Friday, 17 February 2012

How many bits does it take to post...

End of the school week
weekend just peeking its nose around the corner
and all I have to share is bits...
bits of  paintings not finished
bits of coloured pencil being added
 to bits of the peony
bits of internet connection
bits of chocolate uneaten
whoops cancel that last one....

All in all it has been a bit of a strange week
not completely weird or terrible
but kind of all over the place
and before you all snort and say
what else is new
just give me a chance to explain

you see I have a shiny magnificent new studio
thanks to Sinus who has now been declared Lord of The Allen Key 
in recognition of his achievements
and the studio un- freakin believable
it is absolutely perfect
but kind of scary to work in
there is no falling over stuff
no losing shoes under piles of paper
no jamming of fingers in drawers
no life or death obstacle course to make it to the door
in short
I feel a bit intimidated by my own space
I am hoping I just need a good old fashioned
toe stubbing to get back in the groove
and with my coordination
I am sure that is just around the corner

 Another bit of good news is that the new modem thingy has arrived
to replace poor Murray
and can I pause here to thank you all
for your well wishes
not that the rat deserved them deserting me like that
where was I
ah yes
the new modem... not really working yet
seems that while very pretty and sleek ,
it is a bit temperamental and will require some wrangling to get going
thinking it may be female after all... 

so shiny slightly scary studio
dud internet in said shiny studio


Tea paintings started but not progressing
due to slightly scary nature of gorgeous studio


Watercolour layer complete on Peony
and some coloured pencil being added
but not really at a stage where I am feeling comfortable 
that it is actually going to come together
and not likely to get back to it today
because these little beauties just arrived in the post


so I am off to have a bit of a play and hope that toe stubbing shows up
and that the new modem decides we are worthy of it working
so I can visit everyone I missed last week with Paint Party Friday
and that I find a bit of chocolate I missed under the paper on my desk

how many bits you may ask...
14 if you don't cancel the chocolate at the beginning of the post
but 13 if you did...
and it took me three goes to add those puppies up 
and I'm still slightly unsure if I have it right....









49 comments:

Helen Campbell said...

Beautiful flower painting! Stub your toe and get comfortable in your new space. I can't wait to see how the tea paintings progress. :)
Cheers!

RobanStudio said...

Hi Tracey...so nice to meet you through PPF. Love your tea cup paintings and the Peony is gorgeous! I'm looking forward to my new studio being finished as well. We are in the painting mode right now. Congrats on yours. Just dive in and get it messy! :-)

Mary C. Nasser said...

I actually like seeing these works in progress and seeing your process!
Love the peony...makes me long for spring. :)
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Pointy Pix said...

congrats on your new studio! as someone else who also progressed to their own space this year i can totally relate to the wonder and joy! i love this wip!

sandra de said...

OMG they arrived today and they are absolutely gorgeous, divine, superb, beautiful and I am sooooo lucky. Thank you :)

Netty said...

Beautiful WIP and how wonderful to have your own studio, enjoy. Happy PPF and enjoy the weekend, Annette x

- T.W - said...

The vidid pink color of your flower painting is beautiful~
And judging from the little bits we can see of your studio, it looks really cozy!

// - T.W -

Lesley Edmonds said...

Your new studio is a wonderful space! And your peony is really taking shape with such a pretty colour palette.

I hope you and your new shiny modem will live happily together.

Carolyn Dube said...

congrats on the studio!!! Sinus man sounds like a wonderful guy, even with the Sinus in the title! Is your new modem a teenager perhaps?

craftattack said...

Beautiful painting, and congrats on your studio. Valerie

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wow! Great studio space ~ Congrats! ~ New spaces can be intimidating ~ Lovely creations that are progressing ~ it will all come together ~ 'dust needs to settle' as they say ~ transitions tend to 'rattle me' ~ then I settle down until the one ~ Love your art work ~ namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor) Happy PPF ^_^

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Your peony is coming along beautifully- I LOVE those soft lilac-y pinks you're using- GORGEOUS! And what a great way to break in your new space!
PPF Hugs,
Stephanie
P.S. I thought you wanted a female modem......

cat @ sea.sky.stone. said...

I would love to add to your bit total by saying I like the peony a bit...but that wouldn't be true because I like it a LOT!

SHERI C said...

Your art is always so beautiful. Enjoy and grow into your new shiney space. It looks wonderful!!!
Happy PPF!
Sheri Cook
Happy Horse Studio

*jean* said...

you are hilarious...a stranger in a strange land! maybe i don't want a clean studio after all...your peony is looking fantastic...happy PPF!

Ayala Art said...

Beautiful WIP, and the colors picture is delicious! (I feel the same after I re organize, scary!)

froebelsternchen Susi said...

BEAUTIFUL!

Nigel said...

Nice picture and thingy bits, but the wordy bits are brilliant (as usual).

Debbie said...

Congratulations on your new studio. That's wonderful. Your peony is looking gorgeous!

JKW said...

Your new studio is fantastic. I love the peony but I also look forward to your new pictures 'in-waiting.' Blessings, Janet PPF

Yvonne said...

Love the tea paintings. Everyone at Tea on Tuesday would love them. Also your peony is beautifully done. I try to paint flowers in watercolor but need much more practice. Lovely post.

Kristin said...

Lol! What a great post! You are cracking me up ;) AND YAY!!! A new studio!? HOW cool is that - you will find your grove there - and if you bits and pieces are anything like the finished project, than this will be my favorite yet! I am SO loving the peonies!!! And I love the WIP's of the tea cups! xoxo

carlarey said...

Oooh, shiny new studio. I'm jealous.
If anything could lure you in and get you to start smearing and splashing, it would be those happy new paints.

Magpie said...

Peony is one of my favorite flowers. Yours is gorgeous and captures the sheer extravagance of them! It makes me long for June, when they are in bloom (at least here in the north anyway :)

Catherine... said...

Hope you stub your toe soon and find some melted chocolate stuck to some pages...then your new studio will feel like home... hehe :)

Jennibellie said...

Absolutely beautiful Peony, I love the stunning tones of colour. Haha I love the humour in your posts, but seriously the fact you can add them up is making me feel slightly sick....do I count the chocolate covered strawberries with dipping caramel and sugar pots in with my 'regular' chocolate or not? Happy PPF :) x

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

A perfect studio! Now you can make even better art if that's possible! How exciting for you! Patsy from
HeARTworks

NatashaMay said...

This is gorgeous! Love the pink! :)

Catherine Denton said...

I love the peek into your new studio in the one picture. Hopefully there will be more to come. Your peony and your tea cups are already beautiful.

Daniele Valois said...

heheheheee!~ What a fun post. I don't think I would know what to do with my own space either. The kitchen and often the dining room is where I work. My hubs always says, can we use the kitchen now, to cook? And can we eat on our table? haha. My stuff is so messy because of this. ...but I do want a studio!

Great post and beautiful WIP!

Anne said...

I am in awe of your beautiful painting. Gorgeous work!

Alicia C said...

huh... I had heard of artists' block or writer's block when one is confronted by the intimidating whiteness of the canvas or page... but I had never heard of artist's block caused by a too-new and too-uncluttered studio! I do adore the flower, however. It's been great fun for me watching it unfold

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Do you already have chocolate eating temperatures? Trust me to ask that first! :D We are still melting, chocolate eating is not possible, it chocolate licking from the wrap. Yep, I tried. :D

Rita said...

Once you settle deep into something at your table in the studio...you know, where you are lost in time and forget everything around you...you'll be just fine. ;)

What are those glorious colored pots that came in the post? I am dying to know!! And to see what you did with them. :)

Christine said...

LOVE your peony and it's not even finished?

scapmanufaktur said...

beautiful flower and awesome tea pots! Thanks for commenting on my Blog

Faye said...

Gorgeous painting, Tracey. I will have to try your technique of using the pencil with the watercolor. Beautiful.

Elisa Choi said...

what a cool studio and i love the delicate painting you showed. it's good as finish

Gloria said...

Wow! How beautiful is that! Congrats on your new studio , the tea art to finish and your work on your peony.

Denice (inkstitch) said...

What a lovely collection of bits, Tracey... I envy your problem of space intimidation, since I am still in the midst of the toe-stubbing and death obstacle courses. Also love that pretty little orange painting framed above your desk a few posts down... I must have missed that it was a framed piece when you showed it before. Very lovely.

Beadwright said...

Beautiful art. What a great studio. A peacful place to create.
Nicole/Beadwright

Lorinda said...

I seem to recall that you offered to come and mess up my desk a few weeks ago--perhaps I can come mess up yours? I'm sure that'll help and may save your toe. I may have to 'borrow' a few of your new goodies in payment though. They look so exciting.

Belinda Carson said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Peonies are my favorite flower! Thanks for sharing!!

Sophia said...

Your peonie is lovely, Tracey. Noce work! And hey...I could find a million reasons to get comfy in a new cosy, crafty space as yours. tee hee :)

EVA said...

Beautiful progress so far on your peony!

And what a wonderful for studio!! Yay to Sinus for his great work - it looks like a great place to create!

Nordljus said...

Your studio looks so gorgeous! I'm sure you get used to it soon :). Love the peony, with all the layers and soft colours. I've got some of those pastels too, but somehow don't use them very often. Looking forward to see what you're going to create with them!

Gwen said...

There is nothing wrong with 'bits' :) I just love bits and bobs!
Just popped by to thank you for the link to Brett Whiteley. I will certainly look him up.
xx

A Splash of Ida said...

I love your painting!!! :-)

xoxo
ida

http://asplashofida.blogspot.com

Annabelle said...

A lovely collection of work, all of it!
Beautiful and interesting and I imagine with your new gorgeous space much more will flourish and be just as lovely as your surroundings.Enjoy ; )