Thursday, February 11, 2016

Winter in Florida









We finally have some cooler weather for more then two days in a row...It has been almost a week of waking up to temperatures in the 40s.. 42 today...
February is winter in Fla....
Life has been busy as always but I am thankful that all is going well so far....
2016 started off a bit rough, but hopefully is getting better as days go by...
Peewee and Molly both had teeth cleanings this last week and Peewee had 4 teeth pulled, but he is thankfully doing well...
Our Washington family members, [a four year old] has been taking part in a Read-A-Thon and have completed 63 books so far and they still have three days to go...Pretty good  I say....
It was the Florida family's birthday week...Happy Birthday guys.....
I am still working on the antique Adirondack chair of Pop Pop's, and a table that Pat found by the side of the road and brought me to paint...[ how many years ago????], as a set for my new front porch...
I am having fun with it, but it is taking time ...
I can not paint on them everyday....but I am moving right along....


Sunday, January 24, 2016

Our Second Christmas Day




We had a wonderful Christmas Day yesterday, celebrating with family here..
Great food and conversation,
Cold enough weather to put us all in the mood...
It was so nice to have everyone together,it has been way too long.....
 Jalyn is in town Yeah!!!!!
John and Jeanette too,
They got to see the new house for the first time...
Amy made the best Greek salad, so yummy...
Amy and Eric got me the cutest cart for my studio...Thank You !!Thank You!!!
Mike made me two beautiful frames...Thank You !!Thank You!!!
Deb loved her new couch and chair...
A wonderful time was had by all....
Unusual to have Christmas in the middle of January and on Teresa"s Birthday Too,
but with us out of town in December, this is when we could ,so we did.......
Okay, now on with the rest of January, What is left of it ...
I say again,
What is the big hurry?????
Anyway, hope you all stay safe and warm on this beautiful day of rest....

Monday, January 18, 2016

OK,OK not so early in the month





How did it get to be the middle of the first month of the new year and this is my very first entry in this blog????
We had the most wonderful holiday season with family in Seattle...
Thank You !!! Thank You!!! Thank You!!!
We have now been back to reality for a while and all is well.
 We are having our usual Christmas with our family here,this weekend,so that's different,great and should be fun ....
Pet Portraits were taught yesterday, and I am always a bit nervous before we start because I do all the sketches and you never know what the reaction will be....This time all went very well ...
Thank you to all my co-workers for that..[You were there for me big time ]and it was a great class...
The results of the class will be posted today on our Tampa painting with a twist face book page . We had 31 people in the class and a great job was done by all,so go check it out....
We are finally having cool weather here in Florida and it is a breath of fresh air after all the heat we have had this year...
It is time for me to get back to painting, many pre-paints to do yet ,at least one before work today so I am wrapping this up now.. hope all is well ...I will be back soon...

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Merry Christmas To All

 I wish everyone a very Happy Holiday Seasons and the best New Year ever....
My Christmas Cactus is getting ready to burst into bloom again this year,too!!! I painted this a year or two ago....
The first time ever this year we are traveling for the holiday, so I will see you back here early next year.... bye for now....

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Now November





         The once White book shelf transformed

A painting I did of the beach at Fred Howard Park

New art piece is almost finished and I must still apply a varnish before finding a spot to place it..... This one has been fun to paint ,but feels like it is taking forever ....
Now, what is with this record heat we are having this whole week ,93 degrees,Really Tampa?????? W.T.F. .... This is November Right???
We had a great time celebrating Wy's birthday.. We went to Tarpon Springs ,to the beach at Fred Howard Park,and the beach called sunset beach,And then to lunch  at Captain Jacks ..  It was hot but we had a great breeze coming off the water...Yummy food ,great friends and a beautiful day...Who could ask for more?

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Small Changes


  The New Tree Wall...
 Mission Accomplished...
I have been wanting to get Amy's trees re-framed and up on the wall for a very long time and I am very happy to have been able to do that yesterday.
I am so pleased with how they look..
It really dressed up this dining room wall....Don't you think???
Thank You Amy for this beautiful work....
They look way better in person I can tell you...

Monday, October 26, 2015

End Of The Month





                    Lakeshore Paintings Hung

White Book Shelf
                                 art piece coming
4x4
                         Atelier sample
 The Lakeshore pictures are in place and I am really enjoying keeping the memories alive as we move to the new and different time in our lives...
The little white book shelf under the window is now being transformed into a new piece of art, starting with a coat of black paint...
And then there is this... a four by four that this lady had no idea was so big or so heavy when I found it for a bargain price at the local Sally....Now that it is in place and filled, and I am thrilled with it....
Also this will be the first time Wy and I have ever lived in a neighborhood and we are very excited about having our first experience with Trick or Treaters...
I have to work until 6:30 so Wy has to start without me but it should be great fun....
At work we were ask to take part in an art contest to get new work into the bucket...All the artists that work at P.W.A.T.  in all the different states,are involved ,and I can not wait to see who's work gets picked..
We at our studio put in so many different and wonderful ideas, that I know they are going to have a hard time choosing the winners... It has sure helped to reawakened the creativity and interest around our place....
Yesterday was the first pet portrait class that I did not teach in the five years I have worked there, and the very first time one of the students I once help to teach many years ago, came to paint her pet..I did get to say hello and she has grown into a very lovely young lady.... and she did a great job on the painting...I am so glad to get to reconnect....
Atelier paint company sent me a sample kit of a new paint concept to test three ways. The two colors ,blue and white and a solution that slows the drying time... This is what I did with them, The moon in the middle was just using that paint . The clouds I used the drying solution and The stars, I let it dry and then went back in to rewet the surface and was able to smoothly blend to repaint the background so that you can not tell it... very good product test.... and I love the new paint...
The days are just flying by and here we are nearing the end of another month.....
Wishing everyone Happy Days....