Friday, January 9, 2015

We dont stop playing because we grow old...
We grow old because we stop playing.

Just playing around with paint.  My biggest goal for 2015 is organizing my time.  It was very clear to me that I was doing to many things last year.  But, I do love challenges so, this year I will be attending Delta College as well.  I will be taking a painting class!  I start in two weeks and I am super excited!  I can't wait!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy 2015!

Wishing you all a Happy New Year!
So many plans for this new year, I will share along the way.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Remember that you have only one soul, that you have only one death to die; that you have only one life, which is short and has to be lived by you alone; and there is only one Glory, which is eternal.  If you do this, there will be many things about which you care nothing.
 I can not belive the end of this year is upon us.  Much to fast for all the paintings I wanted to paint.  There were so many blessings this year, one of them was joining the Lodi Community Art Center.  I meet so many beautiful, creative people.  I got a part time job this summer and my Father has recovered from his stroke!  I can't wait for all the blessings that the new year will bring!
This was a painting that I painted over the summer.  It took me four months to finish, Alot longer than I hoped.  But at the end I was happy with it and it went to a very good home.

Friday, December 26, 2014

To create one's world in any of the arts takes courage.

Georgia O'Keeffe

I have been working on this painting of my sister's and I for the last six months.  The plan was I would finish before Christmas.  I have not been painting it for six months, It has been sitting waiting for me for six months.  
Today is my day off from work so, I took my parents out for breakfast.  Spending time with my parents has been on my to do list for the last few months.  I am so greatful to have them so close. I will finish the painting very soon.

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!