Friday, August 14, 2009

I Heart Ebay

This Wacom Bamboo thing is pretty darn nifty- after hooking it up, I have spent the past two days drawing and painting with it. I hate to say this, but I may never pick up a paintbrush again! Well, I take that back. But for now, this is my new toy and I am like a kid at Christmas.

There are so many things to create with it. I already caved and bought a nice Epson printer too. Not that I have all the cash in the world, but we have to spend money to make money, unfortunately. The prints come out so crisp. I am so happy with my Ebay purchases. I think everyone should Ebay- whoever thought of that concept was a genius! Also went out and bought the sleeves for my prints so that they will be ready for the craft fair. Today I plan on taking photos of my prints in some different settings and uploading them to Etsy.

I mean, as much as I have complained about being laid off, I am so grateful that I have been given this chance to reconnect to my artistic side. This has been quite the introspective experience for me.

I have also had some great opportunities to spend more time with my family and friends. For example, I joined my boyfriend, his mom and sister on a visit to York's Wild Kingdom last Tuesday (loved the butterfly exhibit). But believe me, I realize I need a job, first and foremost- there is after all a commonly used expression out there for people just like me- "starving artist".
Right now though, I am trying to see this part of my life as something that needed to happen to jump start me into doing what I enjoy the most. I have to remain optimistic that even in this horrid economy, that the 9-5 job I'm seeking will happen when it is ready to happen. In the meantime, I guess I'll just sit back and enjoy the ride. :-)

Monday, August 10, 2009


I just got a set of six cute little stretched canvasses mailed to me from an Ebay purchase. Now comes the hard part of deciding what to paint on them! I will definitely make another 'girl-themed' face one because Deb likes to use them for her pendants.

As for the other five, I haven't a clue...I am thinking of keeping with the nautical theme as I really enjoyed working on my "Madison" painting recently. Perhaps some seahorses? Maybe a dragonfly? Deb and I saw so many in her backyard on my recent visit to Maine.

In the meantime, I am patiently awaiting my Wacom drawing tablet (another Ebay purchase). I am excited to once again try my hand at digital drawing. Much easier than taking an image and then cleaning it up in Photoshop. Of course, it is just as nice and relaxing to sit down and paint or draw.

Right now I am also in the process of trying to get up and running. If you are reading this blog post, I guess I am doing something right! I have been back and forth with both my domain provider and Google trying to get the naked domain piece working. If someone types just, I want my site to populate. It isn't happening yet, but I just made some changes so I hope it will work soon! More later...

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