As a result of the upheaval in my life in the past couple of months, a few things slipped through the cracks, so I'm taking this opportunity to share some good things that have happened.
First, I want to thank Jen over at Inspired Home Office for featuring a couple of my paintings back in late September and early October. Jen has a fabulous, very gentle approach to organizing your work life. I encourage you to check out all of the resources she provides and sign up for her newsletter.
I've been honored with two more Kreativ Blogger Awards for my showcase blog, Brush-Paper-Water. Thank you to Paul Kasmir and Angela Shogren. Please check out their blogs -- both are wonderful artists. Since I posted a long discourse on 7 things about me (that you were all dying to know, I'm sure!!), I'll just say how pleased I am that people are enjoying the watercolor showcase.
Then, a big thank you to a friend who generously sent me a Stephen Quiller boxed paint set and a set of Richeson kolinsky watercolor brushes. The Quiller paints are designed to be perfect complements and the set includes cadmium yellow light and ultramarine violet, vermilion and Richeson blue (phthalo), quinacridone rose and Richeson green (phthalo), and burnt sienna and ultramarine blue deep. I'm planning to experiment with them next week. The brushes include a 3/4" flat, and rounds size 8, 3, 1 and 00. I never thought I'd find a use for those super-small brushes, but it turned out they were just the ticket when I was painting the skeleton faces on my Dia de los Muertos painting.
And last, but not least, I am now the proud owner of one of Brenda York's fabulous paintings!! My husband was prompting me for birthday gift ideas a couple of weeks ago and it just seemed like the perfect time to get a painting that I'd been admiring. My friends, I'd like to present "Pouting Ninnies" -- oil on canvas, 6" x 8" -- (and my apologies for the glare created when I photo'd it).