Is winter gone for real?

I’m posting for the first time in a while.  …It’s been so nice outside lately it’s been hard for me to sit down at my computer and put something together!
These are my plants that have been growing like crazy.
I’ve always liked succulents, so I finally started keeping some around.
The San Francisco based blog, Far Out Flora, features garden-centric DIY projects.  If you’re handy with a hammer, drill, and saw (or can recruit some help that is), you can tackle any of their projects.  Check out this awesome succulent table with an insert in the center for plants!  They have step by step directions on how to build your own.  I’ll get around to it someday.  But I’d want to build it coffee table sized!

The nice weather has also allowed me to take Gidget and Hugo out!  Here’s a video of them (mostly Gidget) playing fetch.  Hugo was tired by the time we (the boyfriend and I) even got to the field.  Maybe it was the weight of all of that hair!

I’ve also been working on paintings for my show in June.  …I’m not particularly thrilled with this one so far, but I seem to come to a similar point in every painting.  I want to do something to fix or minimize that ugly striped cardboard triangle and the shape to the left of it.

One for Three, Mixed media, 24" x 24", 2012

One for Three, Detail

This is my favorite part.  I cut up some old drawings and collaged them on to the panel.  For some reason I’ve been relying more on black and white to create drama instead of loud color combos.  Maybe while I prepare for June I’ll find a good/better way to combine both.

Ta ta for now!