*My Crows* *My Art* *My Way*

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Hi Everyone!
Hope you're well!
I want to thank you for your amazing comments about me and the gym! I am blessed with the friends I have made here in blog land! All of you mean so much to me! Thank you!!!

I have to let you know, so far, I have lost 8 pounds! Only xxxx to go! LOL! Actually, I'm not counting. I was surprised when I got on the scale and very happy too!

It's funny how the most "simplest" of movement can hurt and make you sweat! Like lifting your leg straight out to the side! I really hate doing that one! LOL!

I finished a commission piece that is going to Singapore! This girl makes and sells beautiful dolls. She wanted an aceo (2.5" x 3.5") to hang in one of the doll rooms, she has set up. I was asked to make a baby crow, in a sailor outfit, holding his doll (doll with eyes and collar and buttons), spring/summer time, flowers and have old toy blocks too. Remember, the painting is 2.5"x 3.5".
I did it! I didn't think I was going to, but I did!

I have been working on another painting, which I just finished, called "The Gate Keeper". It's very dramatic. (10" x 20") He might be my new banner!
One more special thing. I want to thank Jan, for my birthday gifts!! Truly love everything!!!
Big Hugs!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Hi Everyone
Hope you're well!
My trainer took some pictures of me. She said, put them on your blog, to show everyone how hard you're working!
I have looked and looked at the pictures. Thinking, should I or shouldn't I?
Then I thought, Stacy, you love yourself, so why shouldn't you? Why are you second guessing yourself.

Before I show my pictures, I have to tell you, I have never been a "tiny" lady! My weight has always went up and down. When I started my "loving myself" journey at the beginning of this year. I vowed to be the best version of me! And, you all know through this, I have looked at everything in my life, including the people around me. Learning so many things!!!

The first day at the gym, I did my fitness test and the girl who did my test, is actually the girl who is training me. Before she even started, I started to cry! All these emotions came out of me. And, you know what she said??/.. Stacy, I've have been where you are, I understand! I told her, I want to be healthy. If I lose weight great. If I tone up, great. But, I just want to be healthy.

Personally, I think this is the next step in loving myself. I really thought about when I would lose weight and then gain weight. First of all, I have never lost weight for myself. It has always been for another person, or to impress another person!

Then I thought, why would I gain it all back again? Well, I was doing it for the wrong reasons! Not for myself! So, back the weight would come on! And, I would gain more, because I was an emotional eater too!

Now, I am ready!!! I am doing this for me!!! I don't know what's going to come out of this journey of going to the gym. But, I'm inviting you all to come along with me.

They say to do things, that you fear. The biggest one for me this year, was chopping off my hair and showing the real me and this is the second and third thing, going to the gym and showing my pictures!

Yep, that's me! I want pizza! LOL!
Please, whatever you are scared of, just do it! Life is so short! You never fail, if you try. You only fail, if you don't try! LOVE YOURSELF!!! And, be the best version of you!

Let the gym journey begin!
Big Hugs! 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Happy Autumn!!!
Hope everyone is having a beautiful day!
On tuesday, I got my butt kicked by my trainer! I told her, she is not a sweetheart! LOL! I was making everyone laugh in the gym. She wanted me to look in the mirror, while I was doing the exercises and I said, I look like a tomato. I was sweating so much! She said, that's good, I am getting all the toxins out of me!

She wants me to eat more, if you can believe that! Eat more in-between meals with healthy snacks, especially after exercising. She said that is the one mistake everyone does, they starve themselves and then the body holds on to the weight. So, while I was with her, she asked me, what are you going to eat, after we are finished. I said, PIZZA! She said NO PIZZA! Everyone was laughing again! LOL!

If you would have told me, I was going to be doing lunges, with 8 pound weights in my hands, a year ago, I would have told you, you were crazy!! But, I'm doing it!
She gave me a brownie recipe, that has avocados and black beans in it! When I make it, I will let you know how it is and share the recipe!

I finished two aceo's (2.5" x 3.5")
"Autumn" (It was hard to photograph this one because of the orange/red background.)

"Autumn Love"

The next painting I have started, is something totally different. I think I like it, but I'm still thinking!
Big Hugs!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Hi Everyone!
Hope you're all well!
Thank you for the birthday wishes! I didn't go out for a drive, but I still had a very nice day!

Also, thanks for the vote of confidence, with me going to the gym! I have to say, I 'm hurting in places, that I didn't even know existed! LOL!

I did take a picture of the full moon! Hope you all enjoyed her!
Now for the winners! As always, I wish I could give something to everyone!!
Painting Number 1- Laura from Lauras favourite things.
Painting Number 2- Alexandra from Alexandra Macvean illustration.
Painting Number 3- Ileana from IZH Portraits.

Congrats everyone!! Please send me your addresses!!

I did finish two more 4" x 4" paintings.

"Winter Fun"
"For You"
Please be patient with me in blog land! I have a busy week ahead. Just got a special order and I am still trying to schedule everything "right" with going to the gym! You know I will be around to visit!!!

Big Hugs

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Hi Everyone!
I feel like it's been forever, since I have posted anything!
Nothing new going on, just busy! Well, there is one thing new, I have joined a "gym"! Woot, Woot! LOL! My legs are killing me, but I feel good! I'm trying to go for at least an hour a day. They also have different classes you can join too, if you want. It's a nice gym, people of all ages!

Do you remember this painting?
It looks like this now.
"Winter Winds" (lots of texture) (9" x 12" canvas)
I will be revisiting "the darker side" crow soon.

Big Hugs

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Happy Birthday To Me!
Yes, September is my birthday month. September 18th is my birthday. This year, I said to my mom, I'm going for a drive. I don't know where, but I just want to go for a drive and I don't want to plan anything. A little adventure :)

For my birthday month, I am doing a giveaway. Well actually 3. And, all you have to do, is tell me, which number you want, or if you want all 3, tell me.

All these paintings are 4" x 4" and they are on flat canvas panels, so they won't take up a lot of space.

Number 1
"Little Witch"
Number 2
"Autumn Sky"
Number 3
"Witching Hour"
I will announce the winners On September 19th, so the last day to enter the giveaway is the 18th.

Big Hugs

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Hi Everyone!!
Hope you're happy and doing well!
Do you remember this background?
I know there is a lot of detail in this painting, and I respect many of you, that thought I should leave it as is, but I couldn't abandon my crows. I did that before. As much as I liked doing my abstract paintings, to me, there was an emptiness without my crows.
I thought this background was very mystical. A spiritual mystery and fascination.
I named it "Veil".
Hope you like it. I did a different technique with the crow. I kept playing with the paint, that the feathers almost looked smudged. I hope that makes sense! LOL! I think he fits in well!

I'm working on another piece. The photo isn't that great, but I think you get the idea!
Talk Soon!
Big Hugs!