Artsy Quote: Patience and Perseverance

Rio Grande valley w quoteToday’s photograph was taken in Colorado on the the way up to Creede. This is a photo of the Rio Grande headwaters, the place were the Rio Grande river begins in Colorado.

Painting in progress, Artsy Quote, and Tshirts

oil painting on canvas work in progress

30 x 30″ oil on canvas, work in progress

It’s been another one of those busy months. Enjoying summer and the outdoors as much as possible while also getting my work done. Unfortunately, the blog posts have been one of the casualties of summer!

Time to get back on track! The air is getting cooler, we’ve been getting LOTS of rain this summer! Living in the desert, that doesn’t always happen. In fact, we’ve been in a drought for about a decade. This year, the mountains, where we hike, have been open most of the summer. Except for the week surrounding the 4th of July, of course! Needless to say, we have spent a lot of mornings this month hiking!

A couple of weeks ago, I finally got back into my painting studio. I have a gallery show coming up in December, so I’ve also been busy getting work ready for that. The painting above is the current work in progress, still has a ways to go before it’s done.

Screens for Sunlight Tshirts

Screens for our Sunlight Tshirts

My band, Sunlight, has also been busy lately! After taking July off, we have 4 shows in August, with two coming up this weekend in Colorado. We play on Friday night at Mean Jean’s coffee house in Lake City, CO and Saturday night at The Swing Station in Laporte, CO. One of the things we accomplished this month was getting silk screens made for our Sunlight T-shirts. Tomorrow we will spend the afternoon printing them. I will let you all know as soon as they are available! :)

Last but not least, it’s been a while since I’ve posted an Artsy Quote, so here you go!

Artsy quote happiness on oil painting

Vacation is over!

My husband and I spent the last couple of weeks of July on vacation. We went camping and also spent some time in the family cabin in the mountains of Cloudcroft, New Mexico. Hiking and camping are two of my favorite things to do. I LOVE being outdoors in nature. So much so, it’s really difficult to come back to the city when our time is up.

Inevitably though, vacation has to end and we have to get back to work! Today, I am working on getting my art work out into the internet more. I found a really cool website that lets artists set up 3D exhibitions of their art. Below is the link…

http://www.3dvas.com/galleries/gallery.php?ex=8342

Christmas in July!

As a big fat THANK YOU, I have decided to have a Christmas in July sale in my Etsy shop for the rest of the month! 50% off everything over $50! YES, you read that right, 50% off!!! All you have to do is enter the coupon code, FACEBOOK50, when you check out and it will be automatically discounted! This sale ENDS on August 1st! Great time to get that original painting you’ve had your eyes on!

oil painting on canvas and wood

“To Move Forward”, 12 1/2 x 12 1/2″ oil on canvas and wood, Available for $215

Artsy Quote: Gratitude!

Sometimes I need to remind myself! :)

Green flower triptych with gratitude quote

Artsy Quote: Gratitude

It’s been a busy month since I last posted here! I have been on tour with my band, Sunlight! :) I will post more about that later, with photos. For now, I’ve missed sharing my Artsy Quotes, so here’s another one on gratitude! I am beyond grateful for my dream life, thank you Source for everything!

Mini love oil painting with gratitude quote

Artsy Quote: Sunshine

There can never be too much sunshine as far as I’m concerned! :)

instagram photo with sunshine quote