Monday, April 26, 2010

Live and let live

A little 5 x 5 canvas......I'm calling it Live and Let Live.....I wish people would practice that and not worry so much about what others are doing. If it works for them, let them be.

On a brighter note, I attended my granddaughter's first band concert.

Cailee is on the right and her second cousin, Alyssa is on the left. They dressed alike, isn't that cute? They both play the sax. It brought back so many memories of when I played in band......then my son Derek (Cailee's Daddy) and now Cailee. Time flies!! I just don't know where the years have gone!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

I get so frustrated sometimes

Whenever I have time to sit down and go visit your blogs, I seem to be getting this error message constantly! Not sure if it's my server or blogspot. Is anyone else having this issue?

Anyway, I'm trying hard to visit~I really am :)

I think I might go try and paint some little greeting cards this morning. I'll let you know if I succeed or fail! ha

Hope you're all having a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day!

This is an older piece which sold on Etsy but I just wanted something to go along with my Happy Earth Day wishes to you all!

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Mountains and new hair color :)

I took a little time this morning to play with some watercolor paper......and acrylics and pan pastels and napkins :)

It says: You cannot climb a mountain if you will not risk a fall

Last Wednesday I had a hair appointment to get some 'highlights'. The last time I was there, my hair wouldn't take the highlights very well so she bumped it up a bit. I'M BLONDE!

Granted, with the gray hair I was getting a little lighter anyway but I've never been this blonde :) I felt so sorry for my stylist as her mother was on her death bed (damn cancer) and I think she just had so much on her mind. My hair is wonky too so between the two, we got this.

She said if after a couple of days I wasn't happy to come back and she'd put some low lights in it. Her mother died........I don't feel my hair is all that important at the moment.

So I shall live with it :)

And here is one my Elvis favorites! Enjoy!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Sam the cooking guy :)

I've been catching a lot of the Discovery Health Channel these days and one show I try to record when possible is 'Just Cook This' with Sam the Cooking Guy

Have you seen his show yet? He's rather comical.

Today for lunch, I made this and I have to say.......YUM! I made a smaller version because I really wasn't sure how I'd like goat cheese, not to mention I AM only cooking for one anyway. Leftovers are good, but leftover pizza can be one slippery slope for me if you know what I'm sayin' :)
Mixed Mushroom & Goat Cheese Pizza (click for recipe)

I just finished my 17th Zumba class this morning and it's official.....I am hooked! I have NEVER found an exercise that I so looked forward to or one that leaves me feeling wonderful and full of energy. I came home and finished a project I started before class. CLEANING OUT MY CLOSET! Woo hoo! I bagged up 2 large bags to donate to our church for their annual rummage sale next week, another 2 bags went to the garbage. It's amazing how many 'painting' tops I seriously thought I needed. I had no room to put clothes away anymore. Pathetic.

Then I moved onto my drawers and I packed away winter sweaters and such and replaced closet and dresser drawers with brighter colors for summer.

Then I tackled my fridge. many salad dressings does one person need? And 3 bottles of half empty soy sauce? No more!

I think I'm going to head out shortly to Dale's for supper and a little visit by the fire pit this evening. It's a beautiful day here!

Oh! I also came home this morning to find that 3 of my paintings sold on Etsy. My heart about burst! It was a great feeling. I need to pay more attention to my shop and try get some new things listed soon. I've neglected it a bit......shame on me!

Hoping you all are having a wonderful weekend so far!! Thanks for stopping by even though I haven't been updating as often as I should♥

Monday, April 12, 2010

A Spring store window

The local grocery store (yes, we have only one!) has hired me now for about 5 years to paint a little seasonal display on their front window. I finally got this done :)

I usually do 3 a year~Spring/Summer - Fall - Winter
It would be fun to do spring bunnies or a patriotic theme in the summer but we try to keep a design that can last from Spring until fall. Last year it got so cold so fast and they didn't get the fall display off before winter arrived and we had pumpkins on this window until about 3 weeks ago :)

I started out using a black paint pen to outline the leaves on the left and it kept scraping off the paint (fun part about glass painting...NOT!) I then switched over to using a black liner brush. It took much longer than I planned and now when I look at the photo, I feel the need to go back up and make the leaves on the left match the ones of the right. We really ARE our own worst critics, aren't we? Geeeez!

See that bench in front of the window? I had to step up on that, then down, then up, then down. I was SO stiff and sore last night! I think the Brazil Butt Lift workout might have been easier :)

It's very cool and windy here today and I'm really hoping the warm, spring weather returns soon!

Have a wonderful week everyone♥


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

I hope you had a Happy Easter!

I bought a new decorating tip so I could make 'grass' on the Easter cupcakes this year. Too fun!
There was a bit of a learning process but a couple of bites and all the mistakes disappear. Just kidding! I was a good girl♥
I brought these over to my grandchildren :)

I've started on a journal page but haven't gotten back to finishing it. It's been so busy, busy, busy! I guess that comes with Spring sometimes. I LOVE Spring!! I also need to paint a new Spring/Summer design on the local grocery store window and I'll try to remember to bring a camera and share. I'm running out of new and fresh ideas though. I think this is the 5th year I've done this and I may have to start doing some repeats of past designs hoping nobody will notice. LOL

Have a great week!!