Monday, March 9, 2009

A very important date . . .

I've got a few paintings going out tomorrow! Woo! I actually painted like a mad woman this weekend and it was great! I do plan on doing some more posts soon that continues my "1st ever painting" post {I still can't believe I showed it to you all!} but I have so much going on that I thought I would just wait.

I do have some sneaky peeks that I need to share!


I love red and pink together! {How many times have I said that on this blog?}


Here is a little bit more to ponder about! Womble - don't get excited just yet! 'Cause it's not yours!! I admittedly have been pushing the limits lately. I know it's because I have my plate full - but HEY, I do work best under pressure. Always have. I've had so many orders that have a time table - because of showers, birthday parties or husbands coming home from deployment!

Some paintings I sit on a little longer than others, because I'm trying to desperately work out all the details in my head and on paper. I really want each painting to be perfect. Yes, I do stress over almost every single one of them. But THAT is what I do. THAT is how I work. I really hope it doesn't stress my people out. You know, when you have to wait for the painting. And then when I'm through painting, I have to package that baby up! Now, that takes some serious time! And if you have received one of my packages - YOU know I dedicate the time on that!

Of course the next few weeks is the deadline to so many paintings that I have! And I do mean soooo many. So, I should be posting quite a few on here. So, after this mad rush - I plan to do a post on "frequently asked questions" and some other interesting business related topics. Such as the difference between inspiration and templates.

Not only am I slaving, I'm planning a very special something myself . . . .


Can anyone guess?? That's right, baby girl is turning 1. Where has the time gone? I know I still need to post about Carson's and Lawson's pirate themed 2nd birthday party - and I will - eventually! {But surely to Pete,} I will blog about Em's tea party {Mad Hatter style} - as we all know, I love girlie stuff . . . . but not in a smocked kinda way.

So, in the crazy commotion - we are trying to wrap up some last "little" projects here around the house. You know, such as the BEDS . . .


That's right my peeps - my boys are STILL sleeping on the mattresses on the floor {trailer-trash style!} We did get ONE coat of stain on - BUT we have 2 more to go + poly! This has been the longest, drawn out project of all time!! On a retarded level! The hang up has been the stain color that we originally used on Hudson's bed! Because some joker didn't write it down {that would be my husband!} Now, I was pretty sure what the combination was . . . . but wasn't 100% sure. And we are going with it - after much debate!

Since we are on this kick about their room, I've got to make this 3rd curtain!!


At our old house, Hudson's room only had 2 windows. Here, we have 3! So, for the past year and a half - I've been missing a curtain! Sad part - it should only take me an hour {tops} to make it! But I just haven't the time! My poor sewing machine hasn't been out in soooo long that it probably will need servicing before it will even work!

Once we get the beds in there, we will see if there is room for the big red shelf that was originally in Hudson's room. Here is a smidge of it in my studio/office space. . .


Yeah, that is one of my half-naked boys trashing out my room! Gets on my nerves - that is why I would much rather give them back the shelf. They need it for all the toys/junk they have!


And for those who have been to my house . . . I did it! I finally hung up the lamps! I've had these things forever and have wanted to put them in the boys' room! Well, we did this weekend! You like that frog birdhouse, don't ya'? I'll show you more of that corner later!

And a finished piece of art from a peek the other day!


Okay, it's 1:30 in the morning and I'm soooo tired. Got.to.go.to.bed.

14 comments:

Sandy Toes said...

Wow...so many fun pictures to look at!
sandy toe

T Lee said...

Ok Kim...

So, I know you have a ton of bloggy friends who would probably make that curtain for you...no prob.

Come on girl...call in a favor or two to help you get some of your own home wish list complete.

I know you have enough friends to get help. Time for a little "Kim's Home Show" party...before the tea party. That should be fun.!!

Gaston Studio said...

Your post brightened up my morning!
Love the curtain and definitely think worth duplicating a third.

Mommy said...

Ack! Now I KNOW you are trying to mess with me...you even put my NAME in that one and then shot me down. HA! I know what you are really sayin'. Simmer down Womble---I'm workin' on it. I know good things come to those who wait. I can wait--it's my middle name these days. :-)

P.S. You didn't trick me--I knew that one wasn't mine as soon as I saw the red and brown (but the rest of the colors are close).

Jessica said...

I'm lovin' that sneak peak! Those colors are GREAT!

Robin said...

Kim, how in the world do you do it? You make me tired just by reading your posts! LOL!

Robin :o)

Holli said...

Great post Kim!
It is so hard to believe that Em is almost 1!
Oh and thanks again for the diaper only picture...I LOVE it!

Megan L Hutchings said...

I would love to know where you got that book shelf from?! I love the antique style and the COLOR!!!

An Accomplished Woman said...

Oh my gosh, your daughter is almost one. How time flies.

Love your pictures and can't wait to see the beds finished.

Cynthia

Martha McGlothlin Gayle said...

Love your things!

Jenn said...

Save the stamp...we'll be there :)

Jennifer Logan said...

So, send along the fabric this week when we see each other at preschool, you know I'll get that curtain done - I am sure that I can whip it up - just send me one of the others for an example/measurements! I can't wait to see little miss em's birthday bash!.

Always a Southern Girl said...

I just loovve your paintings. How do I order one?--Renee

My Beautiful Mess! said...

Your baby is turning one!! She is so adorable. I can't wait to see pics from her big day. My baby just turned 7!! How come it seems like time flies faster when you have your last pumpkin??