Thursday, April 30, 2009

YAY! So I am finally finished with my projects that were in "progress" lol The 1st is a larger version of one I just did in my "Drinking" set, it is the partner to the large martini glass with both being 16x20.

The next are a 3-piece set I refer to as "Kitchen-Aids"...get it? KitchenAid? Yep, I'm tired...well I thought it was funny! They are the hallmark of what I like to paint....making something that you see almost everyday into something fun.

Lastly I have my wooden spoons-----the painted set I did to go along with the "Drinking" set of 4 paintings. While those are for looks *ONLY*, the 4-piece set is ready to use. I have wood-burned them with a B,C & F for beef, chicken & fish...along with one for pasta. Though the chicken one needs a bit of work (haven't drawn a lot of chicken legs thankyouverymuch), I think they turned out rather cute.

My Diddy showed me how to use a wood-burning set a loooooong time ago & while I have done a few pictures here and there, the wooden spoons have always been my favorite. I even have some that I use to cook most dinners that I made back in 2003!

Well that is it for now------I have a few great pieces I will be sketching up this weekend & look forward to beginning the first of next week. Cliff (my sweet, patient husband) is home now through the weekend, so I am off to have some great "family" time......this being typed as one son sits in the corner and the other is upstairs having a tantrum. Ahhh, peace & quiet....yeah right!
Have a great weekend everyone, and have a cupcake!

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Welcome Everyone!

Hi Everybody! My name is LoLo & I make art. I however am new to making a "blog" so bear with me these first few entries as I get my internet "sea-legs" :) I am a SAHM who has been job-hunting like crazy lately when I realized something....I went from having a clear vision of the job I was looking for, to just plain looking for A job! I had given up hope of finding anything when I had this breakthrough of sorts. I had been so focused on the many closing doors, I hadn't really taken the time to see that a few small windows had opened in their place. And while art is not (and will NEVER be a 9-5 job), it was something I:

1) Loved to do,

2)Was able to do (though mostly during nap-time, and post bedtime routines),

3)Could make a little money from,

4)And was something I was good at!

In school I rememeber asking my Diddy (what I call my Dad) how you know you have found the "right" job. His response was, "When you can pay your bills and can get up and look forward to going to work each morning." Pretty simple right? Only took me 10 years to follow it.......

So here I am making my "debut", with the art I have completed. A lot of these first pictures are of things I painted for my own home. I have always have appreciation for custom artwork, just haven't always had the wallet....there for I decorated my home the only way I knew how, by hand!

I hope eventually to have many followers to my blog, so feel free to share with anyone you feel would enjoy it. While the main focus will be on my new "career" (and I use that word VERY lightly), I'm sure things of a humerous nature will come up.....I have 2 little boys, how can they NOT??

So, stick with me and we will see where this little blog adventure goes.....until next time,
"Eat a cupcake, Cupcakes make everything better!"