Monday, July 20, 2009

Hey....Look! I posted on my blog...

I actually had to look up my user name to sign into Blogger, it's been so long since I have even looked at this blog. But I have a few extra minutes right now, so I'm checking in to say 'hi'. I am sure that my family will be happy that I am updating this, but I am almost certain I have been wiped out of all the other readers 'bookmarks'. That's OK, this is really just for me, anyway.

So, when I started out loving art, I was in grade school. I would draw and paint all the time. I remember my mom went through a phase where she would collect old pieces of slate and paint and decoupage on them. I love that memory of helping her do that. She has always encouraged me to be creative, and I try to do that with my kids, too- no matter the mess {and let me tell you, sometimes we have HUGE messes!} Growing up, my bedroom had paintings on every wall and the door {my dad LOVED that!} I was frequently asked to paint things for church, friends, etc... Eventually, I got older and started expanding my mediums. I eventually found glass and have been playing with that for the past 5 or 6 years.

So, I have in the past couple months gotten out a bunch of my old art work and framed it and hung it up in my studio. It's not perfect, but art doesn't have to be. Some of it is from 20+ years ago and I love looking at it. I started painting again, there is a mural in the kids play area that I started {their dad LOVES that!} and I am just about finished with it. I love the 3D leaves made out of clay, still have to make a bunch more of those. Tinkerbell is waiting for her wand to be done, too!

I probably won't update the blog all the time, but every once in a while. I can't seem to find a lot of time between a 4 year old, a 2 year old and being 16 weeks pregnant again. Maybe when I get my groove back, I'll update more. We'll see. I don't have any current plans on adding to my Etsy shop, either- or maybe I will, who knows... I think I might do more local, face-to-face, shows and festivals. I like talking to the people who are buying my things. People are always nice & will buy from pregnant people!!

Thanks for reading {especially if you aren't related to me} and I hope you enjoy the pictures. I know there are also a couple people {Juliet, for sure} that I owe artwork to and I haven't forgotten! It will just be a nice surprise when it shows up :) Hang on, it's coming!

Later, Lisa


Melanie S said...

Good to see you posting again :-) It's interesting looking at artwork you've created years ago compared to what you are doing now isn't it?

Love the Mural. You've been a busy bee. How long did it take to paint that?

Little Miss Crafty said...

yeay ! your back :) xx