Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Lots of new things up on Etsy

These are signs on wood that I did for my craft fair. Only one of the new things I did just for the fair sold! But at least I have lots of stuff now. I am moving into another direction and I don't think I will keep doing these so if you were thinking of buying one of my welcome signs now would be a good time.

It's the strangest thing, one of the pictures comes out sideways when I load it on blogger but it is normal on my computer and on Etsy. So I'm not just being careless but I also am busy today and don't have time to mess with it.

I've been working a lot on my exercise. I set a personal speed record walking downtown. 38 minutes to walk 2.9 miles on a warm day. I've also been taking yoga and pilates classes and working out in the gym and on cardio equipment. I'm trying to eat better too. That is the hard part. I have come up with some good recipes though. I am working on writing a blog entry about my favorite invention, breakfast ice cream. Actually it's a smoothie that is so thick you eat it with a spoon. So very good.

Melsky Art on etsy

Sunday, June 15, 2008

My first craft fair in a long time

I did the Art on the Porches festival yesterday. I recorded a little synopsis of how it went. You can listen to my story on the player at the bottom of this post.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

I'm living in a swamp

Little Paintings, originally uploaded by Melsky.

It's 93 degrees and very humid. Yuck. Can we have winter back now, please?

I bought a chaise lounge so I can go in the basement where it is cool and read. We don't have air conditioning. Our windows won't fit an air conditioner!

This morning I went to yoga and now I have been busy painting all day. These are indoor/outdoor paintings on wood. They have a protective varnish on them. I think they would be fun on a porch, especially the welcome sign ones of course. But since I am doing the Art on the Porches festival next weekend I think these are very appropriate.

Saturday, June 07, 2008


Wildflowers, originally uploaded by Melsky.

Also known as weeds! I got these from my back yard. This is a like an abstract floral painting, except it's a photograph.

I'm getting ready to do my street fair in one week. I'm very excited. I have a lot of new paintings. They are indoor/outdoor paintings/signs on wood. Some of them say welcome.

Tomorrow I'm going to yoga early in the morning and the rest of the day I'm staying at home and painting. I also need to design some business cards and promotional materials.