Friday, April 29, 2011

This beautiful purple tree is a Jacaranda and they are in bloom right now. Just like Jacaranda Manor, the nursing home where I'm pretty sure my kids have me booked. After they bloom, they're pretty ugly. Wait. . . . . the same thing happened to me!

Heard this the other day and just had to share. (I did personalized it a bit!)

My curfew was the streetlight, dad called my name and not my cell phone. Mom yelled louder, getting a text would have been great. My life was mysterious and surprising, not played out on Facebook. I ate what mom cooked, or I didn't eat. And hand sanitizer, really? The only sanitizer we got was our mouth washed out with soap! I rode a bike without a helmet, got dirty while playing outside and mosquitoes had me for a snack. I even drank from the garden hose!

Still here, amazing, huh?

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Someone's been sleeping in my little bed!

And she looks like a mouse ( a very, very, guilty mouse.)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

New Acrylic ( well finally finished )

After looking at this for six months I finally put a frame on it! I guess that means it finished.

I'll be doing quite a few new paintings in April/May. Met with a developer about providing artwork for the lobby and penthouse. Work, work, work, but thats a good thing!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The after, well let me clarify that! Sanding, staplegun (nails did not work ) caulk, primer and more sanding.

The finally paint! Martha Stewart Sea Glass.

Vintage Find! No, really just dumpster diving again.

So I found this last year while dumpster diving. Thanks to the Flordia weather, the distressing part was already done.

Here's how the conversation with my husband went. "You want that in the backyard?" Yes. "Don't you want it put in the alley by the dumpster?" No. "Why?" Well, I'm going to paint it and use it for another potting bench. "Do you really think a pot could sit on that thing?" Yes. "You're kidding, right?" No.

So, here's the before.

Choose your weapons. . . . . .

Friday, April 15, 2011

Welcome to my porch!

Spring cleaning - outside! The weathers just been too great to be inside, so I'm finding it hard to work right now. We've had 12" if rain since January ( our normal is 2" in the winter/spring. )

So far, no humidity, wind or any of that hurricane stuff, although a couple of weeks ago we did have tornadoes in the area. Felt like I was back in Oklahoma!