availspace Available Space: January 2008

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

scrap packs for ambitious artists!

Everyone else is doing it, so why shouldn't I? I have sooo much stash, most of which I have no idea when I am going to use it. So, thought I would try and make some little envelopes of goodies for someone looking for inspiration.

I have lived in many countries and have managed to pick up handmade papers in Thailand, Chinese ephemera from Singapore and handwritten letters from all corners of the world. There is, of course, no possible way to use all of this so I am ready to share with others. Have listed this envelope on etsy and will have more if there is enough interest.

Monday, January 28, 2008

my chaotic mind

"That Smile"
6" square canvas
(7 1/2" with frame)

Finding that I am having a hard time concentrating these days. I am sure it has to do with having a half finished house and a husband half way across the world in India that has my mind occupied. I had such big plans while he was away for 10 days but find that I only manage to pick up clothes, tidy up a bit and make dinner. I do, however, deserve a small pat on the back for getting to the gym a couple times!

I have started a few larger pieces, none of which I can figure out what to do to next. The piece above is one of these "filler pieces", something worked on while the other larger works are drying. I have so many small canvases laying around and will try and list these either on etsy or ebay during the week.

I will post the above piece this evening on ebay. More later...

Thursday, January 24, 2008

back to work

"Storm" - 4" square canvas

I have managed to see past the boxes and unfinished home repairs to spend a few hours in the studio each morning/early afternoon. Now that I have "me" time, I feel like the pressure is on to use these valuable hours for something other than household chores.

I haven't made any new years resolutions however, I have made a crude outline of things I am hoping to accomplish within the next months. Some of those include:

1. List regularly on ebay and etsy

2. Create a series of larger works

3. Work more with my gocco printer

4. Try to stay focused on my goals

Looking at that list, I don't feel that intimidated! Why? Because I think with enough discipline, I can accomplish these tasks and then some!

"Beside a Stream" - 5 1/2" x 7" canvas

Have a more pieces to share, but have to get back to work. More soon!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Coming up for air

kitchen table mess

Yes, I am still here and plan to post more often once I get these boxes unpacked. Things are a bit better since taking these pictures, but there is much to do and the days seem to fly by with only little progress being made in the house. On another note, Noah has started daycare and I am now going to start getting to work. Planning a new series of works as well as some small things for etsy. Stay tuned for that!

living room

hallway with old floor