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O Firefly, O Firefly

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

My whole life I've wanted to see fireflies. I resent all you people out there that live in firefly country. California does not have them. :o( Junebugs yes, but no fireflies. It must be magical. Of course it is. Just look at these pictures:

(click on each image to see it larger and to view the flickr page of the lucky lucky photographer who was there to capture the moment.)

Sooooo jealous. They make me so happy. I used to have this dream of "decorating" with fireflies at my wedding, maybe carrying them around in lanterns, or releasing bazillions of them at a romantic moment. Then I realized I don't live near fireflies, and then I got married in a place without them too. [Okay, well, being on a beach in Hawaii definitely makes up for the lack of fireflies.]

So... one of you out there should seriously consider doing that.

And, hopefully, eventually, one day Colin and I will start traveling to All-Over-The-World and I can finally see them for myself.

Pretty little magic bugs. I love you.

In process

Friday, June 26, 2009

Just a few quick pictures taken with my best friend iPhone of some of the pieces I'm working on and finishing up right now.

I really only like showing "parts" of each painting until it's officially done. I think it's more fun that way. It's like clues, or previews. (Aside from those of you that come over and see them unfinished and naked and timidly question whether or not I'm going to "keep working on this one.")


Top 3 Reasons I Resent Having To Leave My House

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Occasionally we find ourselves lolling about on a Sunday afternoon not really wanting to do anything other than enjoy ourselves and laze about on the carpet.

And why wouldn't we? I love my patio. So much do I love my patio.

Sidenote: Everything that yawns is cute. Everything. Look how cute he is:


Solstice already?!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sheesh. I'm so not ready for the sun to start disappearing faster everyday. I resent the darkness of winter. (Okay okay, we would all be dressed like that in December anyway. It's not like I live in Canada.)

June is usually a very creative month for me, and not that this one isn't, but I think I'm noticing a slightly more defined "pattern" in my Junes than I have before. In the constant mental battle of cool colors vs. warm colors, I seem to bleed aqua and teal and turquoise this month every year. I hadn't thought of it before, but this is easily the 4th June in a row in which my biggest artsy obsession has been making a painting as Teal as I can make it. I'm not sure what it is about this time of year that causes it. Maybe it's just a regular cycle of color exploration that happens to fall in June, rather than the environment of June causing it.

If I haven't said so before, I blame my mother for this. When I was little, I used to regard her love of teal as "quirky" at best, and mostly an unfortunate influence of too many butterflies and too much 1980s.


Crazy crazy shadowy crazy

Thursday, June 18, 2009

That picture was actually taken indoors, but the sun was hitting it in such a way that it made these awesome shadows across the whole painting. This was only made possible by the sun FINALLYYYYY emerging after weeks of June gloom that was starting to exhaust me and break my soul. Phew.

Someday is one more in my series of Rainbow explorations. :o)

Old, but new.

Monday, June 15, 2009

I made these paintings for a small business location last year, but said business is no longer in, um, business, so now I'm listing them in my Etsy shop! :o)

(Those images were all taken in the evening, with a blacklight on.)


To be fair*

Monday, June 08, 2009

The paintings currently in progress on my workbench are, in fact, moon colored.

("Moon" being relative to whatever color I'm choosing it to be at any given time, of course.)

Well, when you put it that way...

Sunday, June 07, 2009

I guess I do paint in warm colors.

The two on the right are spoken for, and will one day live in Virginia and Illinois, respectively. But in the meantime, I'm glad they helped illustrate a point. (To me.)