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Monday, September 15, 2014

Right Now

I was inspired by Robyn over at robayre to do a "Right Now" post to get writing.

Anticipating- I have some great news that I can't quite share yet, but I'm looking forward to something new that I start in just under two weeks.
Buying- I've been trying to be good with my spending, but I ordered some new books the other day and have been eyeing a new coffee maker (there is a surprising lack of coffee shops in our neighborhood).
Creating- I currently have 4 paintings in progress, 3 wood panels and 1 canvas. 
Eating- Being very domestic and making lots of home cooked meals; tonight was maple glazed pork chops and yesterday was a cold chicken pasta salad. Yum!
Feeling- Positive. I've been going through some up and downs lately but am looking forward to the future and everything I have going on.
Listening- I didn't go to Riot Fest in Chicago this weekend but I've been listening to some of the bands that played (Taking Back Sunday, The Menzingers are good to sing along to while cleaning).
Loving- Fall weather starting. I didn't used to love fall that much, but the longer I live in the Midwest, the more I enjoy it. Sweater weather!
Missing- The dog we adopted when I was in high school, Maggie, passed away today. Very sad but she had a long life. 
Procrastinating- Constantly! It's been so hard to be motivated. Maybe I could check Tumblr before I start painting, then soon enough I'm on Pinterest too. 
Reading- Currently reading This is How You Die. So far I'm enjoying it and it's a great follow up to Machine of Death
Seeing- Saw the Magritte exhibit at the Art Institute. Fantastic! He did some pretty creepy stuff.
WatchingI've been watching WAY too many crime shows on TV, I seriously need an intervention. 
Wanting- Fall clothes and kitchen gadgets like a crock pot so we can get even more cozy at home this winter. Very domestic!

I hope everyone's week is off to a great start.

Revolution Craft Show


I'm so excited to announce that I'll be a vendor at the next Revolution Brewing Craft fair! I'll have paintings and collages for sale. What is better than grabbing a fresh off the line beer and shopping local and handmade goods?

Facebook event here

Hope to see you there! I'll be posting some sneak peeks of my new works here, so make sure to check back.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Abstraction

I've been playing around with abstract more and more and enjoying the results. Here's a recent piece I finally got around to photographing (life has been busy per usual).



Other news: I finally got a new laptop, my old Mac kicked the bucket and wasn't worth trying to fix. I switched back to PC and got a Toshiba touch screen laptop that I have been very happy with! It has an amazing painting app that I have been using to work on some abstract layout ideas.

We went to Wisconsin twice recently, once for a Milwaukee day trip and then to La Crosse for a wedding. We had a blast and I always love getting out of the city for a few days.

Alrighty, more updates soon! TTYL.