Saturday, November 15, 2014

Beauty is'nt about having a pretty face.  It's about having a pretty mind, pretty heart, and a pretty soul.

As we are coming to the end of this year. Im thinking there were so many things I did not do.  There are so many ideas in my head and so little time.  The best part about my year is that I made time for friends and family.  I did say "yes" to every invitation and I had a great time.  The challenge for the coming year will be to continue what I'm doing plus add all the things on my list that I want to do.

This painting I have shared with you before except a little different.  I painted the background a different color.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I ended up where I needed to be.

Douglas Adams.

I can't believe this year is almost over!  I still have so much on my to do list.  I did  not have a chance to do.
 My father had a stroke this summer and the doctor said if my father was to wake up from his coma we would probably never see the father we remembered.  Well, my father woke up and the doctor was right, he is not the same person.  I think he is better!  I realized this journey we are on is all about the time we spend with our loved ones. Since my father came home from the hospital I go see him everyday.  There is something so special about my father and I am so grateful he was given a little more time so we can spent together.

Friday, September 26, 2014

I still find each day 
too short for all
 the thoughts I
want to think, all 
the walks I want to
 take, all the books 
I want to read, and 
all the friends I 
want to see. 

John Burrough

This is another one of my florals. 
 It's 20x20 acrylic on canvas. 
I have been painting everyday.  It's what I have been trying to do for a while.
I paint before work, I paint after work.  I paint all weekend long then,  I make jewlery, I clean the house, wash clothes, pickup my daughter from school all that.  I visit with my parents everyday even if it's just for a little while. Never enough time for everything I want to squeeze into my day. But last weekend I spent some time with my friend Clare.  I must admit I had a hard time letting my mind go and relax especially with inspiration everywhere.  But I had a great time with an old friend.  Thanks Clare, I needed that!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

You must do the things you think you cannot do.

Eleanor Roosevelt

On September 5th I had my first Art Exhibit! 
 I am beyond excited where I am in my life right now.  I painted all summer and showed a few pieces.  I have many unfinished pieces that I am working on.  I had a huge turn out.  Met many  new beautiful people that came to see my art.  

My daughter Stephanie just finished baking school.  Just in time!  They tasted amazing!

This is one of my pieces I showed that evening.  I had more pieces than space on the wall so I used table easles to display the rest.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

"Anything is possible with a little sunshine and a little pink."

Lilly Pulitzer

Pink flower series
I have been teaching art classes for children for many years and this is one of my favorite lessons.  It's so much fun to teach and the children's paintings always look better than mine!

 I started out by covering the background with a solid color.
 I used a chalk to outline the design.
 Paint the vase any color desired.
 Mixed my pretty pinks for my flowers.

Added greens for the leaves.  You can add a backgournd color or leave it just like this.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

This world is but a canvas to our imagination.

Henry David Thoreau

House on the left

I started out with an idea, sketched it out.

 Then painted with a pallet knife to give it texture.

filled the whole canvas with color using the knife.

The last step I washed with india Ink.

Friday, June 27, 2014

The difference between who you are and who you want to be... is what you do.Unknown

I really never know what my painting is going to end like.  I usually start with an idea.  I somewhat sketch  it out.  

Then just go for it.
But wait the bigger "longer part other hair was going to be on the other side!  Oh, well.I really don't know why I sketch at all!

This is Chloe, she is a 20"x 20" acrylic on canvas.  I'm just having fun with paints.
I paint because it brings me joy.