Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Whatcha Working On: Wednesday

(Headless has been requested a few times. I'm now preparing one for my Etsy Shop).
This photo shows my "process"....I draw out a silhouette or painting, then use carbon paper to trace that drawing onto my paper or board, and then start painting. The drawing allows me to repaint when a customer requests another.

Now that the school year is "almost" upon us. My husband, the HS Music teacher, went back this week. My youngest and I will start home school next week. I thought I'd "try" and get myself somewhat organized. This is something I strive to do, but with three other "forces", {well, four, if you count our dog Molly}, working "against" me it can be all I do to keep the house in order, let alone my day!

So, the first step in this organizing thing is to plan. And part of the "Plan" is to post more often on this blog! :)

Having a subject or theme to post about will make posting a little easier for me. So, I thought Wednesday would be my "Whatcha Working On" day.....and hopefully I'll have something I'm working on most Wednesdays to show you.

At least this will give me a reason to get something at least started so I can post about it on Wednesday.....See how this will motivate me to get myself organized? :) That's the "Plan", at least! Lol!

These past few weeks of August, I've been busy with custom orders. Seven silhouette orders came through my email, and that is a happy thing....busy, but happy! And, I'm working on a custom portrait, just now putting it on canvas. (with permission from the customer, I'll show you more of that next Wednesday...see I already have a "Plan"!)

Here's what I've been working on:

Lady and Gent in Blue pants~ holding red books

Soldier and miniature couple silhouette (the Mrs./Mr. sils are 2 inches in a 5 X 7 frame)

John and Abigail Adams

That's what I've been working on this week! Thanks for stopping by.


Dame Judi said...

Gosh, Girl, you are truly up and doin'.

Wish I could produce like you. But I am feeling almost inspired now to finish that quilt, that photo album etc. so just maybe....

TheCrankyCrow said...

Oh Suzanne...your silhouettes are WONDERFUL!! I have a penchant for old hollow cut silhouettes and am lucky to own a few - but your paintings are making so very willing to blend old and new!! And yippee on the headless horseman....Obviously, I wasn't the only one who fell in love!! I'll be looking forward to your Wednesday postings....sounds like a plan to me!! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Julia said...

Love John and Abigail!

Patti said...

All are lovely! I am so blessed to own a few of your silhouettes myself ;) Can't wait to see what you are working on next!
Blessings, Patti