Monday, January 31, 2011

Egg #16

Egg in the grass... thinking about Easter already!

Egg #15

Raw egg in a dish. Keep looking for Egg #16 later today!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Egg #14

Today's egg is yesterday's egg...a robin's eggs in a nest. Would love to hear what you think!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Egg #13

Not 100% finished, but this was a big canvas, so I had to take a pic and get it posted before it gets too late. I hope you like today's eggs!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Egg #12

Oh anxious egg watchers! I am posting the last of my first dozen eggs, finally. Sickies and interruptions are all around so this was actually worked on for over three days on and off. Hope you like it! I think it looks like the start of a great breakfast!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Egg #11

 I think this dapper fellow is Egg in the City! I pulled out my acrylics last night and had a lot of fun rediscovering them with this piece. I plan to include more acrylic pieces overall in my gallery. I would love to know what you think!

Egg #10

Whew! Finally! Where has this girl been? I mean.... you know, 365 means like, uh every day!!! Well, I have been sick. Sicky sick sick, yucky. So, maybe 365 means just 365. And I will do my best to get one done every day, but some days are just not possible. This egg was actually done about two days ago while I was trying to get myself feeling better. Watch out!!!! Next up is Egg #11!!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Egg #9

Eggs for Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Egg #8

Shabby chic meets egg meets feathers.

Egg #7

Okay, not every egg will be my favorite but I did learn a lot from this egg. I used a metallic paint I hadn't really experimented with yet and learned a lot about how it flows (not very well.) So, here is Monday's golden egg. Today's egg will be posted later!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Egg #6 - Half a dozen!

Sunday's egg.... a little mixed media with my oils today. I think I will do a few more like this down the road.

Egg #5

This is Saturday's egg...Wet in wet still life of shells done with knife and brush.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Egg #4

Wow! Ok... an egg a day is starting to get tough! This simple little illustration will be offered as a print on my shop and it took me a lot longer than I thought it would for a simple illustration! So, a little lighter than the others. What's up for tomorrow? I have no idea!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Egg #3

Two eggs held together by medical tape. painted. Oil. Wet in wet. Hope you like.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Egg #2

Life is fragile. Value it. Need I say more?

New Year, New Projects!

As usual, a flurry of new motivation comes my way as soon as the new year hits. My goals get written down, I plan to have my days organized, but it always falls apart. My goal is to make small changes for big impact and to do them daily. I am inspired by my husband and his recent training for marathons. He ran his first marathon a couple of years ago and did another one last month. If you know anyone who runs marathons, you realize that there is a plan they follow right down to what they eat and when. It doesn't start on race day or even a couple of weeks ahead, but months ahead. It builds from short runs to longer ones and weekly there is a plan in place for building on progress.

I have some big goals, that have been interrupted by life for the last few years. To grow a thriving business, not just one that sells a piece of work occasionally. I want to lose the 15 pounds I have been carrying around with me that I don't need. I want to become a better mother, more organized and healthier all around. Whew. Small steps are needed. I want to see real progress by the end of the year.

I have been inspired by several other blogs as well. Recently on Etsy, I saw the blog post about the 365 day project which fits perfectly into the plan I already had of creating artwork every day. For me, the key to this is creating around a central theme which I don't have to decide daily (sometimes the hardest part!) I will still work on my other paintings and keep making a body of work for sale online and potentially working toward selling at an art fair in the future. Please check out this link to the Etsy article and make sure to click the link to see Noah Scanlin's Skull-a-Day project. It is so cool!!!

I swear, thinking about subject matter kept me busy for three days. I finally decided to paint eggs. All sorts of eggs in different ways. They are simple and elegant and full of meaning. They are new life, interrupted life, protected life and fragile. They are a representation of the themes I am already exploring about fleeting moments. Since I am starting my blog on Jan. 12, I am already 11 days behind! So, I plan to create 2 pieces of artwork on several days to catch up. I am not sure I am going to be able to keep interested in eggs for all 365 days, so on day 100 I am going to re-evaluate and decide if I will change subject matter.

I can't wait to hear what you think!!!! So, finally! Here's the first... Egg #1. It is a small painting painted in oils, wet in wet.