Friday, March 28, 2008

Feeling Nostalgic

We've been spring cleaning the garage and found some of the twins first clothes and got me all nostalgic. . . . so I've posted this one called "First Day Home" which is how they looked together in the crib after the white knuckle drive home from the hospital. They were so small and had that new baby smell which always puzzled me that I could even smell them cause I really have no sense of smell!

I've been working on some pretty involved paintings so this is kind of a "filler" post till I get the new ones finished.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Window Into Monte Alban

28" x 20" Transparent Watercolor

We had a small earthquake last night around 1am or so, and I don't know why but it must have brought up some old memories. As a result, I started thinking about our trip to Monte Alban and the ancientness of it.
When we were walking around the ruins, a white hawk kept circling us and a few hummingbirds would hover around just following as we took in the beauty. On the south side we found this open rectangular depression that must have been some large building and in the corner there was this "window". It was so intriguing that I knew one day I would paint it. I actually didn't notice the patterns on the stones until I drew it out.
This was a magical place and I am so glad we went there. I hope to go back one day and visit even more of the ruins in the area.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Transparent Watercolor Society of America

Great News! I just got the notice that my painting "Honoring The Elders" was selected for the TWSA's 32'nd Annual Exhibition! I am so honored and excited as these annual exhibitions are tough to get into. Over 900 paintings were submitted and only 85 were selected this year.
The show will be held at the Bloomington Art Center in Bloomington MN., May 16 - July 28, 2008.
I am toasting myself with a cyber drink! I'm having a Margarita with extra salt!, so if you feel like joining me. . Cheers!

(I posted the painting a couple of posts ago if you'd like to see it!)

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Yellow Hammer


This little one is pure light, loving, creative, sensitive and at the same time, rough and tumble. His hero is Legolas, and favorite color is yellow. He fills my heart with his observations and questions about heaven and angels, telling me how he was looking around at everyone while he was up in the sky before coming down to be with his mom and I, and makes me laugh with his made up jokes and pirate smile.