Sunday, July 29, 2007

Fully Recovered ~
Whew! What a FUN Saturday I had. I taught three painting classes and it was a fun but exhausting day. I was gone from 9a.m. - 7p.m. and got home, ate a small bite, had a good soak in the tub and off to bed at 9p.m. My hubby was too sweet and took the dogs out this a.m. at 4:15a.m. and came out to the couch with the doggies instead of putting them in bed with us so that I could sleep. HOW SWEET is he?!?!?! He woke me up with a kiss on my check and a nice hot cup of coffee on my nightstand. I had about 35 minutes to get ready and get out the door for church. We made it early actually. Came home, had lunch and up to the outlet stores to return the TWO left shoes that we purchased at the NIKE store last weekend. No rocks hitting the windshield this time and I had a wonderful, entertaining time with my youngest! He is our family comedian.

My first class Texas Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush and all of the students really seemed to love this project.

Alice H.

CeeAnn ~ she sent me a picture she had taken earlier when it TX of a scene very similiar to our landscape.

Kim ~






My second class was an Urn & Topiary Tree.





My last class of the day was the Magnolia class on the RED canvas. We had such a time with "dryness" in the classroom for this class and these ladies (and younglady Hallie) did an amazing job to tackle the issue you have when it's too dry in the room. They all did a fabulous job and I'm hoping the room is not as hot tomorrow - plus, I'm gonna change my canvas prep just a bit to see if I can remedy the problem beforehand.




Barbara and her granddaughter (Hallie)

missed her mom Faye at class ~ hope you are doing well!


(She is my sons Gifted teacher at school)

I also got home to a wonderfully smelling home ~ my hubby made the apple crisp with the mix I got from Sandi over at the Whistlestop Cafe and let me just say it was the perfect~YUMMY~ end to a wonderful day. I had a small bowl with some cool whip on it and YUM!

I have another Magnolia class tomorrow a.m. and then will spend the week getting my kiddos ready for school. I cannot believe how much they grow in such a short amount of time. My oldest is now way taller than me and wears a size 10 shoe! When did that happen?

Cannot believe July is gone almost. Just 5 more months til Christmas ~ YIKES ~ Bet if I start now I can get my cards done so that they are not late again!

I hope you have a wonderful week! Take time for yourself. Kiss your kids and let them know how much they mean to you! Don't forget to DREAM, take a little time to CREATE and I hope you either INSPIRE or are INSPIRED by something or someone.


Linda said...

Sound like a busy day. Glad you were able to take care of the Shoe Issue without any further complications.:) Your students did very well in class. I always love to see each one of their pictures. I feel like I know them.
Love ya

Angela said...

Wonderful pictures! Everyone looks so happy! Man that looks good! From the Whistlestop Cafe! That was in the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes" Although it wasn't the same Whislestop Cafe though. That made me think of that! Wonderful post!

Kim said...

Steph and I had a great time spending the day with you yesterday! I can't think of a better way to spend a Saturday than painting with two of my favorite people! I was exhausted when I got home but it was a great day and I am really happy with all 3 pieces I painted. Thanks for a wonderful day of painting, conversation & laughs! Hugs ~ Kim

Sandi McBride said...

the magnolias are my favorite, maybe because my late Mother was so great at propagating the lovely trees and giving them as gifts to anyone who visited her. My own dear friend from New Jersey received one from my mother and they recently moved down here and had to leave "Grace" at the old house, she had grown so large. She named her Grace after my mother. I made her a gift of another Magnolia tree for the new house. I sure wish I had the artistic ability that you have.

justabeachkat said...

Yum...that apple crisp has my mouth watering.

What a sweet hubby you have. Very thoughtful.

Glad your weekend was good.


Diann said...

Are you an OSCI? When you said you saw Joel Dewberry's fabrics in Orlando, I know that the BEE convention is there and it's Donna's son. I'm an OSCI and went to convention a few summers back. I'm so glad to find another decorative painter! I used to teach One Stroke classes all the time when I first started my biz 5 years ago, but it led into the notecards and now I don't have time to teach anymore, but I LOVE to paint! Love it, love it, love it.