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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Gettin my groove on...

Ok since I turned @#$^ a few days ago I have completed 2 paintings! More than I have completed in two years! I'm feeling inspired!! FINALLY!!

Here's the second painting


Don't know if it's good or bad or how other perceive it. I just know I feel good while I'm painting it. I want to paint it til it's done. It is coming from an intuitive place. And I want to do more. This is exciting! The more I paint the more likely I am to evolve as a painter. Just do it!!

I have post these two new paintings on my Art Spectrum shop on etsy! I feel big things happening I'm not sure what. But wouldn't you like to own an original painting from an up and coming artist?!:) And for $25 how can you go wrong. (Ok sorry for the shameless promotion) The point is, whether I sell a single painting or not it doesn't matter.

I've got my groove on! And I'm lovin it!:)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Wishes do come true!

So hubby thought it would be nice to put the exact number of candles for my age on my bday cake plus one for good luck, of course. Haha very funny! We almost burned the house down!


Ok make a wish! I've been told I have a good set of lungs!


My wish, to make more time for painting!

Tonight, somehow I found some time to paint.(it's 2am, I'll be sorry when the phone rings at 6am to sub)

I call this painting, serious doodling!

See, wishes do come true!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Life is Good!

That's the only title I could think of for this post because today is my birthday!!:)

Life is good!
Good husband!
Good kids!
Good family!
Good life!

Today was the last day of my Visual Imaging fundamentals class.
The final project was to create a color poster depicting a well known American park presenting the for seasons.
I liked how my poster turned out so I decided to take it to Office Depot and have a 16"x20" color print made on glossy paper. I also bought a nice simple black frame at Target. I'm so glad I did it! I never see what my digital artwork looks like in print. It was my birthday present to myself!

Happy Birthday to me!!!

Here's my poster of Central Park:


Wednesday, April 20, 2011


I've been busy working on my final project for my Video Imaging Fundamentals class. The final project was to write, star in, edit, and produce a wacky interview.
We were told to come up with questions for a two minute interview. The interviewee was not to see the questions in advance of the interview.
This was a three camera shoot. The challenge was to create a 20 second intro, edit and sync audio and video and finish with a ten second credit. My timing was a little off but I'm pretty happy with the results.
I have one type-o you're instead of your in the intro. I am the interviewer (I hate seeing myself on camera) I would have liked a make-up and hair crew and better lighting! I'm such a diva!:)

Here it is! It's 2min 19 sec

Sunday, April 10, 2011

How to make the most of a three day weekend...

Go to a cabin in the mountains.

Country Road...

Since my husband is a chef, days off are rare, especially three days in a row! He normally only gets one day off a week.
A couple of weeks ago the kids were on spring break. The last three days of their break their dad was off. So, last minute I decided to book a cabin in the blue ridge mountains.
The trip consisted of waking up early friday morning and hitting the road at 5:30. We watched the sunrise and the morning fog lifted as we headed off on our last minute adventure.

We rented a cabin by the lake tucked in the woods. We arrived at about 4:00(we hit some traffic in Atlanta). We quickly aquainted ourselves with our new temporary home. My older son put himself in charge of the fireplace(we don't have one at home so this was a luxury). My younger one headed right downstairs to the pool table for a game with the big guy. Did I mention we took the dog with us. It's a pet friendly cabin! She wasn't thrilled with the ride but she did claim the master bedroom.

Night one-There was a really big thunder storm. It was so cozy, we didn't care. Let it pour! We went to the local supermarket Ingles and stocked up for the next two days. We couldn't get internet so we actually enjoyed each others company as a family.

The next day-After a good nights sleep we thought we'd do some fishing on the lake. Unfortunately it was still raining, actually pouring. So we just hung around the cabin. I had to take the dog for a walk and discovered how beautiful the mountains were in the rain. Back to Ingles for some rain ponchos (never thought I'd wear one) and back to the cabin to explored the great outdoors. We hiked about three miles in the rain up the mountain. Oh yes, on the way to Ingles as we were pulling away from the cabin we saw a herd of deer! When we got back to the cabin we soaked in the hot tub. Played some pool. Sat by the fire, watched tv, ate a wonderful dinner prepared by the chef. We savored every single minute of that day! It was amazing!

Sunday-We had to be out of the cabin by eleven. Woke up, had breakfast, straightened up according to the handbook and left. As we were getting into the car the sun broke through the clouds! We were home by 8pm. The kids had a great time but were happy to see their video games too:)

And here's a mosaic for Mosaic Monday hosted by Mary at little red house


I have decided that my home decorating style is now rustic country!
Humm....chalkboards totally fit the theme. As a matter of fact there was one in the kitchen!
I can't wait to add some touches to my home that remind me of our cabin in the mountains. In some ways the cabin felt more like home than home.