Monday, February 14, 2011

Blogging A LOT more...

I know... I know... it's been six days since the last blog entry.  But think about it... blogging now IS a LOT more than I have been in recent memory.  Alright, that's copping out, isn't it?  Does it count I've been sick, under the weather, yukky, blah-blah-blah and avoiding the computer, emails, everything?  I see... not.  OK.  I offer you no excuses.  

But I have had a lot of time to think and doodle and contemplate where I'm going in my next projects, and finishing up a couple more too.  A break is good now and then, just not too long a break.  I've almost convinced myself I can easily be a hermit.  I haven't made it past the end of my driveway in so many days, I can't remember.  Well I'm not trying that hard to remember, either.  This last week has been so full of excitement and invitations and events and I've had to decline all of them.  I'll probably never have another week so full of fun things to do.  Isn't that the way life works out sometimes?  It all works out one way or the other.  It does.  

Now to get busy.  I owe valentine art work to three artists and they are nearly ready to go... and then finishing up a wedding present for a gorgeous couple and then two projects in the early stages, too soon to talk about (that way it gives me the chance to change my mind, my direction, or maybe just change period without any self-imposed guilt??) ha!

Here's a couple pictures from my sketchbook for The Sketchbook Project:
 To the left is the cover.  The photo on the right shows the front and back covers opened flat.  Faces... just faces/expressions.  Ok - til later.  Sooner rather than later (fingers crossed!) *smile*

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Trying out a new space and design just to see how it "feels".  Haven't made my mind up  yet... but thinking about it.

Life Is Good!!

Cowboy at the Copper Shade Tree Gallery
Life is good.  I'm in the middle of so much activity, I need a little time to sit down and share it all with you.  For now I will leave you with a wonderful picture of my dearest Cowboy relaxing on the front porch of the Copper Shade Tree Gallery in Round Top, Texas.  We attended the Artist's Reception for 22 Texas artists selected by esteemed judge Ginny Eckley to participate in The Art In Fiber 2011 at CST.  Yes, I was juried in and am one of those 22 Texas artists!!  My juried piece is entitled, "Sunset In The Piney Woods" and there it is on display at CST!!  
Sunset in the Piney Woods

I have seven other works on display that I will share with you shortly and also will share some wonderful fellow artists whom I have come to know, love and count as friends in my local Studio 105 art group. 

 If you get the chance to visit the The Copper Shade Tree, you will be in for a treat.  My Cowboy and I discovered Gerald and Debbie's gallery about 5 years ago after it just opened and we were thrilled. Little did we know we were making new friends, but the art we saw was absolutely stunning  -- and you should see the gallery and how it's grown now!!  You will be impressed at the talent that abounds in Texas and CST will become a regular destination.  You really must check out the wonderful place Round Top has become and if you are looking for a wonderful place to stay the night, David and his side kick Billy Paul at The Round Top Inn will treat you like family.  And the morning breakfast... More on that I promise shortly.  And one last question before I log off til tonite....

I am contemplating dropping "Flutterbugartgirl" from my blog and just having my name... any thoughts?  More "professional" sounding?  I love dearly my FlutterbugArtgirl persona.... so.... just contemplating.... ideas/thoughts....? I'm going to be blogging a LOT more frequently because I have a LOT more to share.  Life is good... in so many ways!