Thursday, September 16, 2010

Ohio The Beautiful

Yesterday I went with my sister on a photo opp around Ohio.  We went to Long Lake where I spent part of my youth.  We went to lunch and thrift store Hopping.  Great Day!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Desert Poppy

This is a painting from a photo by my friend David Richman.  Thanks David.  I'm gaining on shadows.

Country Store

This is a painting from a photo that was shared with me by Bob Fisher.  I learned a lot by painting this. I over painted the trees.  Walk away Norena!   Shadows do not have to be grey!  Perspective, perspective!  Better luck next time.

Peaches and tomatoes..Oh MY!

I haven't posted for almost a month!  I have been busy canning again.  We have 21 qt of tomatoes and 24 qt of peaches.  If we get snowed in, we will eat!  My little neighbor Amanda brought me fresh brown eggs from her chickens that she is raising.  I was thrilled!  Yummy eggs that taste like eggs used to taste. 

My sister Pat and went shopping/thrifting on Wednesday after we painted, and I got my heat gun that I have been wanting for 40% off.  Pat had a coupon for both of us.  We are going to make holiday cards with embossing.  My painting is of the Rose of Sharon that is in my back yard.  Pat picked the last two flowers on it for my reference.  I am painting it in cool colors for WCW.  I even got some cleaning in yesterday.

We have given up and trying to crate Mollie and Maggie at night!   They used to be crated but it got so hot for them this summer, we relented and let them sleep on our bed.  Now they will not sleep in the crate.  Charlie sleeps under the bed like Angel used to sleep.  We haven't gotten a full nights sleep since we tried this so we just gave up.