Dizzy Swallows

Lately

April 26th, 2013

If things have been quiet on the this front, it is only because they are raucously abuzz elsewhere. Building frames, stretching canvas, painting, painting, painting. A few scenes that have been filling my days of late:

Kisses.… Continue reading

Behind the Paint

July 9th, 2010 6 Comments

This week has flown by in a blissful state of temporal suspension. I have been painting. Finally. I can’t even begin to explain the simple, unadulterated joy this brings me. I will have paintings to share with you very soon (fingers crossed for next week), but in the meantime I wanted to give you a glimpse of what the preparation has been like.

As you may remember, I mentioned early on that we were finishing out the studio space upstairs. Well at long last, and through many trials and tribulations, it is done.

This is what it looked like in the early stages, after Jacob and I had taped, mudded, sanded and begun to prime.

And this is the beautiful sanctuary I now enjoy. Thanks Dad and Kris!

I take pride in the fact that my paintings are my own creation from start to finish. This means I assemble the … Continue reading

Escapes and Chili

June 20th, 2010 2 Comments

Jacob and I have been settling in nicely, if not altogether gracefully. I have so many mosquito bites, my legs look like a couple of measles victims. If I had any calamine lotion I would take a bath in its glorious pink syrup. And no more outside for kitty until she’s fixed. We don’t need any teenage pregnancies up in hurr. On her last daily romp in the backyard, Sita managed to squirm through a hole in the fence and spent the next 15 minutes taunting me from behind our neighbor’s cabbages. Eventually Jacob took pity on my hand-wringing misery and walked around the block to retrieve her. Our neighbor, an adorable wisp of a white-haired grandmother, offered us a standing invitation for pickled beets.

For the past few weeks, when I’m not nesting down in our new home, I’ve spent the majority of my time finishing out my studio. … Continue reading