Saturday, December 22, 2007

Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow

Its official, we've had more snow here in Boston this month than all of last year. Its a struggle to figure out where to put all the snow but BOY OH BOY its beautiful.

Last night we celebrated the Winter Solstice with our Emerson Garden Club community (basically the houses and families that surround a small park here in Brookline). We had a Solstice Crawl and moved to three different houses throughout the evening. And we were the first house! Yeah! Party at the Mason's.

Truthfully, for Matt and I, its another opportunity to show off our handy work. We are really enjoying giving everyone the grand tour. Most people can't believe we did it all without an architect. Our real estate agent finally got to see the finished product and we were pleasantly surprised with his new assesment of the house. Woo Hoo...(Although it doesn't matter because I NEVER want to move again!)

The Picture here is actually from our trip to NYC earlier this year. Somewhere in the picture are the girls, Matt and my father-in-law, Jeff. This is at the Womack (sp?) rink in Central Park.

It was just lovely!

I got the rough drafts of my new product packaging for Creative Imaginations and I really like what they came up with! And I can't wait until I can give you more details.
Hope you're all enjoying your holiday's!

Monday, December 10, 2007

And now for something completely different...

I'll have to get my NYC pics from last week posted here later this week. We had a heck of a weekend in the city and finished with a trip to see Golden Compass. Now that I'm back in the studio I'm plugging away at my book which is due next week. Matt and I are trying to decide if we are sending out our annual Christmas Movie or if we are going to try and do a New Years Movie/card instead.
This painting is called Lollipop Forest in Blue No. 1. I painted it during Thanksgiving vacation when I secluded myself from all outside influences and overdosed on parades and the Miracle on 34th street reshowings. I'm really happy with this new direction and plan on trying out some other variations of this theme. They are definitely more painterly and at the same time more abstract--an interesting combination.
I also got this done in time for my show at the Coldwell Banker on Beacon in Brookline. What a success! I sold 6 pieces on the first night! definitely blew me away. I guess that means I'm going to have to paint a lot more for the Brookline Open Studios in April.
The best part of the night was watching Abby and Becky (all dressed up) greeting everyone who came in. So very professional. Some times it really rocks being and artist AND their mom!