Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Plug it in!

"Espresso Plug"
6.75" x 8" oil pastel on paper
2004

Happy New Year everyone! It feels good to be back after the holiday break. My new motto for this month as illustrated by the above painting is "Plug it in!" I'm going to embrace 2009 with lots of energy and mucho creative spirit!

Actually, "Espresso Plug" came to mind as a good image for my post today because it's featured on EBSQ's site as the Art of the Day today. In case you're not familiar with EBSQ...it's a great place for Artists to meet, learn and showcase their work. I've been a member since 2003 and have gained some great insight from the experience. Here is some info about the group in case you're interested in joining.

Hope you're all doing well. I plan to catch up on your blogs this week to see what amazing things you're doing already this year.

Back soon...Maisie says hi! xox

23 comments:

AJ said...

Glad you're back! Happy New Years to you and Maisie :-)

Melissa and Emmitt said...

Happy New Year Linda!
Great painting and post!
xo
m & e

Rebecca said...

Hey girl. Great artwork! Hope your 09 is super-charged and that all your connections are lasting!

thorngren said...

What a great motto for 2009!
Love the oil pastel-love that medium. Haven't worked with them in years.
Happy New Year to you and Maisie!

Distressing Delilah a.k.a. jenn said...

The pic on here is not downloading for me, for some reason. But I do like all the others. I have two dogs and love them dearly.

Michele Maule said...

Happy New Year to you as well, Linda!
Glad you and Miss Maisie are back!

Manon Doyle said...

Welcome back Linda! Love the painting! I'm glad your embracing your weather like I am......... lol!

Sue said...

Hi Linda....welcome back...What a great painting, it just makes you smile...I'm having a giveaway at my blog but the best part is the calendar my daughter gave me for Christmas. I have all the pictures posted and everyone is voting on their favorite shot...Not your kind of art but art in a strange way....Toddler in the Movies...my 18 month granddaughter re-creating famous movie scenes...daughter made all the costumes and did all the photography.....it will be the second post down from the top...Sue.

LINDSAY said...

Another lovely creation. Your styles are so diverse.

BTW- are you near the wildfires? I hope not. Keep us posted and stay safe.

Amy C Evans said...

Ooooh, love this painting! And the impetus behind it--a good mantra to get those creative fires burning!

Patience-please said...

Oh nice start to a fantastic year!!!

Leslie Moore said...

A great inspiration for us all this year, Linda! Thanks and Happy New Year!

Karine said...

Good luck to you with your 2009 ambitions, Linda. I love "Espresso Plug".

Donna said...

Happy New Year, Linda! Great painting.

Hugs to you and Maisie,
Donna

Ruth Welter said...

Hey Linda, Happy New Year and thanks for telling us about EBSQ...I will check it out.

Wow, do I love this painting...it really fascinates me Linda. When I first logged onto your blog, I thought...ow, linda is showing us a photo of something plugged in at her house...hmmm. It was just so "real", I thought it was a photo at first.

Beautiful work as always.

Ruth

Sandy Mastroni said...

this painting is beautiful ... and scary .
The hot color is like fire.
amazing to take something so ordinary and make it interesting

Happy New Year Linda !

William F. Renzulli said...

What a delightful painting!!

NeereAnDear said...

My apologies... I seem to be having trouble typing... spelling ... and correcting my comments tonight

Hi Linda.... I must say I LOVE this painting .. though simple in its subject ... its on fire with color!!

You are so right we could be one "HOT" LIT UP CUCUMBER!! LOL

I wish you the best with your list... keep it short ... simple... realistic and all will work out fine..

LOADS OF HUGS FROM SWEET PICKLE and PJ... she sends wet sloppy ones for you and Maise

JO

Bronwyn, said...

Hi Linda, I'm a life member of EBSQ, was lucky enough to get when there was a special deal on! I saw this painting in my email, went to see the artist's profile, & realised that I already 'knew' you from your blog, hehe.

Nancy and the fatties said...

Okay, now HOW is it you make a plug look so lovely? : ) You have so much talent Linda. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and your art. Please tell Maisie her Texas Puggy pals say happy new year!

Peggi Habets said...

I like the motto! Your new studio must be a great inspiration to you. Can't wait to see what creations you come up with this year! (great photo too)

Peggi Habets said...

I like the motto! Your new studio must be a great inspiration to you. Can't wait to see what creations you come up with this year! (great photo too)

Sandy said...

That cannot be a painting, it looks so real!! The color is so rich in this. Love it, Linda! Glad you reminded me about EBSQ, I have forgotten to go over there in a long time!