Thursday, June 25, 2009

Road Trip anyone?

It is a hot day in the Chicago area and I am sitting in the shop sipping on my morning coffee with little energy. I am between projects right now and have little inspiration. I hate the lull between projects or that great idea that is the next best thing. I am my own worst enemy at times... maybe a.d.d. or just not focused enough. I have a hard time doing anything more then once so my art projects are all over the map. FOCUS!!! Right now I am working on 2 paintings...I have 3 necklaces in the works...I have tags I am working on and have an order of pillows and curtains I need to get done. I guess I will work on those today because I have to. I think I need a getaway and I am considering a road trip to CO in Aug. to visit KC Willis' ranch retreat http://studioretreats.ning.com/ . I love her work and it sounds just like FUN and the inspiration from other artists I need. Anyone up for a road trip? Well, I better get to work...maybe if I get the "have to" stuff done, I will get a scathingly great idea...
Projects in progress
The rabbits are painted on linen and are going in the back of old windows so you see them through the glass and the window frame is the frame...




This one is actually 6 feet long (not all shown) and will go over the Paris display in the shop (if I ever finish it...not crazy on how it is turning out.

My jewelry counter is rediculous...

I have little elves working in the jewelry department....

This is where it really gets rediculous...this is my work table...I am working on boxes full of snipets of goodies to sell in the shop, I have been asked to make some all white boxes with pieces of white trims and etc sooooo

I think I need help...

Blessings to you today from my studio,

Rebecca

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Welcome baby Madeline...

I think I am finally getting the hang of blogging...at least since I moved my blog here. I have been journaling on my website but it really isn't set up for a journal page so I would lose half of what I wrote and it starts from the beginning so you have to trudge through all the past posts and pictures to get to the latest entry. I bought a site on typepad a year ago but just couldn't find the time to sit down and figure that one out...maybe I will yet but right now this one is easy and I feel at home here.

So is June considered spring or summer??? I always thought it to be spring but it sure feels like summer. It has been a funny year we have gone from winter straight past spring and into summer without passing go. I have been in Minnesota for the past 2 weeks and it was a nice spring there. I was there for the birth of my eighth grandbaby. Madeline Noel...she came in at
9 pounds 1 ounce and 21" long. Welcome baby Maddy! She is coming to visit over the 4th for a whole week, I am so excited. I have been so lucky to have friends and family help out with the shop when I was gone...thank you! And I got to spend time with all my grandchildren...so much fun.


Big sister Sophie...Nicole (sorry, Nik) and grandma...