Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Monday, September 29, 2008

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Pumpkin Eater

Peter, Peter, pumpkin eater,Had a wife and couldn't keep her.He put her in a pumpkin shellAnd there he kept her, very well.

What kid would want to be bacon for Halloween?

This was actually in Parents magazine as a cool costume idea. Look at how proud the Mom looks. She looks so pleased to have her little family be a BLT, but LOOK at the boy! He looks soooo sad. I do not know any boy at that age that would like to be bacon for Halloween. Of course , now I keep teasing my 6 year old boy that I am working on this costume for us. Ha ha ha . NOT.

Monday, September 22, 2008

by Ann McGovern
Once there was a man who fell in love with a beautiful girl. And before
the next full moon rose in the sky, they were wed.
To please her husband, the young wife wore a different gown each night.
Sometimes she was dressed in yellow; other nights she wore red or blue
or white. And she always wore a black velvet ribbon around her slender
Day and night she wore that ribbon, and it was not long before her
husband's curiosity got the better of him.
"Why do you always wear that ribbon?" he asked.
She smiled a strange smile and said not a word.
At last her husband got angry. And one night he shouted at his bride.
"Take that ribbon off! I'm tired of looking at it."
You will be sorry if I do," she replied, "so I won't." Every morning at
breakfast, the husband ordered his wife to remove the black velvet
ribbon from around her neck. Every night at dinner he told her the same
But every morning at breakfast and every night at dinner, all his wife
would say was, "You'll be sorry if I do. So I won't."
A week had passed. The husband no longer looked into his wife's eyes. He
could only stare at that black velvet ribbon around her neck.
One night as his wife lay sleeping, he tiptoed to her sewing basket. He
took out a pair of scissors.
Quickly and quietly, careful not to awaken her, he bent over his wife's
SNIP! went the scissors, and the velvet ribbon fell to the floor
SNAP! off came her head. It rolled over the floor in the moonlight,
wailing tearfully:


I want to thank my sister Cris of Mommy's Midwest Mountain for gifting me the Ghost painting that I have been eyeing for awhile. It look so cute in my kitchen. I love it! Also a special thanks to my other sister and her daughters for the very cute Mice Guards. Tamale has already taken a liking to them. They do seem to move about the house at night though. I find them in different spots when I wake up in the morning. Nino thinks they must be like Gnomes.

Friday, September 19, 2008

The Principles of Uncertainty

Came across this book the other day and really loved it. Of course, I love anything with art and this is full of it. :) I know it has been out for awhile, I am late in finding this person, but oh well.

"The beliefs and views of Maira Kalman or not necessarily the beliefs and views of Tamalecat Art Studio" Ha ha

I just really love all of the illustrations and it is an interesting read. :)Click on the link below

The Principles of Uncertainty by Maira Kalman

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I wanted to share this sweet little painting I did for a couple of our best friends that just had a beautiful baby girl. I have this painting as my screen saver right now. I love how it turned out. I am so glad that they love it too and I can not wait to meet the little princess in person.

As you know we went on vacation to the ocean, so that is where I was inspired to paint my Halloween Mermaid. She is very bright and cheery and not scary at all, but those fish below her are just a little scary. I am working on some new paintings right now and a different kind of craft that I am not use to doing so I hope it turns out. Can't wait to share.


Sunday, September 14, 2008


Here are some of my favorite pics from our trip to Destin Point. These first pics are of my baby boy Nino

and my sweet little Rose. Below, she is trying to catch her first Sea Gull.

After IKE came through this is what this beach looked like. Very sad for the people who live there.

Rose and Nino looking into a Dolphin's eye. Very cute Dolphin!

Luckily IKE did not hit hard where we were and we had another beach in walking distance to go to. Here we are watching a hermit crab make it back to sea. Playing tag with the waves and watching the clouds roll by.

Waving to Pirates and of course feeding the Sea Gulls.

We were actually hit harder by IKE here in St. Louis. Highways were closed today due to flash flooding and we were out of power for 12 hours, but finally all is back to normal and I can say we had a wonderful family vacation. I can not wait to go back. :)

Thursday, September 4, 2008


Oh, Violet is a beauty. But how can she go walking at night with her beautiful white neck just out there in the open with all of those vampire bats around?! She is either the thrill seeking type or just simply too trusting. She is young and will learn her lesson some day, but I hope it will not be tonight. I hope that tonight she will be able to dance into the sunset without a care.

I was actually able to finish a couple other sweet paintings I had been working on.

One is an impressionist painting that my little girl and her two cats are just passing through. They made a path with a charcoal pencil and decided to walk right in. They are not really suppose to be there. The kitties are a little unsure about continuing the walk. I think they will find their home just over the hill.
I plan to post these to EBay September the 15Th.
Bye for a now .

The sun is setting earlier

The sun is setting earlier and earlier and this is only a reminder of how fast my days are going now that school is in. Everyday is spent with reading, writing, science, social studies, arithmetic and Spanish. I am always amazed at how much our children are expected to learn these days.
Along with being a Math, Social Studies, Science, Spanish, and Reading Teacher, I am also an ART TEACHER. Yea! We made play dough last night. That was fun.
Now my Boss is really on me about finishing this painting, so I better get back to work. I will post this one soon. My goal is today.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

I want to paint....Waaaaaa

I have NO time to paint right now. It is making me so sad. I do have a couple paintings started, but I have NO time to finish them. WAAaaaaaaaaaa. I have so many paintings floating in my mind like little ghost. I need to bring them to life. Hopefully soon.