Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Whips Ahoy!

Came back from a dressing change on my foot at my Surgeons office. Everything looks good (I'll spare the graphics) stitches come out in 2 weeks, till then I'm off my feet. I've been a little loopy with pain medications but I've been drawing a lot since I was told to take it easy. Some of those drawings already turned into whips. I don't know what's up with the vegie people (the medications might have something to do with it!) but I like it and I'm going with it. There's some skelly and vegie fairies in there as well. Anyway one of those drawings turned into an ACEO that was inspired by Robert's dog Twinkle over at Halloween Fanatic. I sent him the card and a couple of days ago I received a thank you card ACEO from him which I thought was great and I thought I'd share with with you all.

As you can see Twinkle's figure is coming right along and Robert has laid claim to her already.

Some other drawings have turned into more ACEO's which I might have to hold a give away, whadya guys think?

Another happy development you've probably noticed already with the Spooky Time Jingles badge. I hope to have my first offerings in the next STJ update. One of the offerings might be one of those ACEO's. Check out my new banner from Huckleberry Arts

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Here we go again!

Hey folks thanks for all the well wishes on my surgery. I'm happy to say it was success and I'm now back home, elevated feet and all. Right now I'm feeling no pain (thanks to the magic of modern pain medication) and a bit silly. Silly enough to post these pics.
this shot is before sedation. The reason for frown besides the negligee cap? This will be my 9th surgery in 3 years, the fourth on my left foot. The reasons are to long and tedious to go into here. Suffice it to say a casualty of my day job as a Nurse and the complications of an auto accident. It's tragic when the admitting nurse know you by name on sight. Why they make a bald man wear this ridiculous little blue cap is beyond me.
Aaah! the pre-op meds are kicking in! According to the Surgeon it was a success, at least I think I spoke with him after. I'm going to try to rest and keep my foot elevated, Doctors orders!
Doesn't mean I can't draw my fingers off. In closing I thought I'd share one of my favorite past pieces "Drive by".

thanks again for all you good wishes.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Thrilled New Member of EHAG

Im sot thrilled to have been invited and accepted into this talented group of Artist. It was'nt that long ago that I noticed that most of the artist work I admired and inspired me had these funny little initials in their listings. I soon realized it stood for outstanding craftsmanship and creativity. Just recently I congratulated Johanna Parker on her wonderful design for the new EHAG logo, now I get to proudly post it. This is wonderful news is just the thing I needed to boost my spirits before my surgery Thursday and the rehab to follow. My plate IS full but now it's got dressing! LOL. Thank you EHAG.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Where does the time go!

Time does fly! I hadn't realized how much time has gone by since my last posting although, I do make blog rounds and have seen some wonderful work by all. that always gives a boost to my inspiration. I've mostly had my head buried in my work. I finally noticed some flowering in the communal garden and decide to take a little break and share the color.

Hot does not begin to describe the weather down here now. But at least no storms so far.

One of the projects I've been working on is one some of you might remember, the "rattle" or "maraca" mobile. The show dates are getting closer and I needed to wrap it up. It had to be able to break down, for travel and design wise it had to not distract from the pieces it would display.

It's encrusted with carnival glass rhinestones for a little sparkle.

I think those requirements were met and I like the way it turned out. I suppose when not on the road I could use it as a cupcake or cookie stand for a party, Humm? yet another venue, my plate is already too full.

Finally a quick peek at another piece I've almost finished. The scarredy cat, the JOL its actually a miniature luminaria, it's quite fun when she's all lit up.

Unfortunately I'm scheduled for yet another foot surgery next week so I'm even more frantic trying get as much done as possible before my mobility is affected so it's back to work again for me.