Monday, February 16, 2009

I'm Still Here

I don't know where the past few days have gone. The baby has a constant stream out of her little nose and is coughing, so she is not sleeping; which means that I am not getting my "art break" while she naps. Today was my day off, but I had an appointment with the CPA who does our taxes and had to go back in the afternoon to bring some things I had forgotten and I had to redo some of the reports I had brought her. I also went to Michael's to get some Xyron adhesive cartridges for my 5: create a sticker machine. They were 40% off. While I was there I also bought the brushes that are recommended for the Faces class I am taking in early March with Paulette Insall. I have been waiting for this class since early last Fall, and am thrilled to be taking it soon.

Needless to say all that running around didn't produce any art. When I left the CPA office for the second time, I headed to Meijers to do some grocery shopping, then came home and made meatloaf and baked potatoes for dinner. It is the 6 year old's favorite meal.

I am now in my room and have begun the background of the next double spread in my art journal. I also have a list of 8 things art related that I have to do. A couple of them are for organized swaps and the rest are for private swaps. I need to get busy.

I also found out today that I was a lucky winner for some lovelies from SkinnyLaMinx. I can't wait to see what I won. If you are not familiar with her, you should pop over to her blog. She makes some wonderful designs.

I hate to write a blog post and not have any pix to go along with it, so I will include a couple that I did last Fall. The first one is a background of my favorite colors and the other is a sketch I made while looking at a famous painting. Do you recognize it? I hope to have some new art soon which I will show you.

As for you, don't forget to live in the moment!


  1. Good art and health to you, Vicki.

  2. Looks like The Birth of Venus by Botticelli to me. Nice Job!

  3. Birth of Venus no doubt! Can I borrow that background image? I'll give it back afterwards :) It's soothing.

  4. K8 you can certainly borrow the background. Actually I got it free by clicking on a link at the bottom of the page of one of the blogs I read,

    It is soothing.

    On another note: how do you pronounce shite (I am not being facetious), is it a long i sound like white? or is it a short sound as in shit?

    Whenever I see it in print, I wonder? And I see it a lot, so I must ask.