Sunday, March 15, 2009

funny how life is. we have wonderful rewarding days and then life takes a very sad turn. my mother died last night. she has had a series of strokes and finally was unresponsive. my dad, bother and older sister were with her when she passed, it was peaceful.

I drove up today and we all made the funeral arrangements. I am staying with Dad tonight. he seems to be doing okay, though he misses her so very much already. it is so sad. they were married over 61 years! the viewing is Tuesday and the funeral on Wednesday.

I had such a good time doing the installation for the gallery showing. they loved my pieces and it was fun visiting and meeting people. the santa set that was on the invitation is sold already!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

busy busy day. I am getting my pieces ready to take to the gallery in Indianapolis. I will have pictures tomorrow.

I was supposed ot have dinner with my girl friend andy tonight but she got sick so no go. I needed to paint anyway so it all worked out.

time for bed.

Monday, March 9, 2009

what a good day. I got lots of things made. I finally have a pair of heels that I really like...after three tries. good. tomorrow I start painting. I added fake fur on the edges so I can glaze it apple green. the body of the heels will be zebra striped. and the daffodil yellow of course with bright red tulips. the spring collection will be wonderful!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

it has been such a wonderful day. so warm and breezy...and I got so much done. the pond is now much cleaner which will thrill the fish and frogs. the dogs loved it. Leo jumped in over and over. her really likes the water. my son Ben came down and added one more dog to the mix. Ben and I went to our favorite chinese restaurant and relaxed. got back and sat on the deck in the moonlight, listened to the spring peepers and had a drink. what a good life we have!

spring cleaning!

it is beautiful today! the puppies and I took our coffee over to the neighbors this morning for a bit. I shouldn't have let them have that second cup! we cleaned up the chopped up tree mess up on the hill and made brush piles. we just had lunch and now I think it is time to clean out the fishpond. the frogs will be here soon and I want to get it cleaned up before they arrive. I don't want to remove any frog egg masses by mistake. right now there are more leaves than fish and frogs put together. I am loving this warm day!

back later with some pictures.

Friday, March 6, 2009

spring is here I think!

today I made more beach people but I also made these high heels. I love them and the response I am getting is that my clients do too. fun fun fun.

the weather was wonderful today, so warm and sunny part of the day. it didn't matter, it was warm! I walked the dogs late this afternoon and wore them out. leo couldn't even keep his ehad up, jack is down for the count. annie loved it and so did I.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

I am having so much fun working on this cabana scene. today was a good day, Leah was back to work and we had fun catching up. as always, I have so many ideas and I am trying to put them all together!

Monday, March 2, 2009

the weather man says that it will warm up later this week. I sure hope so! warm or cold the pups are having a blast.

I have started on the cabana piece for the gallery showing! I found an old magazine article that had a picture of the original Tichenor one. that really helps. fun!