Saturday, March 28, 2009

Madison is one year old today

We had a perfect day. Jill made her this adorable crown.

It was beautiful in Santa Barbara at the zoo.

Jill wanted to start a tradition of having her photo in the Solvang Shoe Store shoe....but Maddie had a different idea.

Then we had a delish cake Susan made for her at the Solvang Bakery. Baby had her own and seemed to know what to do.

Monday, March 23, 2009

a great quote...

Be the kind of woman
that when your feet
hit the floor each
morning the devil says
"Oh Crap, She's up!"

Sunday, March 22, 2009

My latest ....

Here are some pieces I am pretty much done with. I have a couple more in the works to pack up for ArtFest.

This was our Ladies and Gents Show in Los Olivos Saturday. I think there were 9 artists. The 3 of us : Ron, Becky and I painted outside. It was really fun and I got something done.

Here is Earl doing a trial run for Easter. I am posting 2 pics here. One is good of Madison and one is good of Earl.

I am happy to report that Earl is doing good. It is still tough to stick to the new eating pattern....small amounts and frequent....but we are working on it. He got his last tube out last week so he is completely tubeless...which he is very happy about. We see the other surgeon, West and the oncologist Wed. Then I plan to visit my brother, Steve. I can't really talk about it right now but I will post a picture of him with our oldest brother, Neale. I have always loved this picture even though Steve looks a little bothered to have to take time out of play to pose with me etc. I love you Steve...

Any BSG fans out there....

With the end of Battlestar Galactica, millions of Cylons hit the job market.
.....This is from my Flickr friend ShelleyS...I love it!!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I am soooo busy...

It's that pre-ArtFest time I will do a quick post. This is a small painting I finished.

I have 3 more in the works.

I am entering an assemblage/collage show. I have one piece done. This may be all that I get done.

Here are 2 more pics of Santa barbara Arts. They are better than the last ones. Those are some of my paintings in the window.

....and here is my favorite 2 toothed girl...Madison!

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Now back to meeeeee....

I am in a new gallery in Santa Barbara. I am very excited about it. It is Santa Barbara Arts. Located in the alley next to the Santa Barbara Art Museum on State Street...the La Arcada. Now I just need to get more painting done....

Another good day....

Earl continues to do well. He had a sandwich at the Longhorn and walked around the block a couple times and even mowed the little spirts and rests. Here is a pic of him with his new comforter from Frank, Sue and Paula. It has been quite handy since our heater only works from time to time. Thanks again Frank, Sue and Paula.

Here are LE and Madison doing a little work before LE left. Madison grabbed LE's coffee cup seconds later...just to show how helpful she can be...