Saturday, April 30, 2011
This flying heart was painted back home in Euless. Life must have been busy because I skipped a whole month. I was trying to be conscious of the lighting but I don't think I was very successful at it. The words are part of the lyrics from Nanci Griffith's Outbound Plane that played while I was painting this heart.
There was a man in my past that we agreed that if either of us didn't want the relationship to continue we would just say, "I'm going to fly south" and that would be the end of it with no drama. I wish I could say it had been that easy but the drama and hurt feelings that occur in breakups was present.
I picture this heart flying south because the relationship just became too complicated and too hard and I had to fly on that outbound plane.
My love for House of Shine and the Yellow Envelope Project won't fly south because it's way too easy to shine! It only takes 10 minutes and 44 cents. Anyone can do it.
Friday, April 29, 2011
I need a new table and I'm in search of something long and narrow that will allow some storage underneath. I'm thinking of going and purchases some small shelves and just propping a board on top. Tacky?
Okay- maybe I'll find something a bit nicer.
When it's daytime- those windows lookout on my pool.
See the corner space in the photo below? I want to add picture ledges there so I can prop up dry work that still needs work so it's not laying on the floor or stashed away and forgotten about.
I also want new curtains and new furniture for the room. Want, want, want! :)
This is where I plan to spend a lot time this weekend. Well, there and in my garage because you see the brown box in the corner? 5 canvases that need to be painted for a commission piece.
Time to get busy on that!
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
These pages represent our time at the river. The card game Up and Back is a regular at our reunion as is the game of Scrabble. That's my chair in the middle with my floating cooler. My love of music is present as I had my iPod strapped to my chair.
After all of these years of going to Wimberley for our reunions, there are two constants. One is the hole that gets sat and splashed in by all. We usually put up a wall of smaller rocks to either slow the flow or build the depth. And then the second is a shoot/gap of rapids that the kids also play in. Kelly purchased a float and the kids were floating down them. Their little hands always get raw from rubbing on the rocks. It's a fun weekend.
Friday, April 22, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
This is a sneak peak of a so-so painting. I have to accept that the lighting in my house is not acceptable for photographing artwork and if I'm not prepared then I have to also be prepared for the sun not cooperating with me either. We were overcast, gray, and drizzly when we got home last night.
The colors in the photo above are not the colors in the painting.
I'm sick today because this morning I realized that I deleted an important personal file off my work computer. sigh.
And, I'm having a bad hair day.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
When I re-read the story yesterday preparing for today's post I was saddened by something that this story says. I am the old lady. I do not like the fact that the old lady lives alone. I do not like the fact that she is happy living alone though if that is my future I hope I can be happy with it. So, as I share my story with you today, I still do not want a pet but I don't want to project to the universe that I want to live alone either!
The story needs some simple illustrations to go along with it and maybe I'll do that in the future.
There was an old lady. She lived happily alone but her family worried about her. They did not want her to be alone.
Her first son tried to give her a dog. The old lady said, "No, thank you son. I do not want a dog. They need too much attention and exercise for an old lady like me."
Her second son tried to give her a cat. The old lady said, "No, thank you son. I do not want a cat. Their fur bothers my nose."
Her niece tried to give her a bird. The old lady said, "No, thank you niece. I do not want a bird. They need to fly around and be free."
Her nephew tried to give her a fish. The old lady said, "No, thank you nephew. I do not want a fish. They need to live in the lakes and rivers not a glass bowl."
They all tried again. A snake. No, thank you. I do not want a snake. They need to slither in the grass.
A lizard. No, thank you. I do not want a lizard. They need to climb the trees.
A guinea pig. No, thank you I do not want a guinea pig as fun as that may be.
It became a great family joke as they tried and tried again to find the old lady the perfect pet.
A goat, a cow, a horse. The old lady laughed. I have no room for a goat, a cow or a horse.
What about an elephant, tiger or pony. The old lady said, "No, my home is not a circus."
No, No! Stop I say! I am perfectly happy alone in my happy home where I sit by my pool and enjoy the sun where every now and then a butterfly, a dragonfly, or a lady bug come by.
Maybe her family should focus on helping find her a nice, old husband. Just saying.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
The squares in the middle and cross section were there in ink when I got to this page. On the 24th, we positioned our chairs further to the other side of the river putting us in the perfect position to see the kids at the rope swing further down the river.
I allowed my boys to go down to the rope swing without an older kid or adult. The first two down were Drew and cousin Abby. It was really cute to see how the two of them figured out how to get the rope over to the bank. They are both small pixie kids. Drew jumped out and got the rope swinging. It took two or three tries before he got it to swing to Abby, waiting on the edge. Something so small made me so proud. He will be so independent one day and he will be just like me and never come home to see his mom.
My nephew, Wilson (15), was in red trunks so that stick figure must be him. A couple weeks after this trip, he wound up having a serious accident on another rope swing in Concan breaking his hand and severley cutting the skin open. He was life flighted to a hospital in San Antonio. At the time I wrote this post he was recovering well. I sent him a Get Well Package where I nicknamed him Tarzan.
Okay- just like every week- swing in to House of Shine and the Yellow Envelope Project! Go!
Friday, April 15, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Saturday, April 9, 2011
It was in the afternoon at our annual family reunion in Wimberley, Texas. I was sitting in the river with my lawn chair, beer cooler and my paints. The sun was behind me. My shadow was on the page and I traced it. I don't have a bumpy shoulder like that... it was my tshirt bundled up.
Friday, April 8, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Monday, April 4, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Saturday, April 2, 2011
I WISH it had turned out better.
And, I wish you would join me at House of Shine today and help us recognize another nominee for the Yellow Envelope Project!