Sunday, November 15, 2009

Some loose ends...

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).


  1. Love the painting-gotta go check her out

  2. Chris, I'm so happy that all these great things are happening to you! Congratulations on the blog awards, which you deserve, and the brushes and Brenda York's painting! Wow.

  3. Ah, so many good things coming your way, Chris and it couldn't happen to a nicer person!!! Love love love the Pouting Ninnies!!! ha ha What a great idea for a birthday present - I never think of getting a painting but now you've got me thinking ahead.

  4. Your welcome Chris!

    What fantastic presents - lucky lady!

  5. Hi Chris!

    Am I honored to be counted among your latest blessings! Featuring your work was delightful - and getting to meet you is icing on the cake!

    Be sure to take some "you time" - whatever that looks like - in the midst of the crazies.


  6. Chris,

    Ur' Welcome,

    But you do know that you have more then earned any awards or praise??


  7. Thank you, Margery, Kathy, Rhonda, Angela, Jen, and Paul for the warm words of support. I feel totally blessed to have you all in my world!!

  8. Chris!

    Brenda's painting looks like a lot of fun!

    Lucky you!


  9. Brenda has a great sense of humor, don't you think? Hope you have a chance to check out her blog for more of her fun creations.


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