Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy 2010!

Welcome to 2010!
Here is my first new piece after the flood of commissions I had this holiday season
She is called "Gathering - Green" and is fabric on wood (part of my "gathering girls" series)

I can't not believe that another year is gone....but I am looking forward to what 2010 will bring.
To bring in the New Year right I had to get one of Cathy Nichols calendars!
I love all of her work so I thought it would be fitting to have one of her calendars. This way I get to gaze at a new masterpieces of hers every month! ahhhh :)

If you get a chance please stop by her ETSY shop. She has been making beautiful encaustic paintings which I have been wanting to dabble in for over a year. I am slowly reading up on the process and hoping to start buying all the paints and heat gun and hot plate soon. Until then I love looking at hers and you do not know how close I have come to snatching one of her originals encuastic paintings up. They are truely stunning!

Here is a commission piece I just finished called "Continuing Love" It is for a sweet newly married couple (hope they like it) :)

And now for some shots of Mr. London. He loves to pose for the camera these days. He will be playing or doing something and as soon as he sees that camera he stops and smiles until the flash goes away. Hehe...such a little ham.

He also just turned 3 and learned how to open his own presents this year. It was a little confusing for him as his birthday is only a couple of days after Christmas. He thought he was going to have a present to open everday b/c we had let him open one early on Christmas eve. And one early before his birthay and then he has his birthday party on Sunday. Oh and then I am going to bring doughnuts to school on Tues. It is the never ending celebrations. lol

In the picture above we went to see daddy at work and have cake on his b-day. It was so sweet all Scott's co-workers gathered around and sang happy birthday for London. He loved it as you can see from the smile on his face.

After cake at daddy's office we headed over to the playground and then the arcade. That is what he wanted to do (and it was super windy and cold outside). Such a perfect day for a little boy who turned "1...2...freee"

Happy NEW YEAR ...I think it's going to be a good one!


Cathy Nichols Art said...

Shellie! I don't even know where to start. I love your new paintings & commissioned pieces so much. Beautiful! And London is absolutely gorgeous. He is just about 2 weeks older than my daughter, Annabelle. She turns 3 on Friday! And, of course, thank you for the kind post about my 2010calendar. Happy New Year!!!

shellieartist said...

Awww, thank you Cathy! Yes I remember I think we figured out at one point that we our first born were almost the same age. Happy Birthday to Annabelle! I will say that this year seems so much more real for him and fun for everyone. He just did not understand still last year. You know I love all of your work and someday hope to get some prints or originals :) Happy New year to you too!!!

Apple said...

I love that first piece! It is beautiful!! :)