Little One 6

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I’m having so much fun converting old paintings from the sip and paint studio into new paintings – especially for kids’ rooms. Here is the one I did while teaching on Saturday:

Sparkle Little One

Sparkle, Little One 20″ x 16″ acrylic on canvas $100

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Little One 5

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One more painting for a child’s room for my Page’s Ponderings series:

Sleep Well - Purple Elephant

Sleep Well Little One 20″ x 16″ acrylic on canvas $100

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Little One 4

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Another fun little painting for a kid’s bedroom from my Page’s Ponderings series:

Tho She Be But Little.jpg

Tho’ She Be But Little 20″ x 16″ acrylic on canvas $100

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Little One 3

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Here’s another from the series of paintings I’m doing for kid’s rooms:

Shine On Little One

Shine On Little One 20″ x 16″ acrylic on canvas $100

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Little One 2

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As I posted yesterday, I’ve been turning old paintings from the sip and paint studio into new paintings for kids’ rooms. Here’s the next one:

Be Brave Little One.jpg

Be Brave Little One 20″ x 16″ acrylic on canvas $100

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Little Ones 1

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I’ve been having fun at the sip and paint studio taking old sample paintings that have gotten a little beat up and painting over them with what I call “Page’s Ponderings.” I shifted from painting quickly with thick, impasto paint for my dancer series, to precise, time-consuming painting with thin, smooth paint for my realist paintings, and I think I’ve needed something in between to bridge my brain gap. I do these paintings while I teach and am waiting for my students to catch up (so, in short bursts), and I layer and layer and play with stencils and words and cartoony images.

As part of the Page’s Ponderings paintings, I’ve done a couple that feature a little purple elephant for kids’ rooms. Here’s the first:

Sweet Dreams Little One.jpg

 

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Harry Potter World

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Last week, S and I went to FL for the radio show to promote the book, and to do some work for the sip and paint studio. We spent a night in Orlando first, though, and went to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios. Generally, I despise theme parks. Like, really, really hate them. They make me anxious and tired and grumpy. But I sucked it up so that I could see Diagon Alley brought to life. Truthfully, it was cool. Also truthfully, I have no desire to ever go back. What I would like to see again (over and over) is this:

https://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?fr=mcafee&p=snape+snape+dumbledore+puppets#id=1&vid=a79f5ae6af5987b52d5157925c15a6e0&action=click

My only question is why Dumbledore pops up naked toward the end. The rest makes perfect sense. Also, you should know that there’s a 10-hour version. You know, just in case you need one. I tested S to see how long he’d let me play it without screaming at me: 1 minute and 16 seconds.

Enjoy your long weekend! I’m celebrating by working. Like I do every weekend. Le sigh.

Bawk Bawk Bawk

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I have a friend who has chickens. Actually, I have several friends who have chickens, but only one of them lives nearby. One person, not one chicken. All of my one friend’s chickens live nearby. Why do I always have to explain this stuff to you people? Anyway, she’s got several different kinds of chickens, and they have all kinds of fabulous names. So, I went over, drank her bourbon, and took pictures of her chickens to paint from. Or from which to paint. Grammar nazis.

Here is the first of what will hopefully be a series. Meet Aretha, a black star chicken:

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Aretha 5″ x 5″ oil on board $100

I have no idea how well she can sing, but with a name like that…

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Anyone Thirsty?

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Finished up my painting of bourbon. Combining my love of paint with my love of bourbon? Um, yes, please. Not that I’m drinking the paint. It’s not all that tasty, and is also lethal. I’m also not painting with the bourbon. It’s only one color and not all that permanent. Aren’t you glad I clarified that for you? Wouldn’t want any confusion. For my first bourbon (oh yes, there will be more), I went for a Woodford Reserve:

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Woodford Reserve 14″ x 11″ oil on board $325

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Radios ‘n’ Reviews ‘n’ Such

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Hey boys and girls,

Saturday’s radio show with Linda Burhans was a blast. It’ll be archived on her website soon, but if you missed it and just can’t wait, visit The Choice Radio Network’s Facebook page and scroll down to April 8th at 12:01pm. The show is broken up into 2 parts, and focuses more on my book in the 2nd part. Hopefully I’ll be able to give you a link to the complete show in one piece soon.

In the mean time, Joy Johnston, over at the Memories Project wrote a fantastic review of the Fractured Memories. So head over and give her site a little love!

Happy Monday! Now go out and kick a little ass!

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Thanks so much for reading my ridiculous thoughts! If you’d like to see my ridiculous thoughts translated into art, visit my website, or follow me on Facebook and Twitter. Know a caregiver, or someone with dementia, or someone who knows someone with dementia, or someone who knows someone who knows someone else who’s a caregiver? Or heck, do you know a person? Well, you should tell them about my book, Fractured Memories: Because Demented People Need Love, Too. Part memoir and part coffee table art book, I recount my family’s heartbreaking and hilarious journey through my father’s dementia. Available to purchase here (this is my favorite way if you live in the U.S.), here or here if you’d rather get the eBook than a print copy, and here (especially if you want a hard cover copy).