Met a man and made some paintings :)

almost daily, Paintings, the studio

So about a year ago I began talking to a man named Adam.  Our romance started through photographs. We wrote novels and novels to each other.  About a couple months into this I began to paint again 🙂

Here are my first true landscapes…

dino2

dino1

I gave these to him for his birthday 🙂

Shortly after…. he came to Knoxville to visit. I painted his portrait. It was the most nerve wracking portrait I have ever painted and I have painted a lot of portraits. I felt a mixture of total ease and total nervousness with this wonderful man.

adam

In less than 6 weeks I will marry him.  He drives me crazy but I love it.  He challenges me everyday even from the other side of the world.

We will reach valleys, mountains and so many obstacles, but we will do it together.  And I can’t wait for our journey.

Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

Remnants from the studio, some old, some new.

the studio

The above paintings bring me into Spring Break.
And off to Portland and San Francisco.

The past week I’ve been regretting my decision to go away for Spring Break. It has been slightly chaotic around here. But I think leaving Knoxville was the motivation I needed to get moving fast on my painting. I’ve haven’t enjoyed painting in so long. This is a break through to something worthwhile. I’m not sure my Grad Thesis show will be anything amazing but I know it will be great documentation of a significant turning point in my life.

One of Many, (painting of Will with addition of color-bars)

Must keep writing.

See you all at the show in 6 weeks.

APRIL 21st 6-9pm Ewing Gallery, A&A building, Knoxville, TN

a SUMmer LEARNt

almost daily

The SUMmer has been officially over for awhile and I feel like I experienced a good amount of things. This summer really did kick last summer’s bum. I took a much needed break from the cyber world and my MacBook…I think this is an important thing for all of us to do.

Here is what I learned…(*pull up soapbox now*)

IT FEELS GOOD TO LET THINGS GO

IGNORANCE IS BLISS

(listen when you are invited to ride 50 miles to go camping…listen when they invite you to ride YOUR BIKE 50 miles to go camping. oh. and don’t forget you will have to ride your bike all the way back.)

(no regrets)

(the tandem)

SOMETIMES YOU DESERVE A BEER

(this doesn’t happen very often…but when it does…the beer tastes better)

BIKES AND FOURTH OF JULY GO HAND IN HAND

(especially when you see 5 grown men on a bike all at the same time.)

YOU MUST GET THROUGH WHAT IS RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU BEFORE YOU CAN MOVE ON TO THE NEXT THING.

( I tend to get ahead of myself)

AND BATHROOMS ARE CREEPY AT NIGHT.

( even though you’re in a national park)

Now I’m ready for the Fall.