Oh my goodness I'm glad to be home, but I must admit a cried a bit after my mom said goodbye to me at the airport. Even at my advanced age of 51 (thought I was 52 all year and just counted and I'm NOT!) I still get weepy when I leave my parents. I hope that never changes! I had to include a couple of pictures of these wonderful people I just said goodbye to. We went to Cracker Barrel one night and sat in the rockers. I am thrilled to have been able to have these eventhough I look puffy! HA. We will call it that anyway...(yep, I'm goin runnin and such for awhile). Oh, and the top one I though was so beautiful of my mom and her favorite (ok, I don't have a CLUE how to spell it, so here come the phonics) Booganvelia.
Now, I have the pleasure of showing two paintings that fellow blogger friends did of some of the photos that I left as presents for you all if you wanted to paint one of them. I already mentioned it, but I can now grab them from my e-mail and post.
Jean Lurssen created this wonderful abstract from the underwater coral picture I posted. She did it on Yuppo paper and I think it turned out fascinating!I love the colors and the way the paint reacts on the paper!
The next painting I received was from Nancy Medina. Her Pink Gerbers are so beautiful. I love the way she edited the picture to bring the focus to the gerbers!
I encourage you to click on these women's names and see their wonderful artwork. Again, I have probably enjoyed sending all these "reports" of my visit to my mom and the photos for you more than anyone out there did. I think I will continue to share a photo for you all to paint from now and then. I absolutely loved seeing what you two girls did, and if anyone does one later on from any of my photos from last week or in the future, PLEASE send me on to my e-mail at email@example.com I think the teacher in me is overjoyed to share and have you share!
One more joyful thing...We now have 49 followers! Thank you for coming over from Nancy's site to visit, and other places! This is an exciting moment for me because the very next follower will be number 50! That means a drawing from one of you 50; the winner choosing from the contest paintings and card holders...and then once that is chosen follower number 50 will get to choose from the remaining card holders as a gift for just being number 50 and putting us at our goal. Yipee!