Rest is fine… time to get back to work.

It seems that I need a couple of weeks off after each of those 30 Day challenges.  I’m back at it and am up early this morning to be sure I can pack a lot into today.  The boys are doing great and we are fired up to get some painting done.

Girls Day OutSM

You’ve seen this painting before.  It’s one of my favorites…. the girls from North Carolina.  Well I’m posting it because I’ve decided to paint farm animals for the 30-Day challenge in January.  The trouble is… I don’t have any farm animals handy. So, if you have any photos of  cows, pigs, chickens, ducks, goats, donkeys, llamas, camels, etc.  please send them on to me if you don’t mind sharing.  I’ll need 30 in all and close ups are good as well as farm scenes… Thanks… Please send them to my email ….  Lou at LouBelcher dot Com. Thanks so much… And put Farm Pictures in the subject line so I don’t miss them.

Now onto important business… We are participating in the Sunday Selfie Blog Hop put on by our pals at The Cat on My Head blog.  Join in if you like.  Today, it’s Bugsy.  He’s ready  for me to start painting.

 

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Have a great day.

hugs,  Bugsy, Knuckles and Lou

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A Day of Rest…

The 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge concluded yesterday. It’s now time to let my brushes rest for a day or two and then start in on my next project.  If you would like to see my paintings for this challenge, they are HERE.

And here’s a poster I made of thumbnails of all of them.

A package arrived this week with crinkle wrap (that’s what we call the brown paper Amazon uses to cushion  fragile packages).  The Boys LOVE IT.  Here are a few shots…

 

BYO Crinkle Paper… this piece is mine!

Bugsy again….

Here’s Knuckles…

Today we are participating in the Sunday Selfie Blog Hop put on by The Cat on My Head blog.  Here’s Bugsy again…. he just happened to be around every time I needed a pic…MOL…  He’s getting his easy on…

Have a great day.

hugs, Bugsy, Knuckles and HH

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Cats with Shades

Good morning… I’m in the middle of 30 Paintings in 30 Days … So… little time to blog at the moment.  I’ll be back to it after 7 more paintings.  Here are some of the ones I’ve completed this year…

As usual, we are participating in the Sunday Selife Blog Hop put on by The Cat on My Head blog.

The selfie this week is a portrait of Cool Cat from my Cats with Shades collection.

Have a great day.

hugs, Bugsy…Knuckles… and Lou

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Good Afternoon….

 

Wow… between 30 Paintings in 30 Days and the hurricanes, I’ve lost track of what I’m supposed to be doing  Here are a couple more of my 30 in 30 paintings. We are now on Day 20… so heading toward the finish line. You can see more paintings in my Daily Paintworks Gallery…. click here.

Have a great day…

 

 

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30 in 30 2017 has started

If you’ve seen me on Facebook or Instagram this week, you may have noted that the September painting challenge has started.  Here’s Day Two… I call it, In The Meadow.

 

Before You Write

Well, I’ve pulled out the manuscript and am getting ready to work on it.  The book fair is coming up in November, so I’ll be working night and day on it. Hoping to meet my deadline.

Hope you are having a good Labor Day weekend..

We are participating in the Sunday Selfie Blog hop sponsored by The Cat on my Head blog. Join in…

It’s Knuckles… This is an old photo but a favorite… The tape measured is a bit tattered, but is still around.

hugs, Bugsy, Knuckles and HH

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Feels so good to be painting full time….

ON MY EASEL…

In The Garden

In The Garden is an original acrylic painting.  It is painted on a  12″ x 12″ x  1/2″ gallery-wrapped canvas. It’s wired and ready to hang.  For more information you’ll find it under Florals in my Daily Paintworks Gallery.  Go to :  Click Here

BEFORE YOU WRITE

I have been working on Before You Write : A guide to what you need to know Before You Write for several years now.  Ive gotten a little sidetracked by my passion for painting, but now am devoting time to both writing and painting.  I’ll finish the manuscript before your eyes here and will share some of the nuggets with you. So, if you’re interested in writing, stop by here for a dose of common sense how-to’s.

MINIMALISM  or at Least SMALLERISM

I’m not sure smallerism is a word… In fact, I’m pretty sure it’s not. But I’ve given minimalism a try …  in my mind… I just can’t seem to get a handle on getting rid of enough stuff to really embrace the full meaning of minimalism. So, now I’m shooting for smallerism.  I feel that’s a much friendlier word. The end goal may be the same and hopefully the result will be the same.  Sometimes we just have to trick ourselves into doing what’s best for us.

Increased motivation for smallerism came to light when I decided to convert my office/guest room into more studio space.  I’ll keep the bed… gotta have some place for guests… but most of the other big items in the room must go to make room for another easel.  It will be glorious to have more room to sling paint around.  Stay tuned.  This is gonna happen.

THE BOYS

Bonanza for The Boys this week… No time for photos when I dropped the open plastic treat container on the floor. Bugsy and Knuckles immediately went into hoover mode, vacuuming up as many as they could before I could sweep the rest into the dust pan.  They were thrilled.

Today we are participating in the  Sunday Selfie Blog Hop put on by The Cat on My Head blog.  Please join in.

Here’s our selfie for the day…   It’s Bugsy..

Have a great day.

Hugs,

Bugsy, Knuckles and HH

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The Eclipse

Just a quick reminder. Be sure to wear the appropriate (correctly numbered) eyewear during the eclipse… Enjoy!!!

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