artsy fartsy,  my art is going to the dogs,  the sticks

painting in the sticks

maybe this will be my bio pic

I’ve been busy out here in the sticks. Busy painting. This is such a good thing. I was really worried about the gallery show coming up. Firstly because I don’t paint often and I’m not very good and secondly because I have no paintings! It’s kinda hard to have a show without any paintings!

the whole litter

So now I have some paintings. Yay!!!! I’m not anywhere near done but this is a good start. I’m starting to get excited about them too. I’m hating them less and less and even starting to become fond of some of them. They were fun to paint, like characters in my head begging to come out and play.

Bug carries her favorite

I was going to write a blog post about how I need to stop blogging for a while and focus on painting but I think that’s going to happen anyway. I don’t really need to make an announcement saying, “I’m going to blog less now.” Who knows, maybe I’ll blog more. Maybe I’ll blog about the ongoing progress. I’m just happy to report that I think I’m over that beginning stage where I’m so terrified of failure. Starting is the hardest part. I think…

Rapunzel's favorite

I will probably hate them again and want to throw them all in a trash compacter and start over…but I won’t. I’ll just plug on through. It’s going to be fun. It’s all about the process not the end result right?



  • familymclean

    I guess, but I think the end result is pretty cool. So if the end result is good then the process was well worth it. Not saying that if the end product sucked that the process wasn’t worth it. Crap I am chasing my tail arent I?!
    I love how they are turning out! I wish I could paint like that, they are so whimsical and funny, my paitntings always turn out so serious.

  • Neil

    I really like your stuff. The recent characters are so fun. What type of gallery showing is this going to be? Are you more comfortable with other media other than painting?

    And I think it is better NOT to make an announcement that you are blogging less. It sounds too self-important. Blog when you want to blog. Besides, if you are busy doing other things, that means more readers for the rest of us.

  • Sarah

    I need to buy your paintings!! Seriously, these would be great for our son’s room (he’s just 7 weeks old). They are wonderful – how much??

  • Sam

    I think the dog paintings are AWESOME, Brenda. They’re playful and fun and I think they are getting better and better! (I commented on flickr that I love the one with the funky wallpaper. And I do!) As I know you love cats, I can’t wait for you to paint cats. Also, I’m decorating my baby’s nursery with WHALES, so if a funny whale happens to pop up in your imagination and onto your canvas…you know who to email, right?

    Give yourself room to play and have fun. That’s all that matters!

  • Annie

    Right on! These have so much character. Congrats! That first photo of happy you and your art is awesome.

  • OMSH

    You should go to the sticks more often! HA!
    These are great! I’m clicking through to flickr to see more.

    Missing you. :(

  • Angella

    I agree with Whoorl – you look like a teenager in that first photo. The sticks are good to you! And the paintings are awesome!

  • Annika

    I adore this series of paintings! Will you be telling when and where the show is? I’d love to go, if that isn’t too creepy-stalkerish.

  • BeachMama

    Yay for the Sticks! It looks like the more you paint the better things go. I love them and find them truly fun and whimsical. Are you the only artist at the show? Just wondering why you are making so many (Except for the obvious wanting to sell lots for the charity).