So waaay back in the Summer(How I miss the Summer) I got brave and entered two paintings in a local art show. I wasn't expecting to win anything so I wasn't surprised when I didn't. However, I wasn't expecting to SELL a painting either so I was totally surprised and overly excited when I went to pick up my paintings and instead of two paintings, I picked up a check and one painting!
This was the first time I'd sold a painting to someone whom I did not know personally and it felt GREAT! :)
The painting that sold, Fox's Forest, is pictured here.
There was a mix up at the gallery so my painting titled "Mama and Owlets" was listed as "Not for Sale", but I l think if they had marked it with my asking price, it would have sold too. That's what I like to tell myself anyway. It's currently hanging on my living room wall.
|From an online tutorial|
|Tiger Lily from Disney's Peter Pan...and that's my version of Ariel in the background.|
I'm currently obsessed with this recipe from Plain Chicken. I've made it three times already and I just finished up a steaming bowl of this chicken chili concoction. It's so delicious and perfect for this ridiculously cold January in Kentucky. Seriously, grab your crock pot and make a batch!
I'm quilting again! YAAAAY! It's been forever, but I pulled out a quilt top I started maybe 6 years ago(?) and I'm using it to practice free motion quilting. My stippling is still a hot mess, but by the time I got to the fourth block, my paisleys looked all right. If you are looking to learn FMQ, I highly recommend Leah Day's courses on Craftsy.com.
Whew, that was a lot! But it feels good to blog after so long an absence. I just may do it again soon!