Monday, December 29, 2014

Artomat work + skeleton key sketches


I'm finally making some progress on my next batch of Art-o-mat Mini Masterpieces.  This entire set will commemorate Joan Miro.  I hope to catch the current exhibit at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke before it leaves this winter.



I'm also still going through a big skeleton key stage.  I have been sketching some keys I have purchased.  I have worn one or two of these keys as necklace pendants recently.  I am hoping to translate these sketches into paintings later.  The keys will be a silhouetted subject, much like the gears were earlier in my brightly colored series that I painted earlier this year.





Christmas Fun at the Bradford Cabin in the NC Mountains



The views from our friends' cabin in the North Carolina mountains are amazing.  Beautiful Banner Elk, NC, never disappoints.


Alex pretended to take over Stephen's bunk beds.




Marcia has decorated the cabin inside and out to say, "Come, sit a spell.  Enjoy the peace and beauty!"



Such happy memories here!

Olivia Clarice Arnold is 12 years old

I can't believe it!  12 years ago this month, God entrusted us with an incredible blessing.  She fills our lives with 100% more laughter and love.  We love you, Clarice!  Here's hoping 12 is just as much fun as 11! - Love, Mom and Dad









Sunday, December 28, 2014

Foggy Christmas Eve






 I just love the misty silhouettes that the fog makes.