Sunday, February 20, 2011

Outrunning the Storm

Hello to you all in Artland!  With all the storms that are transpiring my my life, I realize I need a day away.  Anticipating beautiful weather, I hop in the truck and drive to Eugene.  My first stop is the U of O art store.  It's been over a year since I have been there so this visit is long overdue!  The U of O is my favorite place to stock up on all the cool stuff I would normally have to order blind on Dick Blick.  My Copic liners (I don't use the markers), Caran d'ache w/c crayon open stock, Fabriano Artisicto hot press w/c paper, Golden interference colors...all the stuff I'm using in the M3 class.  Their prices are fantastic too! 

I find it uplifting to mingle with the young creatives that are hanging about as we chat about this and that. Then I trot on over to Starbucks to soak in a little campus life.  My spirit soars as I feel younger and more carefree if only for a couple of hours.  Feeling more myself than I have in months, I motor to the Borders store to use my coupon.  I find just what I'm looking for, a book, "Graffiti Women, Street Art From Five Continents".  While I am there, I sit my butt down and thumb through all the cool fashion and make-up mags along with Somerset Studios' publications.  I choose my latest passion, "Art Journaling", and I head out to grab my favorite healthy burrito at Mucho Gusto.

After my revitalizing interlude surrounded by happy chatty people, I decide to head for home.  There is some serious rain coming down and everyone seems surprised.  Well, it gets a lot more surprising as a few miles out it begins to snow very hard.  Wow, where did that come from?  Now I'm worried but thankful I didn't bring the rental SUV as the truck is equipped for snow.  It snows heavily for about 40 miles and thankfully the big rigs help keep the freeway clear.  Then it tapers off to rain and by the time I'm home, it is dry.  

Twice in one day I have out run the storm...

 My new book and magazine...

Winter Pond

 Robins on Winter Pond

If there are any storms on your horizon, I wish you luck on outrunning them.  But if you happen to get caught in one, take cover in your art. :)

Goddess Update:  I've decided to give my Goddess a break until I am able to wrestle with that large canvas again.  I just have a few details left to do and then she will be hung in her spot on the living room wall.

Angel update:  She's comming along slowly but surely...

My sincere and grateful thanks to all of you that have left comments, suggestions and words of encouragement.  You are greatly appreciated!!!

Forever in art,  Jessica


Briarwood Miniatures said...

I love your blog, Jess. I shall visit often. :)


JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Just catching up here, liking the look of your new purchases! What a lovely day, apart from driving in the snow storms of course!!
OMG! I adore your Mucha inspired Angel, you have so much talent Jessica! Her eyes sparkle!
Thank you for your for your lovely comment on my blog, Hope your matchbox dreams were good ones!! lol. By the way, did you get around to altering any matchboxes? Perhaps we could do a swap sometime?
Jan x

WrightStuff said...

Hi Jessica. Loving what you're doing on Tam's class. Your pieces have such a gentle, soothing quality to them. Your day out sounded fab - apart from driving through snow and rain storms!!

Paula Phillips said...

Sounds like a wonderful day! :)
Thanks so much for the sweet comment on my blog. I am so happy that you enjoyed the article!
Much Love

MeUpcycled said...

Trying to outrun the storm here too, Jess. That book on women in street art looks interesting -- I'll have to order it. BTW, I love your princess and buffoon in the sidebar!

linda said...

It sounds like you had a really wonderful day! We all need days like this to recharge our batteries. One of my favourite hobbies is looking around art supply and stationery shops.

Sharon::SkiesArt said...

great day, great new supplies! glad you had your truck!

sorry about your friend....sending her WELL WISHES. She'll love your Angel.

you should write a your style of writing.