26 November 2009

Happy Deep-Fried Turkey Day (A Very Tasty Treat)

I saw this on A Rumble in the Distance. It's is a "things to be thankful for from a to z list". I think it's really cute, and seeing as it's Thanksgiving, I thought it wouldn't hurt any to write what I am thankful for.

A - Art. Without it, I would be a different person. I am happy to know Abbey, and have her input on my work..

B - Blick. Thank God for Blick and their wonderfully low prices. I am thankful for Betsey. Amazing friend and professor.

C - Carly, my muse, the other pea in my pod.

D - Dad. If only my temperament were a bit more like his...

E - Electricity. You don't realize how much of it you use, until it's gone.

F - Friends and Family. I love them. Amazing support system. Fire in the fire place. Warm and cozy. I also adore Flowers.

G - Grandma Pat, my roll model

H - My Health. I have amazing health, and I am so grateful.

I - Internet. Helping me to apply to grad school...green style.

J - January. The month of my birth, my namesake and the month to welcome the new year!! (It's all almost here!!)

K - Knitted clothing...implying warm toasty days and nights. (There is an emphasis on warm here.)

L - Linda, wonderful mother.

M - Michael, my lovely boy. MOREY!! my loyal dog!

N - I am thankful for Naps. I love naps.

O - Oil paint, love of my life.

P - The Painters. You made college what it was, and you helped shaped me into the artist I have become.

Q - Quick moving people. Both on foot and in car. You keep me from going crazy, and tailgating.

R - Ruth, the friend who has been the best, for as long as I can remember. (Rachel too!)

S - Sushi!!! I promise, the last food item on here. It's just SO good! My Sewing machine (in my Studio)...Such a great graduation "present" - thank you Carole!! ;)

T - Tea. Warm, relaxing and healthy. Technically not food ;) I am SO grateful that people leave me nice Tips.

U - Underwear. Such an amazing invention. And going commando is so over rated.

V - The Village Tavern. The place of my employment. While waiting tables isn't the greatest, I have a job, and it makes me money, when a lot of people don't have either.

W - Warm Weather :) Who doesn't love this?

X - X-rays and all health-related technology. We are very lucky to live in such advanced community.

Y - Yes. Saying Yes. I need to say "yes" more. Nothing good comes from "no"

Z - My Zoom Zoom - my Mazda. I am thankful for my car :)

20 November 2009

Over Paintings

I have started painting over old paintings that I do not like. I use the painting below as a loose structure, occasionally leaving some of the under painting showing through.
I have been painting or creating everyday...I just haven't had a camera. Check out my daily apple paintings for the Morandi Project Cait is heading up.

17 November 2009

Sugar Doll

My lovely Ruth tagged me for this:

Here are the 10 random facts about myself, as required by the award:

1. I don't text.

2. I love, LOVE scented candles.

3. I know a decent amount of sign language.

4. I saw Titanic for the first time just a few years ago. I didn't like it.

5. Three of my favorite movies are: The Break Up, The Royal Tenenbaums, and The Family Stone.

6. I am NOT a morning person. My mind becomes extremely active late at night.

7. I think the noodles in canned chicken noodle soup is the most revolting thing.

8. I drive a standard.

9. I would rather be too warm than too cold, thus I love summer.

10. I will be some level famous some day.

I now tag Susan of Freshly Picked. She has an utterly adorable blog. Please visit her. (I found her over at Jes' blog, Just Jes.)

16 November 2009


This made me think a lot about expectations, and learned behavior in thinking. As an artist, I feel as thought knowing these things in yourself are vital to your success. In a way, we are uncertified psychologists. Tell me what you think of this, and what feelings you had while watching it.

Revenge from Lernert & Sander on Vimeo.

12 November 2009

Writing with MWA

When Ruth was her this past weekend, she, Michael and I did some writing together. We wrote 3 Exquisite Corpes together, you can read them here.
I think they are really beautiful poems, especially Number 1.

I was on campus again yesterday, picking up my Works on Paper submission that did not get in, and chatting with Jamar for a few. I also saw Matt Borgen. It was really good to see old professors and mentors. Matt was telling me about a new body of work he recently started on. His concept behind it is so clever and thought provoking, it made me think about how I miss being...well, thoughtful. I don't have anyone to bounce ideas off of, or be intellectual with. I miss school.

10 November 2009

Welcome Rebekah

Welcome welcome, Rebekah of and adorable little blog called Wedding Tips. Check it out, especially if you are getting married - I am not. Yet.
Her most recent wedding video is terrifyingly funny. If you can even imagine what that means :)

Anyway, we are happy you've joined the fun!

Easing myself back in

I haven't been completely absent from the blogsphere, but I haven't been diligently posting like Ruth.
This past weekend, Ruth made the 9 hour round trip, to come to PA to see Ray with me :) And it was amazing. Ruth, again has amazing pictures and video...My digital camera wasn't up for the challenge.

Felicitous Findings: III

1. Painting for more than an hour a day.

2. Gap jeans

3. Jeff's Key Lime Martini

4. Cuddling with the pup

5. Tuesday nights with Biggest Loser

09 November 2009

Learning to be careless

I have been painting a lot and blogging very little. I have done approximately 10 paintings in the past four days. I have primarily been painting on top of old paintings. Some of them turn out really beautiful, with the under painting (not for the intended painting, of course) showing through. Some of the under paintings are very lumpy, making it more difficult to cover, but I think I might like this too. No one knows what was underneath... In a few days, I probably won't even remember what was underneath. I have been doing these as fast as I can. Not in a racing way, rather in a devil-may-care way.