Saturday, January 9, 2016

Back at the easel … finally!

After a LONG time away from painting and blogging, during which my husband and I moved out of our big old house, traveled halfway across the country and back visiting family, and started renovations on our new-to-us little ol’ farmhouse, I’m glad to be finally getting to work here in the room which is my cozy little studio.

We’ve moved in even though the house is quite rustic and still in a far-from-finished state (these things always take way longer than expected, especially when we are doing most of the work ourselves). But even though for the time being we are living a sort of “Little House in the Big Woods” life here, there are one or two pockets of cottage-y comfort, such as a newly working bathroom and a very comfortable warm bed, along with lots of comfy blankets and throws for the furry family members.

AND we finally have our satellite installed and so full internet access … woo-hoo!

I’m still having a bit of trouble updating my website, but hopefully that will be resolved before too long, and things will be steaming along quite nicely.

A lot of my studio is still in boxes, and will remain so until warmer weather and I can put a new coat of paint on the walls, but I’m unpacked enough to get back to painting at the easel and writing and answering emails.

Thanks bunches for all your kind messages while I’ve been away from the blogosphere. I’m really excited about the new paintings I have brewing, and I’m busting with news about this year’s workshops! Keep checking in for updates and announcements along those lines in the next couple of weeks.

Happy Painting!


Sewing Up A Storm said...

Very nice to see you are blogging again. I found your blog and was following and then you stopped posting and I was hoping that it was for something good keeping you away. I will look forward to your posts again!

Roxanne Steed said...

Best wishes on the rest of moving in.... (after tons of Navy moves in our life, I know what a chore it can be). Glad to see you back on the 'net'. This pic of your orange kitty against that blue is some dreamy bit of color!!! I see a lovely painting right there!

Susie said...

Welcome back!
Every day I see my painting from you, a highway stretching off into the mountains, and have wondered how you're getting on with moving.
I'm so glad things are OK and the move went well. Looking forward to see what comes off your 'magic' easel next, when you're ready.

mizbish said...

So glad you're back online!!! I check about 20 sites daily (yours being one of them), and am tickled pink to know you're back to painting. I have missed your beautiful paintings and your comments on them.

Unknown said...

Hi there! I'm also very excited to see new posts from you! I have been a lurker-fan for the past several months, and I'm very inspired by your use of color. I noticed hints of workshops in your latest post. Will you be posting any online content for those of us on the other side of the country? It would surely be a huge blessing ;)