Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Progress.....slow as a herd of turtles!


It's been over 2 months since my last post. Obviously I'm off to a slow start. Now don't get the wrong impression. I'm not being lazy, I have been working on many different projects. All of which fall into the decorative painting category. I finally had the opportunity to spend a weekend in my 'up and coming studio' organizing paints, brushes and lot's of creative supplies. The results were encouraging. My friend Cassi came over and we took pictures and she showed me how to download them. (Thank you, Cassi!) I was feeling optomistic. Twice I attempted to post. I've got the writing part down. Yeah!....but the picture part has been an obstacle! I'm even wondering if blogging is for me....Will it become a' time intensive' distraction that will take me futher away from my dream of painting? I'm not sure at this point so I'm going to push through the uncertainty and the unfamiliar mechanics of posting, downloading pictures, retrieving them etc. This would not be difficult for anyone with basic computer skills but that would 'not be me'. So I'll try it again, but not before asking the God of all creation for divine assitance. (Why I try to do anything without Him, is beyond me!)
....Hi Lord. I'm sorry for putting you on the spot like this but I know you care about every detail of our lives, even blogging, so I'm asking you, in the name of Jesus, to enlighten me with your wisdom and guide my' button pushing' fingers, that all I do and say will honor you and be helpful to others. I love you!...and I'm thanking you, in advance. Amen.

Welcome to my art studio! It's a prefect location......just a short walk out my back door, down a cobblestone path (pavers) to our 1937 detached garage. The walls are white, with exposed rafters, four windows and an automatic garage door (great for plein air painting).
So take a look around. Check out the progress.....






















It won't be long now.......

14 comments:

Roxanne said...

YEAH, GOD!!! You did it! You showed me how to add the pictures! Never mind that there are a few duplicates that I don't know how to delete, and that the spacing is 'very spaced'! But the point is, I put you on the spot and you 'showed off' and answered my prayer. Thank you, thank you! You are too good to me!

winstonbot said...

Roxanne,
you are so funny!!Loved seeing you and the girls at round top. I am envious of your creative space. My brain feels like a merry-go-round and I cant get off. round top was great, but I am totally mentally exhausted!!! I am glad you made it back safe and sound, and cant wait to see what creations you come up with. God bless you today.
amy b.

Stokes Chic Antiques said...

Roxanne,

I love you! Your personality shines through your words. I think that you inspire so many people. Reading your post made me smile and thank God for such a good friend.

Anonymous said...

Good job Roxanne!

I loved seeing how your studio is shaping up. Can't wait for our first Glory Girl play day!

Round Top and Warrenton was so very much fun. I am inspired!

Hugs, Jana

molly said...

Roxanne, YOur blog looks great hang in there you will find it IS a very fun creative outlet! Yell if I can help with what I have discovered.I am glad you too got to go to Round Top I am still spinnig from My trip to Gods Country!LOts of great ideas and treasures came home with me!

Teresa ~ French Poppy said...

Love your studio! I hopped over from Heather's blog, glad I stopped by for a visit! :)

Teresa

lyndsay said...

Great Space! Just looking at it makes me want to create something.It definitely has the "Roxy" look, very cute!

Mary said...

Hi, Roxanne,

I heard about your blog and couldn't wait to see it. It's great and I will definitely be checking back often. I have a blog, too. Isn't it one of the most fun and creative things to do? When can I come see your studio?!

Mary

B E T H said...

MOM!!! GREAT JOB!!! I know what you started with and this is AMAZING progress! Way to GO!! I'm truly speechless...can't wait to be there soon to hang out in such an inspiring spot. I'm so proud of you! XOXO

Kari & Kijsa said...

Love your blog! Those pictures are so inspirational!

Have a blessed and wonderful day!

smiles, kari & kijsa

Mary said...

A blog party sounds great!! (I want to know how to add the little pictures that form a grid - I don't even know what to call it.) And, I would absolutely love to get together with you and brain-storm. I have as much fun talking and dreaming about ideas as doing them. That's probably not a good thing.

I am so glad to know about the Pioneer Woman blog. I want to learn photoshop and I think she can teach me!

Kari & Kijsa said...

Such a fun post...and filled with heart AND soul!! Just a joy to see your studio, and loved all the photos of your work below! Can't wait to see more!! We hope it is okay...we wanted to add you to the blogroll!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

winstonbot said...

exactly how slow is a herd of turtles.?? where are you. I will keep checking on you I know you are dreaming of posting something wonderful. I vote for a blog party too, for us not so techy people.
amy b

Roxanne said...

Kari & Kijsa,

I feel honored to be on your blogroll:)

I love your blog and am inspired by your artwork. I'll visit often. Thank you for your encouragement.