Update on the Art-o-mat blocks!

The last time I updated, I had just received the blocks. It’s been a crazy few weeks and I’ve been fighting to balance my time, making room in my schedule for everything that needs to get done. I’ve had to curtail some art time until recently. I’ll be going on a glorious three-week vacation to Seattle and Kona as of November 2nd, so it’s been a little nuts around here, trying to finish various tasks at the day job and home, wrapping things up all while doing three house-sitting jobs. By the time I leave, I’ll be needing that vacation!




Well, despite the harried schedule, I just finished my 45th block and wanted to share a little peak at the blocks. It’s been fun trying out new colors and ideas. My goal is to finish at least 50 blocks before I go. No problem, I’ll be over 50 by tomorrow night. (I’d love to finish all 80, but that may be a little ambitious!) Then I’ll send that batch out and finish the rest when I get home (and bring a few along on the trip to work on at night when I need an art fix!)



For now, it’s time to head back to the pets. It’s getting near their dinner time and I’ll have this sweet little guy begging for his meal. Remember this face, one day next year, he’s going to be the subject of an oil painting. I’ve been house-sitting him for a few years now and I’ve known for a while that he was going to be the subject of a painting. I’m still working it out in my brain and can hardly wait to dive into it. I plan on playing around with it and integrating the quirky style of the acrylic paintings I do into the oil painting. It’s going to be fun!

2 comments:

Colleen said...

They are looking great! I had a little Brady Bunch moment looking at the cluster of Owls/Cats in the middle. I think that would make a cute print.

You are heading near my neck of the woods... be aware... The rainy season has hit with full force!

Julie Behm said...

Thanks Colleen! I caught that Brady Bunch moment after I took the photos, otherwise I would've played it up a bit more. :) I need to photograph the newest blocks, so I might just do a Brady Bunch shot!

Seeing as how we're heading into the snowy season here in Alaska, I'm looking forward to rain! Thanks for the warning. I will be going to the First Thursday Artwalk in Seattle and need to be prepared to walk around in the rain. :)

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