progress – stitch by stitch
I have some amazingly prolific friends who post newly completed creations to their blogs just about every week. Often multiple times per week. Me? I have to content myself with posting progress on my work. Luckily for me, I get a kick out of the progress almost as much [...]
week 1 – the underpainting
I’m trying to convince myself to act on a sort of resolution to stop raving about oil painting. It could get pretty boring for my friends and family awfully quickly. So this is the last time – I promise. I think. At least I’ll try.
I really really [...]
I am going to wait until the weekend to attempt to photograph the newest version of my painting. In hopes that I can represent it a little better than I have been doing so far. For now I’ll just say that every week I’m painting I love this new medium more. After a consultation with [...]
Do you remember geometry class? Do you remember the line with the end point on it? The concept, they said, was that you could get infinitely closer to that end point but could never reach it. Now if that point was on a line that ended beyond it, or even better had no end, you [...]
I was late to class this week. A little bit because of work and mostly because I had forgotten to pack my brushes when I grabbed all my bags for the day. (For the record: purse, gym bag, swim gear bag, lunch bag, art bag plus a light stand and a [...]
On Valentine’s Day what is the most ironic thing you can do? Well, I don’t know for sure, but I think having your blood sugar tested is in the running.
I got up and couldn’t eat breakfast because the test required me to fast. So I skipped my normally scheduled early morning workout. I went [...]
It’s Valentine’s Day, which means HAPPY BIRTHDAY to sister number one!
It also means that today is the day that the We Love Jenny Reeder auction begins. There are 76 items to bid on and the auction has been extended to tomorrow night to give everyone a chance to get in on the action. Take [...]
Imagine being so wealthy that not only do you have power over kings and popes, but nearly five centuries after your death your relatives and charities will still be surviving off of your wealth.
Jakob the Rich was that wealthy. He was Jakob Fugger and he lived in Augsburg, Germany from 1459 to 1525. He [...]
I don’t remember when I first ate asparagus but I do remember I didn’t find it very impressive. It was canned. For years I thought that was what asparagus tasted like. When I finally had the real thing it was like a revelation. Suddenly I understood what all the fuss was about.
This weekend I [...]