Monday, May 26, 2008

ITS A BOY! And his name is Cha'lie

My father has a highlander cow. He used to have many but now he has just Lucy. Lucy is a super sweet, super friendly wonderful mother of a cow. Charlie (pronounce with an English accent-Cha'lie) was born earlier this week. He looks like a cuddly baby bear. Lucy wont let us find out exactly how cuddly he is but we dont blame her at all. She is very good at making sure his curiosity doesnt get the best of him.

Please excuse the terrible pictures. The weather was very overcast and like I said, Lucy wont let us get toooo close to Charlie. They both have beautifully golden eyes but for some reason they came out a glowing green in every single picture I took today. Having said all that, meet Momma Lucy and Baby Charlie.

Lucy and Charlie taking a walk after dinner.

Charlie is extremely curious and playful.. Lucy keeps him reigned in but the more I snuck around taking pictures the more he tried to play with me. Here he is 'hiding' and peeking at me from behind a fence post. I soooooo wanted to HUG THIS LITTLE GUY!! I dont know if yo noticed int he last pic but Lucy has some serious horns and although she is precious, this is her baby and she would have had none of it so I didnt even try.

Friday, May 23, 2008


I have been trying to think of something new for the upcoming HSCC event. I will be painting live while there at the event but BJ and crew are kind enough to provide me with someone to man a table so I may also sell pieces. A percentage of all sales will continue to go to the HSCC and I hope to see everyone there! Stop by and say hello as I believe I can paint and talk at the same time. Anyway, here is what I have decided to tackle for this event...

How cute, right!?! The easel is about 4.5 inches tall and made of solid sturdy wood. I found a variety of small canvases to paint on that will look great on these mini easels. The one pictured here is about 3" x 5" and possibly my favorite. I really like them. Dare I call them adorable? I think people will like them and they will be new, affordable pieces. Now if I can actually paint on these itty bitty things!? Oh, and ofcourse this...

This is Missy. She is not a large cat at all but she looks like a giant next to these mini things. The camera came out and she had to see what was up. Cute, cute and more CUTE!

Monday, May 19, 2008

What I have NOT been up to lately

So I have been less than motivated lately. As in I have been doing NOTHING in regards to artwork other than looking at other peoples work. Terrible terrible rut. I have been doing a lot of cleaning and Im hoping now that I am near the end of my spring cleaning I will be able to focus and make some new pieces. Having said all that...

Here is an older piece. I made this a few years ago at the request of some friends in PA. Please excuse the poor quality of the pic!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Finished Commission

It has been a while since my last post. Although I have been slacking in this area, I have been super busy. Lots of new and exciting things going on I will share the details soon. And all this upcoming excitement means the crazy schedule will continue. But I LOVE it! Soo....

Here is commission I completed this past week. A local news anchor (I wont use her name because I have not asked her for permission and being that she seems like one of the sweetest people ever, I would hate to be rude!) asked me to create this piece for her sister's birthday.

Adorable little guy, right?!

Here is the piece that I sent along for the client. Everyone has been so nice and she has a dog that sounds just like my parent's dog so it had to be done.

I also worked on a smaller version of 'Full Moon' (see earlier post please) which was a big hit at the HSCC event. Rumor has it that the piece sold right away but many others showed interest and one gentleman in particular showed a great deal of interest. The woman that originally purchased 'Full Moon' so kindly withdrew her purchase saying she would buy another piece so this gentleman could have it. That is just a perfect summary of my experience with the HSCC event. I know I keep saying it but everyone has been so amazingly nice. My day job includes a lot of 'not-nice' interactions so I guess its possible I appreciate the little things so much more.

So back to work..on what I havent decided yet.