Monday, April 16, 2007

Batteries Required (booooo!) and a Sweet Suprise!

Well, the kid-goblins did it again. My camera only has one battery. No one seems to know how this possibly could have happened. Hmmmm, its a mystery alright ; I have two WIP's that are nearly finished, and I got a great treat in the mail too.

I went outside to take Annalise to school, and yippee, a package, that says Lisa Kaus Art Studios *happy dance* I can't take a picture of it *sniffle* but here is the one that I purchased:



The picture doesn't do it justice, and she sent me the cutest little card, and the whole thing was wrapped so nicely, it felt like Christmas! She is a helluv an artist, I love this piece :D :D

Anyway, my daughter has 8 days of school left. She only goes 3 days a week, and those 2 hours are my working time, as my other kids are in school too. Back to working nights again, I guess. I don't mind working at night, because it is very peaceful, but at the same time, after giving to everyone in my family all day, sometimes I'm too tired to be creative. That's one of the only downsides about art, you can't just magically turn it on at will. When I used to do portraits, I could normally knock out a basic outline in under an hour, but there were times when I just couldn't draw to save my life. I think it shows in your work too, if you're tired or bored, so its difficult to be on top form at night.

Ever keep working, long past when you know you should have stopped, and end up just trying to put little fixes on your work, or just work on this one little area, and end up practically ruining it? I hate when that happens ;)

Well, I'm off to try to read some blogs before I have to go get the boys. Anyone visiting, have a great day!

12 comments:

Lori said...

Yes!!Yes!! I DO know what you mean, I really tend to "overfix" sometimes.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE that Lisa Kaus cupcake. I have been visitng her site and drooling over that for a while now, I love it {oh, did I already say that?}. I like the ones where she adds a little bling too. LUCKY YOU!!

Lori said...

Oh yes, the ice cream thing: "not so much"!! If you saw what sugar does to this kid you would understand completely.

Tootie said...

I absolutely know where you are coming from.....when I'm tired I seem to lose my creative spark. When I'm in my studio and feel myself getting tired, I turn off the light and call it a night b/c I end up making stupid mistakes like gluing something that shouldn't be glued....like my hand!
Smiles-
Tootie

purple cucumbers folk art said...

Hi darling,I love your blog and Lisa is a friend,come see my folk art.I have you on my link wouold you like to swap links?

Jamie said...

Lucky!!!! I love Lisa's work. She really catches the eye:) I know what you mean about working during the day. I don't know what I am going to do when school gets out. You may have to send a straight jacket. For me:) Have a wonderful day too sweetie! Love, Jamie

Sam I Am said...

ooooo...i sooo know what you mean..i drool BIG TIME when i visit lisa's site..
and i too got a treat in the mail yesterday !! and it was from Lisa !!
a mini chunk..with the two little duckies on a ship.. and a beaded wire handle..
i LOVE it :)
i keep smiling over it :)
hehehe

*its the simple things isn't it?? lol*

hugs..sandy

purple cucumbers folk art said...

ITS A FRONT PORCH PARTY!

IT'S A FRONT PORCH PARTY!
I am going to have a front porch party on the morning of April 30th.
so come on over and sat a spell.
bring your mountain dew ,coffee or what ever,cracker pie or anything else even art work. Just bring y'alls selvs.
ALL Y'ALL HAVE TO DO IS LEAVE A COMMENT TO THIS POST BETWEEN TONIGHT AND BY 8 A.M ON THE 30TH AND I WILL DRAW A NAME ON THE 30TH AND THE WINNER WILL GET A FREE PAINTING OF CHOISE.
TITLES Y'ALL CAN CHOOSE FROM ARE ON MY EARLY POST A FEW WAYS DOWN POST THAT SHOWS ALL MY WORK.
IT WILL BE A 11"X 8" SO LEAVE THEM COMMENTS SWEETPEAS.
FOR EVERY 50 DIFFERENT COMMENTS EACH A DIFFERENT PERSON/BLOGGER THERE WILL BE A WINNER UP TO 200 COMMENTS.. LETS GET READY FOR A PARTY DARLINGS.

The drawing will be right after I have my meds,see to my auggie and tucker and my garden.

Miz Smoochie Lips said...

I'm highly jealous of that cupcake!!! You lucky girl :)

deb said...

I just love Lisa's work! The cupcake is too cute.. there's a new shop called Whimsey that's local to me and they're have a good selection of her work. Too fun! I love YOUR Etsy shop too.

mosaic queen said...

Congratulations!! Of course, you know that I am a true fan of Lisa's.
Yes, I know what you mean about the creative spark that is sometimes no where in sight!

Karin (creativechaos) said...

I LOVE Lisa's work! Ooohhh I'm so jealous of that cupcake!!! I need to get one of my own!

Karin (creativechaos) said...

oh shoot...I forgot to add that I know exactly what you mean about being tired. I have soooo many ideas and plans from the time I wake up until right around 4:00pm then it's downhill all the way. By the time the boys go to bed I am usually to tired to implement any of those great ideas.