Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas to you all! A flight brought nephew home from Iraq last night, we meet him at the airport. So glad he is here to see his son enjoy his first Christmas. The reindeer were fed well. Waiting for everyone to wake up and see what Ole Santa brought.
Wishing you and your families a happy holiday.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

The camera has been found!
The first photo is my table setting for Pokeno. Everyone got to take a rolypoly Santa home with them. I think this setup will change for supper with the inlaws.This picture is of my mantle this year. I think I'll repeat this setup. It makes me smile when I look at it. And it is awesome when all the lights except the tree are out.

My snowman collection, not all of them. Maybe next year all of them will be out.
Have a great day. I'm off to finish my shopping!!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving to all!
I've been thinking all week long how blessed I am.
Our family is healthy. No major illnesses to deal with.
I have my family close me (son is moving back to MS soon) with the exception of a nephew in Iraq. We are lucky to hear from him quite often.
Hubby and I both have long relationships with our respective jobs and feel like we can be there as long as we'd choose to be.
I am extremely proud of my kids. They have grown into great young adults.
My church family is so special to me, they are always there for us with hugs or kind words.
I can't think of one thing to complain about this morning
Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!
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Thursday, November 01, 2007

I made the threee onesies for my niece's baby shower a few months back. The big tshirt was for her brother to wear during the shower. He was a great helper, handing out game sheets and prizes. The onesies were really easy to make with my inkjet printer.

Gratitude of the day: I am grateful for my mom and dad who I live close to and work with everyday.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007


It has been terribly hard to schedule painting time in here lately. It seems I can only get one a month done. I had the best intentions to paint every day. Even put it on my to-do list every morning. Maybe there is too much on the to-do list.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

We got started on the studio this past weekend. Cleared the space and started placing the base. We hadn't finished the base of the main room when I took the photo, hence the funny shape. I'll get a lot of natural light in this spot. I can't wait for it to be finished. It will take a while since we only work on it in our spare time. But it's started so we're committed now.

Here is another painting, again this was done in acrylics. Sorry for the flash hotspot. I'm still learning to photograph.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Two posts in one day! I have been trying to collect photos of all the paintings I have done and given away.This is an acrylic that was a lot of fun. Sorry about the crummy picture, it was taken with a cell phone camera. The colors are off just a little.

Monday, August 13, 2007

How about a papier mache pear? I have discovered if I take my art out on the back porch at night, the pictures come out so much better than the shots I take in the house. Still not a great photo but getting better. I love getting yucky while doing papier mache, I can stop thinking about work, money and all the stressful stuff that comes along with life. Just play in the squishy goop and play at making something nice and pretty. Pears have been a recurring theme these days. I really like their shape and color.

Friday, August 10, 2007

School starts today! Where did summer vacation go? It seems to me kids don't have as long a break as we had when I was a kid. DD and I did get away to visit DS and his China Doll. School shopping was an experience for DD, she'd never heard of a tax free weekend. She saved quite a few bucks. We even ran over to Six Flags Atlanta, nice park but the lines were very long, but the kids had a great time. Work is slowing down so maybe I can keep up with this blog.

Savanah is coming along nicely, I still need to work on her face shape and arms. Any advice on a paint technique to make her look like carve wood?

I've also been making those cones folks hang on the front door to hold flower arrangements. These are made from reclaimed metal plates used on our printing presses.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Whew! I just realized this year is already more than half over. June and July is our busiest season at work. Last week alone I put in 57 hours, great pay but boy, I am tired. No time for painting until early August. So I'll share one of my DD's Pieces, she is quite an artist! Have a great day!!

Friday, June 08, 2007

Here is just a sample of the awesome photographs my friend and photographer, Renee' Churchill takes. She took my daughter all over downtown getting shots in several different locations. This is one camera shy girl but Renee' made her look like she loved having her picture made. There is a link on the left to Renee's blog, check her out.

Good morning all!! It's Friday, woohoo!!

Me and that darn camera still aren't agreeing on how to take a good picture. Flash or no flash?? I've taken to holding my breath when I snap the photo, it keeps me from shaking and getting a blurry shot. Maybe more practice will help.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Life has been really hectic lately but here is a fun one I did a few weeks ago. Let me know what you think.

I have tried a couple of new things lately. Accupuncture being one of them. Very relaxing. I was really nervous the first time but it is not the painful experience you worry about. You can feel the needles going in but it's not anything like the feeling of a shot needle. If you get a chance and wanna have a ME day, call up Jerusha DeGroote and make an appointment. She's great!!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

This is two canvases, can be hung together or separately. I did this one for hanging at our library in February. I really like these colors. I use naturals in my home decor.

Monday, March 26, 2007

I had a lot of fun doing this one. My friend said surprise me and this is what came out of that. SURPRISE!!!

Friday, March 02, 2007

Hurray!! I have had my five minutes of fame! I made our local newspaper when our library hosted my artwork in their display case. WOOHOO! I had a lot of fun putting this work together. It was on display for the month of February.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Been lacking on posts. Need to get busy taking pictures of the projects I've been working on. I have been trying me hand at floral arranging since this fall. Couldn't wait for spring flowers so I made this this weekend. Let me know what you think.

Friday, February 16, 2007

9 x 12 acrylic on canvas for my step-daughter. Again my camera skills are lacking. Still working on that.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Here's another pear. This one is 8 x 8 on watercolor paper using watercolor pencil. Change of pace, I thought it would be easier than painting with a brush, boy, was I ever wrong. I do like the way it finally turned out.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

My favorite little pig was published on a pork sausage label for a local meat packing company. I have misplaced the printed label but will post it as soon as I can lay my hands on it. He was colored in Photoshop and printed on roll label stock.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

This little guy was drawn for a local storm shelter company. He even has his own website: http://www.gopherholeshelters.com/
He began as a line drawing, colored in photoshop, and composed in InDesign CS2. His brochure was printed on a 2 color Shinohara press.


Friday, February 09, 2007

I'm am really loving these colors. Still trying to work out the flow from one color to the other. If you have any tips, thanks in advance.
Thanks to all who offered tips on the photographing of art. I'm going to work on getting better pictures this weekend.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

The pear is a repeating item in my paintings lately. I love the shape and coloring of a pear.
This one is 18" x 24" on canvas panel in acrylic.
I need lots of help on taking better pictures of my artwork, either I wiggle or get a hotspot from the flash. Any pointers, anyone?

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

This one is 24 x 24 acrylic on canvas. I really enjoyed this project. The toes were extremely hard for me, I think I drew and erased them about 15 times before I got them close to human. This canvas hangs in a master bathroom. I matched the colors used in her bedroom. SOLD.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

For the entire month of February, I have my artwork in the display cabinet at my local library. I have a lot to learn about displaying artwork but I'm pretty pleased with how it looks.

I want to use this blog as a place to put my artwork for show to family and friends.
This piece, acrylic on canvas, was so much fun to do.

Comments are welcome!