isn't it funny how you can plan on doing a blog entry with a focus...got it all down, with photos in your mind, and in a moment.... why would i ever do such an en entry? escapes from my mind in a flash and i'm on to something else. well....here i am. onto something else. but it all begins with a little man or man-face, that magically appeared on my lovely organic sweet potato.
please tell me you can see him clear as day. right? bald head...dark eye sockets...beard...one ear poking out on right...you see him...RIGHT???? ok then. my whole family saw him too. he is a menacing fellow...and came into my house a week ago...and since then, has brought 2 blizzards and one stomach flu that wreaked havoc upon my entire family.
no one drew him on...i mean it. it's one of those weird i see jesus things. but jesus he is not. sweet potato sinister man he is.
i have been cleaning up some form of yucky mess for a week, kids home from school....cleaning cleaning cleaning linens, clothes, and whatever else the yucks landed on....and then i got it. then it kept on snowing and snowing....and SNOWING. the beauty of it all wore off quite quickly.
here's a view out my kitchen window when during the first snow...
a view of our once sidewalk.
anyway, after many many days of this...i began to lose my mind. ever see "the shining?" yup. that was us. our family. holed up in here....RED RUM on the walls...little girls on big wheels...get the picture? so. with all of this sickness and snow, and my mind melting...not much room for creativity or quieting the mind or inspiration or ANYTHING. hence, my soul staling over. i really felt it. and still feel it. but lovely things have begun to happen so i feel my soul is gaining a bit more color...
wait. one NOT lovely thing has happened that i completely forgot to mention.
MY ARTWORK WAS STOLEN AGAIN. wait. should that have been my blog heading? nah. getting a bit old. a lovely lovely etsian from Athens, Greece contacted me concerned she saw a fellow crafter selling my work on tiles and bookmarks. ugh. really??? and did i give my permission. of course not.
here's the link to her facebook pix of my work:
wow. at least when the other girlie stole my work she was a bit more creative about it. this is like total copying and pasting! really don't want to go into a whole heavy thing...just sucks.
she's also selling my work in local shops. now i have to do that whole process all over. hate it. feel like it's such bad charma to rat out someone...but ummmm....she DID steal my work, right?
onto happy things. i just sold a painting to such a kind sweet soulful mama in Poland. yes. Poland. my first painting ever to go over seas. i am so incredibly excited. and Girl with Butterflies is the lucky girlie to get her new home!
i am getting so tired. it's late, and my boys just got home from a hockey game...my little bitty quiet time with eli has slipped back into bouncy voices and bodies. but time to wind down....
i am still working on lots of little drawings that i shared with you in my last entry...now all on wood and ready for paint. i will share them in their later state in my next entry. and next...clay. i am working on my ideas for little sculpture girlies to sell along with my prints and my shows this spring. i can not wait to get my hands back in clay.
since girl with butterflies has sold...i thought it fitting to share my all time favorite drawing of julie morstad's: it captures perfectly where i am right now. well, MY butterflies are still stuck. can't wait till they are released once again...with a vengeance.
oh. i forgot to mention...i just threw mr. potato right in the trash. how freaky would it be if he showed up on my banana tomorrow? ok. time for sleep.