Monday, December 24, 2007

Another Year

As this year is ending, I'm remembering happier times. There have been so many struggles and regrets,
if I could have a chance to do somethings over, make them better, sigh. With that in mind my New Years
resolution is to not dwell on the past and have more fun.
(Easier to keep a resolution without any specific goals, ha)
Early next year I will be moving to another city, with a more permanent place to paint and new opportunities.
As alway I'm in the process of new projects.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Etsy shop

Now I have a shop on etsy.com., sarahsolie.etsy.com I've sold on the web before, this is my first time selling with etsy.
So far, there's only 2 paintings up. The whole day, it's been a struggle with the computer, tomorrow I'll work on getting
more uploaded.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Fun and Romance


The drawing is for Valentines Day.

Inner Sun Yoga


This is a promotional piece I just finished for a yoga studio.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

New Website and Upcoming Projects

My website is up and running. There will be several technical and minor changes in the next couple of weeks. Next week I'll be finishing a promotional drawing I'm doing for a yoga studio.

Sometime in 2008 I'll be drawing more nudes. They will be in a nudist publication. Years of figure drawing comes in handy.
Aside from that, I'm working on several promotional pieces for myself.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Guild Residential Sourcebook


Here are the images from my page in the new Guild book.  

Thoughts after Thanksgiving

For Thanksgiving I spent a couple hours at a food kitchen. There was a lot of free food and the walls were a lime green,
which I loved. Since then I have been thinking of the satisfaction and fun I've had volunteering,
and the many generous people who've helped me. With that in mind I compiled 7 of my favorite organizations with links.
They are alphabetically listed and combined with my other links.

Organic Valley Coop, Family Farm Defenders and Sow the Seeds Fund have some useful information about farming and about the food we eat, that anyone can use. Aside from that I included these 3 because there is info and a place to donate money for the farmers in parts of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa who were affected by the flooding in August.


Second Harvest is a food bank to help feed hungry people. Restore is a store connected to Habitat for Humanity. You can donate things from your home: doors, sinks, windows, nails... All of these items are reused when someone buys them and they are kept out of the landfill. Jane Lachapelle McCarty Fund is a fund set up in memorial to my friend Jane who passed away in 2004. The donated money goes to help finance the Virtues Project.

I've included The Appalachian Community Fund, because I don't often hear information from this area. My Mom is from the hills of Kentucky and I have fond memories of the storytelling, food, music and more. There is a lot going on there and wish there was more news about it. A good documentary filmed in Kentucky about a coal mining strike in the 70's is Harlan County, later made into a movie with Holly Hunter, also good.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Guild Sourcebook of Residential Art 6

Today a page with 3 of my barns was published on the new Guild Residential Sourcebook 6. To find my page go to www.guild.com click on Residential Sourcebook then paintings and prints. I'm on the first page right hand side. A hard copy will be printed with tearsheets, early next year. A special thanks to the most excellent and generous Geoffrey Cook and all the work he's done for me, taking pictures layout...


This month I'll start working on a couple of new project, both black and white drawings. One will be another nude or nudes and a yoga pose. This week I'm expecting a new website.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

New website and more

My new website should be up and
running in the next week or two.
Technical work is being done,
switching information and servers...
Recently I've moved and will have
to move again in December.
While moving, I injured my back and
ended up in the hospital,
recovering more or less 4 days later
after lots of sleep and
pain medication. For the time being
I have not been able to get to
my paints. In December I will be
more settled and back to painting along
with upcoming projects and
a book coming out in February with some
of my barn paintings.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Backwards City Review Fall 2007, Giant Counting His Money


This is a painting from the Jack in the Beanstock story.
It is on the back of this literary journal.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

The 3 Graces


This is the final book cover for a series. The figures are based on mythology. While painting my version I looked at the mural painting of them from Pompeii.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Rouge's Fancy


Here is a new painting for the cover of another erotic book. Publication date is unknown.
The book is called Rouge's Fancy. The last book cover in this series will be posted in the next few days.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Brothers


This is the promotional painting for the movie Brothers. It was filmed in Wisconsin a few miles from my home. The 3 brothers are approached by a developer who wants to buy their farm. They must choose to sell or keep the family farm.

Friday, August 10, 2007

New Haircut


Here I am a few days ago with a new haircut. For years I've had long hair. In August, September and October several new projects will be published and hopefully a new website.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Outlaw's Progress


This is a recent painting I did for the cover of an erotic book called Outlaws Progress.
So far we don't know when it will be published. It is an acrylic painting
in black and white.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

How to write on a blog.

Someone pointed out to me she doesn't know how to write on a blog. You click below the image on comments, it's pink or blue. That takes you to where you write a comment. You do not have to be a member, which is how it usually is on the blogs. From what I've seen anyway.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

The Devil Inside


He is the critic, filling the head with self-doubt, regrets, fears, and overall destructive thoughts. Good-luck pulling him out.

There's a lot of Fish in the Sea


This was painted while thinking of a book by Dr. Suess. It's also a useful expression

Rising Water in a Sinking Boat


How do you know when to give up on something, and at what cost?

Head to Foot


Or keeping the foot out of the mouth, before it's too late.

My e-mail address

My e-mail address is ssolie@athenet.net. The link was not working, so I took it off. The link went to another e-email, which I'm not able to access?

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Diversity in Wisconsin


This is an unpublished painting created for a newspaper article. Later this week when I have more energy 3 or 4 recent paintings will be added.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

I'm back, more art work coming soon, this week or next.

Recently, I've been going through things I haven't looked at in a long time, along with it getting rid of several boxes of stuff. Like a lot of Americans I have too much stuff and not enough money. ha. In a couple of months, when it's cooler I'll be moving to another city.

There are a few projects I've been working on this summer. A couple of illustrations will be coming out in August, a cover for a literary book this fall, a poster for a film, more paintings...So far there are a couple of projects planned for the winter too.

Next week-end I'm going to be working at an art fair in Madison and visiting with some friends. It will be a lot of fun. One of the perks working there is free food coupons. A gal's got to have fun, guy's too.

Monday, May 28, 2007

New Barns and a Church

This month I painted several new paintings. Aside from the barns, I painted some country and small town churches.

Back of Methodist Church

White Barn

Red Barn Near Madison

Barn near Plum City

Thursday, April 19, 2007

New Small Paintings

The next 3 paintings were painted this month. They are examples of several small paintings that are represented at The Collectors Gallery in Oskhosh Wisconsin. The link is www.oshkoshart.com

Barn and Silo Parts

Farm Buildings

Milk House

Monday, April 2, 2007

Welcome to my new blog.

Today I went to a state park to distract myself from work and this computer.
It worked. 3 wild turkeys walked right in front of me, I walked a lot, more fun than the gym. Distracting myself from thoughts of work, I fantacized about when I would be swimming outside in one of the nearby lakes. Then walking towards the beach I was knocked out by the rotting smell of thousands of sheephead fish.

In the next couple of months I'll be uploading new editorial work and paintings. For now I'm haivng technical difficulties with my web site, ugh.

Friday, March 30, 2007