Good Morning, Sunshine

Good Morning Sunshine — for the sketchbook project
She’s actually staring out the big sliding windows in our kitchen, into the rising sun. We have a gorgeus mountain view, and it was glowing pink on the snow. Just gorgeous! I’m going paint this one of these days, because the light is amazing. Actually, I did start out trying to paint this for the sketchbook, but you don’t want to see it! I totally blew it on the right hand side, and had to rip it out and start over. I thought for time, and safety’s sake, I would stick to a pencil drawing.

Mr. Rock Star

Mr. Rock Star for Sketchbook Project
Every little boy wants to be just like his dad. We got some pictures of him “rockin’ out” the other day with his dad’s guitar. I think he looks like a natural! Oh No!! 
Oh yeah, by the way, my husband is selling one of his gorgeous guitars on ebay right now. It’s a PRS Starla, with abalone bird inlays and a Bigsby…I have an ebay link down at the bottom of my blog on the right if anyone’s interested…

Sick Day

Sick Day–for Sketchbook Project
My poor little munchkin is home sick today. She’s so miserable, with a headache and fever. I hate it when their sick because I hate to see them suffering. But it gives me an opportunity to draw a stationary child which doesn’t happen very often. Here, she’s watching Night at the Museum 2, and barely cracking a smile at the funny parts…awwww….

Her Very First Day of School

Her Very First Day of School–for Sketchbook Project
It was her very first day of school, waiting for the bus.  She’s clinging to her big brother’s hand. 
She’s only four, but here we have full time pre-school. I kind of thought four was a bit young for full time and was of a mind to only let her go a few days a week, but she won’t stay home! She loves it.

She’s Got Talent

She’s Got Talent — for the Sketchbook Project
Whenever I see my children creating, with that intense look of concentration on their face, and their afficionado pose, I’m reminded of Nancy Guzik’s gorgeous work,” Lucas Painting.”
And…it also makes me want to attempt to create something even a fraction as beautiful as she does it! This attempt (well, not even an attempt, really) was for the sketchbook, so it’s not great, but one of these days I’m going to do it! 
As for the picture I did, Rhiannon was so cute tonight…instructing me how to color it, and “MOM, you forgot to paint my band-aid!”
                                     

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!!

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 http://canvoo.com/boldbrush/painting/15714 and http://canvoo.com/boldbrush/painting/15707 to show your support by “liking” my paintings on the facebook tab. Thanks!!
Happy New Year!!