Thursday, February 26, 2009

Stargazer Painting

This is an oil painting (14 x 16) that I am entering in a local art exhibit tomorrow. I am excited because it has been a long time since I have entered any of my art in an exhibit (with the exception of a donated piece of art painted for a small gallery nearby to help raise money to help them maintain costs). I am looking forward to the opening, as it will be fun to meet other artists.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Continued Movie Title ATC's

Here's more! They were challenging.

Recent ATC's

Can you guess the rest?

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Gray and Snowing

Good ole New England! It is snowing heavily and quite somber looking outside. However, it is nice and toasty in our home. I made a big pot of vegetable beef soup and it has been simmering all day. That makes me feel good for some reason. Now I am off to work on some atc's on playing cards. A first for me (on playing cards), so onto the challenge. After completion of these atc's, my current portrait challenge awaits. I think that will wait until tomorrow, as I prefer to work during the day...the light is so different at night. Until then.........

Monday, February 16, 2009

Longer days - longer light

It is really great to have daylight last longer. February is a long month, it seems. Having it stay light longer, makes me feel better, knowing that Spring is not too too far away. This past week-end was a busy one! We went out to eat where my son Bud's band played, and enjoyed seeing all of our young people friends. The music was "right on" and the evening flew by. The next evening we enjoyed a play at a local theatre--the tickets gifted to us at Christmas. I cannot remember the last time we went out two nights in a row! It was nice to relax on Sunday and take it slow. I have lots of art work lined up for a number of swaps, and on the downside, have to finish working on our tax information. : (( That is not my favorite yearly task. It's a good thing I have art to keep me sane.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


These are pictures of some of my family and friends that I chose while going through a few photo albums (as a result of Lani Gerrity's Happiness Challenge). Nothing like looking at happy faces with genuine smiles to stay upbeat!

Button Scarf

This is a scarf decorated with buttons that I made for my 5 year old godchild, Jasmine. She likes to play with my buttons, especially rhinestone buttons (glitz). Hopefully, she will continue to enjoy buttons as she gets older and collect them just like me!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Great Day!

Today was a good day! I finished the oil portrait of my granddaughter, Krystal.

The photograph I painted from was taken when she was around 4 or 5 years old. She will be 21 years old on February 16th!

I also painted my friend Michele's cat, Maya, to give to her as a gift.
Michele lives in Beynes, France and we have been corresponding for nearly 22 years, finding each other on an international pen pal sign-up sheet. We have been sisters ever since that time. I visited Michele during the Desert Storm... air fare was very reasonable at that time. I enjoyed France for 10 days and she was the most gracious and hospitable hostess. I also have been enjoying mail art swaps, receiving "cat" atc's, and recently facilitating the "bird" atc swap on 14 Secrets. It was great fun and I loved looking at all of the fantastic art work on the atc's. If you have never tried it, I highly recommend trying it at least once.