Thursday, April 26, 2012

playing with paint

anatomical heart handpainted notebook

gold-dipped feather
Just playing with some new supplies this week.

xo marisa

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

feathers and stones

Bodhi Feathers 
Taos Stones
Although I was busy this past week, I did manage to finish this set of feathers, and a couple little stones. I got some new supplies in the mail, including new paints and gouache. The new colors are inspiring, can't wait to work with them. I also got a new sketchbook, and it must be the nicest I've ever had! It was on sale on blick online and the pages are gorgeous compared to my last one. I got all my orders out yesterday, so I'm looking forward to painting and sketching all day today.
xo marisa

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

sunshiny day

Meet my 4 year old sunshine! River has been loving the rug I got for my office. He says it's 'fudgy' (meaning fuzzy) and has been lounging around on it all day. We've spent the last few days in the garden, and filled our home with roses so the air is sweet.
~*~ marisa

Friday, April 13, 2012

Easter In Locke

My teenage brother in law, making a romantic gesture for his girlfriend.  

The best Chinese food we ever had, this is the back of the restaurant. 

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My family came to town for Easter, and it was such a nice visit. We spent the day having a delicious brunch (my sister-in-law rocks in the kitchen), and watched the kids play and search for eggs. It was a perfect day. On our drive home we stopped by Locke, a historic 99 year old Chinese town. It's beautiful there, and was quiet and empty. We walked around, took pictures and had the best Chinese food ever.

I finished a few little paintings this week. I just love woodgrain. It's so meditative to paint those lines, without a plan, or knowing where they'll go. They're in the shop, and I'll be adding prints soon. 

Last night as I was drifting off to sleep I had a fun idea for a new series. Ideas always come to me when I'm just getting to sleep, so I usually say them out loud in hopes I'll remember them the next day. I'm really excited about it, and already sketched it out this morning. I have to get some orders out today, but once I'm done I'm sure it'll turn into a 2am painting night! Better get a good audiobook...


Thursday, April 5, 2012

morning hymns

Today the house is silent, and the trees are whispering their hymn.
A few new paintings were finished this week. I love bright colors paired with soft neutrals, so I'm bringing some softer colors to my collection.

xo marisa