Thursday, March 29, 2012

Paint Party Friday March 29th

It's time for another Paint Party Friday!  I swear the weeks keep going faster and faster.   I've spent most of this week working on a commissioned pet portrait of Samson.  He is still a work in progress but very nearly finished.


Here is my WIP of Samson created from torn paper. I think he's coming along nicely.

WIP - Commission Samson



What else is going on this week, well I started this new workout regime called Brazilian Beach Body.  I am determined at 46 to get back into my bikini this Summer, on the beach, not just in my hot tub and the back view needs a bit of work (okay the workout is really called Brazilian Butt Lift...LOL.)  I saw it on an informercial and decided that I could do it in the next 60 days if I really worked hard.  I'll keep you posted and maybe even post a photo after 60 days if I make respectable progress and anyone actually wants to see me in my bathing suit!  I have to tell you I hope it's working because my legs and booty are really sore today from all the work!

I've also been preparing for a huge competitive tennis tournament in April.  I'm thoroughly addicted to the sport and have been playing competitively for about 6 years since I learned how to play. I captain a team of 11 ladies.

So there's a little peek into my world that isn't art because most of the time it's all about the creative process that feeds my soul and of course my two fabulous guys and 4 amazing doggies.


Thanks for visiting for Paint Party Friday hosted by the fabulous Kristin and Eva.  I look forward to seeing what you are creating this week!


30 comments:

Gloria said...

Your work is always good Robin. Nice wip, it looks great. BBB, hmmm I'll have to look that up. I need exercise.:) Happy PPF!

Ayala Art said...

Hope you win the tournament!
Your doggy work is beautiful.

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Very nicely indeed! Wonderful work! Congratulations on starting on that Brazilian exercise! Hope you keep at it and I sure would like to see a picture after all the hard work! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Helen Campbell said...

Samson IS coming along nicely! I love your torn paper work.
Wishing you good luck with your new routine. I need to get into one as well, but we won't go there. :) Cheers!

Tammie Lee said...

wow, that is looking fabulous!

craftattack said...

Samson is gorgeous! Valerie

NatashaMay said...

That is so darn cute! :) Love your pet portraits.:)

Netty said...

You must have the patience of a saint and the results are always fabulous. Happy PPF and have a great weekend, Annette x

Lesley Edmonds said...

Sampson's picture is just wonderful - so clever.
Good luck with your exercising and the tournament.

EVA said...

Definitely let us know if it works! I have become so out of shape this winter. Ugh!

Samson is adorable and your portrait is coming along beautifully!

WrightStuff said...

Love the idea of a Brazilian butt. I'm going through workout torture too as I attempt to get back into my summer wardrobe.

Your pet portraits are so clever and just keep getting better and better!

Debbie said...

Oh, Samson. We used to have a dog named Samson. Your portrait looks great and your exercise regimen is an inspiration. I have done way too much sitting this winter!!

Faye said...

Your torn paper portraits are amazing and a mystery to me. You have a great talent. I played tennis and loved it. I gave it up because it was hurting my joints. I have a friend who is 78 and still plays competitively. It's a great sport.

KAT said...

thanks for the peek into your life. Good luck with all your endeavors. Love your art !

- KAT -

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I like your portrait better than the photograph- you've really captured his(?) soul here. Wonderful work as always!
Happy PPF,
Stephanie

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Excellent creation ~ love the dog and your method ~ good luck with your tennis and exercise ~ bikini time! ~thanks, namaste, ^_^

Mary C. Nasser said...

Samson is looking GREAT!!
Always love seeing your progress each week. :)
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Beadwright said...

ooohhhh this is one of your best. Fabulous job.
Nicole/Beadwright

Lynn said...

Woof, woof, wow!

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Samson is pretty sweet. I really love what you do and look forward to each week. Happy PPF!

Lorraina said...

Your torn paper art is fabulous Robin, well, hey all your art is! It was a real treat to hear about your bikini plans and tennis; it just made you seem so much more like a friend. Just thought i'd tell you a funny thing i did....on fb i see 2 Robins and i told the other one i admired her art....she didn't say anything so maybe she's an artist too, who knows but you know i meant you.

Palma said...

Very good likeness

VonnyK said...

You are really getting into the fitness regime. I found it easier to just give up on the bikini.
I have tagged you in my last post (31/3), if you want to play come on over for the rules, don't worry about it if you are really busy.
Von :)

soulbrush said...

You know how much I love your doggies! I am sure you will look good in your bikini anyway. enjoy the tennis and careful you don't hurt that arm again. LOL

carlarey said...

Another stellar portrait. I am just blown away by how perfectly you capture the dog's expressions.

I have seen the Brazilian work out, but haven't tried it. I am devoted to Billy Blanks Boot Camp. I believe that man could whip pure Jello into shape.

Sabina said...

The dog is amazing and adorable--seriously he's perfection.

And good luck with your new exercise program.

Heather said...

You make the coolest portraits! Good luck on your tennis tournament! And also hope you get a lot butt lifting done this week!! haha!

Anne said...

Lovely work, love your cute dog portraits! And thanks for the little peek on your exercise lifestyle, you rock!

Melisa said...

Oh wow, you always amaze me with these torn paper portraits!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Samson is looking great. I admire the way you create the different tones and hues playing with light and shadows.