Carla's Funky Art

Mixed Media

Self Portraits of Me, a personal journey.

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You guys....

I am stuck painting girls with feathers and flowers in their hair.  I just can't help it. Maybe it is from a rough emotional year?   I am not to sure, but I can tell you that each and every one of these girls is a personal self portrait of me.  How I am feeling that day, what I want to be. Lessons to myself you could say. I am not sure why I am so in love with this "Girl in the Striped Tights Series".  I think it is my personal outlet.  Those that know me well know that I am tight lipped on sharing my own true personal feelings.  Granted, I talk. I talk a lot. In fact, sometimes I can't stop talking, ha, ha....but it usually isn't about deep personal things. These girls are so fun for me to create and therefore I am going to just keep making them.  They make me feel good, and I love sharing them with you.  I feel so blessed to be even creating these little pieces of art. I sure hope you enjoy them as much as I love making them!

Don't you worry though....I am creating other paintings too, silly animals, circle flowers and happy martinis. The children's book is coming along.  It has been much harder than I had anticipated, but it is getting there!  I am currently all caught up on commissions and am buckling down to get ready for these upcoming art festivals.  So nervous and excited all at the same time!

I wanted to share with you a few of my most recent mixed media self -portraits:

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Do you have a creative outlet?  I would love to hear what you do to get feelings out.  Write in a journal? Art journaling? Yoga?

Hope you all have a super weekend!  It is suppose to be in the nineties here in the Pacific Northwest!!! I am soooooo excited!!!

Happy Friday

 

 

Hello? Is it me your looking for? (Re-read in Lionel Richie Voice)

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You guys!  I have abandoned my blog?  Why you ask???  I JUST DON'T HAVE ENOUGH TIME IN MY DAY!  Working a "real" job, plus trying to paint, AND exercise, AND RUN A BUSINESS all at the same time. It was to much. So overwhelming, so I just gave up.  Also, 2015 hasn't been so kind to me.  I started off having big plans for 2015, new website, more propanels, a laptop to easily write these darn blog posts!  All of that went down the tubes when I had knee surgery, my step-dad has been super sick, and did I mention the orthodontic office I work for moved to a new location?   The gallery in Bellingham that sold my art went out of business.  It truly has been one thing after another.  2015 has been draining and overwhelming this year!

So lets see, since it has been months....let me fill you in on what you missed. Lets go Month by month shall we?  First....in October, you missed Ally's Sweet Sixteen birthday! What a blast! The kids spent the day doing a scavenger hunt through town, photos in a dress up booth and an elegant dinner of spaghetti and Caesar salad.  The evening ended with a surprise visit from a limousine which proceeded to take them to The Big Scoop Ice Cream Parlor!

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In November we headed on out to Carson City to see Dan's parents for Thanksgiving!  I finally got to meet Dan's brother for the first time! So fun! We had a great time catching up, and my favorite part was seeing a holiday show at the El Dorado Hotel in Reno.  The weather always seems so nice in Nevada, we may just have to move there.

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My December picture should be about the holidays but instead I will show you a picture of my new dining room table!  Isn't it crazy!  It was such a BAD idea to start a project like this during the holidays, what was I thinking?  The table itself has layer after layer of acrylic paint.  I love how the chairs are different colors.  I honestly can't believe Dan has put up with it, ha! ha!  It truly is just temporary until we can afford a nice dining room table and chairs; have you priced those things lately? Wowza!

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In January, we started the New Year off right when my son and his girlfriend came over to celebrate New Years Eve.  We spent the evening playing board games, so hilarious! These two are so so dang sweet.

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February, right after the holidays, I ended up tearing my meniscus in my knee!  Bummer!  As most of you know, I love running, and this news was devastating.  I really wasn't prepared for this kind of news but decided to get it fixed right away so I could hit the pavement.  Dan and I have already signed up for several non-refundable half marathons this summer. (so keep your fingers crossed for a quick recovery.  So far things haven't gone so well)

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March was inspiring!!!  I hade been laid up for a while, but my friend Dana suggested that I do a children's book! Thanks Dana for the awesome fun idea!  I have always wanted to make a children's book!  Here is a sampling below.  I thought I would start by doing a simple ABC animal book and see how that goes. Happy animals make me smile!!! I do have a great story that I would like to work on next!

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For my April picture I wanted to share that my style seems to be changing once again, but I am just going with it.  I guess this is the ever changing artist in me. I feel like this past winter has been a mix of emotions. I have been frustrated with not being able to keep up and I really wish I had more time to dedicate to my art. I didn't get a chance to offer any classes this year, and still feel completely unorganized.  One positive thing about this winter is that I have had some time to really play with colors.  Like this:

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(I think I am diggin' it! :)

As for May....lets talk about what is happening today and in the future.  Lets see.....I am getting ready to do my FIRST farmers market this weekend.  I am nervous and excited all at the same time!!!! I just put my art in THE MYSTICAL MERMAID store in FRIDAY HARBOR for all of you islanders looking for my work!  Go on in and take a peek!  Brian is a super nice guy, he can even show you the Venus Fly traps for sale in the back of the store! SO COOL!

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In June I decided that I am dialing back the market this year and plan on doing more art festivals. I will be at The Anacortes Farmers Market on June 6th, July 25th and August 9th.  If you are looking for me this summer....you can find me here:

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Thanks everyone for the continued support!  I cant believe it has been 5  years!!!  This little business of mine started off with a drug store canvas and some old craft paintings and has grown every year!!!  All of this is possible because of YOU!!!!  I am so grateful!

THANK YOU!

What I really mean to say.

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Dear Friends,

I was going to start a blog post about my new mixed media painting "Don't Quit Your Daydream".......and talk about dreams, and hopes, and love, and all kinds of inspirational things.

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The truth of the matter is, I just can't do that today.

My heart is heavy.

I recently heard that my cousin was diagnosed with breast cancer.  That makes 5.  Five people I know personally (4 are under the age of 45) that have breast cancer. This is not including the other 4 people I know who have already been through it. I am scared for them, I can't stop thinking of them. I wonder what in the world is going on. Why are so many women getting this?  We don't need anymore breast cancer awareness, I think we are all quite aware.  We need more funding in breast cancer kicking ass treatment.

I cancelled my vendor booth space today at the farmers market to go to a fundraiser for one of my friends to help with medical bills.  I often wonder how I could financially make it something like that.

My thoughts today are not of inspiration and daydreams, my thoughts are with these women who have to be brave and take one day at a time.    I wish I could say something to them to make them feel better, hell....I wish I was better with saying something at all!  I am awful with words and everything comes out in a big jumbled, awkward sentence.  I am not very good with communicating with words, so perhaps that is why I paint! :)  So on that note.....I am sending positive vibes and hugs to all of you!

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Love, Carla

Thank you Anacortes!

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Holy smokes it has been quite a week!  I just wanted to do a quick thank you shout out to Anacortes!  What a great festival it was last weekend.  I was so excited to be a part of Ink Alley, the first Indie Craft Area!  Dan and I had a great time, learned the ropes of attending and being a part of such a big festival.  We have a lot to learn when it comes to competing with the big wigs!  I loved everything about Ink Alley.  All of the indie crafters were so talented!  I couldn't decide what I liked the most....the yeti heads or the stuffed wiener dogs, so fun!  Here are a few pics below of the event.  All and all it was a huge success and THANK YOU to all who came out and attended!!!  I sure hope I get in next year!

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Thank You Friday Harbor!

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WHAT A FABULOUS WEEKEND!!!!  Thank you Friday Harbor for your continued support of my art!  I really can't thank you enough!  We had such a wonderful time visiting for the weekend.  I forgot just how beautiful the people and the island are.  There are so many people to thank for our successful weekend.  First of all I would like to do a special SHOUT OUT to Becky Nash for letting us camp on her property, without you we would have never been able to pull it off.  I would also like to thank the San Juan Chamber of Commerce for inviting us to come and spend the weekend at the festival.  Thank you to the San Juan County Sheriffs office (for their amazing employee....otherwise known as Dan, hee, hee....), all the amazing vendors, Island Rec for their super crazy awesome BUBBLE BLOWER!  Everyone working together made a successful art festival.  We even survived the rain storm on Friday night and Saturday Morning!  YAY for weighed tents!

Dan and I were able to go and check out our old stomping grounds in the evenings.  We went by our old house, visited the west side (thank you MOTHER NATURE for sharing your double rainbow!)  ate at MiCasita's and Road Riggers, our two favorite restaurants!  Two thumbs up for Chicken Gorgonzola Salad!

I miss you so much San Juan Island, until next time!!!

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Thanks again!

The Art of Fish Show TONIGHT!!!!

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Hey, hey everyone!  If you are local, I hope you have some time to wander down to the Art Depot this weekend.  Tonight is opening night of The Art of Fish for First Friday Art Walk!

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"Hooked on Anacortes"

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"Homesick"

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I will also have two pieces for sale in the Anacortes Starbucks this month:

"Hopelessly Falling for you" and "Reaching for the Stars"

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See you tonight at 6:00!

Happy Friday

 

 

Mixed Media Class!

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Yay for my mixed media class last weekend, so fun!  I had the pleasure of teaching 5 wonderful ladies the technique of layering and learning how to be brave!  Wow, that was a lesson all in itself!  We all had a great time and hopefully everyone learned a few new tricks.  My goal was that everyone left with some creative spark and hopefully learned about new supplies in mixed media!

We started off the morning creating our backgrounds for our owl paintings. The first step involved mark-making.....lots and lots of layers:

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After laying paint down on canvas we continued on and also worked on canvas panel creating a collage with scrapbooking papers.  This would be used later for a second painting.  Everyone loved gluing and picking out their papers!

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For lunch we were able to sit out on the patio and enjoy our sandwiches, pasta salad, and pretzels and hummus.  Oh, and did I mention that we also had HOMEMADE COOKIES!!!  Delish

After lunch we finished our owls!  Look how cute they turned out!

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After the owls were painted, everyone got to play around with painting on paper and using various mixed media supplies including markers, tissue, decoupage, paints, and lace.

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So happy with how their paintings turned out.  Thank you ladies for such a lovely day!

Family Art Days!

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Had a wonderful time teaching at Mona this last weekend!  Family Art Days was a success!  I was a bit nervous to teach this class due to the different ages, anywhere from age 5 to adult.  The children in the class seemed very interested, and the adults loved playing around with all that paint.  So grateful to able to share some of my process with others and see the excitement towards creating art!  I remember when I was little and wanting to be a famous artist, that is all I would think about!!! :)   Here are a few photos from the weekend!

FADFAD1FAD3Our workshop consisted of learning how to draw basic animals with basic shapes, how to use paper for decoupage and collage, and how to paint your animal!  So fun!

A big shout out thank you to the Museum of Northwest Art and all the families that participated!  Oh, and HUGE thank you to Dan who ran my farmers market booth BY HIMSELF on opening day!!  It must be TRUE LOVE! :)

Kindred Spirits....

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I was thinking about my grandmother the other day.  Gosh, it has been a long time and I miss her.  She was such a funny lady to me.  Half the time I was scared to death of her and the other half of the time she was all "grandmotherly".  She was an owl-loving, country music listenin' lady  who knew how square dance with the best of them.   I grew up way out in the country and my grandparents lived next door on our property.  I feel so blessed to have grown up with them and I could go on for days about some of our funny adventures.    They taught me so many family values and lessons in life.

There are two things that  really stick out when I think about my grandma.  First, was the fact that she sat down and took the time to read me the whole series of "Little House on the Prairie" by Laura Ingalls Wilder.  Ooohhhh how I wanted to be Laura!  I would go to bed at night and pray that I would wake up with pa and ma, and we would eat syrup from trees and ride in a covered wagon.  I spent many years as a little girl longing for life on the prairie! I would run over to house right after school so we could sit down and read.  Second, she and I would watch Anne of Green Gables. (and Anne of Avonlea).  When I was in elementary school I can remember being sick a lot.  Asthma and colds would keep me home from school for days.  So thankful that I have out grown it.  Almost every time I was home sick my grandma would let me borrow her VHS movies...(yes, it was THAT LONG AGO)  I must have watched those movies a million times.  Sometimes she would walk over and check on me, bring me homemade bread and and watch them with me.  She would always chuckle at Anne's crazy rants and would tell me over and over that she knew someday she would get a red-headed grandchild!  She really, really, really wanted a red-haired grandchild, I have no idea why.  Secretly she must have been crazy because RED HEADED children are little spit-fires! Ha! Ha!

My favorite part of this book and movie (besides the dead rat in the plum pudding sauce, but how can I paint that?) was Anne's love for "kindred spirits"......so here is my latest brave girl painting:

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P.s. Just had to add that cute little pug to remind Dan that he still needs to buy me one!

Happy Tuesday!

Happy Late Easter....

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Well, late as usual to wish you all a Happy Easter.  Time just seems to get a way from me.  Seriously can't believe we are midway (or more) through April.  Not even really sure what happened in March. The weather seems to come and go.  Sometimes I believe we are in Spring, and before you know it, heavy cold rain is falling down reminding me of Winter. So ready for some warmer temperatures around here.  Right around this time of year I tend to get ants in my pants and want to start wearing my shorts and flip flops.   The tulips are blooming in Skagit Valley so we must definitely be in SPRING!

I have been swamped getting ready for the summer art festivals and market this year.  Truly nervous to throw all of this new art out to you.  I have been trying to overcome my fears, take a deep breath and go with it.  Every year at this time I am overwhelmed with doubt.  I have doubts that my paintings won't sell,  fears that people won't like it and second guess even trying to make it as a part time artist.  Believing in myself is one thing that I can honestly say I can't seem to wrap my head around.   I wish inside I was a more courageous stronger person. I feel that if I just believed in my art there may be a whole world of opportunities and possibilities, but it such a scary step to take.  I hope I am not the only one that feels like this. I don't think I am, I have a feeling there are many artists out there kind of floundering like me wondering where there lot in life is.  My word for the year was PRODUCTIVE.  So far so good.  I made a promise to myself to stay focused, don't be quite as scared ( I will always be a little scared I think), take a deep breath and throw it all out there.  I am moving into more emotional pieces, painting for me.....lots of layers, lots of love and hours of work.  Bright funny paintings will always be incorporated into my work, so old fans do not worry!

Next month I will be venturing into new territory as well.  I am teaching several mixed media courses.  I have taught art classes to children in the past, but these mixed media classes will be new.  The first one is May 10th at the MONA art museum in La Conner.  Both classes filled up quickly with over 40 people on the waiting list!  AGH!  I have a feeling this will be a challenging workshop  for me because I will have from ages 5 to adult all working in the same class!  On May 31st I will also be holding a class here in my studio.  This class is so exciting for me as an artist. A small group of ladies and I will spend the day painting together. I can't wait to show them my painting process... We will cover all kinds of background painting, how to paint with papers, and creating whimsy into our paintings.  Dan is going to be our personal servant and delivering our catered lunch, chocolate covered strawberries, and whatever we desire! I am currently making them little gifts....so cute!

This week I will have finished up my summer calendar.  I will post it on the website so you know where to find me.  Stay tuned!  Here are a few picture of some recent work and Dan and I tiptoeing through the tulips. (dang we are adorable!)

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Helllloooooo Mixed Media Class....

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Sooooo excited for my mixed media class next month!!!!!

I only have two spots left!!!!!  If you would like more information on this class, I  have added a "classes" tab at the top of my website.

Dan is going to be our personal servant....he is providing our catered lunch, and is going to wait on us hand and foot.  Yahooooo!  Seriously though, this is going to be a wonderful small class in my studio and I can share some secrets about layering and mixed media.  If you are interested, please email me at Carla@carlasfunkyart.com.

Welcome April

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Welcome Spring!  Yep, pretty much been forever since I have been on here.  So busy between art and my ortho job.  Lots going on with the family too!  The kids are busy in activities, parents have been sick, and there just doesn't seem like there is enough time in the day.

I don't have a ton of time this morning but I wanted to share some recent art that I have been working on!

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Dan and I also did a quick trial run a few weeks ago with some new additions to our art booth, what do you think?

I wish we would have added the back wall when we took the picture but some people commented that they like how open the space was.  We are gearing up for the farmers market that begins next month.  I sat down and went over our summer schedule.  We are booked every weekend from May 10th until September!  AGH!!!!  Gonna be one CRAZY summer!  I can't wait!!  We added some extra art festivals this season.  I am currently working on a schedule so you are able to find me!

I am also starting to teach classes, so stay tuned for more information.

Happy Spring!

Adventures in Homebrewing......

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As some of you know, my better half likes to make beer.  Not just any beer, but the pretty much the best beer around,  or that is what I have heard anyway.  I am not to much of a beer person.....but I do like a good brew every now and then.  A few weeks ago Dan upgraded to an all grain brewing system and has been brewing up a storm. Every day when I pull into the garage I try not to cringe as I look to the right and see that he has now taken up a whole wall in the garage with homebrew equipment!  AGH! It is taking over!  Against my better judgement, I added to his homebrew supplies with a few Christmas gifts, what was I thinking?

Last week he tried using his new glass flask on the stove....it ended up boiling over all over his hand!  Who knew that homebrewing could be so dangerous? Ha! Ha! Hmmm....maybe I should have bought that Ove-Glove for his stocking?  After a trip to the doctors for some burn cream and some bandages, he is as good as new!  Well besides that peeling disgusting black and red bloody skin coming off of his hand! Yeah!

I decided to make a painting for his Homebrew Dunce Award:

Water, Malt, Hops, Yeast and Magic!!!  The recipe for a perfect homebrew!!!!!  Homebrew prints coming soon to my ETSY shop!

On a side note...what about those Seahawks???  They are going all the way baby!!!!!  Here is a photo of me holding my favorite homebrew all snuggled up in Seahawks watching the game!

GO HAWKS!

End of another year. Goodbye 2013, and THANKS!

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Well here we are again.  The end of yet another year.  I really have mixed emotions about 2013.  I have had some super highs and all times lows. The first thing I want to say is THANKS!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!  Thank you for supporting and being interested in my EVER CHANGING art.  Without you I wouldn't be here!

My art has changed quite a bit this last year (to say the least)...and I owe it all to the awful Arts and Carafe lady who stole my painting then proceeded to teach a class on how to paint my painting.  I was so frustrated and upset that I decided to paint something so layered that nobody could copy it even if they wanted too.  This lead to some wonderful inspiration and the world of mixed media.  I have been having such a wonderful time playing around with paper, tissue, glue, paint, crayons....you name it!  So fun! So I went from painting like this:

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I truly love both styles.  Needless to say, I think I will always paint with over-the-top color!

Another highlight of the year was our family trip to Maui!  I never thought we would be able to take a big vacation like that with our kids, but in 2013 we pulled it off!  What a blast they had!

Yeah for boogie boarding!!!

On a bad note.....I injured my leg training for a full marathon back in July and haven't been able to run since:

I was devastated to say the least and the worst part? I have gained 12 pounds! Whaaaa! I tore my tendon and am not sure when I will be able to run again.  When I really get down in the dumps about it I try to remember how much I did accomplish before I got hurt.  I ran 18 miles without stopping. Did I mention that was WITHOUT STOPPING?  That may not seem like a big deal to you, but it sure was a big deal to me.  I never in my life thought I would be able to do something like that!  I still have a dream of doing a full marathon, and I hope someday I can accomplish it!  In the mean time Dan bought me a fitbit.  I have been walking every morning!   I just love it!  10,000 steps a day!  Woohoo!

I actually took some time this year to do a painting for myself:

This has been quite a crazy year for me emotionally.  I learned how to be brave with my art, follow my intuition and believe in myself. I pushed boundaries, dared to try new materials and really tried hard not to be embarrassed of my paintings.  (this is an ongoing issue I have with myself)  It is scary throwing yourself out there to the public.

Not to sure what next year will bring.  I am embracing 2014 and hope everyone has a wonderful New Year.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Christmas is OVER!!!

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I hate to say it, but I am so glad Christmas is over.  It was a weird one this year, and to top it off, I got sick on Christmas Day.  Now I am looking around the house wondering what the heck I am going to do with all of these Christmas decorations! :)  It seems like every year we accumulate just a little bit more!  It always is a bit overwhelming to put everything away. UGH.  Just the thought of it makes me sick again. Ha! Ha!

I wanted to share a couple of paintings that I did for my family and friends this Christmas.  I wish I had the time and resources to paint a picture for everyone, so each year I have to pick and choose.  The winners for this year were my step-dad (who has been whining for a painting for months now)....and my good/evil friend Andy who amuses me everyday with his bad attitude on social media. :)

Jerry's salmon!

Here is Andy's.  Not my style at all.....it is Pennywise from the Stephen King movie "IT"...so gross, and I hate this painting, to freaky.  The kids were scared of it, but Andy loved it. Puke.

Merry Christmas Austin and Al!

My favorite Christmas present was Grumpy Cat!!!  Thanks Ally!

Orion and I getting our Christmas cheer on before the Ugly Sweater Party! :)

I hope all of you enjoyed your Christmas!

She Believed So She Did.

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Finally got a little time in the studio, it has been such a crazy busy month.  I am in a bit of a panic that Christmas is 14 days away.  Still have some more shopping to do and haven't even thought about all the wrapping.  This year has been so weird for me, I am usually really organized and on top of it.  I feel all out of sorts this holiday season.  My mind tends to wander, I have a different projects started but nothing ever seems to get finished.  I can't quite seem to focus and am not really sure why.  Everything seems overwhelming.  Our family schedule is packed to the max.  Every weekend is jammed with things to do up until Christmas.  I love all of the holiday energy buzzing in the air, I just wish we had a day or two to all snuggle on the couch and watch a marathon of Christmas movies.

Worked on this mixed media painting the other day.  I just love her message.....She Believed She Could....so she did.  As my friend Ginger said, "every little girl should have this in her room".   A simple reminder to believe in ourselves.  It is amazing what we can do when we think we can!

So on that note, maybe I should start "believing" that I can clean the studio......it is a disaster!

Happy Wednesday!

Life the past few weeks.

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Been crazy busy here!  Just got back from a 5 day vacation visiting family down on the Kitsap Peninsula. We had a wonderful time visiting, Christmas shopping and getting caught up on TV!!!!  Thanks Jerry for having cable and a BIG screen!  Woohooooo!  We missed the Apple Cup on Friday which was a bummer.  I almost broke down and bought cable today.  The Seahawks are on Monday Night Football tonight and I will miss it!  Whaaaaaa!

The annual Farmers Market Holiday Show was last weekend.  What a blast!  Thank you Anacortes for another successful show!  It is truly my favorite show of the year.  Love the Port Warehouse when it is all decorated, so festive!  Great vendors, good vibes, and awesome food!  I don't think I quit eating the entire time.

I sold my favorite painting "Bubble Blower" last weekend as well.  I was so sad to see it go.  The good news is, you can find it hanging over at "Pearl Buttons" in old town Anacortes.   Swing in, try on some vintage clothes and take a peek at my painting!

In other news, Dan has been growing his mustache for "MOVEMBER!"  Here is a picture of us with our mustaches! :)

I can't believe he made it through the month of November.  He hated it the whole time! :) I thought it was HILARIOUS!  Nothing like a 70's porn star look.

We are gearing up for the holidays around here, only 23 more days until Christmas, YAHOOOO!!!!  If you are out and about online shopping, how about this little print for your best friend:

You can find a print of this in my ETSY shop.

Happy Holidays!

Recaptured

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Looking for some of my art here in Anacortes?  Swing by "Recaptured" in Little Chicago....next to Anthony's at the intersection of 11th street and Q.  They just opened up their tiny shop last month, and it is adorable!!! You really must swing by and check it out!  It is full of beautiful hand painted wooden bowls, unique one of a kind jewelry by Laura Ferguson, and handcrafted pillows from Vintage Hen.  They are open every weekend Friday and Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 11-4.  Here is a peek:

See you there!

My Art Jounal….

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Been having a blast with my Moleskine Art Journal!  Here are some recent entires.....just thought I would share.  I encourage all of you to do some type of journal.  It is so wonderful to go back and look through them and remember parts of you life you may have forgotten.  I have my great grandfather's diaries that I look through every so often, it is AMAZING!  The type of life that he had, things that were important to him, even the daily weather!

Now....get off the computer and get JOURNALING! :)