Friday, September 30, 2011

Stripes and Boats

he wore his best stripes for a wee tour in the cozy boat of hope

Monday, September 26, 2011


be gentle

and warm

and true

- Excerpt from a quote by M. E. Albright

Friday, September 23, 2011

Row, Row...

...row your boat.

Happy Autumn!  Yippy!

Have a safe and sweet weekend.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Turning 18

Yesterday, my daughter turned 18.  Happy Birthday, Chloe!

On the night my daughter was born, the weather changed.
It had been a long hot summer!  Sunday, September 12: I was tired and hot.  We went to my mom's to swim and then, not long after dinner, I went into labor.  By midnight, I was standing outside barefoot and in my nightgown, waiting for Chloe's dad to get the car.
The hot sweltering day had turned into a cool and foggy night with a wonderful light mist.

By 5 a.m. I was back home from the birth center.  I was young and bewildered, excited and terrified.  In the early morning on a wonderfully cool and dreary day, I snuggled my new baby in bed.

Last night...just before started to pour!! 'Twas a wonderful cold and heavy rain!  So refreshing after our first Arizona summer.  Chloe and I kicked off our shoes and went outside in the rain.

Every year since her birthday, the weather always changes.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Lovely Weekend

What a lovely weekend i'twas!
Friday night turned into art hight. I played with collage on canvas. Todd painted and collaged. My daughter crocheted. Thunderstorms finally rolled in. Rain! Heavenly!

The temperatures finally cooled off a bit. I never thought I'd be happy it was 100.
Saturday afternoon, the sky was incredible.  And it's all right there in the first photo.

Friday, September 9, 2011

The Welcome Table

For the past 4 years, while living in small apartments, keeping furniture to a minimum, and choosing my art table over other furniture, I have not owned a dinner table.  My daughter and I sat on the floor for most meals.

My husband bought a four-place, wooden dinner table at the Goodwill when we began dating.  It is old and in solid condition.  Originally, he took a Sharpie marker to it and embellished it with words and images.  But since it was never properly sealed, it began to fade and it was in need of care.

We sanded it just enough to get it rough and began to paint it using simple craft paint from our local craft store.  Todd had originally used the words: The Welcome Table.  We chose to stay with those words and added the images around it.  I love it!  Tomorrow I will lovingly seal it with polyurethane. And it will be ready for feasting.

Have a sweet weekend!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Restaurant Doodle

It's funny how sometimes the littlest things make us so excited.
And sometimes the littlest things break our hearts.

Check this LINK.  I love the artwork and the surface it was created on!

Friday, September 2, 2011

New Drawing

he answered the tiny call

that whispered to his heart

please hear me

precious one

wrap yourself in kindness