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I've been an artist my whole life and have had so many exciting art related jobs, which makes me kinda of a jack of a bunch of trades. I'm also college grad with a BFA and went to the High School of Performing & Visual Arts here in Houston. Visit my shop at Etsy and I promise you'll most likely receive a Smile to take with you! I decided to mention that about 10 years ago I was on chemo for 2 years. The chemo worked, but left me with other Heath issues, such as a case of Fibro which left me with having to get disability.Sad news, since I had a great career, that I can not work anymore. With my Faith and determination, I am determined to still do my art. My art gives me inspiration and thank you God! Oh, and please follow my blog! I'd love to have yall join me in my show and tells and also would love to hear what yall have to show and tell!:)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Very Early Wednesday Morning

First of all I'd like to start off my saying that I have another article up about an artist that I adore. I am like her groupie and own a lot of her work, she gave me a lot and I bought several when she had a really good sale. She is so talented and so down to earth. She made that Gold Heart that you see above. But I also made a slide show with her work wit the article. I've mentioned her before in this blog. She is one of the gals that is helping out with the Etsy shop "Hearts for Haiti" and my Jack Russell that I donated, came to her when she posted it! Small world. I also donated a Package deal of notecards, print and flat magnet all of your choice. Anyway, I would love for yall to read about her as well as the article that is still on the same page at the bottom about Ruth. Yall see her link on the side of my page here on the right with the watercolors. Ruth painted that! I am thinking that maybe people aren't able to find the comment section, because I just got home from my Artisan of Houston mini team meeting and they all told me that they couldn't find where to put their comments. I told them it was at the very bottom of the article and even below the videos that I usually put up, and it says (Comments) in very tiny letters above the ariticle below it on the right side of the top of the next article below. A lot of you artists in mixed media and collage art know Linda(Mamapainter) so I do hope yall see this.
Also, I am having a very difficult time getting my life together. Sigh. I finally finished my last project from last year and finally got up the energy to start going through my tons of paper work and also aiming to also organize my art supplies better where I have no place to put them in this apartment... I am hoping to squeeze some shelves in at some point, but anyway, I get an e-mail from this girl that the owner of my favorite Art Fest in the world found for me to share with so we could split the cost, because I can't afford to rent a booth by myself. Well, this was the fest I was dying to do! I was really feeling depressed that I couldn't do it this year. Linda(MamaPainter) was going to be there too! So I had my head just geared to organize, which is terribly needed, and now I get to do the festival, which is good, but also I haven't worked on any new projects after the Holiday rush, and now I need to produce art work again before Feb 6. And I just got several commissions to make a variety of dogs, that are the hardest things for me to make, especially if they are dogs I do not know! So here we go again, a hurricane of art work needs to be done and fast! As my mess got a small portion organized today, here I am, about to mess up with my art work again on top of the unfinished "putting everything back in it's place" art supplies! And as of now my art supply places are tupperware bins. It is a total mess like a tornado hit it, and I am a mess, and I feel kinda sick about it because I have to be in it everyday and this now will be prolonged.........Have yall ever had times like this? When you just couldn't seem to catch up, and then you are about to get started catching up and then more work is to be done all of a sudden?


Well...I am now going to go cuddle with my kitty and think about it tomorrow as Scarlet on "Gone With the Wind" would say....For tomorrow will be another day.....


  1. Yes! just take one step at a time, one day at a time and be sure to take a little time for yourself.

    I am glad you get to go to the art fair. The best part is being with colleagues and friends, so whatever you have to sell I'm sure will do wonderfully!

  2. LOL, my craft room is always a disaster!! I keep saying I'm going to get organized, huh hasn't happened yet. My problem is I can't ever find the things I know I have so I spend endless amounts of time looking for it, good grief.

    You are a fantastic creator Linda you will do just fine at getting everything done and in time, deep breaths. Can't wait to see pictures of your goodies for the Art Fair!!


  3. We have times like that too - it is frustrating but just remember it won't last and you will have time to organize soon. I think cuddling with the cat will help you to relax, so hopefully it won't bother you as much!

  4. Some things never seem to get done but it'll all work out but in the meantime, cuddling with Kenzie sounds purrfect!

  5. Phew! Take a deep breath. You'll get it done. Off to read your piece on Linda now

  6. I love it also cuddle with Kareltje
    its always relaxing :-)