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I am having my little notepad actually, being fixed.  It should be too me sooon!!!  It was so handy to grab it in bed and post here, or on the couch, or at my studio.  Now I have to wait for my husband to get off his computer so I can write. Oh boo hoo.

Enough of that… Let’s see, what have I been doing of late?  Doodling and making scratch marks towards a new book.  No, not the great American novel, but a retrospective of all my Lab art.  And Studio news?   Well I am working on this Lab painting.  I posted my first blog on my website about Niche marketing.  I established  myself as one 12 years ago and have a great following. Now though, I am finding it hard to jump out of that.  So, I have embraced my Lab-dom-ness…yes, that is a good word , and will continue with Labs and when I do plein aire? well you will see Labs in it!!!

I also have a newsletter on my site  www.sheilawedegis.com   So please feel free to sign up.  Up to date pics and news. Really!!! LOL

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We recently found a great RV place near us. Larry, the owner, finds used RV’s of all sorts, refurbishes them and sells them at reasonable prices.

Today we went to look at Class C, truck and living all in one ,and 5th wheels, a long large rig pulled by a truck.  It was great going in them all. One 5th wheel rig was about 37′ long but had everything one could want. Stairs to the bedroom, washer/dryer, queen size bed with closets and bureaus. Oh..shower!!!!  “Downstairs” had a couch, two comfy recliners, a great kitchen and loads of windows.  We did find out a lot of state parks would not let us in. Too long.

Class C vehicles were really nice but with Labs not enough room.  At least for us.  I need a space to sit and work or chill.  So we then looked at a 33′ rig. The layout  was interesting. Bedroom in front and “upstairs” then the living area with kitchen. In the back there was another room with a door that could be a room for company or a computer area.  I think I really like an open concept.

As we were leaving, Larry said he’d really like to see my artwork and,or, have it hanging for sale in his office. LIGHTBULB moment.

I came home and  got “paintingacrossAmerica.com” as my domain name and now trying to figure out how to do a new blog here with that domain and put art up as we go..or prepare..to go.  I will admit it’s scary to think we wouldn’t have a solid “house” but then the other side is, no lawn to mow, I could still have flowers, no outrageous repairs, but we will have some, no pool to keep clean, we’ll have mountain streams and rivers…crazy neighbors?? we can drive away.

Larry’s business is booming. Hmm. I think the baby boomer generation has decided to finally “drop out” and enjoy once more what we thought life would be like. I’m excited.

I’ll let you know when I get the new blog going…of course it will be small Florida paintings to start..lol…

Before I go..I have been doing acrylic painting again since I have more students coming to my studio. This is an 18 x18 . Hope you like it.

$725.00 framed   Contact me at sophie@palm-spirit.com   Shipping included.

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Today I joined the Plein air group here in our area. They meet once  week at a different location and we paint.

Today was at the park by the Causeway Bridge at the Inter-coastal waterway. About 7 artists in various spots around the park. I chose a spot near the water and started to paint a small area rather than a scene. Suddenly a beautiful white Crane flew in and stood on a rock right in front of me.  I grabbed a small brush and got him right into the painting before he flew away. He turned first and stared at me, turned again and relieved himself, then flew.

“A LITTLE CORNER OF MY WORLD”

I painted the panel first with a thin coating of red/orange acrylic so as I glazed the color would shine through. I was pleased with the first oil in a while.

I was so excited about being with other artists, I tend to be a hermit, painting and being outdoors that I put my setup in the back yard and painted again. This time with a painting knife.

My backyard at 5pm with Labs running amok.  The Bougainvillea grows up and over the roof and out front the tallest palm ever.  The yellow lemons and a huge Bird of Paradise to the right.  12″ x 9″ on stretched canvas.

Well I feel successful tonight. A good day!!!

Warmly, Sheila

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Paper towels out the door then shredded, brushes chewed at the ends, a canvas with a huge puppy foot imbedded in it. EGADS!
I started back on ebay again selling works that have been here for over two years. Mostly Rescue work.  I put them on for next to nothing and in one day made close to $500.00. Now rethinking ebay and maybe just doing a series just for (shhhh. the money) I always do my best work so people will get a good painting and I’ll get out of debt and save for Scotland in May.!  Look for me on ebay as sophie316.

Keeping up with my painting a day..no so much this poor blog.  I;m writing everything down in a new leather bound, lime green, spiral notebook.  I’m actually keeping up with that. I even have a section entitled “Remember”  Having ADHD has it’s bonus moments. Great ideas flood in non stop, the down side??, shiny objects !  I’m easily distracted and lose my way.  So the new Lime green leather note book, and, new gel pen is working it’s magic.

CUDDLES  Day#8

 

DAY #9.

 

Have a great night!!! Warmly, Sheila

 

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Just laying there, snuggled under covers and a Lab curled up on my legs. That’s when it hit me, I forgot my blog.  I had been so excited to do three in a row because as you may or not know, for someone with ADHD, everything after that is usually forgotten.  sigh.

But on the happier side I an show you two paintings!!!

 

yes..day 5 was done previous. Long day.

Fun one tomorrow!   Warmly, Sheila

 

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Oh my goodness, I’m actually staying on track! Day #3.  It’s really cold here in Florida this week. It’s cover the bushes because they’ll freeze cold so we’re all bundled up.

 

So today as I sat with my cup of coffee wondering what I’d paint then I decided to put my cup down and paint it.  It’s a 6″ x 6″ x 1″ stretched canvas Golden Open Acrylic painting. You’ll find it over on my 365 paintings blog.

http://paintingonpaper.blogspot.com/

Our grandson is here this week during school vacation so I’ll be painting ,posting and playing. Watching Sponge Bob and the Wizards of Waverly Place all week. :0)

 

 

Have a great night. Warmly, Sheila

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Well who knew. ! But then it is only day 2 of the new year. I have made  a committment..(Oh please Universe help me with this one)

I sent out my newsletter and said I would be back doing the Weekly Not On The Blog News.  Stories of the Labs and artwork.  Allot of my clients, who are now friends, and people who have joined through my blog page. (How many blogs does this woman have???!!!)

So I completed day 2’s painting. Have to say I love it.  Did emails, newsletter, this blog, the other blog and now I am so ready for a nap, or at the very least a cup of coffee.  Oh..did I mention I also listed 9 older works on ebay? Cleaning house so to speak.  Get rid of the old and make room for the new. Someone said that..I know my mother did quite often.  More like ” Sheila will you throw that “darn” thing away!!!”

My two goofy boys. Not a day that doesn’t go by that they don’t make me roar with laughter!

Here’s the link for that blog.  http://paintingonpaper.blogspot.com/

2012 goal, to figure out how to put in links and paypal on this site. sigh….have a great night. Going off to read friends blogs now!!!

Warmly, Sheila

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