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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Finding My Way Home, part 2

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For those of you who have been following me on my home buying journey....I FINALLY got my final commitment from the bank on Friday so it looks like I will be moving next week!! whoohooo! You have no idea how stressed out I was over this process, mostly because I didn't get my commitment until less then a week before. I guess it's a bit of being slightly naive about the process, I thought being pre-qualified pretty much it meant it was a done deal unless something dramatically was uncovered during your loan process. I started all of this back at the beginning of August so I thought surely I would know way ahead of time if this was a done deal or not.....but that's not the case. They had me on pins and needles up to the very end. Nevermind 3/4's of the house is packed up and I'm living with boxes after boxes everywhere. Never mind I already gave my notice to the landlord.....yikes. I'm s stressbucket anyway so managing this process, plus work, plus keeping up with my art biz, family life and classes I've been teaching about put me over the edge!! So much so I had to visit with Miss Clairol yesterday :) It's all better now and I'm looking slightly less haggard so it's all good!
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I just wanted to show you the works in progress for my Mixed Media Portrait class. In the last post or so, you saw the finished version of one my portraits. Now....check out the process that leads up to the final versionl. I'm loving doing these funky girls...a bit of realism mixed in with my abstract and funky mixed media art. In this piece, I'm using purples just trying to move slightly to the right of my signature blues. I'm really loving purple, cream and brown(or silver) combination lately. I haven't quite decided what my complimentary colors will be just yet.
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Stay tuned for the final version. My class is this afternoon so wish me luck!
In this sample, you can see one of my funky lil houses coming to life; after all....If I'm doing a self portrait, how could I not include something that I've been obsessed with for over a year?? 'Finding My Way Home' has been what my life has been focussed on for the longest time. Thank you for taking the journey with me!



risa said...

Good to hear that everything got finalized...should make breathing a little easier! Hope the rest of the move goes smoothly!

ArtSnark said...

Congrats on the house! The painting is looking good

PCarriker said...

Congrats on your new home Jodi!!! Have fun with the rest of your class:-)


Congrats on the house !!

Painting is terrific....have a fun time at the class.

Brillig! said...

Yippee!!! So glad to hear it's a done deal...I know how much this means to you! :) You'll be all moved in and lovin' it before you know it.

Love the purple, cream and brown bend you're going around...I'm leaning that way myself. Purple is finding it's way into most things these days!

Amy said...

She looks just like you. Let us know what we can help with in the move. xo

starrynightimpressions said...

Jodi!!! Through all the stress there is joy too! Can't wait to see what you do with the walls etc.
I know it will be creative and beautiful :)

Tracy said...

Such an amazing portrait! Wow!