Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Finally, an update

Ahoy there friends! you probably thought I sailed off into the sunset, it's been a few weeks since my last post.
Do you ever feel like you have nothing interesting to say even though you may be busy?  Seems the longer you wait to post, the harder it is.
It has been so hot and humid the last few days in Ontario. I've had a few days off work, hoping to get caught up on some of my online classes, but it's been difficult due to the heat. I've managed to create a few of my little owl  ACEOs though.

 Years ago, I  used to have over 40 houseplants when I lived in a larger home, but I let them go when I moved into the home I am now in. I guess I got tired of maintaining them. It felt like the right time to start over, so I went to one of my favorite green houses and walked out with a dozen new plants. Check out this photo of their cactus section, it's quite incredible to see in person.
A couple of days ago I went with my friend to see the horses again. I always take my camera along hoping to get some good reference photos, but every other time, something prevented it. Like freezing cold conditions, or a dreary cloudy day, rain, etc...but this time I thought my luck would change. It was super hot and sunny. Everything was going well, until the red battery light on my camera started flashing! At least I got a few photos before it totally died on me.
Here I am giving one of the horses some scritches, lol!

This little guy below is an orphan. He's being hand raised right now. We thought we would go in his pen and play with him a bit. Well, he started getting quite rambunctious, running towards us and bucking, so seeing as we were both in flip flops, we thought we'd better get out of there pretty quickly.

Now art wise, I decided I need to open a second Etsy shop for my illustrations. I haven't done this yet, since I don't have enough art to add to it ....and I need to decide on a name for the new shop.
The shop I have right now has too many different styles of art, that it lacks cohesion. The new one would be my drawings on vintage paper.
Once I get a few more of my illustrations finished, I will show them on my blog. Right now, I'm still working out some details.

Forgive me if this post seems all over the place. That's what happens when you don't blog regularly...I promise to try to do better next time.
thanks for reading!

14 comments:

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Congratulations on opening up a new shop! I really love that cute owl illustration. :) And those horses are so beautiful - how wonderful that you got to visit with them. It has been overly hot here as well. Can't wait until the heat breaks! Theresa

Sophia said...

Congrats on your new shop!! Woot! Mine is not too far behind yours...or so I hope! :)

And I LOVE LOVE LOVE your pirate owls. Adore them. :) Thanks for always putting a smile on my face. You are such an inspiration.

Sue said...

Looking forward to seeing your work for your new Etsy shop.

I love the pic of you with the little foal...that is just tooooooo cute!

Stay cool

Sue:)

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

I know exactly what you mean about feeling you have nothing important to say and it's then when I go for a week or more without posting, too. I put crazy rules on myself and every now and again I bust loose and break them. Like posting only about art stuff. well it turns out I don't create as much art as I thought I did, so I've really gone personal in my blog with art thrown in for good measure... ha ha

I didn't know that about you (houseplants)! I too am a plant junky. I can't turn them down. Those cactuses are fabulous! I'd love to see you post some pics of your indoor garden.

The horses are beautiful. You are too! I think that's the first I've seen of you! I have reference photos too but then can never find them. I really need to organize more.

Love the owls, good luck on your new shop! Can't wait to see it! Maybe a good way to find a catchy name would be to hold a give away, the winner would win a drawing by having the most creative name! My shop is going in too many different directions too.

here's a name that popped into my head... Vintage Pink (of course it's like almost 1 am so forgive me if it sucks.) :)

Pam of Always Artistic said...

Betty - Awwww what a sweet pirate / owl ACEO!

Yes I know what you mean I find it hard to think of anything to blog about some days!

Beautiful horses! That foal is adorable!

Good Luck with your second shop! Hmmm the only idea comes to mind is "a page at a time", because they are on vintage pages! lol

Pam of Always Artistic said...

P.S. I hope it cools down for you, it hasn't been anywhere near that hot here. I wish I could send you some cooler weather!

slommler said...

It has been really hot here too!! Takes the energy right out of your body!! Your pics are wonderful. Love the baby...he is adorable!
Hoping it gets cooler for both of us soon!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Rosemary said...

Loved your all over post, terrific owl pic. With the heat it is hard to get motivated to do any work.

Marlene said...

Hi Pink, your little owls are adorable. It was fun seeing you in the pictures. Good luck on your new shop, I am looking forward to seeing your illustrations.

Fair Rosamund said...

Really cute horse pictures! It has been sweltering hot here in Arizona, I can't wait for the fall! I can't wait to see your new shop :) ~Lauren

Wolfie said...

Hello! I wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog. FYI, horses are addictive....I started lessons two years ago and now own one.....you have been warned!! :-) Hope you get a break in your weather soon. Stay cool.

Purple Pony Art said...
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Purple Pony Art said...

LOL, sometimes I hit that publish button too quickly! I'm glad you're having a fun summer. I can't wait to heart your new shop when you decide on a name.

I can't imagine having over 40 houseplants. I have 10 and that's almost too many for me :-)

readingsully2 said...

Good luck to you with your second shop. Love the cacti.