Good Golly! Now this is quite embarrassing. It has been weeks since I have posted anything on here. IT gets worst too!!!! It has been months since I have painted!!!! Ok, well, that is a little bit of a lie. I painted two days ago....but was only able to get two little mini-paintings done. Honestly, I am in quite a bit of a panic. The farmers market opening day is LESS THAN two weeks away. I need new paintings!!!!!
2013 has been rough. I can't even say that I like this year yet. I was really burnt out on the holiday shows last year and decided to take a break for about a month. (which ended up being 4 months) I lost all inspiration to paint anything. Just when I felt like painting again, we moved. The move itself was a HUGE project. UGH. Remind me never to move again! On a good note, we are pretty much all settled in and loving the new home. We walk everywhere and I don't even use the car anymore! YEAH!
Not really to sure where Carla's Funky Art is headed anymore. I cut way back on the market dates this year. I can't even say for sure if I will even be doing this next year. It takes a ton of time to complete original paintings....working part-time, taking care of kids and the house....doesn't leave leave much left for anything else. I really have been going round and round about getting a full-time 8-5 job with a steady income. Don't get me wrong, I love to paint! I think the part I don't like about my business is having to have so much inventory. What if I quit doing this??? Well, then I will have failed miserably...and THAT makes me want to crawl under a rock. Maybe I should just take it another direction? Must do some soul-searching and re-eval over the summer season.
Here are my little paintings that I did the other day:
On a side note.....Dan and I just finished up our Biggest Loser Challenge today. After 5 months of losing weight AND maintaining, we are both WINNERS!!!! He lost 16 pounds and 8.77% body fat....I lost 15 pounds and 9.85% body fat!! I WON $340.00 bucks today!!!! YAHOOOO!!!! It has been so fun doing it together! :) I have been really trying hard to make healthy dinners. In fact the other day I wanted to try making "sweet potato burgers".......it looked really good online, the picture was beautiful! Well, when I tried to make them, they turned out horrible....here is my version:
I was so frustrated! I made a huge mess in the kitchen....it took forever, and ended up making a "castle with a tunnel" (you know....like a sand castle)... out of my sweet potato mush!!!! Ummm.......no wonder Dan is losing so much weight! :)