ITS ALL ABOUT ART

Almost daily painter, traveler and art lover
It's all about art, what else is there?
@lisahutart on instagram

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Early Bird

I am the worst procrastinator ever. Or maybe the best planner, depends on how you look at it. I started a fundraising page for the Longest Day - Alzheimer's Association for 2019 - Early Bird! Really, I failed at mitten sales for my 2018 Longest Day page -  but that's because who buys mittens in the summer?

Thanks to you all for following my daily paintings in September and purchasing mittens and art to support Alzheimer's. You can see my Longest Day page here.

If you purchase mittens you can donate directly or I take checks, cash, PayPal or credit cards. No, I do not take Venmo because I absolutely cannot make up ONE MORE SINGLE PASSWORD. People my age understand, my daughter does not. Please save the date:

Holiday Art & Mitten Sale
I will have 100+ pair mittens, cards, small works, sketches and paintings - lots of new work
Prices range from $10 to several hundred
I'll have a drawing, some door prizes and cookies ... yes ... come for the cookies

Friday, November 9th -12 pm - 6 pm
Saturday, November 10th - 10 am - 5 pm

Verona Clubhouse
2429 Primo Road
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
First building on the left on Primo Road
after you pass the construction - I'll have balloons out front



First Batch of 40

Sewing mittens in the camper

Sewing mittens while on the road - No, I'm not driving

Mittens all over my house

Back to the sewing machine ....


Sunday, September 30, 2018

30 in 30 Day 30: Last One!

I'm camping in Durango this week and huddled on a rock near the campground office looking for 2 little bars of wifi. Time to find an wifi booster for the camper. It's been great doing this 30 day painting/mitten sale and thank you so very much to everyone who purchased and helped me raise funds for Alzheimer's. Here is my last one!

Fall Flowers
5x7 pen and ink sketch and wool mittens
$40



Saturday, September 29, 2018

30 in 30 Day 29: Writer's Block

As soon as a few friends said they loved reading my blog - writer's block. Thanks.
Not your fault but dang, the pressure.

Crickets.

Creative slowdown. At least I haven't experienced that with painting. I mean sometimes they don't turn out, actually lots of times, but I'm always inspired to paint and have so many ideas of what I want to paint I'll never get to it all. I'm off to Durango all next week, hope for good weather. Our camper "RV Gogh" is packed and ready to "Go".


Wyoming Field
5x7 pastel and 1 pair wool mittens
$45




I am painting 30 paintings in 30 days for the month of September '18. I'm donating 50% of sales to the Alzheimer's Association. You can swap out a different pair of mittens if you see a painting you like. I try to match colors on my screen that are representative of the art - if you get a painting and the color is not what you expected please contact me. Email to purchase.

@lishutart on instagram
"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." Rumi

Friday, September 28, 2018

30 in 30 Day 28: Time Flies

I'm almost at the end of my daily painting challenge. I didn't expect to end up with so many pen and ink watercolors, but they go pretty fast and I always seem to be short on time. I had hoped to start back with oil painting this month but that didn't happen. A friend mentioned Christmas just today, yikes! Time flies for sure.

Red Rose Still Life
5x7 pen & ink watercolor and 1 pair wool mittens
$40




I am painting 30 paintings in 30 days for the month of September '18. I'm donating 50% of sales to the Alzheimer's Association. You can swap out a different pair of mittens if you see a painting you like. I try to match colors on my screen that are representative of the art - if you get a painting and the color is not what you expected please contact me. Email to purchase.

@lishutart on instagram
"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." Rumi

Thursday, September 27, 2018

30 in 30 Day 27: Small Moments

This morning, a large hawk landed right behind my house. That's not unusual, I see hawks often but this one was very close, in a low spot on a tree. I was so tempted to run and get my camera but knew that the right thing to do was to stop, breathe and just watch. It's repeated screech was haunting and beautiful and it stuck around quite awhile. Long enough for me to remember to appreciate the small moments in this big, sometimes overwhelming world.

Small Moments
5x7 pastel and 1 pair wool mittens
$40




I am painting 30 paintings in 30 days for the month of September '18. I'm donating 50% of sales to the Alzheimer's Association. You can swap out a different pair of mittens if you see a painting you like. I try to match colors on my screen that are representative of the art - if you get a painting and the color is not what you expected please contact me. Email to purchase.

@lishutart on instagram
"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." Rumi

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

30 in 30 Day 26: Simply Lavender

I love painting in lavender fields. I don't know if lavender was always this popular but it seems that wherever I travel I manage to find a field or two and even have a few plants at home and close to home at Denver Botanic Gardens - Chatfield. Today was all about the purple ... purple mittens,
purple lavender. Simple.

Simply Lavender
5x7 pen and ink watercolor and 1 pair wool mittens
$40



I am painting 30 paintings in 30 days for the month of September '18. I'm donating 50% of sales to the Alzheimer's Association. You can swap out a different pair of mittens if you see a painting you like. I try to match colors on my screen that are representative of the art - if you get a painting and the color is not what you expected please contact me. Email to purchase.

@lishutart on instagram
"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." Rumi

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

30 in 30 Day 25: Sharp Objects

You never know how important thumbs are until you stab one with an X-acto blade. A bandaid fixed the problem but then I avoided using my sore thumb most of the afternoon. I have got to quit doing this blog so late at night when I'm tired - I find it difficult to form complete sentences. Yes, 8:30 pm is late for those of us with insomnia that get up before 5 am.

The below pastel is the East Inlet in Rocky Mountain National Park just above Adams Falls.

 East Inlet
8x10 pastel and 1 pair wool mittens
$75



I am painting 30 paintings in 30 days for September '18. I'm using my mittens to inspire my paintings and vice versa. I'm donating 50% of sales to the Alzheimer's Association.
You can swap out a different pair of mittens if you see a painting you like. I try to match colors on my screen that are representative of the art - if you get a painting and the color is not what you expected please contact me. I only want happy art collectors! Email to purchase.

@lishutart on instagram
"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." Rumi