I am now R-E-T-I-R-E-D from the US Postal Inspection Service! Great job and wonderful folks to work with, but I’m ready to have time to spend in the art studio.
I gathered my watercolor supplies and have been dabbling on a couple projects. Worked on this sketch while we were staying in a motel, waiting to close on our house in Alabama. Was harder than I thought it would be, picking up my brushes after 20 years of not painting. Felt good to get back at it. Mmmm, I love the smell of watercolors on Arches paper. (Am I weird???)
My latest project was to design a logo for my son, Chance, who makes spinner baits and fishing lures. I wanted it to feel hand drawn and hand painted, so I didn’t clean it up much before handing it over to him. This was good practice.
I’ll be practicing more now that we’ve gotten a bit settled after moving home to Mississippi. Still must build a house and studio here and most of my art/pottery supplies are packed away in storage, but I’ve found enough to begin my drawing and painting practice. Very excited to get back into my art.
Planning a trip to MS next week to see my baby sister, Melisa, while she’s stateside on R & R. She’ll be moving from Bangkok, Thailand next month to Tokyo, Japan and it will be awhile before I get to see her again. Wishing her all the best in her new position in Tokyo. Can’t wait to see her.
This is a pic of her and her little mini-me, Savannah. She also has two handsome boys, James and Jordan, who are pretty much out on their own, working and finishing up college.
Many months ago, middle sister Glenda mentioned she’d like to have a sign painted with a particular quote on it. I know she thinks I forgot about it, but my reminder to make it has been on my To Do list in my phone all this time. I finally got around to asking Danny to cut out the board and he helped me sand and distress it a bit.
While waiting for each coat of paint to dry, I printed out the quote on my computer, breaking it down into separate words because I couldn’t figure out how to get my printer to tile it onto just 4 pages. That’s something I need to work on for future projects.
Anyway, this is the finished sign. It’s about 24″ x 11″ and has hints of burgundy and brown peeking out from under the sage green paint. I can’t decide whether or not to put a sealer on it. I like the rustic look of the matte paint, but she may prefer a more satin finish. Hope she likes it.