Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I painted this...

...like, forever ago. The beginning of May I think? At the last minute and in between moving and being pregnant. You know...cuz that's how I do. If you can't tell (or don't know me at all), it's a portrait of my partner. Chasing me out of the kitchen, to be exact.

It was a lot of fun to work on & really reminded me of how great it is to paint. Sadly..I haven't painted anything since (with the exception of the bedroom in our new apartment), but I have high hopes of at least painting a few things for the baby's room. It was also fun to make a painting with such a light-hearted and simple subject & get to display it in a public space where even the kids from the school G used to work at got to get a laugh at it.

The painting was displayed on Madison Avenue in Albany NY, for Grand Street Community Art's Boarded Up Project (which I have definitely mentioned on here before).

And! For the information of all three of you who read this blog, this Saturday is the auction for the 2010 Boarded Up series featuring gorgeous work from local artists with proceeds going to the fantastic programs that GSCA has. I can't wait!

Friday, June 04, 2010


Yeah, I still haven't gotten the hang of updating this thing regularly. Maybe one day. But there has been so much life and growth going on these past few months....

For one thing, spring finally arrived! Oh, I can't tell you how happy I was to see those little buds outside my window. And just like that, it seemed like fall weather. And then, just as quickly we seem to have gotten mid-summer type weather. And those little buds have grown exponentially. And my winter blues shrunk in equal proportion.

Yup, those are my first few gray hairs. I turned 30 years old at the end of April. And I would say I've earned the growth of those little gray guys. I've lived a lot of life in these past three decades.

And a baby!!! (Which it clearly says in the caption there) A baby!!! I've been holding on to that news for several months for personal reasons. But I am due December 7th and am feeling good.

So that's what I've been up to between posts- a lot of growth. In many many ways. And hopefully I will continue to share that here.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

The Wish

I think in my severe neglect of this blog, I never posted this painting I did a while back. I want to say I did it in June of 2009 (?) & it was part of the Boarded Up series for Grand Street Community Arts.

It sold at an auction to benefit the art space. I think about painting another one for myself sometimes though, because I kind of miss this painting.

Love Letters to the Universe

I love this piece and can think of many people this could be written to in my life. Really, I love the whole series. It reminds me that I want to do more art that can serve as love letters to the universe.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

2009 knits

2009 knits, originally uploaded by mslj88.

1. baby booties-close up, 2. Little feet for little foot, 3. "Application Socks", 4. go with the flow socks, 5. roscoe's garden cap, 6. baby blue, 7. smell my feet, 8. comparing stripes, 9. ishbel, 10. amelia front, 11. rainbow socks, 12. cat hat grrrrr

2009 felt like kind of a slack knitting year for me. I had long periods of knitting-less activity. But even for my slump, I managed to finish a nice little collection.

I'm trying to get better at finishing things. 2010 promises to be full of some baby-knitting for dear loved ones.


Dear Blog,

I know it's been a long time since I've written-I haven't been a good pen pal, I admit. And I know one of the last few times I wrote, I promised I'd write more often. Umm...that was back in May 2009.

What can I say? The universe kicked me some hard core hurdles in 2009. I won't get into the dirty details. Suffice it to say, that I've started 2010 with a new job, a new (used) car, and a new commitment to taking much better care of my body.

Hopefully, we can be friends again, dear blog, because I've had a lot of ideas rolling around in my head & some things to share.

Knitty Digital