Sunday, March 30, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
This is Spotty's favorite place to recline - his hassock. We push it over in front of the slider for him so he can bask in the sun to his heart's content, although as you can see, today was quite the dreary day.
Look at those finger indentations I left in his fur when I stopped scratching his neck... he looks like he has eyes in the back of his head! All the better to see those squirrels and chipmunks coming and going!!
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
I thought it would be fun to bid a fond farewell to winter by featuring one of my favorite Tascha videos (although it's hard to pick just one!)... I love the inspiration for "Skating Blissfully," and how Tascha incorporates into her painting demo an old home movie of she and her childhood best friend skating... I love that she uses the word 'bliss' (one of my favorite words)... and I love her message, one that we should ALL remember whether we're trying some new art technique or style, embarking on a new career, or simply muddling our way through this crazy, wonderful thing we call life... "Don't be afraid to fall down." Just click on the photos to go to Tascha's blog or to the skating/painting video... Enjoy!!
"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down."
Saturday, March 22, 2008
The house seems empty; our hearts are heavy. We love you... we miss you... till we meet again, our little Gizzy Girl...
"My little dog - a heartbeat at my feet." ~Edith Wharton
"My goal in life is to become as wonderful as my dog thinks I am." ` Toby Eileen Green
"I think God will have prepared everything for our perfect happiness. If it takes my dog being there [in Heaven], I believe he'll be there." ` Rev. Billy Graham
Friday, March 21, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Most of you are probably familiar with Tascha’s art, but for those few who might not be, you must check out her blog! I guarantee you won’t be able to look at her art without smiling. And through her blog, you will feel like you are getting to know her, as she often includes video clips of herself (along with frequent appearances by her two Siamese kitties!)... And just when you thought it couldn't get any better, she has also provided links to videos where you can watch her complete a painting from start to finish, as well as links to her artwork that is offered for sale. It’s just the most colorful, joyful, all inclusive blog you may ever come across, so set aside a bit of time, grab a cup of tea or coffee, and head over to Tascha's for a little visit!
Wishing everyone a bright and joyful day!
Monday, March 17, 2008
Pictured is one of my newest designs, one of a set of five Irish Blessing/ Marriage/ Christening prints that my publisher, Penny Lane, will be printing soon.
So on this St. Patrick's Day...May the road rise to meet you, May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face, And the rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand. ~ Irish Blessing
Happy St. Patrick's Day to you all!!!
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Saturday, March 15, 2008