Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Day 31 30 Paintings in 30 Days Final Collage Jan 2017

final collage
Jan 2017
30 Paintings in 30 Days
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Day 31 - Final Collage - 30 Paintings in 30 Days

I regret to inform you. It's over! Done! Dusted.

The 30 Paintings in 30 Days for Jan 2017 is finished.

My next 30 Paintings in 30 Days will begin September 1, 2017

In the meantime, I will keep painting and posting of course.
I do hope you'll stay with me and watch what I'm get up to next and, there will be a next. There always is,


Monday, 30 January 2017

Day 30 30 Paintings in 30 Days Jsn 2017

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Day 30 - 30 Paintings in 30 Days

This is it!

Tomorrow the 30 Day Collage then I will resume my regularly scheduled painting and posting until September, when fool that I am I
Alice Edwards 1949 --
The World in a Toothbrush
7" x 5"
oil on canvas board
will do this all over again.

Wonder what will be my focus then?

I do seem to keep exploring, which in my not so very humble opinion, is what life is all about.

When I was a kid my father told me, " If I didn't learn something new everyday I was dead but I was too stupid to lie down."

I believed him and life has held amazing discoveries ever since.

I hope you'll keep painting, writing, drawing, singing, dancing, building things with your own two hands and exploring the world around you in some way that feeds your soul because I can promise you this, if you do your life will be so rich and rewarding you'll knock your own socks off...

In the meantime keep coming back here to see what I've been up to.

We'll have a blast,


Day 29 30 Piaintings in 30 Days

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Coffee's played a big part in my life and the lives of my friends.
For a time I drank my coffee black strong and straight up. I was young and working hard to be cool, to be very grownup.

Alice Edwards 1949 --
Glass of Coffee
7" x 5"
oil on canvas board

I did have myself convinced I liked it or at least that's what I told people people who raised their eyebrows at the thought of black coffee.

 I drank alot of it for about a year then I threw in the towel and added cream. A lot of it, three or four of those little restaurant creamers.

Sometimes more when no was looking and sugar joined the cream pretty fast too!

These days I don't drink coffee except decaf occasionally with lots of cream with triple sugar and then It puts me to sleep. Seems a waste.

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Day 28 30 Paintings in 30 Days jan 2017

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Day 28 30 Paintings 30 Days

Really feeling the need for some sunshine today.
I've spent the entire day behind the easel or bent over a table transferring a 40" x 30" drawing. It all takes time and of course I have a creeping deadline.

Well, it was creeping, now it's been shot of out of a cannon straight at me. The reason I know this is simple. I got an email from the gallery saying words to this effect,

Alice Edwards 1949 --
Spring Time
7" x 5"
oil on canvas board
 " Looking forward to 

seeing the painting delivered on time and in good condition,) What that really means is dry enough to handle for hanging.

They were much more polite about it of course but it made me take a look at a calendar.

"Holy Toledo!" 

They are right and my, I thought "easy schedule" just flew straight out the window right behind the calendar.

So today I've been a very busy little beaver. With some hard work and some luck I just might make it.

Pray for me!
Here's todays treasure:

Alice Edwards 1949 --
Spring Time
7" x 5"
oil on canvas board

Friday, 27 January 2017

Day 27 30 Paintings in 30 Days

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Day 27  It's Round Up Time 2 30 Paintings in 30 Days

We're almost at the end of this Jan 2017 30 -30.

I'm both glad and sad ... It's been fun ... but I'm feeling the urge to stop playing and get serious.

I have deadlines of various kinds coming up ... so on Jan 30th will be the final collage of this month's madcap dash to the finish line.

Hope you'll stay with me to the end and beyond,


Day 26 30 Paintings in 30 Days jJn 2017

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Pretending is how a child learns... Adults call it experimenting or trying it out ....What will happen if I ... (fill in your own blank) ...?

What will happen if I learn to lasso a lamp post?

Who'll laugh?

Who will tell the world what a fool I am for even
thinking about trying?

Who knows? There are plenty of wet blankets in the world. I've met a few in my life.

Most of them are too scared to even try it on for size in their minds never mind go for it.

Who will get mad? Someone who is too chicken to try. That'll be out of shame or envy. So they'll put you down. How sad for them. They don't know how to live.

But with a pencil or pen and a piece of paper, perhaps even a little paint you and I can explore the world maybe even the galaxy.

We're not scaredy pants but in the sanctuary of our minds and studios we can see how things could be for us.

Wanna go for it?

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Day 25 30 Paintings in 30 Days Jan 2017

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The weather changes are making things strange around here.

I've noticed birds busy working at making little birdies. It's way too early for that. A number trees appear a tad confused too. I know the feeling.

 The January thaw should have come and gone by now. Around here it's been above zero for quite a few days off and on. Not high above zero but a darn sight balmier feeling than is Canadian this time of year.

Me? I like winter. A fact which has quite a few people convinced I'm crazy.

I don't' care. I like the snow crunching under my feet, and snowflakes drifting silently down onto my eyelashes.

The 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge is coming to an end and that'll be another change too. Perhaps the weather fits with that

 What will I do with myself for February?
Alice Edwards 1949 --
Floral Study
5" x 7"
oil on canvas board