Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Summer Beckons

 Cory the neighborhood collie saying hello...
 Gorgeous blooms I want to paint,,,
A work of cherry art from the ice cream sundae bar!  Our son turned 9 over the weekend and for the first time, we did the sundae thing al fresco after birthday lunch over at Red Robin (the kid's fave).  After 4 days off from school (teacher day included) we are into our last stretch of school days before summer really hits!

On another note, I will begin advertising as of June 1st over at Soulemama!  I'm so excited to be working with the brilliant Amanda Soule and hope you will visit over there and check it all out :)  I'll be working on a lot of new woodcuts for the etsy shop in the next few months which I'll share here first.  Happy hump day!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

A Really Big Show

 Last night was our annual dance performance... it was a great time!  The ages ranged from 3 to 18 plus a lovely Strauss waltz with the older girls and their Tux-togged fathers.  The 2nd photo was a beautiful lyrical dance in the style of Martha Graham.  The last 2 photos are from a snappy New Orleans tap number.  All of it was awesome and both our kids are new fans of Michael Jackson's Thriller... their jazz class danced it in their Halloween costumes.  A sweet night of memories. 

I'm hoping to share some creative things I've been trying to work on... just a few more whirlwind events until the kids are out of school. Attempting to make time for art with the little bit of mama time I have left in this school year.   It's official, this time of year is even busier than Christmas!

Happy Saturday.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!!!

To all the mamas out there, young and old and especially to my mom, Happy Mother's day!  Without moms, what would we do?  They listen to our woes, take care of us and shower us with love.  Have a great day and enjoy basking in the sweet gestures you are about to receive :)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Beach Angel

Another old watercolor... size large (half-sheet of Arches).  I remember painting this from what I was feeling... my husband had just packed up a mini u-haul and had moved over here to Spokane to start his new job while I finished up a few more quarters of art school in Portland.  I was missing him so much and was a big scaredy cat at night in the house all alone. 

11 years later... here we are, living in the first house we ever bought (renters before) with two kids and two dogs.  Life is sweet :) 

Happy Wednesday.