Monday, November 23, 2009

Drawings done, but now I haven't got any more done on paintings...

Can you tell I want to be able to do it all? There just isn't enough time in the day.

These are a couple of drawings I did for Everyday Matters. I'm still behind and I am not really happy with them, but they are what they are.... at least I am drawing. The squirrel is a little knick-knack left by a former co-worker. The coffee pot is one of the big gray ones we use over the campfire (mine is going to eventually be a flower pot). The last is a deadbolt lock.

Like I said, I haven't had time to do much for my show. I am trying to get a few things done for a craft table at my Girl Scout alumni. All of the proceeds go for scholarships for older scouts. The snowmen below are some of what I am working on.

Along with that, I am trying to get the house ready for this weekend. It's the beginning of our annual candy making sessions. Mostly peanut brittle.

It's a tradition of my husband's family. They have been making it since just after WWII. My husband and I took over the tradition about 21 years ago. This weekend we will have 20 or so people to make candy. Everyone brings the ingredients for however many batches they want to make along with an appetizer and something to drink. We start at noon and eat drink and make candy until we have them all done. Then we do it again the next weekend! 30+ batches. Plus, I make caramels, toffee, turtles and other things.

So there goes this weekend. I'm not complaining though... lots of family and good friends. I can't imagine starting the Christmas season without these get-togethers!

Time to call it a night so I have some energy.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

No drawings, but I still have made progress...

I haven't done any drawings in a few weeks for Everyday Matters, but I have been busy. I've gotten a couple more pieces done for the May show. I've also been working on some craft stuff for a craft table at my Girl Scout alumni holiday party. All that money goes to scholarships for older girls to attend events (focusing on out door activities usually).

Here are the two pieces I finished... The first is 12 x 12 and is a multimedia piece. Tissue paper, acrylic paint, dyes and alcohol ink. The second one is 16 x 20 made of tissue paper, can lids and string.

Next project is to get the house in shape for Thanksgiving company and annual peanut brittle making parties....