Friday, June 27, 2008

Although sleep leaves me behind

Every now and again I find sleep forgets to visit me some nights and I am left waiting and thinking, way too much thinking. I guess it is a busy job putting the world to sleep, as the world turns it would be an endless job in fact. Thank goodness for sleeps sisters! Where would we be without our sisters?

I don't actually have any sisters of my own to rely on just a brother... not long after he was born (he is two years younger then me) I 'got' an imaginary friend... his name was January. He was tall, much taller then me and old, way older then me, he traveled a lot and wore black.

My mother thought January came along to keep me company until my brother got 'interesting'. I am sure I must still see January now and again as I am still waiting for my brother to get interesting. Why couldn't I have had a helpful interesting sister like one of sleep's...?

I have just listed this on etsy... let me know what you think?

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

your moment

Am trying a few different colours lately... a little bit girly this one, a bit fleshy. I am not really a pink person but I like it with the trolleys. Ben loves hitching things up together to make a convoy around the house, and they all have their turns being in the front or holding the special toy etc... so this is about those special moments when it is your moment and your moment alone.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

a new set of works "dream series"

I have been thinking for a while to start a new series for Etsy based on the sleep and her sisters theme. Here is the first partly finished one. They will all be numbered using only odd numbers (I don't think I want any even numbered dreams). They will probably be a little more coloured then my other work, but will see what happens.

I have just got some bigger paper to do some covers for pads to see how they will do. Am thinking the images I have might be a bit dull? will have to give it a go and see how they look. Will post one on here this afternoon if I have time, I have to put together another painting of houses for a lady in Timaru who saw my work in the Plunket show. So better get to it.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

What a day!!!

I had a bit of a day yesterday... I had to take my daughter to the hospital for an appointment and once we got a park I looked on the back seat for my bag. It wasn't there (it contains my life... my handbag, my workbook, my Etsy folder and my lunch) slowly the mornings events came back to me. I had left my precious bag on the driveway!!!

We got back in the car and drove all the way home... It had gone, I was soooo upset. I rang the police and canceled my bank cards etc... and rang the hospital as we were going to be a bit late for Hannah's appointment. They said it was fine they could still fit us in... we went back to the hospital and saw the doctor. Once I got to work I had a phone message, a kind neighbour had been checking his mail box and saw my bag on the footpath and picked it up and found my work number. Apparently when I backed the car out of the driveway I had dragged my bag with it . My precious bag had big scrape marks over the handles but otherwise it was ok and everything was intact. I was so very happy to see it, I bought the kind man a big box of chocolates.

In my workbook I had several pieces of art work in different stages of being finished. I really don't know what I would have done if I had lost it... so I am thinking of starting a work book blog just in case I have another brain malfunction and leave my bag in the driveway again.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

All the colours are changing in my eyes

I would like to thank everyone for their kind comments and support of my new Etsy shop. I got my first feedback yesterday... very exciting. I feel Etsy has given me something I have wanted to do for a long time. A community of like minded people from around the world, it is such a wonderful thing to be part of.

I have become quite fond of green in the last few months... with a touch of red. My daughter thinks they look art deco, very apt since we live in Napier.

I told them to smile but these three are a rather sombre lot. I am finding it interesting when I put hands and feet on the girls they seem to look a lot younger then with these long arms? For me the long arms make them seem wise. Like when my children were in my tummy I thought of them as being amazing, clever, highly intelligent creatures growing all the right bits in the right places to survive in the world they were soon to enter. But once they got to our world they instantly become helpless and are now having to learn how to survive again. And it is up to me to put those pieces in the right places for them.

In the past my girls would stand there all cool, calm and collected with whatever was going on around them happening in the background. Now they are starting to interact with their background and it is a whole lot of new things for them and me to learn... how they hold things, where their arms bend and how their feet sit on the ground etc...
and it is a little bit like giving birth again.

Friday, June 6, 2008

One of the sisters...

I am not sure which one of Sleeps sisters this is yet, but I know she is one of them... She must be the clumsy one, she was holding a dream catcher but has dropped it. I hope it doesn't land on anyone?

I am looking forward to the weekend, I've got a meeting tonight with a group of fellow artists. We were students together at art school and decided to form a group to make and sell our art (our goal was to go to Greece with the money)... Well 10 years later we had saved about $9000, not quite enough. With everyones lives getting so busy, having babies, doing more study, illness etc... we decided to divide up the money. We still meet once a month to catch up and talk arty things and girly stuff, but our goals have changed.

So I am looking forward to that, and I have some art work to post off to people from my Etsy shop. And maybe a sleep in tomorrow morning. Hopefully Sleep and her sisters heard that last bit. I WANT A SLEEP IN !!!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

I am on ETSY!!!

Well I Have done it... I now have work on Etsy...

my shop name is sleepandhersisters, take a look and let me know what you think.