Friday, 21 November 2014

Pavan ...


It has been a week of mysteries and wonder I have to say
 I have actually been productive
 the miracle is that I used a planner type sheet thing and actually stuck to it
 it was only mildly painful and made my brain ache occasionally at the thought of such  organisation, but the results have been impressive
 I managed to get to finishing some commissioned perfume bottle pieces
 plus the November illustration for the GoodnessMe Box
 which means I can tuck in and scoff the deliciousness
 now I no longer require them as models


I also painted up this incredible bottle out of a catalogue for a wine merchant over here
no clue what it tastes like but the colours were just too perfectly me to not paint
and it all went smoothly
no paint in hair, no drips on the dog... small miracle, but wonderful none the less
plus I did a little painted sketch of some of the glorious frangipani blooms
which are making the studio smell so amazing
I managed to capture the colour, though the actual blooms look a tad dodgy

I also found a lost earring, magically remembered where I had stashed my list of ideas for Christmas gifts, cooked two new recipes without any eye rolling and gagging sounds from the family and I didn't get sneezed on once by the dog


 It wasn't all smooth sailing though, there were mysteries
the dog did gut a toy and I woke to a garden
that looked a little like it was covered in snow drifts
but as yet the actual outside of the toy is no where to be found
so innards are everywhere but I have no clue which toy they are from


there was also a rather large spider spotted in the dining room
but he was too quick on his feet and got away
so now there is a rogue spider somewhere in the house
which is doing my head in in a fairly major way
but I am going to put that aside and distract myself with what's on the desk
happy painting all...xx

Did you miss Tuesday's post?
Here is the Link ... Swifty Paris ...


27 comments:

storybeader said...

looks like a yummy box of goodies! Great watercolors {:-Deb

Jennifer McLean said...

you sweetie, are waaaay more organized than me. You're the only one I've shopped for (only because if I don't send that damn postal moose by October, you won't see your Christmas gifts until spring!). On the other hand, my aunt and C-Granny insisted on putting up the Christmas tree yesterday. Sheesh, feeling a little over Christmased already (probably because I"m woefully behind and have NO idea what the hell to get anyone for Christmas, Baaah humbug!!). Sending love from Polar Vortex inundated Canada. :o)

Marji said...

I had to google a frangapani because your beautiful drawing looked just like a plumaria to me - but they are not the same according to Wikipedia - just in case you were wondering. Same family but more like a red headed step cousin kind of family relative sort of thing. Love that you are getting tons done without melting in all that heat. Beautiful, my dear - just beautiful! M.x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Always happy seeing your vibrant professional paintings !
Happy PPF!

Giggles said...

Oh my all I can think about is the rogue enemy. Same thing happened to me in September. It was on the ceiling late at night...I tried to get it with my cane and a cloth without mucking up my white ceiling. It fell and scuttled away!! Next morning Beardo found it in the sink near our organics box....looking for food me thinks... I was so relieved!! You accomplished some gorgeous work this week...kudos to you!! I love when missing jewelry turns up!!

Hugs Giggles

Karen Maggio said...

Just love reading your post and your art work. You did have a very productive week.

coco.nut said...

great work, I love the bottles!
happy PPF!

ann @ studiohyde said...

Love the colours in your Pavan bottle. (did the spider ever turn up?)

JackieP Neal said...

Tracy, i love you post and it's antics as much as your painting!! Fun and giggles! xo

Faye said...

Your perfume bottles illustrations are fabulous, Tracey. Large spiders somewhat freak me out. I hope you locate yours (and the mysteriously disappeared toy the dog ate). It is winter here so all the spiders have died out. Yay!

Lynn Richards said...

Beautiful work as always, Tracey! I have to say, I love hearing about your week as it makes me feel so normal. There is a dead lizard under one of my couches or chairs, I failed at dinner miserably two nights ago and the old sinuses have me snapping at people I love. Best to just go paint.
xo

Telva Chase said...

Tracey - love your sense of humor and had to laugh at the dog antics. Your paintings are luscious and so full of life. Thanks for sharing on PPF - Please visit me - I'm #43.

Linda Kunsman said...

the way your vibrant colors just flow in your illustrations is really magnificent Tracey! And those perfumes bottles-be still my heart! Have a great weekend-and enjoy your summer weather as I freeze my a** of here in PA...

Sirkka said...

Beautiful illustration with the bottles, have a nice week!

Studio Kaufmann said...

That Pavane bottle is divine! I can smell the perfume from here!! Those goodies look so yummy. Happy PPF

Carol said...

Beautiful art again this week. We had an interesting spider chase this week too. My husband hates them and mice too and living in the country we are usually dealing with them this time of year as the weather gets colder out (we are in winter here) So this fall he purchased several different electrical devices that guarantee the critters will stay away from your home. For the most part they have worked and he has slept better. Yesterday a huge spider dropped down from the ceiling just before it was time for him to get home. I spent 10 minutes chasing the hopping thing around the living room with the help of 3 cats and a dog. Who knew they loved to chase spiders :/ Finally after tripping over the Pets several times I was able to smash the bugger and flush him seconds before the husband walked in the door. I have sworn all 4 animals to total silence on the whole ordeal. :)

Clare Lloyd said...

fabulous work as always. x

Jo Murray said...

Congratulations! Sticking to a plan is not as easy as it sounds when you are as easily distracted as I am.

Lisa Graham Art said...

What a fun post and I so get the gutted toy thing. Glad they liked your cooking this week.

Love love your art. Nice to be here.

Irene Rafael said...

a wondrous and mysterious week eludes me right now. glad you had one. wishing another for you soon. xo

Tracey Grgic Potter said...

Love the paintings and the productivity.!

Michellem said...

When I was a little girl whenever my grandmother had a spider on the ceiling she would tell us that his name was George - it wasn't until I was older that I realized that it wasn't one spider but whatever random spider happened to be on the ceiling. I was always spooked that he would drop down on my head though.

sheila 77 said...

Your posts are such fun, love the perfume bottle at the top, such a mix of gorgeous colours.
Whenever I put a spider outside (in a jar) I have to race back and sometimes it gets back inside before me.

Sandra Busby said...

Well, if you can't find the outer part of the toy, maybe it's in the inner part of the dog!! He could be a little clogged up for a while! I am full of awe in how productive you have been. A planner sound like a perfect idea for me... maybe something I could do in 2015! Yes - I am inspired!! And of course I LOVE your paintings... And I am in a particularly good mood today since I visited 'Paris'! ;0)

Laura Leeder said...

Your posts are such a delight to read Tracy!

Marva Plummer-Bruno said...

So glad I found your blog Tracey! Just added you to my sidebar so I can come visit lots! :) Marva

JKW said...

Your water color is amazing, I'm still trying to learn it all. Blessings, Janet PPF