New Academic Space

I finally got around to cleaning, lowering, and changing the angle of my drafting table in the studio. The result is a large space to pile my books and notes, sketching, reading light, beverage, computer and cats. I also imagine this will be a better place to work on watercolor painting – safe from oil paint residue.

I expect much mind expansion as a result.

ps. Can you see one of the reasons I named my cat Dragon?

pps. Please excuse my ill-fitting old t-shirt and zebra-print chair-fur-control-system

Dragon inspects new studio "thinking" space
Dragon inspects new studio “thinking” space

Back at home…

After five weeks on the road I’m finally back home with my kitten (yes, she’s over a year old now but she’s still pretty kitten-y if you ask me) and my oils.

Here’s a teaser of what I worked on this afternoon:

oil painting in progress
oil painting in progress

Collage Day

Here are some pictures from my most recent day in the studio. An elaborate, crafty valentine was the result. You don’t get to see it though, only my valentine does.

And for those of you in New Brunswick, Canada, go to the Sweetest Little Thing tonight and place a bid in the auction of some beautiful art! I didn’t donate a piece this year, and I sorely regret not making the time to do so. It is a fabulous event to raise money for Struts Gallery and the Owens Art Gallery.

Have a lovely day lovers.

Sometimes the table gets a little out of hand...
The ancient Tim's cup dutifully holding my markers
Old sketches, gift wrap, letters and magazines all provide source material