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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Still Here

The elves are still working madly in the studio. Lots of plaster flying around; aprons so crusty and stiff that they can stand up by themselves. Big, heavy objects to paint, sand, form and give pleasure. Girl reporter has been busy with other tasks; blogging has slowed to a standstill.

Meanwhile the studio is a shambles of plaster dust, plaster flakes, plaster paperweights and plaster disaster. Hot, frenzied, inspired ideas boinging off the walls.

Hot is a word that we've not used recently. But our cold snap is supposed to be ending this weekend and right now it is raining softly at my house with no ice forming. Keep your fingers crossed.

Lots of journal writing. A life isn't fully lived until it's been digested in the journal (thank you, Theo).

Oh pooey. John just reported that we are having freezing rain after all and the ice on my rhody leaves proves it. Dang. Good thing I got all my laundry caught up. I'd better get this posted before the electricity goes off. The dreaded ice storm cometh.

These photos from the kitchen. Chilis soaking for a Chilacas con Puerco.

Xochonostles (tunas from a certain type of cactus) ready for deseeding and stewing up in a wonderful soup. Since John got his new computer (no more needing to wait for mine) he has come up with loads of new recipes to try out on us and yum yum have we ever been eating good.

Zanahorias, pickles carrots with chilis and onions. He's tried many recipes but finally found the perfect one. What a wonderful way to get your vitamins.

I had a phone order yesterday for a gift certificate so I thought I'd make it official here. You can paypal me $33 for a gift certificate that I will e-mail back to you and then your giftee can choose a print off my site and I will Priority Mail it out right after Christmas or whenever you wish. Eventually I will post this on my website but I'm in the first stages of a whole new site so it may be awhile.

Busy. So very busy, happy, full of the Christmas spirit. Light a candle and hug a friend. 'Tis the season.

15 comments:

Sarah said...

I love the face at the start of the post and the food all looks delicious! I am looking forwaard to seeing results of your plaster frenzies!

lilasvb said...

love the sad face and pictures of cactus fruit

Jennifer White said...

Busy is good! Love that your studio looks as it does, it means that you're making magic...xo

femminismo said...

That one face (woman with dark hair) looks a little like Katie. Oh that studio! So full of those little dolls you have posted from time to time, keeping watch over your new ventures! Yes, freezing rain. Not really cold enough where we are, but maybe by morning. It's 33 degrees now at 9:45 p.m. Your journal pages are so delish! Food, too, look delish. Tunas? And what are the chiles con ?????? Sounds good.

grrl + dog said...

yes a glass of cheer outside in out garden is what is called for.

Denise said...

I love that your studio is a mess because mine looks just like that and I don't believe that those picture perfect studio's exist for real working artists. I am thinking about taking a class from you in Las Vegas. Denise

PaperPumpkin said...

Wow, have you ever been busy! I love how you share all of your art and ideas. I love your journal. Hey, when you've got all of that, you deserve a studio that reflects it!!! Yay for "disasterous"! Yours is a thing of beauty. Peace. ~Kath

BJ Lantz said...

I shall send you a virtual hug, sistah. ....and some of the Florida warmth. Our weather has been bouncing up and down for weeks; one never knows how to dress from one day to the next - shorts or a jacket & scarf?

Oh, and can you send John over to cook here? :-))

Ann K. said...

I am glad you are "still here." The plaster work looks amazing. The bird in the window (from your last post) is stunning. May your creativity continue to flow (and keep sharing the magic).

mairedodd said...

not blogging means you are creating, which hopefully means you will share what you have been busy with - after the flurry of activity subsides! everything looks great... and sorry about the ice storm... hope your cold snap breaks soon...

leonie said...

i love seeing (and reading about) what you've been up to. you & that industrious husband of yours have given me a feast for the eyes and now my mouth is watering too!

love the face, you are one talented lady!

x

Irene said...

Merry Christmas, dear Judy! Our weather is much like yours, so I am sending a heart full of love to keep you warm (as if you need it)! ;-)

Morna said...

Did you make the doll at the beginning of this post? She is quite lovely. Looks antique. Where can we se more of her? Nice blog - my first visit. :-)

Judy Wise said...

hi Morna,
the doll is plaster and yes I made it. I think it will appear in the plaster book, that's why I only showed part of it.

Morna said...

Well, Judy, she really is drop dead gorgeous. Makes me want to make a plaster "doll" - not exactly sure what to call her. She is strongly reminiscent of the Santos, is she not? I LOVE her. :-)