Friday, May 22, 2009

Don't Judge Me

This is what is getting me through this time of CONSTANT PAINTING!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A little more

The detailed one is almost done!!!! I am almost done one of my paintings. The one of my Mum and Dad is just the undercoat. I am getting back to work now.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


Here is some of the progress i have made over the weekend, so far. I will be working tonight as well so keep checking on me... Sorry the photos are so blurry I don't know whats wrong with the camera...

Saturday, May 16, 2009

The time is 5:14 am

I am just going to bed, I have been working on my paintings since I posted those last pics. I have now started 9 paintings. I still haven't finished any, but I have started them. While I was working I was watching "The Biggest Loser" episodes. I think it's my new favorite, it makes me cry. Anyway I can hear a rooster so I will try and sleep.
Photos to come...

Friday, May 15, 2009

Night Photos

I want to put some night photos like these in my show, We will see if I have time.

Where it's at

Sorry the coloring on the photos is a little bit weird....

To do list....

Just in case you can't tell there are 7 blank/ almost blank canvases there.... I have 16 days left.
I will update tomorrow with my progress

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mothers Day!!!!

This past week I have had some really great conversations with my Mum. I miss her a lot. I felt so blessed today when I was talking to her about some of the anxiety I am having about finishing up this degree of mine and she was ready to direct me to the Lord. She has always been a great example of spirituality and perserverance. She is a great woman and so accomplished in so many ways. I am so proud of the success she is having in her work. I am always bewildered at her ability to follow through and achieve all the goals she sets. I wish I had more of that in me right now. Yesterday (NZ Mothers day) I opened an email from her telling each of her children how much she loves us. She is a fearless example of love and goodness. I am so lucky. I love you Mum. I hope you feel the love of your children not just today but every day.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Midnight thoughts

I was awake all night having crazy anxiety!!! It was horrible. It started with feeling stressed about not being able to get all my art work finished (plus do ok in my classes this term and apply for a visa and do a sculpture for one of my teachers to make up when i was sick...). Then it turned into anxiety about the quality of my art, so not only would i only have one piece of art but it would be a crappy piece of art. Then I started to worry about the cohesiveness of the work i have and my ideas. Is my Art show going to look like a mishmash? Then of course, the i'm so tired but i can't sleep, tomorrow i am going to be totally ineffective goes on and on.
So in an effort to combat the stress I am going to try and have my blog help me to be held accountable. I will try and photograph my art and my progress in all areas and post them. Maybe I can get this done. Pray for me, I really need it.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


I walked into the printmaking room and remembered how much I love the process of creating prints. I love the smell of printing ink and working in a process that feels like it could be happening in any time period. I have decided to try and include some prints in my show. I am on the lookout for ideas.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Things that I have loved today...

1. Saying I would run five miles and doing it!
2. Finding a frog that seemed to have died mid stride because of the heat! Weird looking?

3. Getting a call to go eat Brownies made by Dave. Thanks dave. delicious!
4. Watching the way the light changes all of the trees each of the 6 times I run around the big circle
5. Talking to my little brother for the first time in a long time. it's so good to have good people in my life.
6. Having this song pop up amongst all the rap on my running play list, sweet surprise.

7. Imagining Jenna going crazy and attacking a security guard.
8. Knowing that I am about to go night swimming with Alex.

I hope you had a day that made you smile

Sunday, May 3, 2009

It's so HOT!!!!

I can barely survive this sabbath heat wave. To combat the heat this is what I am doing...

Wishing it wasn't sunday so I could be at the beach. Happy Sunday!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Secret wish

I wish that I had really black bushy eyebrows. I think they are really sexy. If I had them I would always have platinum blond hair and really pale pink lipstick and all the boys would love me, and I would love myself. This is my secret wish.