Dick and I have made some big changes for the year to come!! We are downsizing to free us up to do the things we have always wanted to do ..... that is.... free to travel, spend more time together, follow His lead for new adventures, no more retail store after 27 years, more time with kids, but still MORE ART and probably some sewing classes for girls ..... that is a dream right now ..... but the ART won't stop, it will be here on the blog as soon as we finish remodeling our NEW/OLD smaller home about 20 miles away. SO STAY TUNED ... we'll be having a big sale and beautiful house and property SALE in the SUMMER!! MORE FREEDOM ON IT'S WAY!!! WooHoo!!! And THANKS for all your support the last twenty seven years in my shop!!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009


I was so tempted to do Misty Mawn's 31 Day Challenge ..... but with a 24" x 24" area to do art on until my studio is ready .... I felt it might be too much pressure ..... but I kind of wish I'd done it anyway! I am going to pretend I'm doing it just for my own sake and see what I produce under pressure ..... I am even going to try a self-portrait. You should check out Nelda's self portraits she has done for the challenge.... I will post as I go. I have been reading where a lot of artists have picked a WORD for the new year and have made it their word to try to live up to for the year 2009. Well, I came across this word "CONSIDER" ..... and I decided it would be my word for the year 2009. It is a word with a lot of possibilities for anyone ..... so give it some thought for your self and feel free to share any profound thinking you've had on it. This is a journal page ... to be put into a journal when I have enough pages done .... I do everything backwards! I always find a fabulous old funky frame and then create art for it. Frame shops don't make much money off of me! This piece is watercolor, pencils, oil pastels, water based markers, black ink and some cut out leaves and flowers .... on a heavy watercolor paper. I'm new at this, the collage part and mixed media with new materials part.....and just being spontaneous is new for me.....my art is usually over planned.....so just enjoy it for what it is and I'll continue to experiment and learn how to use more new materials.....my most familiar medium has been ink and watercolor and prisma color pencils.....and I'm also trying to shed the fact that everything needs to be perfect. Funny, I don't know why because I have never produced perfect work!?!


Carrie said...

Love it! You have inspired me to find my own new word for 2009 even though I am not an artist! I'll let you know when I pick one out!

We love you,

DJ said...

You mentioned "I'm new at this, so..."
Are you sure? It looks like you've been doing this expertly for some time, now.
Lovely! Please make a journal from this and others.
Love & Laughter

Say It In Color said...

DJ...thanks!!...the new part is not pre planning it....and using the new materials....the collage part....and using the mixed media. Now I need to add stamping....and what else?... fun... fun...sherry ...thanks girls!!!

PJ's talking2.... said...

Looks good. I think my word will be Progress.
Have you started your next page? ~PJ

deb did it said...

CONSIDER. what a great word for thought. I am choking at the thought of sketching a self portrait....maybe, just maybe!

nelda ream said...

This is really nice. Glad to see you're off to a terrific start in the new year. Go for it!

Anonymous said...

Hi there Texas Pecks! I enjoyed the art work but I enjoyed those pictures of the beautiful grandchildren even more! I can't believe how big everyone is getting.

Susan Peck McCannon