Monday, January 19, 2009

She loves buttons























Well here we are, another Monday, where is this month going to!?  It always seems the same in the New Year,  January and February seem to wiz by so that you hardly notice they have been and gone.  I seem to be getting nowhere fast, work is progressing very slowly I only did this one painting, 'She loves Buttons' (yes I do!) last week. I experimented with a bit more collage in this one and sewed the buttons onto the paper.  Other things are demanding my attention.  We are trying, at the moment to organise all the dates of the different artists for our courses this year which isn't as easy as I thought it would be, firstly I roughly planned out the whole six months and then artists have to confirm their dates and it all gets changed around again.  We have found some new artists and Im quite excited about the range of courses we will be offering this year.  I myself want to go on most of the courses if I have time between cooking cakes and lunches!  I also have the dreaded tax returns to do, I do the accounts for both of us, so that will be next week with no painting for me!  It always seems when I cant paint I have loads of ideas but when I can sit down and do what I like I just sit there!! Why is that?















Here is a lovely flock of seagulls over our house, I love the sound of seagulls and always rush outside when they come over, bit sad but there you go!  Have a good week, think of me up to my eyeballs in receipts and invoices, where is that old biscuit tin I keep them in?

9 comments:

Gingerbread said...

I like the painting. I don't like the sound of those invoices and tax returns, rather you than me. Best wishes julie.C

Amy Sullivan said...

~I have enjoyed visiting here so much~
~deto on the "where did all my good ideals go?"~now that I have time to paint~
~my one & only resolution this year is to write them down when they come to me~ I have gotten myself a small book to keep in my purse~
if I can keep this promise~ good things will follow~
lovely blog~
:)
~Amy~

Rose&Bird said...

Hi Jane

Mmm, tax returns - sounds like fun! It's always the way though, inspiration hits at the most inconvenient times. Maybe it's because one isn't thinking about it! Will have a look at your courses when you've got them sorted, please do let us know x

heidi said...

hi jane.you are not alone i too love seagulls ,the cry of the gulls' always makes me think of cornwall,we had a few in over ours at the weekend after the bread i had thrown out,i think they must have been slightly lost as we are not by the sea either that or they we just desperate!! love the painting! oscar has been for his boosters this morning,he is such a big baby,he makes me feel terrible taking him!! lots of love heidi & os fos.xx

swirly sara said...

Hi Jane

Really love your painting. Yes, January does whizz by but just think, one month nearer Christmas!!

http://lavenderhouse.typepad.com said...

Hi Jane

About the moon - when there is halo around the moon it means the weather is going to change apparently! Good luck with the tax returns - yawn yawn!

Love Emma xxxxxx

cocoa and blankets said...

Hi Jane sweetie...I love buttons and I love your painting..its lovely..I am still banging my head against the wall... I still can't make granny squares going to try again tonight..feel a real dumbalina as Polly says...love and hugs to you...loved the seagulls..shall we swap and I will do our tax returns..wish Polls and I could come on one of your courses...but you are too far away...

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

I love buttons too!! This is so cheery and beautiful. Buttons to paper, way to go! It came out just prefect in your wonderful style. Even among the tax papers it's still a bright spot in the day!

Thelma-Art said...

I'm a buttons lover too! She's so precious.