Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Friday, December 9, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

"A Mother's Love"

Monday, November 21, 2011

This was inspired by a real person named Alfred Eisenstaedt .
I thought it was quite a romantic idea to have a skate party with a skating waiter.  I would love to be invited.
This is up on etsy.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

I have a Christmas smelling plug in air freshener by my painting table.  It is really helping me get in the mood.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Holiday Cocktails
Family Holiday Picture

Thursday, November 10, 2011

I am giving my other a shop a little bit more time.  I even dressed it up with a banner and added this.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Well, after a little more than a week  of opening my other shop I have found that it is hardly worth it.   I think I am going to just combine the two.  Also, I have just found that I like painting on MDF, so while I wait for more wood canvases to show up at my door, I have been experimenting with these little MDF boards.  I just listed two at my original shop.  They are cute and little.  I plan to make another one of my cat people having a party today, so maybe by tonight I will have one of those kind of paintings up. 

Monday, November 7, 2011

Two paintings listed in my new shop.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

This is a painting I finished yesterday.  It is on a wood canvas and I LOVE painting on wood.  I had this candid shot in my mind for awhile and finally got around to it.  I love how the communion veil is flowing up from the spring winds and the other girls are longingly looking at her princess like attire. Thought provoking and visually interesting.  I am keeping this one for myself, but I hope to have some paintings of a similar style in my new shop soon. 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Thanksgiving is right around the corner!  I decided to reopen my other shop on Etsy called Pease Porridge Hot to list my paintings of things that I see rather than imagine.  I love painting from old and new pictures and stills.  So this shop will be the place for those kind of paintings.  I will still paint parties and kitties and list those on my Hot Tamale shop.  I hope I can juggle both of these.  We will see.  I wish Etsy would let you combine them into one email.    Or do they and I just don't know about it?  Oh well, this one is called "Helen's House" and it is listed at Pease Porridge Hot if you would like a better look. The new link is on the side. :) 

Friday, October 21, 2011

This is the largest party I have been to.  It is a 16X20.

 Now that the kids are old enough to keep up, we have been hitting the bike trails.  The last couple weekends we went riding on the Katy Trail. 

It winds all through the beautiful hills and river plains of the Lewis and Clark expedition  There are plenty of little wineries and beer gardens to stop along the way for refreshments.

This is my mountain bike from before kids. I do not think I will be riding down mountains anytime soon. I will save this bike for Rose.
This is my new bike with a rack and basket for all our goodies. A MUST when out and about with food allergies.  Anthony is still hanging on to his dairy allergy, but I have learned to make my own Jerky and it is actually really good.  Behind us is a spooky haunted house for sale with a beautiful view. Wouldn't it be so fun to have a party there? 

Monday, October 17, 2011

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

This is the time of year for hiking, biking and camping and that is exactly what we have been doing.  I was not sure about the camping part, but now i am ready to move my bed outside.  I hated missing the full moon last night.  I so wish it would have been on a weekend so we could have been gathered around the campfire all night enjoying it.

Friday, September 30, 2011

I am ready for a little of this.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

She looked up to her sister.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

This is called "The Beer Drinkers".  It makes me very thirsty.

Monday, September 12, 2011

I think I would be a little scared.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

This one is up on Etsy now.  It is called "Girls Night".  I remember a couple witches I painted last year looked like me and my sisters AFTER a girls night.  They were not too pretty.   Hee hee

The one below is a little 4X4 called "Mittens".  I will try to get this one on etsy tomorrow. 

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Can you tell the kids are back in school?  I am posting again so soon.  Just finished this new painting, "Tennis Anyone"  It is on Etsy right now.  I LOVE vintage paint by numbers, so that is kind of the look I am going for here.  

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

After a long summer, I am back to trying to paint.  My creative juices are not really flowing yet so whenever that happens I rather paint something I can see rather than something I imagine.  I like to get out the old photo albums to do this.  The first one is an old photo that I kind of tweaked to make interesting.  I call it "Pink Dress" and it is up on Etsy now.
 The second one I will just keep.  It is also of an old photo.  I find that I enjoy painting a subject more and more.

Monday, July 18, 2011

I am very fond of the colors in this one.  I am pretty sure these were the colors of my Grandparent's bedroom when I was a little girl in the 70's.  And I wouldn't doubt that the bedroom was decorated way before I came around.  I still remember how important a phone call could be.  Now with all the computers and endless cell phones does it still feel the same? This painting is up on Etsy. 

Friday, July 8, 2011

I finally had time to paint! These are all on Etsy. After painting the big Faire painting, I was pretty tired.  I asked Rose to count how many faces were on that one.  When she told me 14!  I was like, holy cow, no wonder I am tired!  I don't think I will do that many for a long time.  It was so nice just doing one face in"Still of the Night"  Ahhh, that was actually enjoyable. I never did fill you all in on the cat situation, those of you who were around at the beginning of the year.  They are getting along now for the most part.  I came across this show called "Cat from Hell" and I listened to everything the 'Cat Daddy' said on there.  I think basically he was fighting Tamale for the Master Bedroom.  He knew it was off limits to him and he knew that was where the kings of the pride slept and he wanted in.  As soon as I opened all doors the tension between them has been reduced to a minimum.  He feels like part of the pride and no longer fights her.  He, Butter is his name, is very sweet to her now.  She still does not care for him though. 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Hanging out at the Lake

Hope you all are enjoying your summer.  I have not been able to get on here much.  I guess you could say I am taking it easy and just enjoying my time with the kids this summer.  I hope to find time to paint soon.  I have many ideas, but I have been busy doing other things. Like....
Celebrating Birthdays

Catching Lizards
And Fish

Learning to Skate

Checking out Art Galleries

Field trips with the cousins

Sewing Mermaid Fins



And Lots

of Swimming!