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Monday, August 31, 2009

What's up with her!

Have I mentioned that I am now writing a monthly newsletter? If not, be sure to check out the latest edition, here:


There's any easy subscribe button on the right of my blog or when you click the link, there's a button on the web page as well. I hope to write a new issue once a month, I think it's a great way for me to keep in touch with those interested in my art, and an even better source of inspiration for me to continually strive to move forward, after all, what's there to write about if nothing new is happening or no new artwork to share.

Speaking of sharing, THANK YOU to all of you who have joined along in my last blog post contest. I'm getting tons of ideas for fall color combos. I'm not sure how I will choose this week who wins because to me, they ALL are winners! If you haven't entered the giveaway yet, be sure to sign up on the last post with your favorite color combo for the fall and then I will choose a winner on Thursday from all of the wonderful choices you've tempted me with!

I'm still busy plugging away with my packing of my house, so far so good....we hope to close on the 24th of September. I'm still waiting on the appraisal, I guess that's the last hurdle to ensure my loan will mesh up with the value of the home. If not (heaven forbid if there is a NOT), then I'm back to square one with a whole lot of my life packed up in boxes...LOL.

Other news....I'm plugging away on 2 new pieces, 2 are mixed media portraits (or will be) for my class coming up at Swank, in Southern Pines, NC.

Right now I'm still knee deep in my background. I'm trying to come up with a better way to complete a work in 4 hours so I'm cutting back one one thing and adding to another technique, but I think it's going to be really cool when done :) Stay tuned!

The other piece I'm working on is a 20 x60 painting for a commission piece in the colors of lime green, brown, and white, with a touch of pink accents. This is going to be for a client's little girls room-another version of my big bird piece "Friends"
but in different colors and a few tweaks to make it 'original'.
The green is actually a lot more vibrant than my camera picked up because of course I had to take it in doors because it's been RAINING here. Hmmph. I would have loved to paint this upright outside but the weather hasn't cooperated lately. Soon though..hopefully by this time next year, not only will I have a REAL studio at my house, I will have an outdoor painting area as well. Now, to win lotto :) Or sell more in my Etsy shop which has tumbleweeds floating through it lately. Not sure what's up with that, I've barely sold anything all summer long but I've sold plenty in my B&M store as well as a good showing for classes. So...I'm hoping it's not me, and hopefully things will turn around. Until then...all I can do is to keep on creating and not focus on what's not happening...focus on what IS happening. Any way you look at it, I've been blessed by many things this year and shouldn't let a little road block get in the way.

Don't forget to go back to the last post and leave your comments for a chance to win a 25.00 gift certificate to my Etsy shop! I'll take comments up until Thursday at 5:00pm!

Till next time, create to live, live to create!


Tess said...

Jodi, I think your friends pice is gioing to look great in the clients chosen colors. Hey, my mom just bought a new house. No worries, yours will close too. Keep packing, think positive thoughts and paint, paint, paint. It's a great way to beat stress, but then you already knew that.

ArtSnark said...

Hi Jodi. Thanks for your kind comments on my blog recently :D

your new stuff is looking good - the long canvas looks very cool

Sandra Evertson said...

Fabulous piece and I love your new blog banner, amazing stuff!
Sandra Evertson

Patti said...

cool new pieces - and congrats on your impending move to new, larger space for painting!

btw, I posted an award on my blog for you!