Monday, August 10, 2009


(My Aunt Joy and I who happen to share the same year of birth... just 2 months apart!)

I was hoping to close out my 39 short years on this earth by just quietly sneaking by but
there are those who just can't let it slide. You know the my unassuming, yet devious and conniving Aunt Patti. Who came from Texas for a visit and produced a little motion picture that I must say, wins an award in my book!

She and other dear one's put on a little breakfast shin-dig to surprise my aunt Joy and I. We thought we were having one of my grandfather's 'family meetings' but noooo... instead we were welcomed with black garb, gloves and doilies for our heads. Lovely... (I think we were both a little relieved not to be having a family meeting though, so we gladly wore the garb : ) no offense, Daddy Jim.

All in all it was just the best surprise and the smile never wore off my face all day. I am so blessed to have such a sweet family! Thanks to you all!! (I'll be 40 next year too)
Love you all, AND HAPPY 4-0 JOY!!

(more art coming soon...)

Catching Up!!

Boy do I have some serious catching up to do!! I've been away on a fantastic vacation with my family and I'm ready to get back into the swing of things!
I want to mention Tom and Amy Gutow at the Castine Inn in Castine, Maine. We stayed at their historical bed a breakfast and were not disappointed! Tom is a highly experienced chef and the proof was in the pudding.... and the cranberry scones, and organic chicken sausage too. Thanks for helping make our stay memorable. Great place! (He also ships the sausage, check it out)

Much appreciation goes to MICHELLE... I won the most awesome prize from her!! I am so proud to have received this PrEcIoUs little 'happy' all the way from her hands in Australia. What a treasure!! Thank You so much Michelle, I will fancy it always!

AND... MYSTELE...I am SO proud to have your art displayed for all the world to see! I am thrilled with my book and original cover made by her. Seeing her personality right there in a piece of art made by that sweet soul makes my heart smile!