Monday, August 30, 2010

Back To The Grind

Yes, I have a rather sick sense of humor, but with the amount of work I have ahead of me, I pretty much feel like I am going to be sending myself through those blades for a couple of weeks.
Thus, Anne's blogging is going to suffer. Hey, work before blithering, right? ;-)
Let's see......the studio is in shambles but progress is being made on the commission. It is not as fast as I would like, but what is done makes me HAPPY. That is priceless. So I will continue at whatever pace produces good work.
Sweet Pea has taken over the studio and knows that "S.P. is the bird that rules the roost"! It has been delightful to watch this little miracle adapt and become comfortable in new surroundings and be very happy! And love Jazz and sing along......I have good birds.
Between work, teaching and studies, I barely see Gary so my time is oddly arranged and I am trying to adjust to this schedule. It is a matter of chunks of time here and there, which is not how I normally work but it is what is afforded me at the moment.
Forgive me if I am absent on blogs---there is just a lot to DO and I need to buckle down and deal with all of it.
Due to many people asking me to save Milo's exploits, I took the leap into the new Blogger templates (which I might add, I despise) and gave him his own blog. There are no comment options--it is strictly all the exploits he had here on my blog, preserved over there, in order. Just hit older posts to go to the next page. And he was so friendly,  if you would like to add yourself to Milo's Friends (a.k.a. followers) I am sure it would make him happy.  Just click below:


As for me, I am off to the tables and pattern making, painting fabric, and all the other things involved with the current project. Sometimes it is like juggling cats.
No, it is constantly like juggling cats! LOL!!!
Until I have some brain dribble worth posting, I remain in the studio, slaving away, pushing myself into that meat grinder!



Elena said...

Still can't believe Milo has moved on :{ but don't put yourself through the 'grinder' to get things done (heehee). You'll finish everything; you always do. Anne w/ superhuman abilities.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

LOL Elena!

IF ONLY!!!! I still feel in *meat-grinder* stage.
Maybe it is because it is MONDAY and I am completely tired and not sure where to start first.
Perhaps a list would be beneficial.

1. Put head in vise.
3. Wait for inspiration.



marianne said...

looking forward to seeing the progress on the church piece! hopefully things don't look quite so daunting once they're moving along! happy monday-

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...'s in that in between ground. The part that I have the hardest time know the story; you get *past* a certain point and then everything is go-go-go.
I'm working my way there! LOL!!


Georgina said...

I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Milo and his adventures in Peru!! I hear ya about the work. I've been accepted into a gallery in Phoenix and have to prepare for an exhibition in Oct. Oey Vey, much to do and little time to do all I want to do.

Just work, my friend. Keeps us out of trouble, well sort of, and helps with those unclean thoughts!!! LOL

Love ya,

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Good for you Georgina! CONGRATS!!!
Yeah, it just has been a strange year, and I am fed up with everything. Yired of fighting invisible nasties, trying to work, ACK.
After this commission, I am ready to turn in the paintbrushes and go apply to be a greeter at WalMart. >:)
Does that give you an idea of my humor? Ah-hahahahaha!!!!


audrey said...

I'm in the same boat, Anne. The entire week Casey was here, I threw EVERYTHING into my office and now I have all that and more to deal with. It literally looks ransacked in there! I need to find the buried bills. ):
My dear Uncle is terminally ill and we are all so upset - he is in CA. Thank the Lord for telephones - Mom and he are VERY close and they are talking many times daily. And my DH's Mom had a serious heart attack this week and is not doing well. Life is an emotional roller coaster.
Take your time getting caught up. You know we are always here.
A Blog for Milo? hahahaha
Anne, you are something else!!
♥ audrey

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Audrey,

Sorry to hear about you family issues---that takes the mind totally off everything. I think everyone I know has had this emotional rollercoaster this summer. I keep trying to GET OFF! LOL!!
Yep, Milo is *preserved* on his own little blog...what can I say? I am a nutcake!
TAke care.


*Ulrike* said...

I think that grinder is my everyday life!! So many things to do and not enough time. Which is why I try now to set aside a little time for blogging. I could stay on here all day, but alas paint is now my middle name so I better hop to it!!
Take Care

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I hear you Ulrike.....too much work, not enough hours.
I have a feeling I am going to be sparse for a while. Gotta get some things caught up. ;)


Deborah said...

Happy Sewing and painting! I am sewing today too, curtains for the DIL. **blows kisses** Deb

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I'm waiting for some paint to dry....what is it they say, As exciting as watching paint dry??? LOL!!
That's *MY* Monday! ;D


Jan said...

Good luck Anne, I hope you can find some peace and tranquility in your studio this week and get some good progress on that piece. I know you will feel better when that is finished and handed over. I'm glad you have little Sweet Pea for company.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Me too Jan,

Sweet Pea has been singing along with WWOZ....what a bird! I have raised another jazz-head! ;)
Off to squeeze out inspiration....


Amalia K said...

Hi Anne! So "chaos" has finally departed and you're back to the previous chaos? Hehehee... Well, I hope you still have time to put your feet up and relax. Easier said than done, I know, but it sure prevents less wrinkles on the brain. You know what I mean? :)) oxx

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Ah yes, Amalia, I am back to *pre-Milo* chaos. In fact, it was so much that I ended up on the couch watching rotten TV! LOL!!!
Yep, just back to work-cause-you-must!!!


Marie S said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhh I hope you make much progress in the next few days, so you can come back and be with us.
Work long and fast!!
What are you teaching Anne?
Have a great week.
Love and hugs.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey MArie,

I'm not teaching; just trying to struggle thru this huge commission. The body is making it hard. Little things, like sitting on the floor to owrk or any amount of time with my arms up painting the background fabric. But I need it don'e before I can sew.
Gary is the one teach classes two nights a week and studying for his life is crazy here.
Okay, Life is ALWAYS crazy here....hee, hee, hee!!!


daylily (Queenmothermamaw) said...

You will get it done, Anne. You are such a great artist there is no other way. Just make sure we get to see the finished project. Everything I am doing is for Christmas gifts. Loving it. Blessings

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Please check in on Milo from time to time... he needs you for support and well maybe some supervision :O)! Imagine Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Sophia said...

Good luck on your projects. You know where to find me! :) Maybe someday, I can be as productive as much as you are and actually get stuff in my shop for consistant sales!!! ugh!

Love you! hugs! :)

yoborobo said...

Hey Anne! Sorry to be awol. Life is just squirrel-nuts these days - lol! I hope you get some time for you. I keep imagining a day where I can do exactly as I want, all day long. I would probably sit in a chair and drool - hahahahaha! Time for more coffee. :) xox - Pam

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi PEggy,

Yes, I know it will be done--it is just I am worried since I ahve taken so long with health, roof, etc. I want it HANGING at thechurch, and of COURSE there will be photos on here!!! I have to brag.....ahem.... ;D


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Mary Helen,

No, with him going home to his *mom* he will be fine...though I might send him a postcard now and then... ;D I think he is settled and knows he has a good life!


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Sophia,

BOY! Am I glad I have someone fooled! LOL!!!
It is just slow work. I wish I was the one trying to do small things to fill an Etsy shop. There has to be a happy medium, and when I find it, I'll let you know, okay?? :D
Take care!!!!


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Pam,

It's pretty much squirrel-nuts here too! I dream of a "Drool-In-The-Corner" day---wouldn't that be nice? I think I need one, or two, or maybe three.......or a whole damned week! (I'll let you know and you can abscond with me too!)


studio lolo said...

I'll be jumping into that meat grinder with you!!

Commissions are top priority for me right now as well as a show in Oct. But at least I'm painting, right? And once I'm into it it's pure bliss.

And I have my compuetr back, sort of...yay!!

happy creating Anne :)


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I'll make room for you Lolo!!!
Maybe I should spray it down with oil and we could get sent through quicker.....LOL!!!


Deborah said...

Hey Anne! I saw the tire tracks you left with your John Deere in Ces' sky!!! Nice! **kisses** Deb

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...


Shhhhhh......don't tell Ces it was me...heeheehee!!!!


Sympathy for the Devil said...

Dearest Anne,

i always love reading your comment :) it makes my day, so thank you very much!

happy creating okay, im here waiting!!

ps: is Milo single??? xD

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Mita!

I'm just grrrrrrrinding away!! LOL!!!
Well, Milo *was* single when he left, but being in that SMTU with a sassy girlbugfriend......he might being considering matrimony by the time he gets to AZ!!!
I just want to feel I have this piece under my belt---it is so big and there have been so many delays; I hate having to tell a client that it's still in the works.....


Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

It's prefect He he he he he! I love it!! Hope that you are doing well. I have been under a fabulous pile of work.
Keep it moving Mama!! I love you and send you and the boys hugs!
Have a happy holiday and wonderful weekend.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Vanessa!

Nice to know someone else finds the grinder-humor! (or maybe not! yikes!)
I just keep pushing forward, step by step.
Why can't this stuff be QUICK and still look GOOD???? ;-D


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