Christmas Morning

“I Got It!” for the Sketchbook Project
Christmas Day! My nephew opening his “BIGGEST” present with my daughter and son watching…they were almost as excited as him…It was also the first time they’d seen him since last year.
I don’t care so much whether I get presents for Christmas anymore…this year was small things…eclectic hippy earrings and natural soaps…I like that kind of thing:) But do I ever love just watching the kids! It brings me back to childhood. The excitement and anticipation of Christmas morning. 
Funny, though, how they play with the new toy for five minutes, but they’ll play with the box the toy came in for half an hour! LOL!!

Putting the Star on the Tree

The Final Touch — For the Sketchbook Project
I couldn’t resist sketching this photo we took the day we trimmed the tree. Sorry my DH, I didn’t do you justice…your face is just at a weird angle, lol! 
Only 12 more pages, and 14 more days left…

Little Drummer Boy

Little Drummer Boy for Sketchbook Project
I’m finally back at it. Something about the looming deadline made it not fun for awhile! What a typical Taurus I am. Tell me I have to do something, and I run the other direction…lol! It’s also been pretty hectic with Christmas and parties and all that stuff. I tend to work best under pressure though…14 pictures in 15 days…I think I can do it!
I’m also competing in the Bold Brush Competition this month, with a few of my last paintings. Go to and to show your support by “liking” my paintings on the facebook tab. Thanks!!
Happy New Year!!

christmas aceo’s for sale

Here’s a few aceos I did for ebay today. I had kind of an aimless day, I suppose. One could call it “art avoidance”… I have a large painting I am about to attempt for my show at the gallery in April, and I’m putting it off. I guess I’m intimidated by its size, or that it’s more complicated…I don’t know. I’m just putting it off. Which isn’t good. Because I need to have about four more paintings in about six more days. I guess I just work better under pressure:)
Anyways, these little guys were fun, and maybe I’ll make a few bucks. So bid now!:)

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays!!

Well, more excuses…My “almost daily painting blog” is becoming my “almost monthly painting blog”! Again, I do apologize. Our high speed is still not up, therefore, I can’t upload any quality images (way… too… slow) OMG! But to be completely honest, I haven’t got anything new to show as of yet. I hope to get back on the bandwagon after Christmas. My commission is minutes away from being finished, which will free up my precious moments for other pursuits.
I got my early Christmas present today…Yah RIGHT!! 3 wisdom teeth pulled in one day. “On the first day of christmas my true love gave to me…1 top right molar, and a partridge in a pear tree…” Percoset is great, though. I’ve never been “put under” before either. Never done drugs, never smoked, etc…yah, the typical, unpopular goody goody. I hope to be past the unpopular stage and maybe just be called a granola head or something, but, anyways.

Being put under is pretty cool. The attendants are talking away, chatting about which prescriptions to take and then I’m looking at the ceiling, and it’s kind of undulating, like waves on a beach. It finally comes into focus and there’s my husband. “Hey honey, we can go now.”
I’m like, “Wild…don’t I have to get some teeth pulled?”
He says “No, you’re done,” and then I realize that my face feels like one solid piece of ice from my eyes down. Otherwise, I feel fine. I wish labor was like that! Oh, your having a baby?…Here it is darling…you’re all done!
Well, I hope everyone out there is having a wonderful holiday season. I know I will. We’re heading to Maui in a couple of weeks. We’ll have high speed there, and also plenty of inspiration, and time to paint. So you’ll be hearing much more of me in the New Year.
Uh oh, the percoset kicking in. I’d better go to bed before I start writing more gibberish.
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night! HO, HO, HO!