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Bitsy Update and Gratitude

Bitsy is a little better! I am happy to report that Bitsy no longer has a fever. She walked around a little today on her own! She is not really eating much, and I have to give her water with an eye dropper.  She is still sneezing, but she is a trouper taking her medicine. She goes to the vet Monday and the orthopedic surgeon Wednesday. She is an incredibly good traveler, being used to the car trip between Arlington, MA and Rhode Island so that part is easy. She normally doesn’t like being put in a carrier, but she hasn’t had the spunk to protest.

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I am overwhelmed by the response to my cat+art sale blog post for Bitsy. I am thrilled that 7 paintings are going to new homes to help pay Bitsy’s vet bills, and that so many of  you called, texted, shared my  post (all the way across the Atlantic too), and emailed to check on how Bitsy is. Thank you everyone who bought cards from the card page of my blog as well. I feel so blessed to have such wonderful friends, collectors, and animal lovers.

IMG_2333                                                       Bitsy imitates art! (That’s me in the mirror).

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Rainbow over our town.

IMG_2752 The home of  an incredible artist and friend on the left. Can you guess who?

Thank you again for all your support. Love to you all.

 

 

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Very cool shop called Whimsies in Warren, RI.

IMG_0891If you happen to be in Warren, RI there is a very cool shop called Whimsies that is full of colorful creative and curious items. This is a great store for finding wonderful little presents.

This is Andrea the owner who has a great eye. She decorates  and sells furniture that is so fun and funky.

You can also find my cards and prints there.

 

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She’s Sick So Who Is Going To Feed Us? Day 21 of 30 days of 30 paintings.

She's SickSO who is going to fed us.

We have colds at our house. We both left work early to rest. The cats were waiting for food and didn’t get it right away so I made a little painting with them in mind.

I worked on a larger painting tonight for a little while,  but  feel I need to go slowly and thoughtfully to make it the best I can.

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Mother Goddess, 30 paintings in 30 days, day 17

Mother Godess 1 copy

Today was such a lovely day. David and I got to sleep late and wake to a gorgeous sunny morning with the sun sparkling off the snow and water. Eventually we left the nest and picked up my art work at the Art Stable Gallery. It was sad to see it empty and closed for the winter.

We went over to Newport, RI for me to drop off a work and then we had a cup of  French cocoa at a wonderful shop,  La Maison de Coco, which infuses hot chocolate with tea. I had thai spiced milk chocolate and David had plum oolong dark cocoa. The countryside looked gorgeous despite the cold day.

Then David was dear enough to get all my supplies ready for an oil painting class I am taking with Kelley MacDonald starting Saturday.  I was able to draw and ink in one of my paintings of a bunny and an egret in a field of poppies, but no time for painting it in. That will be tomorrows task. So today, a lovely Mother Goddess.

This is a small 3 1/2″ by 2 1/2 ” ink and watercolor.

 

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Who’s He, What’s He? by Susan Medyn, Day 16 of 30 days of paintings.

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I was up at 6 AM to get to work from 9 to 6. I just had an hour break so was able to complete a little creature. We have Poetry Reading tonight at Gallery 55 in Natick, MA and David will be reading  Tam O’Shanter one of my favorites from  Robert Burns. When we went to Ayr, Scotland, I saw quite a sight, a large heron scooping up a frog and eating it whole (of course) underneath the bridge that Ole Tam escaped over. I do love Burns, and when I can’t sleep and David reads poetry to me, it is one of the most wonderful gifts. I settle into the words and can barely stay awake. Of course poetry group conflicts with South Coast’s Artists monthly meeting and that presents scheduling challenges.

This little Who’s He What’s He has quite the funny expression. Maybe he has been listening to the poetry in my head.

So it is day 16 of Leslie Saeta’s painting challenge and I am up to date. It has been a month of discovery and play and I am thrilled I am pushing the boundaries of my work.

This little guy is for sale for $20. He is a 2 1/2″ by 3 1/2″.

 

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BUNNY HOP, Day 12 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days


BUNNY HOP

I  had a delightful day working in encaustics with a wonderful photographer and artist, Karen Raus, famous locally for her Beach Walker series. After applying watercolor and coating with wax, I made some paper shapes that I painted and worked into some gold colored wax and applied to the painting.

This is an 8″ by 10″ encaustic on 1″ deep cradle board. It was great to work in a different medium and also a delight that Karen’s husband, Bill,  had just completed running heat into her studio. Bill is from upstate New York and I really appreciate his sense of humor. Reminds me of home.

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SCAPE 2, 30 DAYS OF 30 PAINTINGS, DAY 8


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I was so busy today that I had less time to paint than I wished. I am working on some complex pieces but did not get anywhere near done. So instead, for day 8 of this 30 day challenge,  I worked on an abstract city scape.

This painting is 5″ by 7″ watercolor on aqua board. It is for sale for $50.00

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SCAPES, 30 PAINTINGS IN 30 DAYS, DAY 7 AND LOVING IT.

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I am working a lot of hours today so did a play with colors to make a cityscape. I love looking out from the upper story of my mother-in-law’s Manhattan apartment and seeing the view. This painting is 5″ by 7″ and is on aqua board. It is varnished so needs no glass for hanging. To see some of the work of the over 200 painters who have taken on Leslie Saeta’s challenge just click on her name and you can take a look at all the wonderful paintings.

 

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POPPIES, 30 PAINTINGS IN 30 DAYS


BUNNY FOR DAY 5

I really enjoyed painting today. The  sun was so bright that the nearby water was so reflective that it was hard not to gaze at the sea. The poppy is the symbol for Morpheus the  Greek god of dreams.

This is a 5″ by 7″ Ink and Watercolor on aqua board  for day 5 of Leslie Saeta’s 30 day painting challenge.

This painting is going to the home of a wonderful artist Susan Klabak as a trade for one of her wonderful paintings.

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30 Days of 30 Paintings, Day 4, Wiggly Squiggly

WIGGLY SQUIGGLYIt takes so long to work on my usual paintings so I have been playing a bit with color.

I am forging along in the 30 days 30 paintings inspired by Leslie Saeta. If you click on her name it will take you to her blog where you can see the work of about 250 painters posting daily.

This painting is  a 5″ by 7″  watercolor on aqua board that is varnished  so no need for glass.It really sparkles!

Purchase price is $50, shipping included.

 

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