Friday, September 20, 2013


I've been under the weather with a sort of sideways cold. It's not all out, breath through a snorkel, bad... but it's not healthy either. I'm drained, and I have my three amigos: a Kleenex box, Sudafed, and Advil. It really seems to be hanging on. Because of that, I haven't gotten much done this week. Well, that and my husband has been out of town for the entire week, including over my anniversary! He did send these, though:

These make me want to get started painting my red queen with her dripping paint roses, because the roses are just perfect! I'm just not quite up to it right now.

Still, the whole single mom thing is tough, even if it's only for a week. (Hats off to the real single mothers!) Interestingly, the amount of laundry and dishes and other things has been dramatically different. I can now say with authority that my husband is responsible for a lot of chaos in the house! Ha! He comes home today. Thank goodness! Even if it means quadruple the laundry!

I did manage to finish these little minis (and they're available exclusively through my Etsy Shop, in the Halloween section. If it's not there, it's sold. These little paintings are moving extremely quickly!)

Just finished this one last night. 5x7" acrylic on canvas hard panel. I love playing with the breeze! 

"Sisters" this one sold before I could even post it for sale.

Lil'House, 2x2" ultra-mini canvas, acrylic.

Ultra-mini with, cat, and three crows in the tree. I just LOVE these ultra-minis (they're 2x2", but actually stretched canvas!)

Witchy Stroll, again playing with the breeze. I just love the idea of blowing leaves. This one is 3x6" stretched canvas, acrylic.

I have many more that I am working on, including a slew of ultra-minis. Some Halloween, but I'm actually getting hints that people want to see Christmas ones, so it looks like I may start doing those as well. I have a Harvest Festival booth next weekend that I need to stock, so I probably should make a lot more of both! Lots to do!

In addition to all of that, we're going to see another house tomorrow in addition to the one we already like. We may be putting an offer in as early as Monday, and I'm just this side of terrified. It's hard to think about uprooting our family from the house we have lived in for 13 years. Yet, the lure of actually having enough room (and instead of a tiny bedroom, a real STUDIO!!! Both houses have studios!) is so strong!


Maybe that's why this cold isn't moving on quickly?

Happy Friday everyone!


Jeri Landers said...

Those lush paintings are only 2x2?! That is incredible, I am happy for you that they sell so well! People just love miniature things, I do too. I hope your new home, whichever one you choose, does have room for ducks. They won't cause you any trouble in the garden!

Almost Precious said...

Hope you get over your cold/flu quickly. I'm sure the beautiful roses your hubby sent helped to cheer you up - with such lovely flowers it would be hard not to feel a little bit better.
Love your minis, I cannot imagine working so small.

~Rasz~ said...

Hi Kyra! Maybe you're right about why your cold is moving so slowly. Its hard to leave memories even if it's going to a bigger, more suitable place to make new memories (AND a studio?). I hope you get better and can get your booth stocked in time.

I just love all your little paintings! After the Holiday season and the booth are over, I am going to try and paint a "mini". I just can't figure out how you paint so much detail in such a little area. All the Halloween paintings are amazing! I know you will do great at your booth. Hugs!

Magic Love Crow said...

I hope you are feeling better!! The roses are gorgeous ;o)
Your new art is amazing! I love them all! You will do great at the booth!!
Good luck with the home! Breathe, and put positive thoughts out there! Everything will turn out right ;o)
Take Care ;o)

Introverted Art said...

oh bunner Kyra... I hope you feel better. My hubby is just getting over a cold too.

Kyra Wilson said...

Yup, just itty-bitty little things! I love them, though! 2x2 is quite a challenge, actually! And we'll always have room for ducks!

Kyra Wilson said...

Thank you! My cold is almost gone. :)

Kyra Wilson said...

You should try the minis, they're so much fun! And it's a challenge to see what you can fit in them!

Kyra Wilson said...

I'm crossing my fingers that everything works out! :)

Kyra Wilson said...

It's that Fall cold season, I guess! I hope he feels better too!

Carmen said...

We're all bunged up here too, I reckon (here at least) it's the sudden changes in temperature we've been getting of late. It can't decide if it's still summer or autumn. Love your gorgeous Mimi's. So detailed.

I just spotted your fb page too, am on my tablet at mo and it won't let my page follow your page for some reason so I'll have to remember to do that in the morning.