Friday, April 18, 2008

ONB Magic City Birmingham Alabama

Well, I am off to another show in less than a week and I am getting excited. I love a new adventure and this is one of them. I have not done this show before but decided to give it a try. Hopefully, it will be a lot of fun.

My Beasty is in the shop and I am happy to say it was simply low oil and not some other huge problem. I am keeping my fingers crossed that it can make it another 100,000 miles.

Parker was home sick today so I didn't get much done in studio. While he was sleeping, I worked on a piece that is going to be in my upcoming gallery show in May, got a few Daily paintings matted and photographed, but that is about it. Tomorrow should hopefully be a more productive day.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Diet Coke

My daughter has been after me for years to stop drinking diet coke. So a few months ago I gave it up. I drank a lot and the McDonald's window saw me ever day for a hugo and sometimes I stopped in twice a day. I am very glad I stopped but I thought my cravings would be gone by now. Well they are not. Everyday I think about my diet coke and I really want one. Anaïs has always said I was addicted to it and now I have to agree.

Sunday, April 13, 2008


Spring is finally here and all I am painting in this last few weeks is BRIGHT orange??????? This is the view off of my deck. It's amazing view in the spring.

My front garden is starting to bloom. It needs a lot of work. I had a beautiful garden at our last house. But I also spent a lot more time working in it.
My 8 year old daughter took this photo. I know I am biased but I love the way she choose to capture the tree.

I am off to paint but I wanted to share some of the stuff around my home that inspires me to paint.

Friday, April 11, 2008

PTO President

Well my two year term as PTO president is winding down and I am getting rather excited. It has been a huge time commitment but I would not change a thing. I am so proud that I have taught my children the value of volunteering by my example, helped raise thousands of dollars for a Long family that lost everything in a fire and had no insurance, and the friendships that I have made.

By no means am I stopping my volunteering at school. I now get to pick and choose the things that interest me. I will be running the spring book fair. This is a perfect fit for me, I love to read, the kids think it's fun to help out, and this past year the spring book fair brought in enough money to buy over $3500 books for the school library and that makes me feel great. Plus, I was able to give books to every child that could not afford one.

In the past few months I have had emails from past high school and college buddies, I am sure not a single one of them would have ever thought that I would be the PTO president let alone even ever go to a PTO meeting. Well, I cannot blame them. I either was either in my insanely preppy self centered phase or was wearing combat boots, vintage June Cleaver dresses, with either purple or flaming red hair in various states of distress.

I have my glass held up high and I send a cheers out to all the volunteers out there. Volunteers make the world a better place one hour at a time.