Sunday, November 23, 2014

Moving right along






Many things happening during this month,to make me feel like I am moving at lightening speed....it will only keep it up from now until Christmas.
 Which is a good thing ..I would much rather be busy....
Thursday this week I visited Pat's classroom for the Great American Teach In, and we painted the Aztec suns.. The children seem to really enjoy hearing about my job, and even more,getting to paint, and having a painting they did, to take home... Thank You Pat for the opportunity to share what I do with the Children...
On Friday Raf came to stay with us for a bit,and man did that get the dogs undivided attention....
I had no baby gate so had to use what I had to keep both safe... They are not paying him any mind any more, The newness wore off pretty quickly...Thank You, Thank You....
I am madly making some Christmas gifts,in between painting pre-paints for work and working, so no time for dragging my tail feather....
I had the best group of people in my class last night.. They were with us to celebrate their Holiday party for the employees.
It was a great to see everyone having such a good time,painting Ybor At Night....
All of the paintings turned out so nice..
Wonderful to have such a positive group...
Anyway I wish all a good Thanksgiving Holiday ......

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Right, It's November





I don't even know what to think about this year going by so fast...
Work, as usual has kept me very busy and I have even had extra home work. We are up dating our storage system and I had to label all of my paintings...All 28 boxes with 18 paintings in each box... I have not done that much writing in so many years,OH my aching hands...
We had a very nice birthday dinner for Wy, Monday night  ,Yummy Steak and mashed potato...for a milestone birthday...You made it Wy... I love you!!!!
I just have a hard time seeing it here and gone already.
I did finally take some better pictures of my paintings and have been playing around with arrangements on pic monkey to make a poster for my Fine Art America web site.
I am not sure if it will work for that but I am going to try it....
I AM PRETTY HAPPY WITH THE ONE I CAME UP WITH NOW...
I must have hit caps on with that last sentence..oh Well!!!
Anyway I have to go to work early today so I have got to cut this short
Bye for now,have a great week all !!!!!

Monday, October 20, 2014

A Day Off






                                         Morning At The Raggs

                       Marvin[my boss] and Clara [She taught this one.]

                                       U.S.F. Off Site Painting Class

                          P.W.A.T. painting I am teaching this week...Won't you join me???


It's my first day off since we got home so, much to be done ....
I was lucky enough to get to assist with the off site class this week and it was a lot of fun...
The weather here has been beautiful....I have been able to have the windows and doors open most of the last few days, and those who live here, know of what I speak ,when I say this....
I can't wait to teach this painting class..[see picture above]
I hope I will have some time to paint for me today but,I still have work paintings to do first...We shall see.
Yesterdays class went well and we painted the silly gold fishy, always a big hit and so cute....
I guess I had better get busy,so much to do, so little time ....
I just wanted to check in ...Have a wonderful week y'all.....

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Last of the Days






Big day for us here in the mountains..
We are having a group of friends over for lunch and I am making home made Pizzas and pasta salad...Yum, I hope...
Also it is time today to clean and pack up to go home tomorrow...
Four of these pictures are of my peonies ,the way they look in fall colors.
Sorry I keep putting the color change photos up day after day, but I live in Florida, where there is no real fall and I have loved seeing it happen right before my eyes....

Travel Day

                                         Doug and Don
                                         Peg
                                         Mark, Wy, Don, Doug and Peg



Doug,Don,Mary Ellen and Wy


                                       Woody and Doug

Monday we had a beautiful last day in the mountains..
It started out rainy, but then cleared by noon and temp went to 74 degrees..
We had these folks over for lunch and it was fun to get together on such a colorful afternoon...
I made four kinds of pizza and some pasta salad. Doug made apple pie and we had cake and ice cream...Yum..
Thank You Jenn for skyping with us, so M.E. and Woody were able to meet Aidan and see your beautiful home...
Tuesday however was a completely different story...It poured down rain from before we got up at five A.M.,all the way through the complete drive from North Carolina to Tampa, most of which was rain so hard you had trouble seeing the car ahead of you....No fun and very stressful...But Thank You, Thank You,We made it home safe.....I have been up since five A.M., and of course it has been pouring rain all night here too... It is supposed to be bringing in cooler weather here, so we shall see...We do need it a bit cooler here .....
All is well here and it is back to work for me today.. Back to the old routine as they say...
We had a very nice break,so I am ready....

Sunday, October 12, 2014

We are going to miss this when we go....





What a great home we have here...
It is Sunday and almost time to pack up again, BUT WE HAVE ENJOYED THE TIME SPENT...
Really have to make an effort to get back more often.
Amy says "Every things better in the mountains"
I guess I am taking all these picture for a reminder to get back here soon.
The antique frame I thought would look nice on this picture that Amy did of she and four friends,
maybe I can get it put together next time we are up here..
Time for me to get moving and do a few more things around here..
Times a ticking...
Rain is coming down and they are calling for it right through to Tuesday..
Oh Well, That is what has made everything lush and beautiful.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Saturday,Moving right along




I really thought we were going to be here too early to get to see the leaves turn and fall appear...
Thank You so much ,that we have been able to watch it happen one day at a time again....
The days are going faster and faster as we are nearing the time to go home, but I have so enjoyed the break and being able to be up here for this long a period...
Many a thing happening around the area today,and I am not sure what we will get up to ....
I am ready and willing for what ever it might be....
The temp is, right now 60 degrees and it is a bit cloudy,preparing for some rain..
We have been so lucky as to have really only had one pretty cold night ,and that was for Mary Ellen's Birthday bash.It seem to have put everyone in a very happy mood and really added to the party..
I wish everyone a great weekend ahead and will write again soon...

Friday, October 10, 2014

Yesterday's Progress










We are still wall to wall furniture, but a little more open space in the middle so feels a bit better to me...
All the pieces we had in the rental house got moved up here to our place so .......
My studio space has gotten much smaller these days, but at least I still have it....
I am a little sore this morning from all the lifting and moving but am quite happy with the progress...