Thursday, May 31, 2012


As a friendly update to say hello and let you know what's been happening on my side of the road.  I've been working 2 jobs and they have been rigorous!!  So I took a vacation to go camping, got hired for a job on the way there, gave my two jobs their notice of my soon departure, and am starting this new job on monday.  I will be working a few weekends still at the greenhouse for the remainder of the month, but come July I'm moving and will have to discontinue my service there as well.

So there is much happening and much to look forward to.  When I acquire my new job and residence I will be back to my art and exercise, it is already overdue.  But I'm having a wonderful time and I had a wonderful time camping as well.  My good friend was reading aloud around the campfire from Redwall.  And so I give to you this little illustration.  I'll be painting it soon.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Mother's Day

This holiday I didn't actually celebrate on sunday with the world, I worked 22 hours that weekend instead, but being the planner that I am I was able to visit with my mom the friday prior and spent the evening at home.  I took her out to dinner and we caught up on things.  I also showed her the images of the canvas I had coming late in the mail that I had made for her.  I am curious what space it will occupy.  I did another for my sister.

The little girl is Avianna, my niece, my sister's little girl, my mom's first grandchild.  We all love her to death.  <3

The one on the top was for my sister, the one below for my mother.  Both have captured her features really well.  I was inspired to do this for them thanks to my great drive towards art these days.  It's been on and off, but always strong.  Work hours are really the only thing slowing me down.  But I need to do what I need to do to keep my boat afloat while I continue to make these wonderful pieces.

So as long as the time continues to permit, I will keep making wonderful art for everyone to enjoy.  :)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


I'll be able to post these a little more easily now that their "gift" dates are approaching.  Here is my most recent, completed last month.  Mike and Donna.  I will have a few more to post after this weekend.  :)