Sunday, January 31, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
Hi Everyone....Hope you all had a wonderful week....this week's theme on Illustration Friday is "Focused" and I decided to show you my new paintings and a piece from a while ago...when I think of focused...I think of busy bees that are focused on their work....and nothing else....and who can blame them...heading to see all kinds of beautiful flowers.....I also have a sweet little Lady bug...but she is more focused on finding a mate.........and last but not least .....
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
"There is only one success--to be able to spend your life in your own way."
I think this really made me think about life and success and what it means to me...One of the greatest successes for me was and is becoming a Mom...I think Motherhood was a pivotal point in my life where I started to weigh out things and really focus on what is important for me and my family....It also made me think about what my life means and would be left behind in this world ...so that people would know I was here.....
My cute Little Angel...This is after bath time ...he wanted to paint with Mommy...and the results are below....I love each and every one of his paintings....and seeing him each and every day as he grows into a little man....that makes me feel successful.....
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Artist will make hearts in the ATC size - 2.5 x 3.5 and send the image to Laure where she will make a design out of all of them and then we will raise money for Haiti.
Please join in!!!!
Go visit Laure's Blog and read more about it and join in.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Hi Everyone...who can really say that they are sick of roses...I love love love roses and was tickled pink when I got contacted about my work in this Rose filled treasury....so pretty ...so I thought I would give you all a dozen roses....
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
We also worked yesterday making a ton of special recipe breakfast patties....I love these....we ground the meat at my Mom and Dad's and made them there ....I worked with them and we made a lot of yummy patties...and these are extra lean and tasty with all the spices we put in....I am a fan of breakfast sausage...but needed an alternative way to get the taste without the calories...and I finally have a recipe I love.....
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Created by Hand - theme "Waiting for Spring" ...my take...Martinis for everyone...and make mine a double...and Cole's new painting...
Cole also worked on his latest piece ...a watercolour that is bright and cheery ...just like spring...
Wishing you all a wonderful Tuesday!!!
Monday, January 18, 2010
Mixed Media Monday - "wings" my last three paintings for "A painting a day 2010" and Cole is joining me on this journey!!!
Hi Everyone....what a fun and busy weekend!!! My Brother and Sister-in-law just got back from a wonderful trip to the Dominican...so we spent the weekend with them and family catching up....it was a lot of fun....
This week on MMM the theme is "wings" and how fitting is this piece that is a collection of three paintings....as children we always grow up thinking that our parents have favorites...but the truth is that there is always enough love and as we grow and have more children our hearts grow even bigger....The piece is titled...." Enough Love for Everyone" and the Angel is a symbol for all Mothers....to me my Mom is an Angel and I love her with all my heart....she has always shown love to my brother and I all of our lives and we feel so blessed....so call your Mother and tell her how much you love her....and if she is not with you any longer always know that she is a Guardian Angel who will always have lots of Love as she watches you from above....
I also am so thrilled that Cole is painting again!!! I love when he asks to paint....today he created a watercolour piece for all of you to enjoy....I think he may join me on this "Painting a Day" journey....whenever his heart desires to create with Mommy!!!
wishing you all a wonderful Monday !!!
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Hi Everyone....It's Friday already...wow...time sure does fly when you're having fun.... I did a quick piece for IF this week...the theme is "Wilderness" and I love going to the forest and seeing some cute wild animals...even though these guys look very cute and not wild at all..I thought they would get my love of the outdoors across....
I also added a tribute piece I did a while back for Beatrix Potter....she was an amazing lady...Helen Beatrix Potter (28 July 1866 – 22 December 1943) was an English author, illustrator, mycologist and conservationist best known for children's books featuring anthropomorphic characters such as in The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
I am also happy to report that I am on track with this project...." A painting a day 2010" is going full steam ahead....I also think that this vintage camera saw some pretty cool things in it's prime.....and of course it also fits the "wilderness" prompt...because I always take my camera on all my wild journeys.....
Wishing you a wonderful Friday filled with inspiration and creativity!!!
Thursday, January 14, 2010
I am officially on a diet...yes I said it....I need to change some of my eating habits ...and since I wont be having too many sweet treats....(maybe one or two on my Birthday) but for the most part...no more macarons...no more cupcakes....but I can still create these with art....since they are fun to create and look at.....and have zero calories......so here is a special French treat for all of you....This is a Pierre Herme special raspberry macaron.....I was a little under the weather yesterday and this is what cheered me up!!!
Have a wonderful Day!!!
This is my submission to Theme Thursday this week...since I heart yummy treats...and this looks like a perfect Valentine's day dessert.... I also have some new stamps in my line that are all about hearts.....
Have a wonderful day!!!
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Three Muses Challenge - Water - My 12 th painting in the "A Painting a Day Project 2010" - By the sea...Mermaid
Here are all the paintings so far!!!
Have a wonderful day!!! and pop back tomorrow....
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
I am so thrilled to be on schedule with this fun project for 2010...A painting a day...all year long is my goal......Today's painting is a tribute to the French Macaron...a cookie that is almost like art....very unique and very simple in ingredients....but can be a little hard to make...these are so much fun to try and to bake ....
excerpt from Wikipedia.....
The confectionery is characterized by its smooth, domed top, ruffled circumference, and flat base. Connoisseurs prize a delicate, egg shell-like crust that yields to a moist and airy interior. The French macaroon differs from other macaroons in that it is filled with cream or butter like a sandwich cookie, and can be found in a wider variety of flavors that range from the traditional (raspberry, chocolate) to the exotic (foie gras, truffle). Making macarons requires a great deal of discipline and is a process that is highly dependent on exactitude, technique, and proper equipment. For this reason it is a notoriously difficult recipe to master and a frustrating endeavor for the amateur baker.
I am submitting this to the Crazy Amigo Challenge this week...the theme is "Postcards" and these would make a fun postcard....and I love getting postcards from France and all over the world....