Thursday, December 22, 2011

"The Wise Men" Old Post worth repeating

This is a painting my mother painted when we were kids. We always knew when the holidays began when this painting was placed over the mantel.

The year my mother died I painted four of these paintings. For my sisters Heidi and Jamie and my daughter Nelly and my niece Keely. My mother died in October so I started painting them soon after and by Christmas they were done. It was very cathartic almost necessary for me to do. I cried alot during the process. And I managed to keep it a secret. It was wonderful to see their faces when they opened them up. They sooo appreciated the gesture. There was not a dry eye in the house. It is a beautiful memory. I miss my Mommy...


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Joy to You and the Winners are.........

Wishing you all Joy in this Holiday Season.

And the winners are......

(These where picked by

Jaime Haney
Pam Tucker

If you girlie's will please email me your addresses to I will send them out to you.

Don't fret if you did not win because I will be having many more giveaways
 in the near future everyone!!!

Don't forget to visit Paint Party Friday!

Happy Hanukkah!
Happy Kwanzaa!
Happy Holiday!
Seasons Greetings!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Journal Pages, Paint and last chance to enter into my first Giveaway!

I am still loving my Copic markers.
I have been so busy this week. Trying so hard to get things done for Christmas.
Burning the candle at both ends.
Everyone knows what I am talking about.....

I had a great surprise this week. My Dad came walking into the door the other night with another box of paint!

Hallelujah!!!! Hallelujah!!!!
I am singing!!!!

If you remember my Art Saves Story from Cresendoah. These are the paints I was talking about. My Dad got a whole new batch from his friend.
What a wonderful friend she is!!!!
Every color that you could imagine!!!
I am loving it!
It makes my mouth water!
I could eat them!!!

Also wanted to let everyone know this is the last week to enter my Giveaway
Enter here.
Just follow directions and I will be drawing names on Dec 15th.
There will be 3 lucky winners

Hootie Clause (Nelly my beautiful daughter named him)

And also everyone please visit all my lovely friends from Paint Party Friday.
Join in the fun!!

Have a great week and try to enjoy it .  Don't get all stressed out.  Take deep breath!!!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Christmas Owl and Paint Party Friday

Happy Holiday to Everyone!!!

Meet my new holiday Owl!

If you have any suggestions for a name I would appreciate it.

Ok this is the deal if you leave a comment and you are a member of my Google Account I will put the names in a hat and in 2 weeks I will pull out 3 names and they will get a free 8 x 10 print of my little Holiday Owl.

Sounds like a deal!

Had a bit of a rough week.  Thank you all for your well wishes. I know my friend Marilouise is wrapping her arms around all of us.
She was a sweet soul.

And I am so sorry to everyone at Paint Party Friday. I did not get around to anyone.
I will this week though. Thanks again to all of you!