Thursday, April 19, 2007

I LOVE this time of year!

Spring is here and the sun is shining! Flowers are beginning to bloom and April showers are here and there. I have lots of pictures to share today! I have been super busy painting everything from canvas to furniture and guitars. Plus there are the first Iris blooms in my front yard!

I have been enjoying the season so much that I haven't been online much lately. I'm so inspired by the flowers and sun that I have spent a majority of my time in the studio and sun room painting like a mad crazy woman. I love being inspired like that, time stands still, I'm in my own little world!

I am VERY CLOSE to finishing my first painted guitar. I also plan to string it up and put some beads on the strings. I figured since it's been a while I would post a brand new progress photo or two. I also finished a canvas that has been half done for months and a new daily painting. Even though there is only one daily to post, I have been painting everyday on all my other projects.

I am starting to map out my show schedule for the year and just sent my application in for my booth at the NM State Fair. I'm considering doing a show called GO! that is in downtown Albuquerque at the end of September. I did that show the first year they held it, back in 2003 I believe. The only problem with that show is it is the first weekend after the Fair. Which basically means I will be sitting a booth with my art for the entire month of September. I guess I can't complain, it should be a lot of fun!

Also, May 12th and 19th I will be at the brand new Albuquerque Neighborhood Market which will also be downtown.

Oh and I can't forget the Open Studio/House Concert we are planning for Saturday, May 26th! This is going to be a whole ton of fun! For the afternoon, my studio will be open for visitors and then later in the evening, my husband Aaron Lewis, will put on a house concert to introduce some of his newest compositions! If you are in the area please do stop by!


Anonymous said...

Ohhh how beautiful! I love how you make shapes and lines. Something to always keep you looking. Wonderful works! I love this time of year too! Now how ya feel!

Paula Manning-Lewis said...

Thanks Angela!

Mary Timme said...

Those guitars are stunning as is the furniture. They really are amazing and wonderful.

I wish I were in your town, but I drop by in spirit and hope it is a wonderful open studio for you!

Terri said...

That is one of the coolest guitars I have ever seen. Beautiful colors and great work!

Cynthia said...

Yay, you're back! I've been checking periodically and was rewarded today with a fresh post and lots of eye candy.

LOve, LOVe, LOVE the painted furniture, guitar and new paintings. They really are stunning. Sounds like you're going to be a busy woman in the next 6 months!

jafabrit said...

It is lovely to hear how inspired you are and see the results. If that means less blog time, so be it. It is worth the wait. The guitar is really fabulous. How did you prepare the surface to paint, did you sand it down?

Paula Manning-Lewis said...

Thanks for all the wonderful comments!
Mary, I appreciate your being here in spirit, thanks!

Terri, Thanks so much!

ALWAYS busy, busy, busy!!! Thanks for your kind words!

I know, but I always feel bad when I lag behind on posts!
I sanded down the guitar and then painted a coat of gesso before painting with acrylics.

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