Hey friends! So ya.. kinda went MIA this last week.. trying to get stuff done for Christmas, keeping on on work stuff. Many of you don't know but Melanie doesn't work for us anymore.. as the customer service email girl.. she was so awesome!! We wil miss her! She just had other opportunties come up .. and she was just supposed to be on for me, helping me through the summer until she went back to work, and then I would find someone else.. but she was SOO sweet to stay on until last month! So the last month I have been trying to juggle that and all she did with my normal stuff. Yea.. so it's not really giving me much free time! But I am hoping to have someone new hired by the first of the year!
Well yesterday I decided to take the day off, I had just seriously had enough of work. I have worked everyday.. EVERY Saturday in who knows HOW long and while I had spent some time on the weekend with my kids at the studio.. I hadn't done any "Me" painting yet and I had in my mind this indian she girl I had sketched over 2 months ago i think! And wanted Soo badly to put her on canvas.
Here is the sketch.. So that's what I decided to do :)
and wouldn't you know it.. I got sick lol. Started feeling feverish and achy about noon and ended up going home for the rest of the day in bed.. go figure! lol. But I did get some of her done.. or most of her done before I went home.. so that was good! So here is just a peek at her.. She's not done.. but I think I am in love with her.. (now I see the sketch.. I see I didn't put the embelishments on her arms and I really like that! lol. Maybe I can add that today Lol.
Her headdress got a little bigger than I wanted. oh well. I already am itching to paint THIS one now (another one of the sketches I shared a month ago)..
ANyhow I went home and slept ALL day.. and Today is a new day! wahoo! Margie, one of my trues.. is coming today for a visit.. I only get to see her like 3-4 times a year! So this is a HUGE TREAT!!! She hasn't seem my studio yet finished.. So excited to share that with her :)
SOO.. what else?
oh yes. one more thing.. everyone keeps emailing me and asking me about the november mixed media kit video.. and just to clairfy.. that the videos and tutorials I do on my blog each month are just something fun I started as a way to show you what I do with those kits. However it is not part of the subscription. So while I REALLY wanted to get something done for November.. it just didn't happen. I usually does this at the end of the month.. after the 20th. and that was right when Braden's football team won state, and we had to go out of town for that, then thanksgiving was the next week.. out of town again.. and then my Brother in Law passed away totally unexpcted. and we turned around and headed back to Boise the next week for that. So November just didn't happen. AND unfortunatly my life and work schedule is such that I plan out what I am doing about 2 months in advance per week. So while I have wanted to do it.. I honestly haven't had ONE free moment that I wasn't already working on other things that I could. Well I supposed I cuold have done it on the weekend or at night. but that is family time for me. I just can't do that to my kids. SO anyhow.. I do have plans do it. ANd probably will over Christmas break:) ANother thing holding me back has been that my studio has been in the process of being moved, which means that I didn't have my camera set up. It has to be rigged to the cieling and wired, etc.. and so ben hadn't had time yet to build the piece that it was being rigged too, and then get it wired to the ceiling. But he officially did yesterday! wahoo! So that is now on my list of things to do during my christmas vacation :)
Anyhow.. enough of that! Lol. THE point of this post actually was to basically let you know I was still alive AND that I did have a post for you all set and ready to go last week about the canvas deer projects My kids and I did last week. .. that just required a few pictures I wanted to take. Well I have the pictures done now.. just need to tweak them a bit but Margie is going to be here in 45 mins and I really should put a bra on and brush my teeth and head out to the studio to meet her :) lol.
SOO I will be posting that first thing tomorrow :)
Have a wonderful Wednesday!!