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Friday, December 31, 2010

Oh The Wonder...

My favorite picture of this Christmas season.
I can't believe it's already a New Year!
Time really does fly when you're having fun!
A Big Shout Out & Thank you! goes to Anna's Adornments, Tirabaralla, Baby's Breath Homemade & The Acorn Owl for featuring my art in their fantastic Etsy Treasuries!
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♦ Wishing you the Happiest New Year ♦

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A Rare Glimpse of Me...

...there are no pictures of me that I know of on the internet. I hate my picture taken. I am never happy with any of them. ever. This is a rare occasion.

The reason I am posting this picture is because it's of me and one of the most important people & beloved friends in my life, Layne aka "Bobbi". We are more like sisters having been the best of friends for 25 years. I have my arms around her & she is the one with the big beautiful smile. She doesn't like her picture taken either so this is a few years old. Just last year we were talking about how we don't have many pictures together then started taking goofy pictures of ourselves with our cell phones. We were belly laughing. I wish I had saved them all even though they were hideous & ridiculous.
I am asking for your prayers as she is battling for her life today & in the next few days & months to come. Cancer attacked her this summer. She has been very brave. Keeping her chin up even though she is being bombarded with heavy radiation & chemo but it's beginning to get the best of her. She had emergency surgery in the middle of the night. I know God says I shouldn't worry but I am unable not to. I can hardly think of anything else & in constant prayer.
Thank you for your prayers, they are so appreciated.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Some Christmas Spice...

...My sweet hubby is doing some cleaning for me & our little JJ is down for a nap. Christmas music is turned up a notch louder than it should be, I'm going to light up that special spicy Christmas candle, grab the tape & scissors, and wrap away! We are starting our celebration tomorrow so I am trying to get everything finished today. Wrapping. ugh. Not my favorite thing. I'm too much of a perfectionist to enjoy it. So it's one thing that I'm not so good at. I just whack away. I'm famous or perhaps infamous for my gift wrapping. Those closest to me are laughing right now and giving a knowing nod.
However, I am enjoying every minute of this Christmas, even the wrapping.
Fa La La La!
I hope you are too!

God Bless & Merry Christmas and much love to all my Family, Friends & Faithful Followers!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

I Can't Believe...

... or *be leave* this year is almost over! Coming home from our walk today I noticed how the last of the leaves of 2010 are hanging on, draping the trees like a red frilly skirt, and the mossy path to the front door has a lovely red carpet welcoming me home.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Oh What A Night!...

...there I go with song lyrics again!

Last night was my Artist Reception/Opening for the Swell Sister's at The Coffee Garden in Sacramento. I had so much fun. There wasn't as many people at this show as in the past but lots of friends & family were there to support us all. It was a wonderful evening and we sold enough for a good donation to give to the Women's Wisdom Project. Coming home the fog was so bad it was like driving in pea soup. Spooky. Silly as it may sound it makes me think about vampires. No I haven't watched Twilight or any in the series and won't watch them even though some people tell me it's not scary. right. Thank you Sister & Stephen King.


This piece is on paper. I won't be selling the original, but may sell prints. This one I plan to frame and keep. I have thought of putting it up for sale several times but haven't been able to part with it. I played with layers and layers of color on this one. Scraping, dabbing, rubbing, I was totally absorbed in it. In a strange way I almost feel as though it's a self portrait.

I can't help it. I'm a hopeless romantic. I even cry when watching a sitcom wedding, such as Erkle's. hahaha Don't tell, but my hubby may not cry as much as me but he is definitely verklempt sometimes! We're saps. I'm ok with that. So I can't help but to be so happy for Prince William and Kate Middleton. I remember staying up into the wee hours of the morning to watch his Prince Charles & Diana get married. I think Kate is just lovely. I love hats and admire her for proudly & boldly wearing the most intriguing head pieces. I love it! I can't wait to see the gown she chooses. They both look so happy. I must admit that I was a little shocked when I found out that they had been living together. I avoid the tabloids in the grocery isle so I didn't know. I know in this day & age living together without being married is not shocking in itself, just didn't think that the "Royals" would approve of it. Times have changed!
A Big Shout Out & Thank You goes to Kubercove, Trigo and MathesonGemWorks for including my art in their wonderful Etsy Treasuries!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

What's New...

"Open Door Policy"

I'm taking this painting & another to the Coffee Garden in Sacramento today for the Swell Sister Show entitled "Doors". Then I'll be running a few errands and hopefully in the rain. I know, I know, I'm strange. I love driving in the rain, the swoosh of the tires on the wet freeway or saturated streets - it's as close as I can get to that ocean sound - with barely audiable jazz playing in the background, my blue & green polka dot umbrella laying in wait. ahhhhhhhh Love it!

Big Shout Out & Thank You goes to Whatshername & Shelostit for including my art in their wonderful Etsy Treasuries! Click on their names to check out their real Etsy Treasures!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Be Warned...


...pardon his french! This reindeer needs a bar of soap & a cookie!