Sunday, June 18, 2006

Hawaii or Bust!

Still trying to get ready for Hawaii - I can't wait!!! I just got a bunch of new prints in. Here are a few that I just put on Ebay. Click on the picture to go to the auction page.

~ Today's Quote ~

"You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm" ~ Colette


~ Today's Cool Site ~

I'm addicted!



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Saturday, June 17, 2006

Today I went to Columbia to deliver my cat to my daddy/babysitter. My parents
live on the lake so I got some pretty pics of different scenes around the water...

My dad was burning brush, so I got a chance to take some cool fire pics - I
didn't look too cool doing it though; I was down in the dirt trying to get this
unique angle.


My parents have a wonderful view...

Does anyone know what these flowers are? Maybe blanket flower? They are gorgeous!


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Thursday, June 15, 2006

My Day in the Garden

I didn't paint today, but I did garden! I'm trying to get everything ready for my absence during my trip to Hawaii. Here are a couple of pics of what it did to my nails!


I rearranged all my plants around a sprinkler, hooked up to a timer.


I had to take a break from all that gardening to play with kitty!


~ Today's Quote ~

"Whenever I have to choose between two evils, I always like to try the one I haven't tried before" ~ Mae West

~ Today's Cool Site ~

This artist is AMAZING! It takes him 300 hours or more to do one painting. Thanks for the link mom!


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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

I made a new friend today:

She was walking along my road so I looked up her owners and took her home.
She was not happy to be put back in her kennel!

And then I finished my oil painting...

I'll put it up for sale as soon
as it's dry!


My next project...

Here's what it looks like so far...


Original – “Tempest”

If you’d like to
purchase this, it’s available now on my website for $15 less than what
it will be listed on EBay…


I’ve been getting
great response to my giclées I’ve been offering, so here’s
I have on EBay...

On EBay it’s $100, but Rachel's Studio
members get a discount of $15 if you buy directly from me. (Just remind me
that you want the discount)

Please note – My
price is going up on the giclée “Their
but I will still welcome my members to purchase it for $100.

~ Today's Quote ~

"I don't think God
put me on this planet to judge others. I think he put me on this planet to
gather specimens and take them back to my home planet." ~ Jack Handey

~ Today's Cool Site ~

All you ever wanted to
know about watercolor!!!


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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Today was a perfect painting day
- rainy and cool. Here are today's works in progress...

What do you think, should
I leave the neon eyes?

Remember the cloud pics
from yesterday? Here's the next stage!

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Today's Quote:

"Advance confidently
in the direction of your own dreams to live the life that you've imagined.
That's when you have success." Wayne Dyer

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Monday, June 12, 2006

Today was my first official day of painting full time - something I'm going to try out to see if it's viable to do on a full time basis instead of going back to work at the end of summer (I work in a school). So here's what I'm working on....

This is a small oil of an Andalusian stallion. I also finished these today...

My dad loves pelicans, so he's the inspiration behind this one.

I loved the light in this picture!

I also took some pictures today. I'd like to paint them, if I ever get a chance!

I went to Brookgreen Gardens yesterday, and they have a wonderful zoo featuring native animals.

There was a late afternoon shower, giving me the perfect opportunity to get cloud pics!

And last but not least, here's how my garden's doing!


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