Wednesday, January 27, 2010

#1- Reaching Goals

I set a goal for myself to finish at least 12 paintings this year. That is 1 per month. Although I started this painting in Dec. I just finished it so it counts as my first painting for 2010. The inspiration for this painting came from http://www.flickr.com/photos/waitingforsophie/3459748058/

Monday, January 25, 2010

IF: Clumsy

Trying to wear that 5 inch heel when you are over 45 can make you seem clumsy. I'm definitely not 30 anymore. How did 40-something get here so fast. My mind still tells me that I'm 25.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

IF: Wilderness

My submission for Illustration Friday.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Books Read in 2009

My first book read for 2010. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society which I really enjoyed. I give it five stars. My goal is 60 books for this year.I never set goals as far as my art is concerned so I am setting one this year. My art goal is to paint at least 12 pictures. Here is my entire list for 2009 of books read, my goal was to read 55 books.
56. KJV Bible (entire read 2009)
55. Mrs. Sartoris by Elke Schmitter
54. The Fixer by Mary Kay Andrews
53. How to Have the Best Christmas Ever by Julia Foster
52. The Darkest Evening of the Year by Dean Koontz
51. Relentless by Dean Koontz
50. The Fly Truffler by Gustaf Sobin
49. Twlilight Eyes by Dean Koontz
48. The End of the Alphabet by CS Richardson
47. Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran & Oscar and the Lady in Pink
46. Cold Water by Gwendoline Riley
45. A Dish Taken Cold by Anne Perry
44. Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
43. Christmas Lights by Christine Pisera Naman
42. Without Blood by Alessandro Baricco
41. The Book of Proper Names by Amelie Nothomb
40. the Two-Pound Tram by William Newton
39. Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons
38. The Apothecary's Daughter by Julie Klassen
37. Evenings at Five by Gail Godwin
36. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
35. The Sartorialist by Scott Schuman
34. The Piano Teacher by Janice K. Lee
33. Sam's Letter's to Jennifer by James Patterson
32. Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
31. 100 Cupboards
30. My Cousin Rachel by Daphe Du Maurier
29. Love, Lies, and Liquor by M.C. Beaton
28. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
27. Abhorsen by Garth Nix (reread)
26. Lireal by Garth Nix (reread)
25. Lost and Found by Andrew Clements
24. Artist to artist by Eric Carle
23. Sabriel by Garth Nix (reread)
22. The Mark of the Angel by Nancy Huston
21. The House of Midnight by Lucie Whitehouse
20. Hula by Lisa Shea
19. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
18. Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella
17. The Serpent's Tale by Arianna Franklin
16. On Chisel Beach by Ian McEwen
15. The Three Incestuous Sisters by Audrey Niffenegger
14. The Shack by William P. Young
13. Icebound Land By John Flanagan
12. Midnight Sun (Rough draft) by Stephanie Meyer
11. Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer
10. Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer
9. New Moon by Stephanie Meyer
8. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
7. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke (reread)
6. Inkspell by Cornelia Funke (reread)
5. The Other Queen by Philippa Gregrory
4. The Man in the Picture by Susan Hill
3. Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke
2. Enchantments by Linda Ferri
1. The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory