Monday, January 18, 2010

Look Ma, I'm covered in paint!

Well world's tiniest fan-base... if you've been looking, you may have noticed i have been away for a long time. After being in some rather terrible pain and dealing with ongoing draining fatigue for months, my doctor and my specialist diagnosed me with Fibromyalgia. It's been quite the journey and i am just managing to dig myself out from under the weight of the past couple of months. I do truly apologize for the lapse... but i don't promise it won't happen again. When you are out of spoons, ain't much you can do about it.

Well finally, after a very busy fall and start to winter including but not limited to 3 of our 4 family members' birthdays, Christmas, New Years, a family visit and a massive flood that mucked our entire main level of our home 4 days before Christmas, i have been back in the painting saddle again.

This first painting was inspired by a dream about a dear artist friend of mine. It's called "Chrome is Painless" and is the first painting in my "Girls You Can't Have" series. It measures 12 inches across by 16 inches high and is painted in acrylic on stretched canvas.

The second in this series is called "Francine". This painting also measures 12 by 16 inches and is painted in acrylics on stretched canvas.

The third painting in this series is "Vilette" (pronounced Violet). Don't mess with her. She'll gut you like a fish. She is also on 12 by 16 inch stretched canvas.

And now for something completely different. In the summer after watching a marathon of Flight of the Conchords, i had the strong desire to make a Bret McKenzie doll. Life intervened and i had to take a hiatus from a few projects but i finally got around to finishing him off this weekend. He is made from mostly environmentally friendly materials and is hand-painted. I didn't make the to scale guitar that comes with him but i did paint his tiny Chuck Taylor Converse complete with gum on the sole of one shoe. He took me about 10 hours to make and stands about 18 inches tall.

Now i am going to do my utmost to be on top of crafting and painting, sewing and spinning and of course, updating. Peace out yo.


  1. I'm so glad you're feeling better and getting back to work! The paintings are amazing, and the doll is a work of art. Hugs to you from MAB.