Monday, September 9, 2013

Thankful For Busy Hands And A Busy Heart. Not So Thankful For The Heat ~

Is it hot in your neighborhood?

It has been hotter than fire in my neck of the woods.

We're not used to humidity in this region and we've had unusually humid evenings.

Oh, but these oven-hot temperatures and the soggy, damp air have gifted us with gorgeous, Maxfield Parrish skies ~ 

Breathtaking skies of fire ~ 

I am so thankful for the busy-ness that allows me to coop up in my studio.  Enjoying the comforts of my artificially cooled home. 

I am busy, busy, busy all the way through February.

But I'm not looking too far ahead.  I want to enjoy every minute.

However, I am looking forward to cooler Autumn days.

I couldn't help myself.  

I bought candy corn the first day my grocery store offered it ~ 

And, just a day or so ago, my daughter came through the door with a huge gift...

Yes, that's right.  A GIANT Jack O' Lantern Bobblehead.
No home is complete without one.

Ohhhh....and not to change the subject, but....look at these beauties!  I'm waiting for them to be delivered right to my doorstep, tomorrow ~ 

Aren't they amazing?  I am so in love with these 1950s chalkware babies.

I saw a pair hanging at Captured Tattoo when I went in for my color session. 

I knew I NEEDED some babies just like these....and I found some.

Here's a look at the first application of color on my tattoo work in progress ~

Back side (I love the purple morning glories)

and here's the front side ~ 

Still have one more session to go.  Next time, the color will be applied to the daffodils, red poppies and honeysuckle.

My days have been filled with art and packaging goodies to send to Germany.  I was asked to participate in a really cool show at The Dream Factory in Frankfurt, Germany.  The show is called "6 Impossible Things Before Breakfast."  

Each artist was asked to create a piece that was inspired by a passage from "Alice in Wonderland" or "Through the Looking-Glass."

Here's the passage I chose for my piece:

"This time there could be no mistake about it:  it was neither more nor less than a pig, and she felt that it would be quite absurd for her to carry it any further.  So she set the little creature down and felt quite relieved to see it trot away quietly into the wood."

...and, here's the piece I created.

"Neither More Nor Less Than A Pig"

The gallery owner asked if I could send along  "Mi Corazón por Alicia" for the show as well, so both pieces are off to Frankfurt ~

I am beyond honored to be part of this amazing show.  The artist line-up is unbelievable and I am pinching myself.  How did I get asked to be in this show?  Me?  Really?  

While I am waiting on confirmation that my art has arrived in Germany, I am keeping myself busy with a piece I'm creating for a silent auction.

The auction takes place at the annual "Mayor's Celebration" in Riverside, CA.

With so much arty goodness coming my way, I was very happy to read this fortune last night.

"Tomorrow your creative side will shine forth with exceptional ideas."

Well,  how was that for a rambling, 'round about blog post?

My posts seem to ramble just like I live.  A little of this, a little of that.  Back and forth, up and down.

Ohhh....I almost forgot.  If you look up at the top right hand corner, you'll see my Daily Special.

In celebration of my invitation to participate in "6 Impossible Things Before Breakfast", I'm offering the print version of "Mi Corazón por Alicia" for only $10.00

It's a 5" x 7" image printed on a full piece of HP Premium Plus Photo Paper.

No need for a coupon code, as the price has already been marked down for you.

Thanks so much for stopping by and reading about my art and my world.

Until Next Time:
Gerushia's New World


Diane Duda said...

Hi Kim! Thanks for stopping by the old blog. Seems like no one does that anymore. Looks like you are pretty busy yourself. And yes! Sooo hot here the last two days after an unusually mild summer. Still no artificial cooling at this old house though. The tattoo looks beautiful and so does the new art. See ya on FB. :) xo Di

Gerushia's New World said...

Hi Diane!

Yea, blogging isn't quite what it was when we first started. That's for sure. I miss it, though. I still prefer blogging over all the other "social media."

I'm staying pretty busy. Looks like we are both busy!

See you on facebook.


Laura Tieri said...

I had some catching up to do here. Love the cover for the book! Congratulations on the Germany show! Can't wait to see the finished tattoo.
Is that Vanessa's Mad Hatter in the Jackalope photo? I didn't get on there fast enough to get anything. I do have one of the last things she sold. I don't remember what she called them but they are like girl's heads in a cupcake wrapper. That is a very bad description of them. I made them sound creepy but they are really cute! Oh, I just noticed her ballerina picture hanging there too! I have a few of her prints too.
Glad you're busy doing what you love to do!

Laura Tieri said...

P.S. I love candy corn too! Have you tried the chocolate covered candy corn? I just bought a container that had regular & chocolate covered mixed!