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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Being a Student...

This week, I get to be a student...all I can say is WOW!!
I get to study this week with one of my favorite local artists---Bob Rankin.  

He is such an incredible abstract artist.
Abstracts---right---loose, free--oh wow...I am just having such a hard time!!!
Coming up with designs have been tough...
Coming up with my personal color library was fun...
Not sure of how I am feeling about this, but calling it done for today.

As with this one as well...step back and see it tomorrow with freah eyes.
Painting 7 hours a day for 5 days straight is going to be bliss!!  Now, I need to learn to loosen up, relax, and breathe!
Hey...also, tell me what you think about my new blog look...Lauren over on Etsy Teach Pray Love Designs is incredible!!
Until next time,

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

More Color...SOC Week 6

Good Morning Blog Friends,
I found myself with lots of time in my studio this past weekend...which was a good thing, because I have quite a bit to do.  Thank goodness my mojo is back...I think I painted for about 4 hours on Saturday...and it felt GREAT!!
When I saw the color challenge yesterday, I was soo excited!!  I absolutely love these colors together!!I just think they are so lush!!!

Kristen just has the greatest color combinations for this challenge....and, sometimes, like I'm noticing today...it is a challenge to create something.
Lots of mixing and just playing around...

Not quite the Raspberry of the challenge...but, but oh so fun!!!
All finished.....
I hope you have a great day....
Until next time,
Ophelia

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Summer of Color....Finally!!!

I am finally able to play a bit in my studio....it seems like forever.
That little situation I showed you all last post (the horrific condition that my studio became), has been picked up a bit, and I can now make my way to my table.
Realizing immediately, that this is completely a work in progress...but, it shows - in horrible handwriting, my intentions for this summer...Be Open, Show Up Every Day, and Enjoy the Journey...
Enjoy your day!!
Until next time,
Ophelia

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Where the Heck Have You Been????

So, it seems as though I have pulled another vanishing act!!!  Feels like I have been on the road for FOREVER!
Came up to my studio this morning, flipped to my daily journal, and could not believe where I left off...
June 8th...are you kidding me????
As soon as school was over, we headed out of town...literally the very next day.
Baseball life = on the road.
For a whole lot of this!  Our trip to KY was great, but, I truly miss being at home.  Especially after 10 straight days.
Unfortunately, whis morning, my studio looks like this...
Do not call the authorities...
I promise...I am here to clean up a few things...
That is before I hit the road again this afternoon...
Until next time,
Ophelia

Friday, June 6, 2014

Finally Friday...

After a very long week of testing, thiis day could not have come soon enough!
**Side note---my daughter passed both of her tests...thank goodness!!
Studio news... 
I still absolutely enjoy my day to day journal.  I start here every day, just to drain my brain....
Then, the crazy begins...  I have to say, I am enjoying painting these paintings.
No thought necessary, just pick a color and go....
I am finding it is teaching me a lot about enjoying the process.  To me, this is what its all about.
Until next time,
Ophelia

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Making Progress....

Happy Tuesday everyone,
I hope that you all are having a great start to your week!  We are in the midst of end of year testing here...so nerves are seriously fried!
I woke up super early this morning to get into the studio to relieve some of that testing stress the only way that I know how.
Slap some paint around!
I can't think of a better way to let it all go.
Ion another note...
Today is my daughters 9th Birthday!
I am not sure of where the time goes!!  Today being her birthday, she has her End Of Grade Reading test today--talk about a special gift...send over some love will you...she is a nervous wreck...me too!
Enjoy your day everyone.
Until next time,
Ophelia

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Getting Lost...

Happy Saturday!!
I'm up early, for a Saturday morning, and decided it was high time that I get away from it all.  With dishes and laundry and normal day to day house stuff pulling at me, I just want to run and hide.
How do you get away from it all??  You know, get lost??  
Sometimes for me, its a really good book, today, its coffee, music, and me in my studio with the door closed!
To get lost in some paint...
Sprays, inks, just stuff.
Seems its been way to long since I have given myself time to just create.
And just play around...
Do you ever have those kinds of days?  Where you need to just get lost??
I hope you have the greatest day ever.  I will be at Jerrys later today for a demo with Charvin Acrylics...where I will continue to lose myself!
I recently taught a journaling workshop at Jerrys, and while cleaning up after class, I found this...
Totally made me smile!
Until next time,
Ophelia
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