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Thursday, April 8, 2010

A Girl's Gotta Love....

Spring Break!!

The warm weather also brings Spring Break...and that for me is long days of nothing but playing around in my studio. This week has been flying by...but I have used every single minute very, very wisely! I get up, play around in my studio, take a nap, play some more.....and when I hear my husband's car pulling into the drive, I drop my paint brushes, run downstairs and turn on the dryer...which makes it look like I have been knee deep in laundry....and order some take out!! He of course realizes that there is no laundry washing going on...but for some reason, I still turn the dryer on!

Anywho....

I did this...among other things on yesterday. For me....my dream life would be to live in my studio all day for the rest of my days. My car has honestly not moved out of my driveway this week... I just love being at home....on no clock but my own, doing what I love to do. If my current studio had a view of the ocean...life would be REAL GOOD!
A while back while doing a demo at Jerry's, I met a gal by the name of Denee- who is by the way, a ROCKIN' artist..(I wish I had a website for her, but I don't). I was working in my art journal, and she was shocked that I could confine myself to the 9x12 sheet of paper that I was working. She thought that I would be working on a ginormous canvas. I told her that I had never ever worked on canvas...and honestly, I don't know why. Something about it...just makes me freaked...not sure yet of what.
Fast forward a bit, and on my demo at Jerry's this past Sunday, I was walking through the store and saw a lady carrying these really big canvases...her arms were full so I offered to help carry them for her...she later stopped by the area where I was demoing and we started talking....
She is Michelle Alexander. Holy Smokes Batman!!! She ROCKS! Her artwork is AMAZING! And she once again inspired me to try out a canvas.
So, I got myself a canvas.......
OK....Its still sitting there snickering at me from the corner...but I will pull it out and post to you what I do....its just soooo scary!
Until next time,
Ophelia

9 comments:

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

Hi Ophelia!
I'm a home body too...love being at home, especially in my studio, creating away!!!!

I try to actually get my laundry done while I'm down here working, but sometimes it just sits there...waiting and waiting! What can you do!? lol

thanks for sharing this post, it was a fun read!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Erin said...

Hi!

Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog :o)

I love your blog! Really lovely work on here!

xx

Lori Saul said...

I loved your post about getting lost in your art and time flying by. I could stay in my pj's all day (and have) and yes I get behind in the house work. When the muse takes over look out....

Donna Heart said...

hi ophelia! thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a bit o' love!!! i love the space you have created here - so much colour - love it! but i was really taken by the post on Jerry's Art a thon - what a fantastic idea! Have you written more in-depth about this event in another post? I'd love to hear more about it - how it was run etc - t'would be a great fund raiser here in my part of the world!!! have a great weekend and take care :)
x donna

Manon Doyle said...

Hi Ophelia!! Wow! Love your name! Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a kind comment! I think your blog is fabulous!! I will follow!!

Nanette said...

Thanks for the smile this morning. Honey...You Rock!! I had to read your first paragraph to my husband. He laughed too. I wish we lived closer so I could see your lovely smile more often!!!

Hugs!
Nanette

classic girl said...

Hi Ophelia, your story about your husband cracks me up!! That is a hilarious mental image, and as much as I hate admitting it--I have been guilty of doing the exact same thing!
Jenine :)

Oonagh @ CeltoiCroi said...

The canvas is a very scary 'other world' to me also...I look forward to seeing the masterpiece!
x Oonagh @ CeltoiCroi

JerseyTjej said...

There are just so many fun things going on here, I actually read on to the old posts before I remembered to leave a comment footprint! Wonderful ideas and I am jealous of your time to create!

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