Friday, May 30, 2008

Happy Friday!

Appalachian Trail No. 14 7" x 5" Acrylic on Masonite $125.00 Today I am finishing 12 (yes, that is right - twelve...) new pillows for this weekend First Sunday at Annapolis Md.

I've already cooked appetizers and Dessert for a dinner party tomorrow we are having with my best friend Jane and her beau, and done the laundry.

I've cut, hemmed and dyed a hand-painted silk caftan for myself to wear. ( It's getting warm enough to do away with clothing!)

It's only 12 noon... WHAT am I going to do with the rest of the day?

Well, I have a little grocery shopping left to do. I've got to get these pillows finished (all I have left is the hand-stitched closings... ). Then my partner is planning on doing a series of photographs for the records ( and my portfolio, and the blogs) I've started a new series of Landscape paintings in my head for a solo show I have scheduled in Williamsburg VA next year. Now is a good time to begin to put somethings on paper for that.

I suppose after I've done all that it's OK to take a nap... Ah the luxurious life of the self employed! lol

Until next time Create Beauty and fill the world with Love Wynn

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Life as art....

Life is slowing down.. or at least it seems so.
My partner and I just had a lovely long weekend (Memorial Day) that was spent idly working on new silk paintings, making pillows and doing taxes.
To this we've come.
Oh there was passion and romance as well, and lots of good gourmet home cooked food involved. (I am a chef in one of my other lives) but it seems our lives are most enjoyable together when we are working on creating and making our business in art grow. We are lucky that we share ideas well and we both have strenghts to compliments the other's weaknesses. He keeps me focused and steady and gives me much needed feedback on quality, style, perception and perceived value. I remind him that life is about joy and play and thinking outside the box. (Oddly enough, I am the disciplinarian when it comes to getting things done. he is a yankee and delayed gratification / procratination can be the same thing. I'm a southern belle and instant gratification is never soon enough!)
This week I've been workng on a new series of hand-painted Silk decorator pillows, and wall hangings that serve as paintings/tapestries, or as throws on a chair or sofa.I'll have new pictures of them for you this weekend.
Until next time
Create Beauty and fill the world with love!