Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Caliope Crystal

This week looks so crammed packed with things I need to do that I don't really know where to start and what to procrastinate on. First thing I must do is get my painting off to the Louisiana Watercolor Society exhibition in New Orleans. Caliope Crystal was a real labor of love as it was probably the first ambitious large painting I attempted. And, eureka, it looks like it was a winner. Painting crystal and glass is a real passion and you'll see much more of that subject...if I get my act together.

We welcomed our new granddaughter, Addison Sabine Jones, into the world on April 27th and we are going down to Austin this weekend to see her in person. I just love babies...especially grandbabies. If it would just stop this raining so we could get some of our farm type chores done around here, it would help tremendiously. My husbands veggie garden is soup and we can't get it all planted. Of course, my flower gardens do their own thing in that it is mostly perennials that come back every year and the ones that self sow in the annual families that are the wonderful surprises that appear wherever they want. Love those unexpected surprises.

I have some new drawings in the works and hope to be able to post some progress and stages real soon.


  1. I do love this painting, Mollie. CONGRATULATIONS on being accepted into the Louisiana exhibition! You rock!

  2. Mollie! I made it to your blog! (I'll get you in my favorites listing) About time, huh?! Congratulations! YOu are such an inspiration! I too am busy, busy, busy...but it just doesn't seem like I get anything done...especially painting. So frustrating! I think you are really on a roll with your crystal. What looks like a tangle of frustration to me seems effortless to you. Keep up the great work!

  3. Thanks Mary. I'm still working on this blog thing and am in the process of changing the heading. Can't figure out how to reduce that bowl of strawberries, so I'm going to take it down and try something else. This is really a lot of fun. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Hi there Mollie, just checking in and saying hi. Have been so busy not doing anything. Time just slips by. Keep painting LOL