Friday, May 16, 2014

A Quick Hello, Working Outside My Comfort Zone and a Weekend Sale ~

Hello There:

I wasn't planning on blogging this evening,


it's so hot outside and I'm indoors anyway,
may as well pop in and say a little "Hello."

I worked a bit in the garden this morning:

But, it was so hot, I decided to have my coffee at the breakfast nook
and view the garden through the window ~ 

Since the last time I visited, I finished a new piece.

"Always There to Hold You Up."

I have always been fascinated with twins and have wanted to do a piece dedicated to that fascination for a long time.

The piece has already sold, but I wanted to share it with you anyway.

I am in the middle of projects, and found myself with empty time on my hands.
I don't like empty time because it allows me to think too much....

Which is fine under better circumstances, but with my husband STILL unemployed, too much thinking is not good for me.

So.....with no current project on the table, I decided to do something that I never, ever do.  


I love flowers.
I grow flowers.
I nurture flowers.

But....I don't draw them.

It is a thousand miles out of my comfort zone....drawing flowers.

I decided to just doodle.
Cartoonish flowers ~ 

Nothing fancy or realistic.

Eventually, this will be a watercolor.
Well, unless I get frustrated and tear it up...
which I've been known to do on many occasions in my arty life.

I think it's good to work outside of our comfort zones sometimes.

While I'm taking a break from my current illustration projects ~
I've decided to have a little sale in my Zibbet Shop.

May 16 through May 18, all originals in my Zibbet shop are 30% off. 
No need for a coupon code as all prices are marked. 
I'd love to move some of my original inventory, 
as I have several new pieces that will be introduced over the next few months.

So, this weekend will still be unseasonably warm.
The best time to stay in the studio,
paint outside of my comfort zone,
and have a little weekend sale.

Until Next Time:
Gerushia's New World

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Fewer Words Are Sometimes Better ~

I don't have many words today.
Sometimes, few words can say everything.

With my husband still unemployed, I find myself quietly in the studio ~

And often in the garden.
Grasping for hope.

Grateful for this colorful backyard show.

Pinks ~

Warm mornings ~ 

Buzzing ~ 

Light and shadow ~ 

Snarling pups ~ 

Nosing around ~ 

Enjoying the garden from a puppies point of view ~ 

Rosemary scented ~ 

A little bit of lacy white...

and sunny hot orange ~

Froot Loops colors ~

Vibrant pinks on a hazy May morning ~ 


for lizards ~

The outside is welcome inside....

Bouquets ~

Vibrant dining room confetti ~ 

Thankful for the peace that my little garden offers me.
I find comfort there,
and a different comfort here...
In my studio ~ 

I have been very busy creating and selling.
The bit of extra money helps out tremendously right now.

This new original is in my Shop.

These two gentlemen were out for a jaunt in the countryside....
hoping to wrangle some rabbits. 
looks like Mr. Watson received a nasty nibble on his finger. 

I've also put these two pieces into my  "Tiny Tale Art" shop section...

Each tiny tale print comes with a little story that I wrote.
The corresponding story is printed on calligraphy paper.

Thank you for stopping by.
I hope to be back very soon...
with more words and, hopefully, news that my husband has found a job.

Until Next Time:
Gerushia's New World