Thursday, September 4, 2014

Provence Purse
Just the beginnings, always enjoy having a 
basketweave piece going.
You saw this previously as a computer generated piece in the colors of it's Biscornu parentage. My head was in an orangey coral aqua green place the day it was painted...and I'm loving it.

The problem is, you think you have enough time.

I'm not sure right now who's quote this is, but it rings in my monkey mind almost daily!  

Often, when I crash into bed at night, I start to create this mental list of what I want to accomplish when a block of time opens up for me. Just as often upon waking, my morning is full of chores, dog to feed and walk, laundry, oh cripes, I need food, picking up, slicking up of my space and before I know it, NOON and I've accomplished nada thing on my list.

At noon, when I'm home ... and the sun is shining ... I want my 20 minutes of vitamin D outside. Back home, now I'm starving, and the day is creeping by. Often I find I'm not sitting down at the paint table until late afternoon and then working late into the evening until my eyes give out with the lack of natural light coming in my window.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining, maybe wishing I was a morning person, but I've tried that many times. Why set myself up for failure, mornings don't work for me. I'm not grumpy, I just don't move that fast, not in an I'm super old creaky sense. More like, she's really not awake, it just appears that way because she's vertical.
My furbaby Chance
... maybe she won't see me back here.
So last week I sat myself down to make a 'monthly' goal list of 'todo's. Day one found me working on something that was totally not on the list anywhere. But, oh happy day, I finished it! So I added it and then happily scratched it out!
'Mondays Belt'
Ready to ship off to the finisher, yay!
I also finished one other lingering project, a super adorable knitted cardi and cap for our 'Little Miss' Emma. She nor her Mommy have seen it yet ... so no pictures. I don't knit much anymore but thoroughly enjoyed working up a sparkly little bit for the cutest grandbaby girl ever.
Love this picture of her, my current favorite.
She's totally focused on her new found toys,
fingers and toes are the best! 


  1. I know exactly what you mean about mornings. I get up early, but please don't expect me to really get out and about much before 11 or 12. I have a very leisurely morning and very rarely get anything significant accomplished. I think that's okay. I love your basketweave piece, and the belt too!

  2. Hi Sara Leigh!
    Thank you for popping by :-) Glad I'm in such good company! Basketweave will be a purse when it grows up. Painting master to send to Ruth now. Then I get to scratch through
    something that was actually on the list.

  3. You are always such a ray of sunshine, Kimberly!! OMG, your purse is gorgeous!!! Love the vibrant color palette!!! Big hugs!

    1. Thank you Cynthia! Hope I get to meet you soon!

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  5. I'm headed to Provence on Thursday. '-)
    Love the soon to be purse and its bright colors. Beautiful, Kim!
    That baby girl is so precious!!!!!

    1. Oh Sarah, how wonderful! I know you'll have an amazing time.

  6. I love your designs, but do not enjoy working a painted canvas. Do you ever chart your designs?

    1. Hi Liz,
      Sent you an email but not sure it arrived in your email 'box' :-)
      I started out as a charted artist in the late 80's, now pretty much all painted. Although, having a charted background...some of my painted pieces are stitch painted with very detailed stitch guides. Austintatious Peacock & Camel Flowers would be good for you to take a look at. They're both small detailed pieces.
      Any questions, just email me at

  7. Hello Sweet Friend! You know how I love everything you do Kimberly. :) Your designs and color combos are always so perfect ...and so wonderful. Baby Emma is just the most adorable little thing! Can't wait to see what you knitted up for her! (It's so nice to be back!) xoxo


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