Friday, August 1, 2008

Busy Summer

I hope everyone is having a good summer! Ours has been very busy so far. I have had quite a lot of creative time because the girls have spent several days off an on with my parents, and I have been able to rest up a lot. This summer heat really is hard on my body. I was finally diagnosed with RA and Secondary Sjogren's (which is a form of Lupus) about two weeks ago, and found out that is why I don't tolerate the heat so well. I am definitely ready for some cooler weather! Anyways, I have created and traded several trading cards and have painted a few canvases. I will post a few now and more to come, I just don't want to give it all away in one entry. I am going to do my best to update my blog more often. Also for my creative time, I was commissioned to paint a large 22x28 inch canvas of my "Journey" painting! I have never painted on that large of a canvas, but I loved it! I plan on doing more. I'm not going to post the pictures of it yet though, before the person sees it first.

The girls and I met their Granny at the Dallas World Aquarium a few weeks ago, and we had a great time. I am really mad at myself though, because I brought my camera alright, but totally forgot to check the batteries, and of course, when I go to take the first picture - it was as dead as it could be. I was so mad! I missed so many great shots, and to top it all off, I have a great camera on my phone and didn't even think to use it! Oh well, I'm sure we will return many other times.

My next post, I will tell you about our trip to the Great Wolf Lodge a couple of weeks ago with some pictures, and also more pictures of ATC's and my latest paintings.


Sharon said...

Hi, you have made some fun ATC's and I hope you can show the big one canvas soon. Your blog is beautiful. Good wishes with your diagnosis and we are melting down here in central TX too. it is HOT!

Lorri said...

Beautiful set of atc's, love your backgrounds so much! I'm hoping you are feeling much better soon.

Lubna said...

Your ATCs are amazing - love them :-)

Stacy said...

Thank you ladies for such sweet comments! I really enjoy the whole process of creating ATC's it's a great way to interact with other artists and to collect little masterpieces from all over the world, but I do love creating my large mixed media pieces just as much!