Saturday, December 31, 2011

Letting go of 2011...

journal cover for my niece

this was my fortune the other day!

really hoping that fortune comes true♥

I'm spending this New Year's Eve at home with my hubby and my kids.  We had chinese take out and I'm hoping I can stay awake till midnight to share a kiss with my sweetheart and bang pots and pans with my kids when the clock strikes 12.  
2011 was a year filled with love, friendship, heartache, loss, and art, always art.  
I have no resolutions to make.  I will simply keep trying to be a loving wife, mother, friend, and artist.  
I'm excited to kick off the new year painting with Misty Mawn in her latest online offering.  I know it will be amazing!  To my friends who left a comment on my last post, "Thank you"  This Christmas was especially difficult.  I still feel like I'm having a little trouble functioning.  I miss my friend♥

Thank you all for your friendship!  I wish you much happiness in the coming year!

I'll be back next year with more art to share!

Much Love,

Saturday, December 24, 2011

i am here

i am here

i am here, i am still here.  my mind is wandering and jumbled. i’m stumbling but i am still here. i have been witness to so much love this week.  i keep thinking i hear something but can’t seem to focus, then i realize i left the water running and now it’s spilling out onto the floor.
i am here at the hospital, i try to be strong. i am holding his hand now but he’ll soon be gone.  he is ready to leave now but still holding on.  he’ll wait for his son before he moves on.  i am here in a circle around a man we all loved. his son made it here just in time. we sing, we tell stories, we laugh, and we cry. we tell him that now it is his turn to fly.
then he is gone in the blink of an eye.

away with his soul
to the heavens he’ll go
and happily meet
in reunion sweet

 I am at peace with the passing of my friend.  I'm looking forward to spending a Happy Christmas with my family.  I haven't wrapped a single present yet but I'll get there. 

Wishing you all very Merry and a Healthy Happy New Year!

Friday, December 16, 2011

My week in paintings...

Happy Friday Everyone!!!
I finally did my first little bit of Christmas shopping today.  It'll be a small Christmas this year but a happy one no doubt.  I'm off to pick up kids from school.  Hope you're taking time to paint.  
Much Love,

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Weekend paintings...

Not much to say's a few paintings I worked on this weekend.  I'm starting to feel the stress of Christmas just around the corner and as usual I'm not ready.  I know they say time speeds up the older you get but this year seems faster than ever.  I'm working on some homemade gifts for family and hoping to send out a few cards.  The tree is up, the lights are glistening on the house, and the stockings are hanging over the fireplace.  Christmas will come, ready or not.  I'm not going to stress about it.  I think I'll just make some hot cocoa and take it one step at a time.
Wishing you a happy week my friends!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

How it begins...

Early stages of a painting...I like to see the process.  Sometimes when I finish I think to myself, "How did I get here?"  Nice to have pictures of each stage in the journey.  
Love to you my friends♥

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Painting every day!

It's Sunday night and I'm wrapping up my week here with you.  It's been a busy one.  I finished helping my daughter send in her college applications, attended meetings at the high school, and got the paper work filled out and sent in to get my daughter her very first passport!  I drove all the way to the passport office and realized I had forgotten my daughters birth certificate so I had to go back home to get it and drive all the way back.  I had several moments like that this week.  I was feeling like an old lady.  I think I'm just feeling stressed about my girl going to college.  I'm really going to miss her.  
She has been a dream kid and never caused us any worry so we wanted to do something special for her graduation.  She has always wanted to go to Italy, so we're sending her!!!  She'll travel to Milan, Venice, Florence, Nice, Monaco, and  Paris.  The tour we chose goes to France too.  We're feeling pretty broke right now but she's so worth and she'll never forget this experience.  
I'm really excited that with all the busyness I managed to paint a little every day! 
Sometimes it had to be after the kids went to sleep and I ended up staying up too late.  I know I can't keep it up, I need my sleep.  
I'm still so in love with faces.  Hope you like these new ladies!

Sending love to you my blog friends♥