Dick and I have made some big changes for the year to come!! We are downsizing to free us up to do the things we have always wanted to do ..... that is.... free to travel, spend more time together, follow His lead for new adventures, no more retail store after 27 years, more time with kids, but still MORE ART and probably some sewing classes for girls ..... that is a dream right now ..... but the ART won't stop, it will be here on the blog as soon as we finish remodeling our NEW/OLD smaller home about 20 miles away. SO STAY TUNED ... we'll be having a big sale and beautiful house and property SALE in the SUMMER!! MORE FREEDOM ON IT'S WAY!!! WooHoo!!! And THANKS for all your support the last twenty seven years in my shop!!!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


Flowers from Dick, not my garden....love the colors!!!

VBS at Spanish Church ...a treasure
Andrew and his Van Gogh style painting! He doesn't know who Van Gogh is, but I do!

Copied quote and style from an artist I saw in an art book, Dawn Sokol?
Goodbye to our old golfcart!!! Going home with Scott!!
Watercolor doodling in my journal of my flowers in garden.

Silly, GREAT BOYS....buddies...fun day swimming and horse shoe junction.
A great book....above!!
Home made art journal...

Doodles above and collaboration with grand daughter below...read about it at bottom.

My awesome grand kids....3 of them!

Mickey hugging his teddy bear from Barbara and Dick, his Daddy! Me, my son and grand daughter below!! Love them!!!

My beautiful huge old live oak in the back corner of yard with grandkids enjoying the last rides on the old golfcart!!!...then it goes with Scott to be refurbished for his acres!
My first roses in LaGrange, and with the scorching heat of Aug/Sept, almost the last ones!!
My Love, Elena bird!!!

Succulents..new to me but LOVE THEM!!!
Backyard Ping pong pros!
These kids grew up on this old golf cart!!! So many wonderful years had with this crew of kiddos....they all learned to drive on it.....my hearts for sure!!!
Mom (our Kellie) and dad, Jimmy, of the three! Love love you!!!
Little Natalie's art!!
Tito became a cowboy this year during the county fair!!! He and the other buddies too...all bought hats at the fair!!!
Camp!! Pilar's big group to camp...SPEAK LIFE..... AWESOME YEAR!!!
Where we live...view from the bluff...our house is down there somewhere!!
Getting candy from the floats at the labor day parade that goes right by our house!!! Almost like Round Top!!!
Peyton's painting of the singing plastic bird....great job!!
Redone old purse, embellished for Peyton!!
Awesome kids!! growing up too fast!
Camp kids!!!
Pilar's horse painting.
Peyton and Natalie seriously painting!!
Play house still works too!! As babies and toddlers they all sat in the little blue boat!!
Home made journal ....big with lots of blank watercolor paper, waiting for me to start!!
I must post something!! Been a long time and I apologize!! That, above, is most of what went on, except I'm missing a picture of my awesome daughter-in-law, CARRIE DAY PECK!!  She and Scott brought the little cousins and we did art, of course!!! Andrew really got into it....they all did!!  Love you, Carrie!!  I am just going to post a ton of photos of this summer in a nut shell...or in a huge basket!! There will be some art, kids, and who knows what else!! WE ARE BEGINNING TO BUILD A NEW ROOM ON THE HOUSE AND ANOTHER BATHROOM, with a little better plumbing situation!!! Plus some back porch room this house was lacking.  I am a gardener and outdoor person so needed to have a place in this new backyard to sit and admire my plants and huge live oak in the back corner without getting eaten alive with mosquitoes at times!!! Working on putting in raised garden this fall...a little anyway!! So here goes the pictures....also of some sketching I did during a class with Mary Ann Moss, called  SKETCH BOOKERY....should have done more art myself!! The last photo is a collaboration done with grand daughter Peyton, age eight, we had a blast smooshing on color and finding shapes and doodling, getting in each other's way...but the end result 12x18 turned out so pretty it got a frame to go home with her!!! I love all the kids in my life!!! LOVE THEM, even the big ones, plus Dick and Mickey the puppy!!!  Did you see him hugging his teddy bear the neighbor gave him?!   I just needed to add that I am grieving the loss of some friends of years back....some from death, some from distance and some from painful problems and health.....they are NOT FORGOTTEN.....and I am continually praying for them, lifting †hem to the Lord for His help and comfort to come to them, for one especially, very soon and that PEACE and HEALING would fill her heart and know that she is loved...and missed. Thanks to the Lord, all things are possible through His streng†h to uphold us til the day we enter His gates of splendor.   I just realized today is 9-11 the anniversary of the losses in NYC and Pa.   God Bless you all....   ENJOY and BLESSINGS TO YOU!!!