I’m going to try to post each Monday with a snapshot of the projects I have in progress, partly because I think some of you will be interested, but also to keep myself engaged with and working on said projects. I have a bad habit of starting something, getting distracted by something else and another thing, then never finding my way back to the original something. So these posts should be a reminder to myself that I already have six million projects started and maybe I should finish one now and then.
The first project I started this year was to reupholster the chair in my family room. The chair is done, and so are the throw pillows on the sofas, but the grander plan is to sew a slipcover for my sofa, find another chair to replace the love seat, and repair and make new cushions for a small chair I already have. Oh, and I’d love to make new curtains for the room, too.
As always, I’ve got multiple projects going in my studio–some dead, some hibernating, and some active. It would take much too long to catalog all of the dead and hibernating projects so I’ll only show them on my blog if they wake up or get resurrected. Here are the most active ones right now…
This is an oil painting I’ve been working on. I never intended this to be more than a learning exercise in using transparent glazes to create the orange glow in the sky and water, but my husband likes it so I think I’ll finish it and stick it in a frame.
Here’s a small colored pencil drawing I’m working on. I like to have at least one drawing going for when I don’t feel like dragging out my paints. And besides, I really like to draw. There’s just something about having a pencil or a pen in my hand that makes me happy.
And let’s not forget the Artist Trading Cards (ATC’s) I’m always making. I’m trying to establish a perpetual ATC swap with my art group so I’ve been making ATC’s to stock our swap box. The group I belong to is Agawam Community Artists and Artisans, and if you live in the Agawam, MA area we’d love for you to stop by. You don’t need to live in Agawam or even Massachusetts to join the group–I live in Connecticut as a matter of fact. Leave a comment if you’re interested, and I’ll get you the details.
So that’s what I’m (supposed to be) up to this week. I’d love to hear what you’re up to–comments of the non-spammy variety are always welcome here.