Thursday, May 22, 2008

Kinda 80s Peanut Chair

Another finished mini painting. I am having a lot of fun with this mini paintings, I haven't sketched any out, I am just going for it. Which is kind of unusual for me- I like planning

Today I am working on more of my minis and I am also going to a job fair/open house thingie and then dinner party- exciting.

Big news for Mike and I- we are getting professional hair cuts on Friday!! He had one professional haircut before our wedding two years ago and since then I have been cutting his hair. I just kind of chop off whatever it sticking out, I am not a good hair stylist, so it's time for us to get real hair cuts. I am excited, I love hair cuts!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Metallic Peanut and Two Huge Diamonds!

I think the diamond and peanut trend is going to continue with me for a while- at least for my batch of mini paintings! I have about 15 mini paintings I am working on right now! Super fun! I really like the juxtaposition of shiny gold and metallic paints and image of diamonds with really thin pieces of plywood.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

New mini-paintings

I have a bunch of little pieces of plywood sitting around in my art cart- so I have started a series of mini-weirdo paintings. I listed one to etsy today- The lime green chair and rainbow. I have been loving rainbows and diamonds and gold lately- as my paintings show. I think it is because I am happy that it is spring and almost summer, I love the nice weather!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Fun weekend!

Mike's parents visited us this weekend, we had a blast! We ate at a lot of good restaurants, yum. We also went to Indianapolis and went to the Indianapolis Museum of Art!

LOVE sculpture! So cute! I didn't know that the IMA would be so big and nice- it is a really great museum. They also have a really nice garden, we saw a wedding couple taking pictures and I guess getting ready for their big day! It was really cute.
We also played my favorite game, masterpiece and I tried a new recipe, Minty Pea Green Guacamole- it was pretty good.

Green Pea Guacamole:

1 handful mint

juice from 2 limes

1/2 cup lowfat sour cream
1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt
1 cup green peas

1 garlic clove

1/2 t curry powder

1/2 t cumin

salt and pepper to taste

Put it all in the food processor and blend!

We ate it with tostito scoops. Also, I accidentally used tumeric instead of cumin, and I added a whole bag of frozen peas.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Updated House Tour

On Sunday, Mike and I tried to reorganize our living room. The room is long and narrow, so it's been difficult to maximize it's potential. We are definitely not feng shui at all. Anyway, we tried the couch is a bunch of different positions and ended up putting it where we just had it. The new additions to our room are a very cool floor lamp, a very colorful rug, and more of my art work is up. Here are some pictures...

A few weeks ago my mom and brother came to visit and they brought that very cool "creamsicle-colored" table with them. My mom's boyfriend, Chuck, designs furniture and he very kindly gave us that table! We have really been enjoying it and it fits in really nicely with the rest of our colorful, slightly bizarre stuff!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Happy Mother's Day- yesterday

Yesterday was Mother's Day, so for the mother's in my life, I ordered them gifts from etsy.

I ordered my mom this awesome gocco print from, Elise's etsy shop, argylewhale. She makes the coolest stuff, I love all her artwork. This print is especially awesome because it glows in the dark! In the dark, glowing eyes are revealed. Very cool. And perfect for my mom because her house is surrounded by a forest and she occasionally sees bears and deer and all kinds of woodland creatures. Elise also has a very amusing blog-

For Mike's mom, we picked out a spring-time purse. I decided to get her a purse, so then I picked out like 10 purses and had Mike make the final decision. I really like this bag, pretty colors, very nice construction and perfect size! Mike called his mom yesterday and she really liked the bag and used it right away! The purse is from etsy seller, thepickledpepper!

Mike and I also bought a few things for ourselves this weekend- including a floor lamp and rug that I just picked up from the store less than an hour ago! We had been wanting those items for our house since we moved in, almost a year ago! Pictures to follow...

Friday, May 9, 2008

Happy Friday

This has been a nice week. I started being an administrative assistant this week- pretty fun. My last graphic design class was yesterday. AND I finished these two paintings! AND I have some ideas for some new canvas shapes that I am excited about. Yay all around.

Next post- I will reveal what I ordered from etsy for my mom and my mother-in-law for Mother's Day!

Monday, May 5, 2008

New crazy pattern explosion painting!

This is my new painting that I just listed to etsy this morning. Right now it is hanging in my living room. I think my favorite part is the marbled lamp- that was very fun to do.

Fun things from the weekend:
Went to the movies and saw Forgetting Sarah Marshall!
Had a mini-dinner party!
Had my first day of caddie training- Mike is teaching me to be his caddie, so when he goes pro I can be on tv too.
Went to a picnic and played jarts
Ate a lot of cookies and candy- yum.
New pet- a snail for our fishtank! His name is Speedy Claxton and he is super fast!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Orange circus inspired Peanut Chair

I call this circus inspired because I was thinking of those stools that elephants stand on in the circus.
Today I am starting 2 new paintings, one is kind of shaped like an igloo and one is shaped like an egg.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Gold gold gold!

Maybe my flashiest painting yet? I think gold is fun. I painted this painting around Valentine's Day, so I was very inspired by hearts and romance!
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