Friday, August 17, 2007

Me Published!!! Belle Armoire art to wear

I'm so excited!!! Out at the mailbox with 2 of my daughters, Emily and Gigi, there it was!!! A copy of Belle Armoire!!! I was sure it was a mistake. I knew some of my yahoo friends were in this issue!!!! As I thumbed through the pages there they were!!! Page 21, a necklace "Friends Through Art". Such a beautiful necklace!! Now i want one. The article is on page 23. Article by my good friend Peggy Gato. Peggy is such an amazing artist and a friend to all. Then there was the belt I made for the belt call!!! Page 54 and a wonderful color shot of my Artchix Juice Can Lid Chain Belt!!!

This is the first time being published in Belle Armoire. I've always wanted to send in submissions, but didn't. Yet heres my belt. Pinch me!! My family made fun of me as I saved all the juice can lids. I knew an idea would come to me one day. As I type this I have thought of other ideas for the juice can lids. I'm on Cloud 9!!!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Confessions Of A Painted Woman!!!!

My artists life is always changing. Grandchild number 4 is now 2 weeks old!!! That makes 4 Darling Little Boys!!! For almost 20 months I've baby sat Oliver who just turned 2. Hes into every thing!! I keep putting all my treasures and art supplies up higher and higher. Oliver wants to touch every thing and be an artist. Oliver thinks he owns the whole world!!
Baby brother Owen was born August first. Today I had a half day test run with the 2 boys. I felt like a new mother. By the time my daughter came and picked them up I knew I will have to run a tight ship, if I'm to get through every day with the boys. Owens a wonderful baby, Oliver is so jealous!!! Hes double trouble in a darling little body.
I try to work on art projects every day. I can see some changes for me in the future. Slowly my body is falling apart. I'm disabled from a back injury , blind in one eye and kidney problems. I tell myself the boys are here to slow me down. I can no longer do things women my age can. I feel very short changed. Because of all the boys I see life and art in a new light!!! They are a gift to me. I have the time to see life through their eyes. They love grandma's house with all my art rooms and doing art.
I'm going to try and blog about my art and the artistic ventures of the Boys!!! At the end of the day when I'm covered with paints, they think its great!!!