Monday, August 24, 2009

painting for Jake and Stefeni

I finished this painting for some friends a couple of weeks ago and haven't posted about it yet... Jake is Mike's former roommate and Stefeni is Jake's wife. They got engaged on this bench at Red Butte Garden, so they wanted a keepsake of said bench. This is a larger painting than what I normally do, but I really liked the finished product.

Red Butte Bench
Oil on canvas

Saturday, August 22, 2009

38 weeks (almost)

Okay... officially 37 weeks and 5 days, but we're coming right along. Had a baby shower today and got some really cute things! Thanks to everyone involved- you are all so great! Afterward, we picked up a few items we were still needing and I think we are mostly ready for Liam to arrive. (Well, ready with stuff for him- not ready emotionally. I don't think I'll ever be "not freaked out.") Then, tonight, a couple of friends came over and helped me "nest." It's fun to organize baby stuff!

My mom was wanting to see the latest belly shot, but Mike wasn't home to take the picture. So, here are a couple of myspace-style baby belly shots...

Not really sure what the deal is with the point. It's kind of a weird shape. Ah well. Oh, AND... you can see the awesomely BLUE bathroom. No, we didn't choose that color- we actually don't use this bathroom much because we have to fix the fiberglass in the shower. Some day it will be pretty and not... smurfy.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Latest painting

Today was supposed to be a day of getting some paintings packaged and shipped and some cleaning done... Well, it's turned out to be "one of those days." I did some laundry early in the day, got some cleaning done, and called a few places to find some boxes to ship these paintings with. Well, last time I had no problem finding a box. This time, however, I've run into problem after problem- poor customer service mostly. Anyway, it kind of put me in a weird mood where I don't really feel like doing anything. I notice more today that I'm super tired, that my belly hurts, that when I am on my feet the baby feels really heavy... so, I'm trying to get the ol' blog updated. That's bound to put me in a better mood, right?! So, here's the latest painting (besides the ones that are going to be shipped soon.) I quite like it. Though, I think it looks better in person.

oil on canvas

Rufus won!

I forgot to update you on the art contest I entered. Rufus won! Thanks for all your votes. The person who put the contest together posted the top 3 winning images on his site. Check it out. You can check out the other entrants also here.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Baby bedding

Here's a bad picture of the baby bedding and other arts I've been working on lately. I'll get better pictures when I get batteries for my camera. The quilt front and back are pretty visible, the bumper is to the left on top of the sheet, which is the solid turquoise fabric. You can't really see the skirt- striped fabric with sage green trim. You can see most of the mobile and the monogram wall hanging in the background. I hung two shelves on the other side of the room and I am going to be painting 3 square paintings to go above the dresser/ changing table. I also want to do something for the window- I'm thinking a painted wood valence with some neutral fabric panels. I keep finding little projects to do, so I'm sure there will be more to come!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Vote for me...

I entered Rufus into a contest through Fine Art America. There's not really a prize or anything, but I thought it would be fun. So go here and vote for me!

35 week baby belly...

Here's my huge belly today at 35 weeks... you're welcome.