Friday, January 11, 2013

Pen to Paper, Fingers to Keyboard Keys

I feel so restless today! It's a shame, too, because I started the day early and successfully by running errands that needed to be done. And then I should have cleaned my bathroom but I decided that would take too much time so I ate a sandwich instead.

Now, once again, as seems to be the theme here, I've been restlessly pacing my studio.  I have a lot on my  mind and it's making me too jumbly to do anything but sit in different seats in the room and frantically scroll through pinterest on my phone. But I did do a little painting of a moth so that seems like something.

I just got a television in my studio and I think it's a good thing.  It, at the very least, helps lure me from the couch upstairs to my drawing table. I keep watching true crime shows and they are making me so mega paranoid. That might be a bad thing.

 Check out this beautiful soap that my sweet co-worker friend gave me for my birthday. It smells so beautiful and looks so lovely. I used the flowers as inspiration for my paintings.

While I was in my hometown my husband and I went on several wacky adventures to flea markets and peddlers malls. I scored big with this amazing horse sign. The tag said it was an "Amish Luck Sign" which... really?   This feels way too Sailor Jerry but I am curious about it's origins. Anyone know anything about this?  I noticed A.J. Fosik used this same sign in one of his pieces so that immediately made me feel lucky.
A.J. Fosik piece via The Constant Gatherer
 I did actually do something neat today.  I painted glitter hearts inside these jars and will paint the rest of the jar gold once it dries. I thought it would be nice to make some Valentine jars.  Maybe by Valentine's day 2014 I'll finish them and by 2015 I'll start thinking about getting them into my shop.

I feel like I need a life coach who will kick this aimless, low self esteemy, restlesness out of me.  I'm doing my best to do it myself but I really do think I could make a great TLC show.

Happy Weekend!

3 comments:

Hannah said...

I feel the same way, Ann! Let me know if you find a good life coach. Will you send me your address? That "luck sign" you posted reminds me of a little item I have that I would love to send to you. It's the kind of thing I couldn't just give to Goodwill, and I couldn't see a reason to hang on to anymore, either, but I think it will be perfect for you.

Hope feel inspired soon!
xoxo
Hannah

crackerjaxshop said...

Awwww...I think some of it the after Christmas...it is January bluezzzzzzzzzz

Carrie Ann Schumacher said...

GET TO WORK! NOW!