1.20.2008

A NEW BLOG

I am just now getting my start with good intentions for the new year. In contemplations over the past couple of years and what I want to accomplish this year, thoughts of this blog come up and I think how enjoyable it was to post here when I was focusing on my postcard paintings most days. But as that little obsession faded, so did my postings here. I just haven't been focused on painting in watercolor since my show in April but I've felt a bit of an obligation to post my few little paintings here thinking each time I'd rather be posting something I've been more excited about. I have usually been keeping my hands busy making something or other...... Through ups and downs I've just been busy with life and much of it as an artist, if I can call myself that. I've been having a lot of fun with collage and book making, and have started making prints again; I finished a couple of quilts, got a new camera and have taken hundreds of pictures and have been teaching myself Photoshop Elements. And my few postings to this blog over the past year have shown that I still do paint, and sometimes in watercolor.

For most of the past year though, I haven't been very well focused on any of my pursuits, and keeping this blog, I think, is a distraction from getting to that point where I am focused again. So, ta da...... I'm going to abandon this blog (at least for now) and start a new one. I changed the name of this one a few times in the beginning weeks but when I came up with Watercolor Postcards it pretty much limits what its content ought to be... I've avoided putting much on here that weren't my little postcard size things, though often I've really wanted to share what I've been doing. So I have just set up a NEW BLOG.
You can go to it by clicking here: http://carolebaker.blogspot.com

I will be posting photos as well as more paintings and whatever else I am working on and probably more non art related things. Who knows. Before I close, here are a few little paintings I've done in the last couple of months.




These are some of Kim's pottery that I bought at her sale December 1.



This poinsettia that I got in November was the one sign of the Solstice season in our house. Van and I were both sick during the holidays. We canceled our turkey dinner party and had Campbells Chicken Noodle Soup for Christmas dinner.


These are some of the treasures I collected from beacheslast summer.



And this was done from memory of the view of the afternoon sun (about 3pm) on Jan 14. coming home from the PO. The days are getting longer, the sun is already above the horizon, though I haven't seen it in a couple of days.

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