Monday, May 11, 2009


Where has the time gone? I have been painting and cleaning house and all of a sudden days have gone by with no post! Special guests are coming to my house, and my posts will be less frequent for a while, I suspect!

This painting is one for my show. I have decided, with the counsel of my critique buddies, that it needs collage elements to be more in line with the other work. I think it will create more focus on the birds, which is supposed to be the unifying theme of the exhibit. So that is my job for today.

I have unfinished business with Saundra Lane Galloway who most generously gave me the Kreative Blogger award. Her work in painting and collage is wonderful and, on top of that, she is a warm, supportive member of the community of artists who blog. She paints and creates prolifically, and lately, has taken to making works of art she calls "Eye Candy." They are pieces that do not necessarily fit any other series or challenge she routinely does, but are done just for FUN. (If ART can't be fun, I don't know what can) I have been really lifted up by her comments and by this award. Thanks so much Saundra!

The rules are as follows:

1) List seven things you're grateful for

2) Link back to the bestower of the award and list these rules in your post.

3) Name and link to seven deserving blogs to receive the award next.

4) Let them know they've been tagged.

I am so grateful for all these things in equal measure:

1. My supportive husband who never asks how much something costs or whether I'm selling anything, but always says, "Go for it!"

2. My boys, who act like their mom is cool for being an artist.

3. The best family in the world.

4. Having found this great online support system where I can interact with and see incredible art from people who live all over the world.

5. That Spring has sprung, and warm weather is here.

6. Being able to be a part of LibertyTown Arts Workshop and for all the wonderful friends and fellow artists there.

7. A wonderful church family and a great community to live in.

Go visit Saundra's blog (see link at the top of this post) and all the other artists that she follows. They are truly inspirational.

I will ponder all these things in my heart and pass along the award to seven other blogs in a post which I hope will be later today!


Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Oh Elizabeth, you maka me blush! Can't wait to see what you do with the birds...wish I were closer I'd love to see your shows, and take a close look at your art world!

L.Holm said...

Good luck with the show and congratulations on your award! wonderful list.

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Hey, congrats on the award. Hope your show goes certainly should given how good your work is.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Thanks, you all. I've had the most fun painting for this show than any other show I've done!

Gwen Bell said...

I just left you the same award...great minds think alike, AND recognize good work when they see it!
Oh well, more traffic, right?
Love all your new paintings!!!