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Still making my hand painted cards. I love coming up with new designs. Though not realistic in terms of revenue, it’d be heavenly if I could make these all day.

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I just realized I never showed you all the completed portrait of Beau from a month ago. The client wanted sweetie Beau’s name on the portrait which can be tricky, but I think it turned out great.

So excited to get back to painting. This summer has been a real time suck, but if anything it is giving me more motivation to CRANK on my art when I finally get back to it.

I always forget how much the summer takes over my world. But I miss you guys so thought I’d post some doodles from my grocery list yesterday.

 

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Kisses. Be back soon.

Some of my latest and favorites now for sale at my local CoOp. Each one is different and original, I can’t stop coming up with new designs. Fun fun fun.

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Today I am working on a new pet portrait. This is the photo of Beau I received…

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and here is my progress so far…

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Happy to have  a pet portrait back on my easel. Such fun to look at this cutie all day.

I have also ordered my large canvases as previously discussed, and they are on their way. Not as big as I was hoping, but the shipping for larger canvases made it cost prohibitive, so I went with 24″X36″ canvases and will start looking into making my own large scale canvases. I am handy with power tools, so it is kind of surprising that I haven’t already made my own.

And this photo I took recently just might be my inspiration for the first painting when my new canvases arrive.

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Excited!

Some of my favorite things to do professionally are side jobs. I love making my greeting cards and selling them at our local CoOp. I love helping to restore a local sculpture that was vandalized, I loved being a sumer camp art teacher, I love…hey wait, maybe my profession is just a string of side jobs. Fun!

I have a friend who is a professional house painter. His business is called Thomas Aquinas Painting. Yesterday my side job was to  paint the men that he uses as his yard signs when he is working on a property.

Starting by sketching out the beautiful freshly primed plywood silhouettes.

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Adding more detail on the hands than I had in times past.

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Saving a poor zombified sign from times past.

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All freshened up and ready to get to work.

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Love my side jobs.

 

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