Thursday, July 30, 2009


I've been working on the larger painting and have put it aside due to feeling overwhelmed. Then I started a 25cm square piece... and that also had it's drama so I put that aside. Then I tried a 6x8in with a tried and true still life and it came out so...Carol Marine. It came out so CM that I'm not going to post it! I'm not teasing you!!! I just don't want anyone to think I'm trying to pass off her stuff as mine! I'm not going there she's to inspiring and amazing and real.

So then...I started (again maybe too big and bold and eager) a larger painting (I have no idea the size...maybe 8x10in??) with a green on green idea...oh it's too funny. I was basically painting in the dark and getting very cross eyed before I gave up and remembered why I don't paint in the evenings. I don't yet have good lighting. are asking about the boxing match...well. Good News...we finally found our farm for rent. We are sooo very excited. I've already got about 18-20boxes packed, inventoried and labled. Now I have about 130 more to go. Plus all the other stuff. So you might not see many paintings here till ...September/October?? I might try again a little 6x8 baby just cause I'm so inspired by other moving artists who've managed to keep painting during the process. Perhaps I'm crazy? Packing myself with my four small kids/homeschooling, keeping up the kids classes, no babysitter, and still manage to paint....gosh...I think I might be crazy.


  1. You have always inspired me Melissa.. even to try something and learn from how another painter does what they do. The fact that you are even thinking about painting while you pack and such (you must still be packing.. it's the middle of August and I'm sure you're not done :).. still very encouraging. I have moved in July.. got my easle up and running with my brain as well.. but I'm too shy to post my watercolors on my own blog LOL. I hope all is well. I'm sending many friendly smiles your way.

    Lori from SD (and family) in Canada :)

  2. Hi Lori,

    Thank you so very much for such kind words. I am still packing. My hubby had to take the kids for the weekend so I could catch up! I still have my paints out but my brain is so stuck in putting things in boxes.

    Please post your watercolours if they bring you joy. They would surely bring another joy as well! Hope you've settled into your own place!