Saturday, October 30, 2010

Your Sweet Boom

Lately I have been desperate for inspiration; sadly, inspiration must be mad at me because he hasn't returned my calls. Lucky for me, this morning I ran in to him without even expecting it, at the Art Mind etsy store. These emotion statues are eloquent and thoughtful (not to mention a little smarmy at times.) They look more grown than made. Right now, my feeling is Frustrated.

Mini Art Feeling - Frustrated

But, who knows, maybe I can entice inspiration to stick around a while?

Friday, October 29, 2010

Completely Exposed

Did I not promise you that there would, indeed be more?

Ta-da! Pumpkin Carving up in the shop just in time to not get to you in time for Halloween. However, it is my opinion that this little guy would be an excellent addition to any family Thanksgiving dinner.

Pumpkin Carving

I really ought to finish cleaning my side of the office (mister's is always spick as well as span), but I think I might just curl up with a couple baby kitties and finish up Great Expectations. What book are you working on this week?

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Keep On The Sunnyside

Day 6 is going really well. I'd elaborate, but I've still got a few hours (and another Ranger's game) to go. I can, however, give you a preview.

Drumroll, please...

...the dry spell is over! I just got a new painting up in the store: Lickity Split.

Lickity Split

And there's more where that came from. I'll keep you posted.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Proof of Life

Proof that I have a painting being shown in public:

My painting still at Dunn

Proof that we went to Worldfest and saw our Astoria ladies:

Teddy & Petya at Worldfest, Astoria booth

Proof that I saw a beautiful sunrise:

View on the way to work :)

Proof that Ivy is slowing trying to suffocate Harley:

Sistars 1

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Day 1

In no particular order:

Went for 1 run.
Smoked 0 cigarettes.
Drank 0 alcoholic beverages.
Ate 0 meals comprised of nutritionally void "food" product.
Started 1 thought experiment meant to aide in deciding What I Want To Be When I Grow Up.
Purchased 1 wig for Halloween costume (and thwarted mister's designs to get me in a "sexy" outfit.)
Read 3 more chapters of Great Expectations (which, by the way, is shaping up to be an extremely entertaining me some Victorian literature.)
Completed 3-5 useful sketches for future possible paintings.
Listened to 1 rockin' musician Emmaline at Dunn Bros.
Purchased 1 cookbook about pies n' tarts (the dessert kind.)

Overall, I'm pretty satisfied with October 23, 2010. Now I am enjoying the photographic stylings of Lauren Pinson (and being a little jealous that I can't take such lovely pictures.)

Kitchens (2 of 3)



I bet you though I've forgotten about the shop. I have not. I am scheming a scheme in days gone by. New and hopefully exciting things to come soon.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Casino Clouds

Today is my second day back to work after a five day vacation with my mister to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary. We stayed in Austin for a couple days, then came back home and generally lazed about. It was wonderful and romantic - a very sorely needed chance to catch up, relax, and just enjoy being with one another...

Also, a good excuse to eat lots of fabulous food and watch lots of Rangers games.

He surprised me with champaign, roses, and a gigantic suite with a view...

Thoughtful Anniversary Surprise!!

Sweet Suite 2

Austin Sunset

Happy Anniversary!

...and dinner at Wink!

Dinner at Wink!

The Antelope was freaking fabulous.

The Antelope was DELICIOUS

We spent an after noon eating and reading on a porch.

Great Tex-Mex

Cozy coffee place

Oh, and the Rangers won a couple times. :)

Rangers beat the Yankees!

Glad to get a break tonight from cheering on the Rangers. Love my boys, but they are wearing me out! I am now going to enjoy some Haagen Dazs Peach Sorbet. :)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Just So You Know

Food is good. Food sustains. But passion gives life. Passion is something that enables us to leave some things behind while fighting for greater things, and to experience what we were meant to. What a sad day it would be if we all forsook our passion just to put food on our tables.

-Shaun Menary

Inspiring words from an amazing photographer. Check out his site.

Oh, To Grace How Great A Debtor...

...daily I'm constrained to be.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Green Light

Want to hear something kind of awesome? You know that last treasury that featured Put Them To Sleep? It totally made it to the front page of Etsy. Yes, that's right. I was on the front page of Etsy. Kind of freaking awesome. :)

Friday, October 1, 2010

A Little Bit More

The nine-to-five is not so generous a schedule for those of us who have all our energy in the morning. I wake up ready to tackle all my personal goals and generally kick ass/take names. I come home and all I want to do is vegg on the couch with a glass of wine. No cooking. No cleaning. No painting. Mindlessness. Which is perhaps why my apartment is currently in shambles.

Today will bite, but the evening is sure not to disappoint.


"The night is passing! Day shall come again!"

Love, your friendly neighborhood Chelle