Saturday, January 17, 2009

making and baking...


Happy Saturday!  Even though the kids had back to back snow days this week Saturday just feels different...more relaxed.  I spent some time in the studio today finishing up "Love 15 Ways".
  I know, yellow, can you believe it?  When the cadmium yellow deep  started calling to me from the shelf I ignored.  But then I couldn't stop thinking about it's warm jewel tone and deep egg yolk color...so I tried it and loved it.  I am really enjoying these word quilts and plan to continue playing with type, tissue and color.  The second painting I completed is from my "On the Ball" series and I believe she will be named (my life is a circus). 
 The other two photos are yummy whole wheat blueberry muffins which didn't stand a chance with 3 kiddos in the house!  My parents come into town tomorrow to stay with the kids while my man and I spend a few days in the city exploring The Art Institute, skating at Millenium Park, walking hand in hand and enjoying good food,wine and conversation.  See you Tuesday!

11 comments:

Meri Arnett-Kremian said...

For someone like me (and like you) who doesn't usually gravitate to yellow, this is the perfect answer. . . the warm color of the sun to surround expressions of love, love, love. This is charming, as is your girl on the beach ball. I envy you being able to wander at the Art Institute. It brings back memories of my ex-husband's mother, who I dearly loved, as she began art classes there when she retired from the Illinois Central Railroad. I spent a lovely three weeks with her, visiting galleries and chateaux in France, the year before her death.

tangled sky studio said...

well said meri...
your trip sounds amazing and memorable...since these opportunities are few and far between i treasure them.

Sweetland Retreat said...

Clockwise from top left-- Yum, Yum, Yum, YUM!

I love these!! I love that yellow and think it works perfectly with the painting! And it makes me want to eat it, just like the muffins (which is a good thing!)

justagirl said...

I love the yellow, I am not a yellow girl either but it is so yellowy yellow.

I hope you have a wonderful time away with your man.

Katherine

Janice La Verne said...

I am a yellow lover. Probably because there is not much sun this time of year. That said I like this painting a lot. It feels very layered with meaning...

How did you put those four photos together in that nice little collage?

Have a wonderful trip.

Janice

Beth said...

I just found your blog thru meri and I have to say...I love it !!!

and that you are an encaustic painter !!!

I'm taking my first encaustic class this summer and I can't wait...judy wise will be teaching it !!!

and I don't live that far from you {i'm in wisconsin}

and my youngest just had 2 snow days too, just because of the temps outside...geez...this midwest....it gets on my nerves sometimes I tell ya !!!

heather smith jones said...

Oh Beth soak up that time away and time in the art museum! Fill up the art tank. :)
That yellow is so sunny and warm and yes, hard to resist!

gretchenmist/belkemp said...

love your pic layout, and your on the ball series. i feel the same re yellow, esp cad yellow, and i did start using more yellow in winter for the same reason! it works!
have a lovely break.

gretchenmist/belkemp said...

sorry bout the double up in comments!
a little blog award will be waiting for your return :)

tangled sky studio said...
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tangled sky studio said...

Hi, I'm back and wanted to thank you all for the comments. When Michelle O. walked out today I had to laugh...yellow is everywhere! I thought she looked gorgeous and I loved the yellow/avacado combination...hmmm...). I'll see you later today!

ps the photo layout was done in "picnik"