Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

Here is my latest painting. It is quite large and done on canvas. I want to take the time to wish you a Happy and Healthy New Year. My Father had a toast he liked to say it was HHS. Health, Happiness and Success! This is what I wish for all of you and your families. I'm not doing anything special for new years eve this year as staying home and being warm appeals to me.It is my Son's birthday and I have made him a Wacky Cake for his day for many years. My Mother-in-law also made my ex one of his Birthday so I have tried to carry on the tradition. They are yummy and egg-less, I think a depression cake. Many parties later I find myself ready to face the new year with hope and optimism. I have signed on to show some of my art at a new gallery in town. I will show my work for the month of February. So wish me luck and I will charge ahead, unafraid of rejection and failure. Failure eek...I hate that word. I will take it out of my vocabulary...its cold here....don't like the cold my Cat won't leave me alone she uses me as a electric blanket....and when I try to paint she puts her tail in the paint....silly cat...have a good one love to all......

Monday, December 13, 2010


IF's prompt this week is Phenomenon. I had always thought Love was just that. But Mother love is truly a wonderful Phenomenon! I remember back in my design class at school our teacher did mostly lecturing and mentioned that there was no other love like a Mother has for her child. I was 18 and I thought at the time I was truly "in love" with my boyfriend and pushed aside his words as just silly, how could I be more in love? Well a few years later I found out just what he was talking about! When my Daughter was born I was head over heals, Mother animal protector love for her. From the moment I saw her and held her in my arms I was a goner. Nothing was ever, if I could help it hurt her or make her unhappy. Well that was silly, we need some emotions in our life and disappointment and some unhappiness make us better people. She is now a grown woman and I still crazy in Love with her and her brother, born a few years later. It is indescribable and will always be the most wonderful part of my life. I enjoy the time I have here on this Earth and try to make the best of all things that happen to me and my family. Ups and downs I find the love I feel for my Daughter and my Son and now my Grand kids indescribable. Of course I do Love my Mother and Sister and nieces but it is different! I don't have to explain it to anyone that has Children or to Fathers that feel the same way but I can't speak for those special Men. So I keep that love in my back pocket as I travel this journey. It gives me roots and a warm feeling deep in my soul. So here's HUGS all around and especially to those that haven't yet experienced that ultimate LOVE....yes it is true my teacher was right!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Here is my newest post for Illustration Friday. Prehistoric is the topic and I designed this little dinosaur with bright and beautiful colors. He is an up to date animal even though he is a dinosaur. That is what I try to be as I age. Up to date, sometimes it is hard when aches and pains hit and you would rather stay home and draw than attend a function. I sometimes feel been there done that is my answer but then I have to remember that it is new to my Grand kids and they deserve a Grandmother that is fun and eager to do things with them. That is when I feel ashamed and grouchy.So like this little Dinosaur I will be colorful and fun and smile even when I am dreaming of my comfy bed waiting for me. I know that isn't being in the moment and enjoying everything the best I can....But sometime I can even be tired and sometimes I can wish to remain home. But I try to not do it to many times as if they get used to me not being with them they won't care! So as the Holiday festivities start I will put on my best mood and stop and remember how fast life goes by. And remember that it just seemed like yesterday that my kids were little and I was doing the same thing. I will will also be thankful that I can attend these things and really, really be happy for these little moments in time as THEY really do past by FAST!