Saturday, November 29, 2008

One More, Before I Go

Collage Withdrawal?
Cherry-on-Top, 12x12 Paper Painting
I will be out of town all next week, going on a Disney Cruise to the Bahamas with my family, in-laws and all! What that means is no technology and no art for a week, what will I do! At sea I will not have my cell phone, my computer, OR my collage materials! yikes.

I am thinking it will be a good break to cleanse my mind of cupcakes! My sister-in-law came in last night with her family from New Jersey, along with my other sister-in-law and family. (I am so lucky to have two great sister-in-laws!) The entire Nelson clan is going on this trip... Anyhoo! Wendy said to me "I thought you were DONE with cupcakes!" And that reminded me that after the Scrap Bag Studies I had indeed said I was done with cupcakes. We have Christine to thank us for these recent cupcakes, as she wanted me to do one for her, and then I liked them so much I did another one. The truth of the matter is that cupcakes are fun, who doesn't smile about cupcakes?

Have you figured that I like working in a series? I sure do, because I don't have to spend a lot of time thinking of what I am going to do next, AND I can take what I have learned from the last cupcake and apply it to the next one, and the next one, and the next one... remember the roosters?

Speaking of roosters, when I come back from my art and technology break, it is going to be time for me to switch gears and prepare for my February solo exhibition at the Katharine Butler Gallery in Sarasota. The series of roosters I did was for this gallery and they have already sold one. In February I will be adding other barnyard friends and objects of nature. So, stay tuned for that big shift in gears and if anyone has any suggestions of animals I can do, post a comment. The most interesting request I have gotten so far?



  1. You're right....who doesn't love cupcakes!
    Sounds like you're about to have a wonderful getaway!
    It's hard at first, but always good and sometimes even inspiring to be pulled away from the workroom. Who knows what great ideas lurk around the corner and will be able to make themselves know during your vacation.
    I look forward to seeing the new works when you return!

  2. I hope you have a wonderful trip. I love the cupcake you left us with, especially the reflection. You have INSPIRED me...for sure!
    I am going to try your RIPPIN APPROACH to collage. Looking forward to your return & MORE art:>) Fondly, Diane

  3. THIS cupcake is absolutely INCREDIBLE!! The way you make it look so dreamy and like it is reflecting off the surface. I am TOTALLY inspired, and impressed by your skill. I checked out your gallery and if it doesn't say "SOLD" by it, does that mean they are still for sale? I love so many of them!! Are you teaching any classes anywhere? I will fly there just to learn!

  4. Enjoy your delightful trip while I mentally munch on your delicious cupcake with a cherry on top! Sharing the outcomes of your gifts makes my days brighter.

    I will await patiently for your return to your collages that inspire and move so many of us. Thank you, Elizabeth!

  5. Hi Elizabeth...I come here from Diane's blog....

    I am so excited to see your is wonderful and you are creating one of my favorite things...cupcakes!!!

    These are just amazing to say the least....

    I will have to come back to see more....

    Have a wonderful time away...

  6. Me = Jealous!! Have a great trip.

    Love the cupcakes!

    OOH! You have two art stalkers from Texas that will fly to learn from you!!! I see a trend. :)

    Can't wait to see the new animals. How about goats or butterflies?

  7. Cheryl, New Animals will include goats, I have them on the drawing board. I have an affinity for the goats from Scotland, which look a bit different from ours. I plan to do Scottish goats. Not sure about butterflies, but I am also thinking about a peacock. So many ideas. So much work to do! I need to spend my Christmas down time (from my job) in the studio!

    PS I am not back yet, just checking in from the road. Gotta love technology! headed to Disney for two days, then home. I live in FL so it's close.

  8. Hi lovely to hear from you....

    Welcome back from your cruise...that sounds like an amazing trip....

    It was so nice to get a note from you...and I look forward to seeing more of your wonderful art....

    Have a wonderful day!!


  9. This one is really sweet...I like the cupcakes a bunch!


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