Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Heading West!

"Inner Circle #6"
acrylic and collage on canvas
available in my Etsy Store here

Here's the next in my "Inner Circle Series". These paintings keep stretching and bending and taking me places I'm not expecting. I guess that's part of the beauty of a series. Whatever the case...I'm enjoying it to the fullest and will keep going until the time feels right to close the chapter.

James and I are heading to the Bay Area tomorrow morning to visit family. Time to see his parents, my parents, my brother and our two lovely 90 year old Aunties. On our way to Marin...we're going to try and sneak a visit to either the DeYoung Museum or the Legion of Honor. There is an Annie Leibovitz exhibit at the Legion that I would love to see. I miss the museums of San Francisco!

I'm having major separation anxiety about leaving Maisie. I miss her already! This is the first time we've been apart since last November. I'll have to be strong when I see her sweet head and big ears looking out the window as we pull out of the driveway. Thank goodness we have Mary, a wonderful friend and the best dog sitter on the planet coming to stay. You behave, Miss Maisie...and no chewing on Mary's favorite shoes!

See you Monday! xox

14 comments:

Melissa & Emmitt said...

Hi Linda!
OH!!!! I LOVE your new painting! It is wonderful! Have great fun on your trip! I will miss you!
XO
M

Shari said...

Oooh! This is exciting, Linda! I can see how this piece fits with the series, but it's a definite evolution. The greens are really striking. Hugs, Shari

Manon Doyle said...

Your new painting is great Linda! I love the series.
I hope you get to see the Annie Leibovitz exhibit... she's awesome.
It's so hard leaving our babies. I'm sure she's in good hands.

Karine said...

I am glad to see you still working on the "Inner Circle" series! I love abstract art. You will have fun in California. It is SO hard to leave the doggie behind. I know what you mean. I hate it too. Advice: don't look back when you drive away! It's a killer.

Sandy said...

The colors just all work, beautiful painting.

My son lives up in Marin, Mill Valley..love it up there. Have a great time.

sandy

thorngren said...

OOOH-OOOH LOVE IT!

The Odd Bird said...

Travel safe.... hugs...

Amanda said...

Have a great trip Linda :-) BTW I am totally in love with the bell pepper paintings.. one day hopefully we will save enough money and buy them :-) They are just captivating... makes me want to cook!

Rebecca said...

Have fun. Great new work!

NeereAnDear said...

Have a fun trip... Maise will be ok...

LOVE the painting...

wanted to tell you that I did a link to your blog about the Celebrity dog thing.... I just loved that

HUGS

JO

Neda said...

Bon voyage! And hope your trip will be as fun as your newest painting :)

Donna said...

Have a good trip and be safe! I know what you mean about leaving dear Maisie, I get the same way when I have to leave Otis and Riley behind.
Love the new painting!
Hugs,
Donna

Ro Bruhn said...

Ohhhhhh, those colours sing. Have a lovely time with your family.
Ro
xo

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Linda,

I love your new abstract painting, you have such a wonderful diversity in all that you paint. Have a great time in CA and I'm sure whatever arrangements you made for Maisie will be just fine. I know you would only leave her in good hands.