Tuesday, March 10, 2009

My Topsy Turvey World....

I am finding that this whole moving thing is turning my world upside down it seems like. Last Monday, my husband started his new job. He called me that morning and said that he forgot to bring his social security card, and since this is a federal job, he could not start or do anything without it. They couldn't even give him a computer. So, I frantically call my parents if they could come stay with the girls and pick them up from school so that I could make the 160 mile trip to Stephenville to take him his card. While there, I decided to stay an extra day and start looking for places for us to rent until our house sells. Next thing you know, I'm there the entire week, and still had not found anything by Friday. We finally decided to rent him a small apartment until we find something there rather than rushing into anything and ending up being stuck under a contract if we ended up not being happy with it.

In the meantime, the girls and I are staying here in Wylie getting the house ready to be put up on the market while my husband stays in Stephenville during the week and comes home on the weekends. Everything seems so surreal, and topsy turvey. I feel like a single Mom, and it is difficult at times because I also have a lot to do with the house. The girls have both been sick and home from school which has really thrown a wrench in my plans of getting things done. I already felt out of sorts after last week's unexpected "vacation." Even through all of this though, it is still really exciting because we get to start a whole new life closer to our families and in a town that we love. Just getting there is the hard part, but it can be done!

Now for some art work...first of all these two paintings will be up in my Etsy shop sometime tomorrow morning...hopefully.





This past weekend I made this painting for a friend of mine who once told me that she loved Celtic things, so I thought I would surprise her with this Celtic knot. I first printed off the design and then cut it out on a stencil sheet with my Xacto knife. Then I applied modeling paste over the stencil onto the canvas to create the raised effect of the knot itself. I'm not real pleased with how grainy the picture turned out because my camera is not wanting to cooperate with me lately.




Finally, here's a peak at some of the art journal pages I have been working on lately. I still haven't finished a few of them. I will be posting more of them later in the week.















Have a great week!

9 comments:

Carmen said...

Love those new paintings!!! I hope you get settled in soon.

Heather said...

wow, you've been crazy busy! Im impressed you had time for any art! Hope the girls are feeling better, good luck with the job hunt!~

Art Of The Craft Studios said...

Wow you really have your hands full! But Im sure, like your painting there, you may feel like your in the dark part of the forest but there is light ahead. Hang in there!

I'd love to see any PMC pieces you've done or will do Im sure it would blow my mind! I'm a new addict to the craft :-)

hugs
Gioncarla

Renee (nayski) said...

good luck with your move, hubby's new job, sick girls, new work (which is lovely btw). I'm tired just reading about everything you have going on. Each thing is stressful in itself much less combined. thinking of you.

Stacy said...

Thank you everyone for your sweet comments and encouragement! Everything is starting to level out now and it will all be for the best for all of us in the long run. Thanks again!

Mary said...

Hey Stacy, I glad to hear things are settling some. I read your entry the day you posted it, I meant to come back to it but time got away. I think it is a good idea to rent until you find the house you all really want. You will find it, sometimes it just takes a little time. It takes some of the pressure off. My husband traveled a lot when our kids were small - I know it's not easy. It won't be long before you all are together again!!

I am loving your journal pages!!

Hugs

kunthan said...

Every Thing At Your Feet

hello nice work keep up the great work..keep gooing..rockkk.. ing....

chcek out mine and how do you feal..pls..


kunthan

Vania said...

Beautiful artwork, great blog :)

Lorri said...

Love those journal pages - fabulous :)