Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sneaking around....

I'm working on a couple of 20x20 canvases today. It feels great to be sneaking in a little time in the studio!! Haven't decided on titles for these yet but in the first painting, vintage dictionary text shows the word "artisan" on the far left side. And the symbolism for daisies is associated with purity, innocence, loyal love, beauty, patience, and simplicity. Still contemplating...
This second painting shows vintage dictionary text at the top center "you" and bottom right just above my signature "invincibly". Thinking about titling this one "Purely and Invincibly You".

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

It's my party!

Summer is for family, fun, and making memories!! Ours is off to a fabulous start. Two grown kids and a son-in-law should make me feel oooollllldddd. But it doesn't! I couldn't be more proud of them or enjoy them more!
My birthday was such a special day. Lunch with Cory, and a special dress-up dinner with my hubby. Actually we celebrate birthdays as birthday months because we had a great time earlier in the month visiting my parents and grandmother. Then later when Bre and Trent came. And even more this week with Rick's family! I love birthdays!!!
Then there is precious little grandbaby.......melt my heart sweet.
We played and played....inside, outside.......doing what a Grammy does!
Grandpa says this is the best playground ever!

Yes......we are happy campers!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

#26 Don't Force It

I love this list I saw on Etsy today.....


1 Make lists
2 Carry a notebook everywhere
3 Try free writing
4 Get away from the computer
5 Be otherworldly
6 Quit beating yourself up
7 Take breaks
8 Sing in the shower
9 Drink tea
10 Know your roots
11 Listen to new music
12 Be open
13 Surround yourself with creative people
14 Get feedback
15 Collaborate
16 Don't give up
17 Practice, practice, practice
18 Allow yourself to make mistakes
19 Go somewhere new
20 Watch foreign films
21 Count your blessings
22 Get lots of rest
23 Take risks
24 Break th e rules
25 Do more of what makes you happy
26 Don't force it
27 Read a page of the dictionary
28 Create a framework
29 Stop trying to be someone else's perfect
30 Got an idea? Write it down
31 Clean your workspace
32 Have fun
33 Finish something