion class. We had a great time! It is a simple project made of felt, embroidery floss, a plastic bottle cap, and stuffing.

For step by step instructions click here.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Wine studies

A few days ago I found a call for wine related art for a wine bar in the greater Baltimore area. So I bought some supplies and I started painting. These are just studies. I limited myself to finish them in one hour.