Monday, May 10, 2010

busy as a bee


I have been really busy these last few days. I have been turning these small stacked white 4x4"canvases into these......

Bright and simple and cheerful. They are for a shop called Jennifer's of Nova Scotia. I find that when I have a large amount of work to do I have to plunge right in and work and work and work at it until done and then I can relax. I still have twelve larger ones to do. Whew.

As a result of all this extra work I have not been able to get much onto eBay this last little while. That sort of makes me sad because it was eBay that kickstarted my painting career. It enabled me to get my work out there ( nothing like a worldwide market:) and create a job that I love.

Speaking about love, my daughter and her friends created a fabulous meal last week in our tiny kitchen, using some Jamie Oliver( my hero) recipes. Chicken stew with white wine, cherry tomato sauce with pasta and carrot cake with lime mascarpone frosting. They had fun and we all reaped the rewards.YUM!

11 comments:

Sarah @ Mum In Bloom said...

Oh those paintings are gorgeous and I love Jennifer's. Now to go look up that chicken stew recipe with wine - yum!

Trisha S. said...

you are such an inspiration!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Oh, I know Jennifer's of Nova Scotia! I've bought lovely things there both times I've been in Halifax. That store carries only quality arts and crafts, so I'm not surprised your work is there too!

Lanyardlady said...

Your paintings are adorable. I would like an entire wall filled with them. And the chicken stew and carrot cake recipes really sound good. I'm jealous!

Lorrie Grainger Abdo said...

When people look at my handmade paper fish I always tell them that the "fish look better in a school" with the hope that they will then buy more than one. :) Same goes for these little gems. Good luck!

Moose said...

I LOVE EACH & EVERY one of those bright, wee, canvases!!! Keep cranking them out + enjoy.
Tail Wags and brush strokes,
~moose

Karen said...

I love the light that streams into your cozy kitchen! It's one of the things I always notice about a living space. Most important detail!

hatjunkie said...

Love the paintings. They look so great all together. How nice to have a daughter that will cook for you. Looks like all the hard work payed off.

Bear Chick said...

Love the artwork~SO colorful! And I have a great appreciation for Jamie Oliver since he did his Food Revolution show here in the US.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Such sweet colorful paintings, Shelagh! I would have a hard time picking out a favorite.

Did "H" cut her hair? She looks so chic!

My kitchen is also small like yours, maybe even smaller :-)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Such sweet colorful paintings, Shelagh! I would have a hard time picking out a favorite.

Did "H" cut her hair? She looks so chic!

My kitchen is also small like yours, maybe even smaller :-)