Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Soaking in some Vitamin D and castle update

I can't believe it...a productive day all around PLUS I actually got to sit outside, barefoot on the porch (at the beginning of February!) and soak up some rays. :)
This is the view out my back door and I can't help but start to dream of what things will look like when spring comes. My favorite thing in the world is to just sit and listen to the birds sing while I look out over this vista. It was nothing like the cacophony that spring will bring, but I did hear several birds chattering happily.

I've been real busy with market business plus I have several projects going...this shows the two necklaces of square beads that I'm working on (loads of fitting to still make for these) and it shows the ongoing hyperbolic crochet piece I'm playing sort of looks like a swimming stingray at the moment lol, but will be fun seeing how it changes.

And I know I said no more updates until this painting is done, but it's going to go into next week and I know you were dying of curiosity lol! The lighter tower roofs on the right are what I did today, tomorrow I will go back in and darken them with the same colors as in the other roofs. I also have to lay in the red trim in one area. You can see I started the sky on the left, but haven't carried it to the right yet, that's just a fresh coat of white to work on. I've misted in the back hills and knocked back just about all the castle buildings to get them to sit behind the figure just right. I'm still not quite happy with the hair but this is getting close to the final painting, as I've been taking my brush at the end of each session and working over the older parts to tie everything in together.

It just feels good to get so much done and still be able to sit outside and play hooky for a bit. Life is good!



  1. Wow! Life is good if you can sit outside, barefoot, in February! I'm jealous!

  2. Your view is breathtaking, I'm also enjoying my mental picture of you basking in sun, while your bare feet enjoy their freedom, while snow blankets the surrounding landscape! :)
    Loving the peek at your work area and bead arrangement...xo Debbie~


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