Saturday, August 27, 2011
I came home with a commission to do a sunflower piece...just a fun little 6x6, but I'm on it...If you've been reading I've only posted a BUNCH of sunflower pics...and of course I have plenty of reference, so I'm on that assignment too! I won't use this one as it doesn't fit the client's criteria, but it is the ONE and ONLY little sunflower that has survived our deer up here on the mountain, so I had to post it...such a delicate and pretty little thing!
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
I noticed that I was getting teary at almost EVERYTHING...I think I caught my daughter's hormones...that was a clue that it was time to let go and KNOW that my kids had it all under control and my work there was done...FOR THE MOMENT! ha. I think someone my age going with little sleep is a bit of a challenge...HA...BUT, I WANTED to get up at the crack of dawn to give my daughter time to rest and to spend alone time with Paxton...so, it was a great experience. I am lucky that I got to bond with this little precious one...and SO lucky that my kids let me have this opportunity! THANKS YOU TWO!!
On the way home...I bawled...yep...cried hard...couldn't hardly believe that I was having to leave him and my girl who was so exhausted! Later in the day I noticed that my arms ached literally in desire to hold him again...WHEW...this stage of life has it's emotions too! HA...All normal stuff...we all have these moments, so such is the joy of life that we can make our hearts bigger to encompass another life to love!
I left my little boy and my sweet daughter and son-in-law KNOWING they will be fine with this totally awesome little life...Yep, I'm gonna post another pic of him...here is what I call the face of wonder...I LOVED his little mouth forming these little o's and ah's...
And, NOW it is time for me to get back to work...I've already got a comission for a sunflower and some things to work on...PLUS I still gotta find a house...so, here I come!!
HAPPY CREATING!..and, thanks for letting me gush so much to you all!!
Sunday, August 21, 2011
I tried Paxton in his new little playthingy...this morning and he was fascinated...It was fun to watch him so mesmerized...reminds me that we should all find simple pleasures now and again!
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
I don't know how we all managed to be in that little room together, and I appreciate my kids for letting me crowd in too to take pics...but there was a big smile from us all when he got happy the second he was wrapped in his froggie towel...SUCH FUN!!
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Brand new and precious as can be is my new grandson...Paxton. After 20 hours of labor my sweet little girl had a little boy and I'm just so tickled! I appreciate all the lovely words of kindness as I've shared this adventure. I've now been up for 24 hours. As babies do, this one started his journey into this world in the middle of the night...I got the call at 2:30 a.m. yesterday and headed out...so, I'm a little punchy, but I love this little guy so much already I couldn't wait to share my news...
7lbs 13 oz and 20" long his is starting out great!! I'm a happy grand...and just wanted to share before I fall into bed!
Friday, August 12, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
I remember dress-up days...your brother's boots...
mom's hat and your own special brand of fashion...
REMEMBER YOUR BROTHER'S FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL??...it was a tough day for you...you missed your best friend...
and, then you grew up a little...
your first day of kindergarten...do you remember you wanted to walk all by yourself?...and you did...but I wasn't far behind...
I remember those Christmases...ones now that will bring you extra joy!
I remember the day we discovered the crimper...doing hair together...FUN!
You have always been such a good friend...(yep all of you...she's the one in red)...
High School graduation...sigh...those years just FLEW...and now you are going to understand...FUN TIMES AHEAD!
You and Jackson...your "first" baby...
That kind of smile could only be because you'd met the man of your dreams and you were going out with him...
And...what a beautiful bride and handsome groom...one of my best days to see of your life!!
Damon you were a fantastic boyfriend, you have been an answer to prayer husband, and I know you will be an incredible dad!
And then you two decided to bless our family even more...and SOON there will be a pic or a thousand of our new little one...THANK YOU...
And, thanks to all my followers for letting me be a little mushy today...I'm gonna be a grandma!!..
Monday, August 8, 2011
I can't say names, I can't make too much reference to him at this time because even though he is stateside, he is still military and could be found and hurt if anyone were to read anything specific about him...Suffice it to say...I love him and am SO very proud of him!
Remember a couple weeks ago when the helicopter went down in Afghanistan? and our 30 service men and/or women were killed?? I remember thinking of this person I love and glad he wasn't there as he was called stateside...but sad for those families that were so devastated by the sacrifice they made for our freedom to a country who doesn't seem to appreciate the sacrifice since it was the locals who leaked information...sigh...
This helicopter and company was one that this person I love was a part of...he lost friends...he is left to feel guilty in some ways because he wasn't there with them...and sad that he has lost some who fought with him...and sad for their families...it is hard to have served as he has, seen and experienced what he has...and left to live and work and continue to serve our country here...Please pray for him and those who have lost so much...
I want him to know how very proud of him I am...how I pray for him often!...AND, I will continue to be proud as I have found out that he was chosen to be trained (the best of the best they choose for this) to serve as protection for the president should he ever need it...
NOW, on to sunnier thoughts...I just can't seem to let go of my sunflower arrangement...so here are a couple more fun ones that will signify the end...as they are loosing petals now...but they have left us with smiles and good reference!!
Friday, August 5, 2011
"Little Cone 2"
5x5" mixed media on gallery wrap canvas
ON HOLD FOR SHOW
The thing that is interesting to me about this piece is it almost has a vintage feel...Not sure what I think of that...BUT, as baby time looms nearer and nearer I may leave it as such...time will tell...
It was hard to photograph this one for some reason...seems a bit darker than it is in life...but you get the idea...
Now it is time to focus on getting my bags ready to go and continue my search for homes...I don't know what time I'll have for doing any other paintings in the next few days...we shall see!!
Thursday, August 4, 2011
I am still intrigued by my beautiful flower arrangement from the other day, so here are two more photos you may use if you like! I know I will be painting from some of these one of these days!! FUN DOINS!!
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
5x5" mixed media on gallery wrap canvas
ON HOLD FOR A SHOW
This sunflower is painted over a good layer of flexible molding paste. I love the texture it brings, but there was a practical reason I did this. I have been having trouble with stretched canvas buckling a bit at the corners. It probably doesn't bother anyone because it is so slight...but I hate it!...SO, I put a layer of paste over it and voila it takes the problem away!...I only wish I'd thought of it earlier.
I buy my canvas mostly at Meiningers ( a huge, prestigious art store)...so, I think on my next visit I'm going to have a chat with them about their certain brands of canvas! THERE, I've gotten this off my chest!
I tried taking this pic in several lights and you can't really see the purplish hue that is the background...it comes out mostly blue...sorry...still not the grand photographer!
This will be number 2 to be entered in a miniature show at the Foothills Art Center in Golden, Colorado this September....My next you ask??...a Pinion Pine Cone...:)
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