Saturday, January 26, 2013

Happy Birthday, Camille!

Happy Birthday to my best friend.  Your present will be waiting for you on your return from Senegal.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Working on that geeky wedding invitation

It is coming along nicely, although the detail is a little all consuming.
The body of the ship has taken like three days.  And I'm not even done yet!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Wedding invitations in the works.

Here's something I am working on.  I am doing at least six paintings for our wedding invitations.  This is the background for one of them.  The tree took me forever.  All the little leaves.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Study #1

I am trying to paint more regularly, this is my first study.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Happy New Year!

I know I am a couple of days late, but it has taken this long to gauge my reaction to the New Year.  It is a hard concept for me to grasp because nothing is really new.  The day to day routine of my life has not changed, so it feels like an arbitrary day on the calendar to me.  The thing I love about this time of year is not so much that things are new, but that people are inspired.  We are encouraged at this time of year to reexamine our lives and goals, and to set new goals for living.  I have never been much of one for having New Years resolutions.  I think once when I was a kid I resolved to not eat candy for the year and that lasted two weeks.
But, as I said, this time of year people are inspired.  This morning, I was floating around the internet, as is my habit, and I found myself increasingly excited by all the blogs I was reading.  I was lead by etsy to a few blogs about ownership and materialism, particularly, Stuff Does Matter and use it up wear it out make it do do without.  I find both equally compelling.  While on the surface they would seem to be at odds with one another, they are both very much linked to the crafting trend and to a very basic understanding of our interactions with things.  I can't do them justice here, so check them out.
The other blog I am always inspired by is KCLAnderson.  Last year, Karen chose a word to try to live by.  This year, she has done it again.  This concept appeals to me because it's not so much resolving to do something specific, but setting a tone for the coming year.  It's about allowing every day life to be transformed.
I have become inspired myself, and thinking about "stuff" specifically I decided my word of the year should be "deliberate".  I will strive to choose the things, activities, and food that come into my life.  I do not mean to shun the spontaneous, I only mean to act with intention.
What inspires you this new year?

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Post Christmas Glee

I have been admiring this beautiful Millennium Falcon print from Harshness on Etsy for months now.
John got it for me for Christmas!  I hung it over our bed today and I think it looks great.
We are collecting quite a few geeky posters now, and some day we will have a house to put them all in.  Maybe we will make themed rooms.  Hmmm.
Anyway, check out Harshness' shop, they have a whole lot of really cool takes on movie posters, and they aren't even all geeky!
Oh, and if we do go for themed rooms, maybe this wall decal from lapoonstudio will have a place in our next home.