Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Just finished a new painting. For some reason this is one of my favorite ones.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Why is it that everyone seems to congregate in the kitchen. This is at my Sisters house in her kitchen. Everyone has there party hats on and who knows why my sister is on the floor.

I made masks for my nieces. Because one of there favorites songs that we sing are What's New Pussycat by Tom Jones

My grandsons Jacob and Sam they got there notebooks for Christmas. They were sooo excited. Jacob said to me "Nan I just love my present I could cry. I think I am going to cry now". What a sweetie

I had a fabaulous Christmas. I love my family. So much love in the world. I wish people would act like it is Christmas everyday. Wouldn't that be nice. I was walking from the parking garage to work on Christmas Eve and a man that I walk past everyday and never looks at me or speaks to me said Good Morning and you have a Merry Christmas. Wasn't that nice. I just want to touch base and add a couple Christmas Pics from my family Celebration.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

I am just fooling around and I just want to make sure that everything is working correctly. Isn't life grand!

I am changing the name of my blog to just Heather Foust. I will have alot more entrys in here after the holiday. Please be patient with me because I do not know what I am doing at this point. But I will learn and this is going to be a great year. Alot of big things are going to happen. I am sooo exicited. Lots of Love!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Heather Foust

I am still testing this blog. I am not sure what I am doing but I would like to add this to Heather Foust blog not the Nancy's Closet. Sorry about that everyone!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Girl with flowers

This is my first blog entry. I guess I should begin by discussing why I named this Nancy's Junk Drawer when my name is Heather.
Well it is because my moms name was Nancy. Nancy was an artist. She was a kind of a child prodigy. When she was 5 her teacher asked her to draw a rabbit. And she drew a rabbit. Not a make believe rabbit like most kids drew but a real rabbit. She then took lessons from a local art teacher and then went to Syracuse University for Design major and Art minor. She was beautiful and she was a star. Then the war came and money was tight and she had to quite school. She then married her high school sweetheart. (My wonderful dad) She had 3 lovely daughters. I don't remember a time when she was not creating something or having us create something. We were the kids on the block who's mom gave us matches so that we could burn the crayons on a bottle with all the many different colors running down the bottle, (Let me tell you that did not go over big with the rest of the moms) we won every Halloween costume party at the country club, we made candles in sand, we decoupaged , we painted and drew. She made our beautiful dresses. She painted pictures and the house. She encouraged us to make art. On top of this she worked at a local department store as the HR Manager. She did everything. She was super women. Eventually she became less interested in things and we weren't sure what was wrong but she became more and more distant. Her diagnosis was Alzheimers Disease. She was 68 years old. So I would say it was early onset. Her mother started when she was 55. She always said she made it longer then her mother. Which we were greatful for. She was 72 when she died the day after my father and mothers 50th wedding anniversary. We miss her. There are so many things I want to ask her. That I forgot. By the time I realized this. They were gone from her memory.
So my family and I have decided that we would name a blog after my mother. The whole family will be part of this blog. We will post what ever we want to. Mostly our Art. We are a family full of creative people and we owe it all to Nancy. (And my dad, he is an artist too) She always had a junk drawer full of stuff that we could use for our creations. Therefore the name of our new blog "Nancy's Junk Drawer"