Well, I have certainly been away from this blog for much longer than I had originally intended. It’s odd how a day or two can turn into a week or two, and then into months. My lack of blogging does not mean that I’ve not been busy making art and doing other creative and artistic things. Come back tomorrow and I’ll start to tell you about it!
I have finally opened an Etsy shop! I’ll be stocking it over the next several days. Please visit, and tell your friends to check it out too! You’ll find beaded birds, hand-bound journals, picture frames, art and more. Here is the address:
I’ve named the shop Good Little Bluebird because at our home, when you’re doing what you’re supposed to, you’re being a good little bluebird. Going into the studio to make art qualifies!
Well, it would be nice if I posted more regularly. I need to get a handle on that. It seems I get so engrossed in making art that it is easy to forget about blogging it.
I have finished the ketuba (Jewish marriage contract) I was working on. The couple now have it, so I can show you what it looks like.
I’m really happy with the way this piece worked out. It was a lot of meticulous painting, but the gold gouache really sparkles surrounded by the rich green and blue. The couple liked it, too!
I’ve also been working on more birds. I’ve been inspired by spring and decided to try making some smaller-scale birds. This purple and blue bird is one of them. It reminds me of summer evening skies.
Spring must be on the way. Lately, in the morning, I can hear the birds singing! It seems the birds that overwinter here don’t have much to say until the weather improves. I was thinking about the sounds of sunny days when I made this little bird. Sounds like the breeze blowing, children playing, and the ice cream truck driving down the street and playing a tinkly, tinny version of “Have You Ever Gone A’Fishing” on a constant loop. I was also thinking about how some people have personalities like summer days sunny, positive and colorful. This bird is much smaller than my recent birds. It’s only 2 1/4″ tall.