Monday, September 24, 2007


" Three Thoughts For A Fond Hope" D. Altaville c.2007
Just an old piece that I recently finished up and put up on my Art n Joy etsy shop.
I'm back on that emotional roller coaster again. Feeling oh so uninspired, and just not motivated artistically. I started a part-time job selling ad space, to try and help out with the bills.
I'm thankful for the job, but well, yes I have to admit I'd rather be home delving into paint and paper and trying to wake up the muse.
I did have a beautiful day yesterday though. I went shopping with my lovely daughter for a homecoming dress, visiting some of the funky, chic boutiques in a nearby town. AND God must have been shining down on us, as we found the most beautiful dress, that fits her like it was tailor made and the price tag was $60.00. BUT it was my lucky day, because the dress was marked down to $10.00!!!! It seems the woman is clearing out the summer stock for Fall. Woohooo!
We were so excited. And we got some lovely jewelry to boot!
So as I start my day today, feeling wonky and out of sorts I will try and remember the beautiful things. My daughter and our beautiful day together and how lucky I am to have such a wonderful family and a God that is awesome, that is always looking out for us.
Cheers all! Here's hoping you all have a beautiful week!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Cover Girl

"LISTEN" D.Altaville c.2006
I'm a cover girl! This piece made the cover of the Summer Issue of ARTitude!
And I have to say the issue is simply faboo. Lot's of good stuff and eye candy.
My daddy use to say that people who talk the most, usually have the least to say.
And I sometimes feel that people do talk to much, when they really need to listen more. (Myself included!) Listening is so important. It's learning, it's caring, it's inspiring.
And of course you can have your very own print of "LISTEN" by going to Abstract Joy on etsy here:
Happy Day All! And remember to listen to those around you, show them that you care. Listen to the sounds of music and nature and be inspired. Listen.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

New Mood...New Work

" Autumn Dreams" D.Altaville c.2007
"Winter Lies" D.Altaville c.2007
Thank You All for your well wishes. My blogging friends rock! And I guess all those good vibes paid off, as I'm feeling a bit better and more peaceful.
These are just a couple of pieces that I managed to finish up and get on my Art n Joy etsy site.
They are also my favorite seasons. Hope everyone is having a great week.
Thanks again and blessings to all of you!

Monday, September 10, 2007


Thank You Windy for this award and may Angels be with YOU!
I have to say I'm really not feeling very nice today. I feel depressed and in a slump.
Like one would, sitting in an overstuffed, oversized, bean bag chair and being unable to get out of it! I feel anxious and vulnerable. I don't like feeling this way.
Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Spread The Love

"Spread The Love" D. Altaville c.2007
Yes, even during the toughest of times, I believe that's when it's most important to Spread The Love. So I'm trying to stick by that motto at the moment, even though part of me wants to hide from the world, under the covers, and stay there till the bad stuff passes.
But what good would that do to my kids-who have the biggest hearts I've ever know and my dear ole hub. SO I'm trying to stay grateful and loving, for there really is a lot to be thankful for and a lot to love about this life.
And I did Spread SOME Love the other day, by giving out the Rockin Blogger Girl Award below. (So what are ya waiting for ladies...come on by!)
And of course, this print is available at Abstract Joy on etsy here:
So Spread The Love, and Buy Some Art! Preferably mine! muhwahha
Have a Happy and Loving Weekend All!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

I've Been Awarded!

I was given this Rockin Girl Blog Award by Bad Kitty (Thank You Very Much) and now I must pass it along to five other people. SO here are some of my ROckin Blogger Girlfriends!

Katie Kendrick, Garden Painter Art, Turquoise Cro Thyme, Self Taught Artist, Windy Angels

Now you all must pass this along to five other people! Have Fun!

Of course I think all the people on my blog links rock, but there's my picks for now!

Happy Tuesday!

Saturday, September 01, 2007


I have opened a second etsy shop to try and sell some of my abstract works of recent times and not so recent times. So, go take a peek at Abstract Joy!
And of course the link is to the right as well.
And now I'm off to spend some time outdoors as it is a beautiful day!
Happy Weekend All!