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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Sweet Repeats Love Shack WIP

I can hardly believe I have been away for so long! When I checked my bloglines--I had over 500 some posts to catch up on..LOL. Wow! And that's from only 10 or so days, my fav peeps have been little chatter boxes, haven't you while I've been away?

My work trip went very well. In fact, not only was it rewarding to be a part of such an integral change in my company, I made some great friends along the way. I can't tell you how nice it was to have constant companionship on a daily basis. Most of my social life is really, well, so not a social life. I live a life that is pretty much just me and the kidlets. Not that that is a bad thing, but it was nice to have some laughs, good times, drinks, and adult conversation as we did in the evenings at dinner after work and by the pool over a couple of drinks with the other 3 partners that stayed in the same hotel as I did. Makes me want to start stepping out a bit more in my real life. Life as an artist, single parent, and single in general can be lonely. I did miss my real life though--my kiddies and art of course. I brought an art kit to play with, but in reality, didn't have time to work on anything other than a couple of Valentine Day cards. LOL
When I returned home and after settling in for the evening yesterday, I worked on some previous works in progress (featured here). This house is soooo cute. I can't wait to finish it. I'm not really sure how it's going to turn out, because I have no plan--just going with my artistic flow--but so far I am pleased with the outcome. 39--house address is symbolic for my age. I wish I had a home of my own, but that hasn't been in the cards just yet for me and my kiddies. Soon though--soon.

Front view but has a glare with the flash.

Oh looky here, you can see a couple of my other WIP sneaking in for some of the limelight :) The pink painting will be much like my last collage with the four 3-dimensional hearts on it I did for the Sweet Goodness Swap. In the foreground you can see the long blue one I have going as well. I'm going to do several things with a heart them over the next couple of months--hopefully I won't bore you :) The windows of my "love shack" will have the 3 D hearts, too!

Hopefully you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day! The team I was helping train gave me flowers and a sweet candy bag, my partner in training slipped me some candy, too--then after work all of us ate at Houston's in Pompano Beach. We hit the the restaurant early and got in rather quickly which was nice. I had the most scrumptious Hawaiian marinated Ribeye steak!! YUM. We ate sooooo good this whole ten days, I can't even tell you. We had entertainment at a Brazillian steakhouse, dined on the water at 2 different restaurants, enjoyed seafood at a couple other places, and enjoyed some appy's overlooking the ocean in Ft. Lauderdale at another place. We worked hard during the day and played at night :) Now I must MUST must diet!!

Back to the mound of laundry I have with my name all over it!

:) lucy


jar said...

Glad that your back

Heidi said...

Welcome back!

linda t said...

What a wonderful trip... and such a cool opportunity for you to get away with your peers and to be pampered and eat like a queen! You deserve it Lucy!

Clementine & Mandarin said...

Welcome Back!
I'm glad to hear that you had a great trip. Yes, meeting new people, making new friends is a wonderful thing.

Your house is really cute!

Can't wait to see all the finished artwork.

janealt said...

Welcome back, Lucy!! I missed you! It's nice to be around grownups for a change, right? Jane

Leigh Ann said...

Welcome back, girl! I'm glad it was such a great trip and got your creative mojo simmering, ready to go for the spring!

Cheers! LA

Gretchen Heartaday said...

The pinks and designs of the Love Shack make me curl my toes with color delight! I need to sell some of my art so I can buy some of yours. :)

You asked what kind of colored pencils I used. I have some Van Gogh, Caran D'Ache and Derwent watercolor pencils, and some new Inktense pencils which are very cool, but I always come back to good old Prismacolor. Not sure how lightfast they are, though.