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Little Green

October 20, 2009

She’s done!

I completely got lost in the flow last night (listening to old Creative Thursday podcasts – recommended!!) and couldn’t stop until I was done. I love this new medium! Digital painting seems to be the best of two worlds for me – the joy of painting without the messy studio and working with my beloved computer. I love the result and can’t wait to do more!

Little Green is up in the shop as of now. Click on the image to get to the listing in the shop.

I hope she will be joined by other digital paintings soon.

Little Green

What do you think? Do you like her?

Digital painting

October 19, 2009

For his birthday in 2005, Seb got a huge Wacom pad. He used to draw a lot but kind of fell out of it since the babies came. So, a few weeks ago I decided to install it on my computer and (insert the Tabernacle Choir singing Hallelujah!) it is just wonderful! I love it so much! I have been using it to touch up on my prints, but yesterday I actually started practicing digital painting. It is not very easy (especially since I have no experience of real painting…), but you have to start somewhere. Here is what I have so far:

FlickaShe is really not finished yet (I know a part of the skirt is still without color, and I want to make a background), but I love her! It was so much fun!

I’m heading into the midterm-exam week and have a few exams and paper due dates lined up ahead of me. Think of me as I make my way through the week! I can’t wait to have my “reading week” next week so that I can catch up on some school work and my creative work. :)

Got my babies back!

October 12, 2009

We went for a walk today in the woods and I just loved it so much. This is my favorite time of year!!

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Missing my babies

October 11, 2009

My mother-in-law is keeping our babies with her for the weekend and the house is sooo quiet… I had a long, long list of things to do for school, but I never got around to do them. I guess I needed to take it easy instead… I woke up late yesterday, had breakfast at 10 (surreal!), watched some episodes of “United States of Tara” (which I just LOVE), listened to this week’s lesson by Marisa and started on a new creative project.

We’re going to get the children back in a couple of hours, and I can’t wait to see them! I miss them so much (even though it has been really, really good to be without them for two nights).  :)

How can you not miss this face? This is Ollie, 4 months.

… and this is my Bailey-boy, 2 ½ years old.

*sigh* Can’t wait to hold them!

Now on Facebook!

October 3, 2009

In keeping with this week topic in the Fishbowl class, I created a page for Tea for Thoughts on Facebook! It looks a bit sad and empty at the moment, but I’ll update it as the business grows. :)

Here’s the link

Etsy favorites, no 2

October 3, 2009

Etsy favorites

Here is another collection of my latest Etsy favorites. Like last time, I’m choosing with my oldest son in mind. But next time I’ll do one with mama in mind!!

SparrowSparrow by Cupcakes for Clara

HelicopterBlue wooden helicopter by Imagination Kids

Gnomes

Waldorf Gnomes set by Julie Blanchette

DogFelt dog by oridotandolls

Booboo

Boo boo pads by Nursery love

I’m thinking of using these “boo boo pads” as little warm friends for my little son this winter. We can get down to -40 Celsius (my online converter tells me that this is -40 in Fahrenheit as well… could that be right?) during the winter months up here and I know that Bailey will complain all the way to daycare in the car. So maybe I could heat these pads up and let him have them under his shirt? Could make the ride easier on mommy! :)

Bookplates

September 29, 2009

Yes, I finally came up with an idea for my little girl and boy characters! Here’s the newest item in the Tea for Thoughts shop:

En fyrkantig etikett

How do you like it? I’ve done some other versions as well, but they’re not on the site yet. Here are the faces and pants to choose from:

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I like it!

Thank you so much to everyone stopping by, giving me some encouragement. It isn’t easy being a mommy and a student, but I know that this will pass. I’ll get my diploma in December and by then, my baby will be a bit older and (hopefull!) a little more regular in his eating/sleeping habits. We still don’t know if we’ll be able to afford me staying at home for a while starting in January, but that’s what I’m hoping for… Time will tell and everything will be ok.

I spent three hours in a coffeeshop this morning, trying to get some studying done. It felt good just to get out of the apartment a little! Breathing air, looking at people, reading the newspaper (yes, I did take a break every now and then!), sipping hot chocolate… Ça fait du bien, as they say here in Québec. It does good.

I wish you all a great Tuesday, wherever you are. :)

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