Sunday, May 22, 2011

School's Out for Summer... (almost)

I am always ready for the kids to have a break from the routine and pressure of school. 

(I have NO doubt they feel the same way)

Ahhh, the last full week of school.  Piano recitals, awards assemblies, and camp preparations.  All the hubbub reminds me of the holidays... hopefully we'll keep it all straight for once!

That means I have 2 more Monday studio days before school is out (so I'd better get crackin').
"Family portraits" on 6x6 squares.  Just a couple more peeps and 
1 border collie to make this a complete set.
Peace out
happy day!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

16 Candles

Where did the time go?
  How in the world did we get here so fast?
It can't have been 16 years already! 

Happy Birthday to my favorite boy young man
(Ford and his sweet girlfriend Alison)
 Love YOU Poopsie Ford

Sunday, May 15, 2011


This painting is the result of "Portraits and Papers" workshop by one of my very favorite artists Jane Desrosier.  Her work is amazing and she is kind enough to share her experience.  Hopefully, I can take some of the great techniques she taught and evolve them into my own style.
This is my interpretation of a photo of a painting I found while flipping through one of Cheri's (my super duper artist friend) art magazines.
I am loving this workshop.  More "AHA" moments than I can count!  (Thanks Jane!)