sketchbook 365

Posted on Jan 6, 2018 | No Comments

quick notes, shapes and sketches. one a day. sketchbook 365.

finding a balance between work and art.

posted @slbrundage_art

one word: create

Posted on Dec 19, 2017 | No Comments

a new year – a new word.

nope. i’m going to stay with last year’s.

i’m not done. rather, i’m just getting started. with support from friends near and far, i’ve learned and listened.  pretty excited to see what’s next.


pastel work

Posted on Oct 20, 2017 | No Comments

so i’ve been working on moving the outside studio space indoors – to a brand new space. that requires some priming, painting, and floor work. i’m looking forward to its completion in a few weeks. in the meantime, i’ve got paints and work in multiple places. not the most convenient, but i am putting some things to paper – or, board! most are small and may be added to a site for sale sometime next month. watch for updates.

this weekend i am donating a larger piece to a company silent auction to benefit maineshare. its an oil pastel measuring 16 x 16″.

our weather has been beautiful this month. i’ve taken a little time by the water. but this weekend i’m heading out to do some exploring in the city! bonus: i’ll see one of my girls! check my instagram for updates! have a great weekend, friends. xo

gift knitting – ’tis the season

Posted on Sep 21, 2017 | No Comments

i’m filling small pockets of time with knitting. gift knitting.

mittens are still on the needles, along with fingerless mitts. but, then there is gift / holiday knitting – things i won’t be able to show for a while.

and more making.

i will forever be a fan of lopi and have a design in mind for some punch needle.

the sewing machine(s) are stored while renovations continue, so yarn work it is!

What are you working on?

the weekend is here

Posted on Aug 11, 2017 | No Comments

what are your plans? i’m working tomorrow – local town lobsterfest.  but, i’m going to keep sunday open for some art time by the water. this will be the third week in a row. i explore some ideas, usually with oil pastels, and then use them as inspiration during the work week.

rocks seem to be a theme, plus the colorful seaweed floating around them – moving, lazily waving back and forth as the tide changes. there’s a rhythmic peace, and i neglect to notice the passage of time. i ran a bit over last week. a bad thing? not sure!

there will also be knitting. i continue to work on a pair or two of mittens each month, but lately i’ve been whipping up some hats for kids. have a great weekend! xo

detail. tide 8.11.17 • oil pastel

everyday oil pastel

Posted on Aug 3, 2017 | No Comments

oil pastels, tortillions, stumps and a palette knife. i can’t seem to move away from these four things right now.

lots of small sketches on paper. after a daily 4″ x 4″ paint exercise each day for 100 days straight, i find i still practice daily. i said i wanted to get away from small images, but find i keep going back to them. most recently this practice has given me ideas of some larger images i want to create.

more to come…

Week Twenty-one

Posted on Feb 8, 2017 | No Comments
it takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.   e.e. cummings


Week Twenty

Posted on Jan 31, 2017 | No Comments
it takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.   e.e. cummings


holding some of my dearest people in my heart. in the quiet i say their names.

in the quiet i move paint around, my hands work yarn together, and there is comfort in the repetition. hold fast, friends.


Week Nineteen

Posted on Jan 15, 2017 | No Comments
it takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.   e.e. cummings



cre•ate : to bring into existence

create more;
create for me.
create to share.

word • 2017 

Week Eighteen

Posted on Jan 9, 2017 | No Comments
it takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.   e.e. cummings