Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Putzing Around Can Be A Good Thing...

I spent time in my studio this weekend...just rambling...I'm not even sure if putzing is a word...but thats kind of what I did. No real focus, just digging around through things...
Clearing some things out...moving piles from one place to another...just putzing.
What I discovered was it was a good thing. I found things that I haven't used in quite a while. Stamps, stencils, sprays...all the things I "had to have" and they sat...as more things I "had to have" came in the door...so you know what I did????.....I played with them...and it felt good!!!


Here is a page in progress with some of those "things" that I found that have not been played with in quite a while.  I realized that I have not been working in this journal in quite some time....and I also discovered that "putzing" totally takes the pressure off.
 
I challenge you to just get into your space and ramble around...or putz.  You never know what will come out of it.
Enjoy your day.
Until next time,
Ophelia


Saturday, March 23, 2013

On My Worktable Today

Its a cold,dreary, indoor kind of day...so, I found myself putzing around in my studio for most of the morning...
I actually accomplished a wee bit!
Now its off to baseball and softball...sigh.
Enjoy your Saturday.
Until next time,
Ophelia

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

This Poor Blog...


You know how you get to the point of where you decide that you are going to do something well, or not do it at all.  Where that is where I am with blogging...sigh....
I'm not sure of what is going on with me as to why I just can't make it over here more often.  I have great intentions, believe me, I do, but time just slips away from me.

I have been in my studio....daily...
 
Oh...its trashed all right.  It seems every surface is covered...and, its time to take a time out and clean things up a bit.
 
Even my easel seems crowded with....things...
 
Does anyone seriously need 5 spray bottles???  Sheesh!!
Yes...things need to be put away....
 
How can a person work this way, you ask????  I know!!
Spring Break is coming...and with a bit of a getaway, and some studio time, I will have this place ship shape in no time! 
I leave you though, with picturess from my last Jerry's Teacher Playtime.
I just can't tell you enough how much I love having this monthly meetup.  And, honestly, I don't know how I was so lucky to get that job!!
 
So.....back to the whole doing things and doing them well, or letting them go....well, I am going to give this a good ole' fashioned try...I'll be back..soon.
Until next time,
Ophelia

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Vegas Blast!!!

So... I was pumped, psyched, and a nervous wreck!!!!
I spent a week as the new Weber Acrylic demo artist at the Creative Painting Retreat in Vegas. All I can say is...what a blast!
I met the most amazing people, and learned so much...so, so much...it was the greatest!!!
I painted like crazy, and even filmed a dvd...lots and lots of laughs....and just had a blast!!!



A great view from my seat on the plane......
and the view that greeted me when I woke up....
Set up was fun.... but man, oh man, was it a lot of stuff...true candy store!!

They all painted, and played, and just let themselves be free....that was the favorite part for me...


A bunch of people who now have permission to just play....
 
and the view from my seat on my ride home....
What a true treat for me to do this....it was great, but this gal is oh so tired and truly happy to be home.
Until next time,
Ophelia