Written by Captain Mary on Saturday, October 17, 2009

I have been painting for a few weeks now. I have produced 5 paintings in less than 3 weeks. I have been stuck in front of my easel. I can't seem to pry myself away. I just finished "Window to the Sea" for my niece, Gina. I get the initial idea from the person and then try to create something that works just for them. Gina, has no window in her home, it's like a cave, thus, the idea of a window. According to Gina, its a window you can look out, but no one can look in. That is a beautiful thought.

The painting of the Mac Caw is for my step daughter, Stephanie, who recently got back in touch with me. Stephanie has been checking my face book, and was watching my art work being posted. She requested something in the rain forest, with lots of color. Stephanie is another one who has no window, now she has a window to the forest. I am so happy to have ideas, and of course much better to sell my work.

I am sitting here right now and going through all my art supplies, my paints are slowly depleting. My sketch pads are all used up, and I don't even have any old posters to paint over. I am going crazy looking for something to paint on. I wonder if there is something wrong with my brain.

I did come across something interesting that I had stashed away for years. I found and finally framed my very first painting. I was in middle school, it is painted on a paper bag. The painting of a horse is now displayed, even though it isn't that good, but it was done in the 1960's.

Tomorrow, I have so much yard work to do, but I am going to need to do something at night, I will have to go to the craft store and pick up some canvas. I have several ideas and need to get them on canvas.


Written by Captain Mary on Friday, October 09, 2009

I have had so much spare time that I have been painting up a storm. This painting was commissioned by a friend from childhood. I hope that I keep getting orders for paintings. As long as I get requests and ideas, I will be inspired to continue.

I got a request after I completed the current painting from my Step-daughter from my last marriage. Stephanie lives in a dorm and she tells me that there is no windows. I am going to give her a window to the rain forest. I have already begun the painting and hope that I continue to be inspired. I may have taken on too much.

My niece, Gina, would also love a beach scene, at least I won't have to ship this one. Gina is next in line after Stephanie's Rain forest. I will keep you updated.


Written by Captain Mary on Monday, October 05, 2009

I have been painting for some time, a matter of fact, as long as I can remember. I am currently inspired. I found myself with a long dry spell, I just simply ran out of ideas for paintings. My sister-in-law, Margo, requested an Everglades scene. Margo gave me the specs of what she wanted in her painting, so I began.

After completing Margo's painting, my son, Jason, requested a painting of Africa, so that it would go with his living room design. I have now completed that painting and it too has been delivered.

I am currently working on another painting of a beach scene, which I modeled after a beach in Costa Rica, for a old time childhood friend.

I would love to post some of my painting for sale, but for now I would love to show you the ones I have completed in the last couple of weeks. I am taking orders, and am happy to ship anywhere you may live.


Written by Captain Mary on Monday, October 05, 2009

This is not a story about a cookie, but it is a story about a beloved friend. This friend "Oreo", was my mischievous ferret. Living a short life with us, yet a long life in ferret years, his last day was Oct. 2, 2009. Passing away, after a wonderful life, not only that he gave us, but I hope that he enjoyed.
He ran around chasing after the kittens when they were young, trying to stuff them in his hiding places, only to find out that they didn't quite fit. He loved to steal things, but I knew his hiding places, most of them anyway. I am certain, that I will find all his little stashes of goodies, in time. He was a loving little guy, who would give kisses one minute and nip you on the ankle the next.
Oreo came to us years ago as an unwanted pet, we welcomed him with open arms, he joined in the big clan of critters that live here. He played with the kids and the other critters, so small, yet not one animal could stand up to him, not even my 65 pound dog. Oreo was the master of the critter clan.
He was so loved and will be missed for a long time to come.