Thursday, May 28, 2009


Oooohhhhhhhhhhhmmmmmmm or something like that.

There's nothing new under the Sun, kiddies. As a blogger, I do feel it is my responsibility to update my blog. So, here goes...

The weather has been freaking outstanding. I love it. My garden is planted and doing alright, thus far. Success has been met by way of cleaning out a pile of dirt and garbage and turning it into a vegetable, herb and flower garden. I have given myself a personal time line, one that is measured by the growth of my garden. A personal time line for changes I need to make and "things" I need to figure out. I am in quite the odd spot and I can't figure out exactly what to do about it, being that "it" is something I also can't figure out. Something is off and something is about to change. I hope to be in a better space (whether that's physical, mental or emotional is still uncertain) by the time my garden has finished growing. Growth and growth.

However, if you happen to be reading this and also happen to be gifted (aka psychic) then please, for the love of my head, help a sista out and let me know what is going on. I am a bottle of frustration with nowhere to explode. Which brings me to the only release I have right now, art!

I am working on a Mermaid painting. I hope to be done with it next week, and if it is liked by a certain person, it will be sold. I also have 2 other offers for paintings right now. I need to finish and frame them and they will also have homes and be sold! Yay!
I just have to keep focused and keep my head on, just breathe.

Life is really strange right now, and I am very confused about so much of where I am and what I am doing. I try really hard not to think of it too much, and just live life "in the now". But I am a avid thinker and a big time feeler; it's hard to constantly block the "what if's" and the "why's". So I paint. I spend time in my garden, I spend time outdoors, and I paint. That's my life.

Oh, I do have a pretty kick butt part time job working for an awesome and absurd company. I love absurd. It's my new favorite word.
That's all I got.
Be well.

"Mermaids and Unicorns.... what would Freud think?"

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

It's not always pretty

Sometimes, artwork is sad. That said, I have a few new items (I have added above).
Two new items, to be exact. One on mat board with crayon and ink (Untitled) and a colored pencil and ink work in progress (Shapely).
New idears every day, I tell you.

In other news, I am working on ideas for a food blog soon, hurray! I love making food. It's going to be helpful, fun and improvisational. Tips, how to's, healthy ideas, etc.
Gotta share the good stuff. (which explains the veggie lasagna photo...made last week!)

As always, Be Well. ( ;-) Shelli )

Saturday, May 09, 2009

34 in 30: As it turns out...

Well I have been needing to update the final stretch of my art 34 in 30 extravaganza. I was procrastinating, because I hadn't really been keeping count and I was afraid of being disappointed. But, as it turns out, I started/completed 29 new pieces of artwork. Illustration, painting, photos mostly. A few doodles that will become paintings. As it also turns out, being creative every day isn't easy. Oh no it's not easy, at all.

I am going through a lot right now, and I am not really going to get into it here.
I have been very quiet, contemplative, and really haven't had much to say. The World is fairly open right now and I have no idea of what I am doing. Maybe this is a temporary state of being, maybe a fluke, maybe a shift in gears, a new path... It's nerve wracking and I am trying my darnedest to balance everything out. Mostly I feel a bit "deer in headlights", but I am doing my best to keep positive. One day at a time.

Anyhow, I have a few new starts to share with you (above). Something different, using felt and fabric and a few photos from my trip to Oysterville, Washington (which was really cool and lovely-and creeeeepy!).