Sunday, 11 November 2012

Work In Progress Frenzy ...

Yesterday was post free
figured you all needed a bit of a break after the week of posts for AEDM
and combined with the Paint Party Friday Featured Artist thingy
I figured there was enough of me out there for a day or two

but post free yesterday didn't mean art free
and I certainly have been busy this morning as well
and despite the fact that I had completely redrawn part of this older drawing 
for the Paint Party Friday thing I had grand plans of painting it in anyway
but of course as you can see by this I didn't get too far
in fact just one little measly layer on top of the other old layers
and just as I lost interest with this
I also lost interest with the other works in progress
instead distraction reigned and all sorts of other work was started
so the pile of work that is in progress continues to grow to staggering proportions...

I started a drawing/ painting of a new tea
Republic of Tea's Cinnamon Plum which is oh so delicious that it had to be painted
not looking at its prettiest at this stage
but it will get there

Then I stupidly decided to try the other new teas
and they needed to be drawn up as well

and one of these drink dispenser thingies
because I am coveting one like mad for Christmas entertaining
think anything will taste pretty special in one of those
not sure I  will ever use the drawing painting on the blog
but it was just one of those I have to try to paint this type deals
and this piece was drawn up for a future post for a series 
that I contribute to called When Artist's Cook 
and though they took a few goes to get how I wanted them
I am now kind of excited to get some paint onto them
as I can see in my brain exactly how I want it to look at the end

but while all this drawing was accumulating across the studio
it meant there were other things being neglected

I had planned on packaging up these cards that I had printed
so I could drop them down to a store that carries my work

But as much as I am thrilled with the printing quality and all that
and let me say they look much crisper in real life but the grey skies
mean my sad photography skills are pushed to the edge of acceptability
but ordinary, slightly cloudy photos aside
I can't for the life of me decide if these are the right groupings for packs

I think some groupings are working quite well
and some, like the one below, are down right dodgy
so maybe I will continue to just sell them separately
less decisions to make that way
which means more painting time

And I do love these little moo mini cards
most of them came out awesomely
if I do say so myself
no clue what I will do with them, but they were just too cute to not have them made up

So there is my summing up of the last two days
lots and lots of work done
and lots and lots to come
which means I will have absolutely no time at all to attend to my domestic duties
which makes me one happy happy artist
who is linking this post with AEDM Day 11 
and Sunday Sketches...xx

If this epic post hasn't been long enough
here  are the links to my last two posts....


Jennifer McLean said...

holy cow babe, this puts all my work to shame. you've been a busy little bee. I'm loving all your paintings and drawings and I totally recognize the grater with the kitchenaid chopper. hehehe, love that little grater, plus if you grate too much cheese you can store the left over in it too. Genius.
Art on my friend!
(Now I shamefully hang my head and tromp off to finish the art I've put off until now, hehehe. )

Anonymous said...

the cards are beautiful!!11 You do what you do so well, love love your style,

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

I too love your work. You've been busy. These ARE beautiful.

Giggles said...

What a busy beaver you've been!! Awesome collections!!! Enjoy!! Any excuse to abandon housework...after all how many years did it dominate? lol

Hugs Giggles

Deborah Velásquez said...

As always gorgeous, inviting and beautiful!!

sharon said...

Wow you have been busy, I too tend to start things and get distracted and sometimes it is an effort to get back to them. Love your cards and the little ones are really cute,could you sell them as tags?

Anoeska said...

I just love your cards! And I love your style of drawing!

Unknown said...

What a shame you can't attend your domestic duties! Love all you work Tracey - I can't wait to see how your sketches turn out painted. x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I can't believe how much you have created. This is a feast for any artist's eyes. It makes me dizzy just seeing that mixer thingy you are coveting, much less all those cards you want to post to your shop. You must never ever sleep.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

All of your drawings are so fantastic! I wouldn't care how you packaged them. I'd buy just about any pack I could get my hands on. Me thinks you think too much! Best wishes, Tammy

Unknown said...

Like the first group of've got a theme going. The second group are random..which can work too...if um... Love the Moo mini cards, I have a load of them... as you say, too cute not to have some... Have a great Sunday. :)

MS Raghav said...

ppf one is really nice, i also loved loved loved the utensils..the spoons and the tea-cup and saucer one.. love the colours in it. b'ful! :]

Anne Manda said...

Love your cards, beautiful! <3

Deepa Gopal said...

Such variety of items and artworks... as you say from day to day life...they are all gorgeous! The cards are lovely...I felt that the cards in the last group didn't fit in properly.
Congratulations on being featured!

Linda Richardson said...

must be something in the water down here hey? we've both been busy! Great cards :-)

Tracy said...

Goodness gracious what a busy artist you are! Yes, less decisions make for more creative play time.... I'm all for it. :)

Lori said...

You have been a busy little bee! Love the cards. You inspire me to play more with my watercolors. xoxo

WrightStuff said...


That's what my son says all the time at the moment and it feels appropriate here too :)

bethania said...

A whole month worth of AEDM, Tracey. Gorgeous drawings.

Judy Hartman said...

Tracey, just a simple comment from me:
You are one awesome artist!

Unknown said...

great great great

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderfully creative as always ~ Great sketches and love the 'little art" ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Lorinda.C.F said...

That's it, time to quit my day job and devote myself to practising my sketching--you've set the bar way, way too high! Beautiful work Tracey!! xx

K J D said...

Gosh you have been busy and have managed to avoid housework to boot... clever you!

Great sketches and your cards are beautiful ....


Anonymous said...

Lot of stuff going on for you. I love your bright colors and style. I use my mini moo cards as if they were business cards. I like that they are different and people always comment on how nice they are.

Christine said...

nice work for a couple of days Tracey!

Claudia said...

I love your cards!

Tam Hess said...

Ah! I want to come play with you! You get so much done. No one will obsess with me here. I need to get some serious toy land drawings done. OH! You can come here and play? hehe I LOVE your work especially......the kitchen aid food processor.

Tammie Lee said...

Yes, I would think it a bit hard to figure out sets. Maybe themes, like bowls :-) in one, teacups in another, flowers in one, Butterflies in another. Then a varied one.

Loved seeing all these pieces, each so charming. The silverware ones are wonderful.

Thank you again for the bowls!!

Debbie said...

wow, you have been one busy artist, and I have to say they are all so cute! I would rather paint then clean too! :-)

Unknown said...

oh what a wonderful collection of art Tracey!!!! love these and I could look at your work all day long!!!!

Terrie said...

Busy lady - your muse is working overtime! Your cards are just delightful and I think individual sales are probably the way to go because then people can make their own 'sets'. I love the tone of the colors you use...DElightful!

Katie said...

Love your work! I'm going to have to go have a cup of tea!

manomij said...

I was crlearing my tea drawer out today and guess who I was thinking of?

Rita said...

Can't they sell them individually or "4 for___" or "6 for____". I would think the store could handle that. Then people could pick out their favorites and make their own groupings. They are just gorgeous. You have such luscious, juicy colors! :)

Fallingladies said...

Beautiful cards, and soooo many great WIP's, inspiring to say the least!

Alexandra MacVean said...

I really admire your skill and style of drawing. Very inspiring and kid you not, every time I see your art it challenges me to keep pushing forward in my own art. :)

Gina Lee Kim said...

Alexandra said it perfectly. Very inspiring, indeed! Just awesome, beautiful work you do. Hey, I'm a tea-addict too! I love my Republic of Tea....vanilla almond.

Nordljus said...

I totally missed your interview at the Paint Party last week because of work. So happy to read your story, and so inspiring. And I'm looking forward to that zine of yours. Get working!

Sandra Busby said...

How did I miss this one? Oops! I just can't keep up! Wow - they all look so gorgeous together in little sets :0)