Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at 3:43 PM

Glazing, originally uploaded by martasart.

This is the still life I am working on in school. I'm almost done but will have to go in on my own to work on it because it's due next Wed. and I still have at least 2 more glazes to apply. I have a purple glass on the right and a turquoise one on the left that ned to be glazed in yet. And some minor adjustments to the ribbon and shadow areas

I made myself 'chill' yesterday.  I removed a few things from the living room and replaced them with treasured Christmas decorations.  The fireplace mantle now sits with a collection of angels gathered over the years.  Then i found the stockings and hung them up too.  This year I have to make a new one for my Amy's boyfriend who'll again spend Christmas with us this year.  He's jewish but he said he had such a good Christmas with us last year that this year I want to make something special for him.

Then I called Dianne and we went out to lunch at a sushi bar.  In the evening she came over to have a glass of wine with me and look at my new easel.  She critiqued the new painting of the red pitcher and this morning I reworked the green pot and can see what she was talking about.

Today I had school and that always excites me!  I love being around young people and all their creative energy.  And they are so gracious and kind towards a few of us older students.  Somehow I think the age gap disappears in the studio.  Our instructor made an announcement to us today that has me all excited!!!!!!!  Over the top excited!!!!!!!  No, won't share just yet.  But I talked it over with Rudy and he says if I can swing it; go for it!!!!  

I'm sorry I haven't been able to comment as often on yuor blogs.  I'm having a harder time seeing the computer even when I enlarge the fonts.  I have a short window where I can do it and I am being to see how limiting my eyesight is becoming.  But I do go by and see the art and love all the creativity out there!!!!

Now I better go cut the lemon squares (from Shirley's recipe) for the Quilter Christmas Pot Luck this evening.  Oh and the migraine,  well it's day 5 now and I'm just sick of it.....but although constant it hasn't been crippling.  Have a good evening all!

Lemon Squares in Watercolour


  1. Deborah Says:

    My friend you are truely amazing, carrying on with a migraine. This is beautiful and I just love the one with the red pitcher. You are great inspiration. Can't wait to hear about the surprise.

  2. Robyn Says:

    Now I'm really excited to hear your art school news, Marta.

    I'm so sorry to hear you are having trouble reading from your computer screen, my glasses need changing and that frustrates me - I am such a wimp compared to you sweet girl.

    Hope the headache is on its way out or completely gone by now too. Great work in progress on your latest oil.

  3. I'm so sorry to hear about your migraine, Marta. Your art work is moving along by laps and bounds.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    First, I love the little watercolor of the lemon bars! Beautiful composition and colors! About the migraine, I just read a book I got from the library called "Migraine Brain" after hearing the author interviewed on NPR (Fresh Air I think). There's a lot of new info about migraines in there, and using what I learned was able to stop one in its tracks without meds for the first time (recognizing that wave of super-tiredness was a warning sign, not something to push through). I hope you're feeling better by now. I've had those long, milder but still awful week long "mini-migraines" too and they suck!

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