a very good day

Thursday, July 22, 2010

just a little foolin' around - forget me nots, leaves & swirls

I had a crazy, busy, fun, lost kind of day yesterday where I found myself wide awake and sketching new ideas at 10pm last nite - if you know me well you'll know just how crazy that is. After perusing issues 3, 4, 5, & 6 of Uppercase (sighing -it even smells great) which arrived in the mail yesterday afternoon I felt so wound up, and in that excited good way, sleep was evading me. If you don't already have a subscription to Uppercase rush to get one. It's fantastic.

inspired by - that Uppercase crowd and Gennine (she is my creative hero these days)
listening to - a squirrel who's moved into our yard, dripping rain drops and more 80's music
eating - Ontario peaches and beet greens from Sue's (post office gal & matchmaker) garden
drinking - ice coffee in the afternoon with lots of milk, ice and stevia to sweeten
smelling - fresh cut grass, clover blossoms, salt air & seaweed
missing - that darn cowboy who's been away a few days - he's back tonight hooray !
also listening to - (on my mac) Women, Food & God audio CD, 30 rock Alec B -You so Rock !
reading - a Ruth Rendell mystery - which I'll admit is really not gripping me
hanging out with - my favourite girl Winnie Dee
submitting - 22 floral duos to Canadian Art Prints (now the wait 4-6 weeks to hear anything)

I have 4 projects on the go here at the TTD* this early morning. 1. to continue uploading new stuff to my portfolio blog. 2. working toward an upcoming show at tres cool gallery/shop in the city love, me boutique this fall/winter 3. organizing my upcoming submission projects in chronological order August - Uppercase book design submission Sept/October - Great Arrow Card design submissions ... and finally drawing and painting another piece. I have the little first sketch done, my thumbnail, next I'll scan it and enlarge it to fit a 9x13 piece of watercolour paper then using my portable mini light table I'll transfer the drawing to paper with pencil - then the fun part - painting it.

I think it's going to be another good day

*teak topped desk


  1. Busy bee! Life sounds pretty good over there....

  2. Love the green - cool and fresh.

  3. Get OUT!

    Rachel, I think it's Busy Beaver in Canada.

    Love this new piece. Girl, you are burning up the TTD.

  4. Beautiful! I love your portfolio making-and-submitting energy. I'm working on a musical version of that kind of work and it's so nice to read about others who are doing this too...

  5. i adore the way this post is written + what you've been "smelling". SO LOVELY!

    xo Alison

  6. hey, i'm listening to Holiday and such from Madonna right now. Can;t believe how much that music still gets me into groove too. :) I miss synth.

    Gorgeous piece btw.


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