Friday, March 27, 2009

I took a nap today!

I really did! I haven't done that in sooo long! And it felt really good! I laid down with the boys and slept the entire time that they slept. I have a feeling it is going to be a long weekend and apparently my body is anticipating it. haha!

The painting from yesterday's peeky! The crazy thing is I took this one to FedEx yesterday about 5 pm - it was delivered this morning around 9! In Mississippi. From Tennessee. THAT, Mr. FedEx Man, is fast!

Today is the first day ever that I have called myself an artist - and meant it. I have NO IDEA why it has taken this long . . . . but every time I would use the word "artist" to describe myself, I would crack up laughing. It was like I had you all fooled or something! Seriously, the fact that I have a business degree, started painting for the first time {ever} 4 years ago and {quite frankly} don't know what I'm doing half the time . . . . I just never considered myself an "artist" - just a person who likes to paint!

Let me tell you why . . . .

. . . . . to save shipping costs for some of you, I'm completely willing to meet you if you live somewhat close to deliver a painting {and you want to do a little driving!} I don't mind meeting half-way - which is what I did today! A super fabulous person {I need your link LORI!} met me halfway between my house and hers {actually I think it was closer to my house} at one of the malls {a really good one} in Nashville. This woman was actually excited to meet me! But what she doesn't know is that I was equally excited to meet her {and her 3 incredibly cute and sweet kids!} Two of them {by the way} I'm making paintings for! It is always fantastic to see a persons face when I hand over a painting AND even better when I meet little people that I have to paint for!!!! THE ABSOLUTE best way to feel a person out to know "exactly" what they want is to meet them!!

After my meeting, I had a little drive home - I thought about the paintings for each of these little people and have the BEST idea in my head for each painting. That is when it dawns on me . . . "Hey, I'm an artist!" I try so hard to picture the perfect piece for each of you and then create it! That is why I go through so many emails with you, request so many pictures, fabric swatches, etc. Don't get me wrong, I need all that to color match - BUT it really tells me who you are and I need that . . . . ESPECIALLY when I usually don't meet you face to face {what a shame too - I so want to meet you all!}

So, if you feel I wear you out with all the emails - I'm sorry!!! That is the only way I can get personal without requesting some home movies!

Here is another sneaky peeky . . . .


This weekend my goal is to finish {because I'm almost done with each of these!!!!} . . . .

Sutton
Grace's 2 birds
Maddie Grace and Molly Hope

All of the above canvases are just waiting on final touches! I have NO IDEA why I've not finished them. {Slacker, I know - no point in making up some excuses!} But I should get them out to you all by Monday! I guess that means MORE peeks throughout the weekend, uh?

17 comments:

Jaclyn said...

yay!!! I am way too excited about this and I love Alanna Grace's piece. GORGEOUS! You are awesome!

Kodi said...

Ooh I like the looks of that sneaky peeky!

Robin said...

Kim, I am so glad you actually got to take a nap! I know that is a rare and beautiful thing...lol!

And I would have to 100% agree...you are definitely an artist!

{{{{{HUGS}}}}}

Robin :o)

megan said...

i saw a "red car" shopping cart and thought of you! is that weird?!? oh and i'm still wondering about those 4 sets of fa la la's...

Danine said...

amazing! again you leave me speachless! you by far are one of the best artists dear lady because you don't see yourself as one! again you've got God given talent...enjoy it!

shabby girl said...

You are expanding your horizons! And I love them! Keep moving forward; you're good!

Monica @ Writer Chic said...

I am eagerly awaiting our big ultrasound on April 15th, so I can start making plans to have you do a painting for our Itty Bitty #2....and since I'm local, I can be one of those peeps who can meet you face to face. Lucky me!

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

Good for you~taking a nap. You deserve it!

Sheryl said...

You are definitely an artist! I love your work. I'm glad you got that nap. I take one almost daily. (And I also go to bed too late and get up too early, so that might be why.)

Tiffany said...

You are an artist! A good one at that. I only wish I had a teeny tiny bit of your talent! I think your paintings are creative. I'm getting ready to send in my order and I'm excited about :) Oh, and I can't believe you actually slept?!? I really wonder how you do it without getting colds sometimes. Enjoy the weekend!

An Accomplished Woman said...

Oh my gosh, I can't believe you didn't call yourself an artist. You are a fantastic artist!!! Glad you are embracing your talent.

A nap is a great thing.... so glad you got to enjoy it.

Cynthia

Paige said...

So glad you got to take a nap! I love the sneak peek and can't wait to see the rest of it. Hope you have a great weekend!

Blessings!

Jessica said...

WOW to those colors on the sneaky peak!!!! LOVE THEM!!!

Boomka said...

I totally know what you mean. Even though I am a desk jockey I recently took a trip abroad where I told everyone I was a writer. It felt a little like a lie, but good nonetheless. But until you say it, no one will make it so. Congrats Artist!

flower girl said...

HI!!I like your blog! :O)

Tutta la Storia said...

I think this sneaky peaky looks like the end result might be my new fave piece of yours!

jenn said...

Can't wait to see the new canvas - the pink flower is awesome!