Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Here is just one of the many reasons I've been absent from the blog scene this month. I must say, I've missed you all! I have been feeling a lot of pressure to finish this painting for a competition in San Diego (which ironically doesn't open for another six months.) So I finally moved some mountains over the weekend and finished it up. Now this is submitted, and a few of my other obstacles have cleared up as well.  So I'm resurfacing, rather gingerly, and I'll be putting up a real post very soon.



LisAway said...

I was so happy to see you come up on my reader. Then I saw what you're sharing.

WOW! That is absolutely amazing. How did you get a real turtle on your painting? I'm no art critic and I have no idea how to even talk about these things but I DO know how to say:

WOW. Amazing.

Heidi Ashworth said...

This is so incredible and perfect for a San Deigo based competition (you did say SD, right? I am not above forgetting an important detail in a snap second. sigh )

Kimberly said...

I gasped when I pulled this post up on my screen. That is so stunningly beautiful.

I'm pretty selective about what I like to hang on the walls of my home but I want that.

Welcome back, luv.

Kazzy said...

Welcome back, friend. So good to see you Friday. Glad you got the painting done. It's lovely, as usual. Look forward to a new post soon!

That Girl in Brazil said...

Holy craparola. Amazing. But you must know that.

Do you give lessons?

Melanie J said...

Yay! I'm so glad you're back! I've been wondering where you got to.

And I LOVE that painting. So beautiful.

Heather of the EO said...

I miss you!

What a beautiful painting. You're a painting rock star.

Hang in there with all the stuff to do. I hope you're able to relax a little here and there...no? oh dang. Soon? I hope so.

Mrs4444 said...

Brilliant! Definitely worth the wait :) Welcome back!

*MARY* said...

Gorgeous; don't be scared if someone is on your blog for a few hours stright, it's just me staring at this masterpiece.

Marivic_Little GrumpyAngel said...

I've been gone from blogging for a few days and glad to see 2 posts from you on my reader!

That painting is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!

Jessica said...

it is absolutely amazing! I love it! and so glad you linked to the before picture. What a process! I am so glad you are "back," been wondering what happened to you! looks like you were doing exactly what you needed to be doing!

Allison said...


Our honeymoon to Cancun was rife with turtles. Fond memories of the mating, of course. hehehehe

All the luck in the world for that competition. If you need to come here for it, we have a place for you.