Monday, February 11, 2008

HEARTS IN NATURE & Weekend Paint Classes
Hope you had a great weekend. Mine was busy but I did take some time to browse the web for some inspiration. With Valentine's Day coming up this week "hearts" were on my mind. Mainly the hearts of my boys and wondering what kind of mom I'm going to be when they bring home their first girlfriend, fiancee, and hopefully only ever one wife.

These hearts in nature put a smile on my face and I wanted to share them with you.

I think the greatest gift you can give any one is the gift of your heart!
Giving of it unconditionally is an even better gift.

My heart is FULL - I have the world's greatest husband that is incredibly loving and attentive to me!

My 3 boys fill my heart with so much JOY! Two of them now tower of me in heighth and wonder when they grew up?
I'm not looking forward to the days of heartaches they have ahead of them with "girls" but will be here ready to comfort them when they do.

Saturday paint classes ~

I had two great paint classes on Saturday.
First, we painted the trio of sunflowers.







This was her first painting class


This was her first paint class with me and she won the drawing and got to take home the project pieces I painted with them in class.

Next class was our landscape class with a white crane.




I'm off to two painting classes today - we are painting a pineapple welcome sign in both classes and my class on Wednesday is painting the crane landscape.

I want to say thank you to all my bloggy friends that are so faithful in coming to visit me. I've been terrible about emailing you back with answers and thanks! I am looking forward to some free time that I have coming up this weekend to get caught up on all my favorite blogs to visit!

Have a fabulous week. Don't forget to sign up for my giveaway for the OWOH giveaway ~ check a few posts below with the strawberry tray. I will drawing on Feb. 14th.
Have a great day.


Angela said...

What a wonderful post!!! Nature always amazes me!Thanks for sharing that with us! It's thoughtful of you to post pictures of your students like that. Their work is always so wonderful!

Angela said...

LOLOLOL I commented on your giveaway because you reminded me to. My computer is acting up..and I just got it! I posted twice accidentally. Uggggg!!!! Well, I entered!!! :) Your work is wonderful!

Sugar Bear said...

Love the hearts! I bet you will be a very kind and loving mom to all of the girls that your boys bring home (provided they are deserving, nice, and kind of course!).

Donna said...

Love your hearts in nature! Beautiful.
I always enjoy seeing what you're painting in class. I like the sunflowers!

Rosemary said...

Beautiful photos and sentiments.
Love the Sunflowers!

Robyn said...

Sandy! Great stuff as usual! Come and visit me! Love to have you come over! :)

KJ said...

I love seeing your paint classes! I'm happy when I get to see all of their beautiful creations and the pleased expressions on their faces. I'm sad because I don't live close enough to take these classes!


justabeachkat said...

Wow...the hearts found in nature are incredible!!!

Loved seeing all the beautiful canvases you and your class have painted.



joan said...

Love your hearts, sunflowers and cranes! Hope you are having a great week.

Mary Isabella said...

It is so beautiful as always. Do you know how much I enjoy coming by to visit with you and see all of these beautiful things? I wish we lived closer so I could see all the beauty you create....Smiles to you my friend...mary

Barbara Jacksier said...

I love how the smiles on everyone's faces are as big and bright as the sunflowers! What lovely heart photos, too.

Linda said...

Great post sis. What are we going to do with the broken hearts our boys suffer??? We are going to lift them to the Lord and cry a lot of tears and then thank the Lord for the good and the bad and the wonderful gift of getting to be their mommy! Love the art work!
Looking forward to seeing the pineapple welcome signs.
Love ya,

Christi Snow said...

Love the hearts in Nature pretty and fun! You have such talented students...they must have had a great teacher. :) smiles....

Sandi McBride said...

I am always so impressed with your work and the work of your students. The hearts in Nature are just fantastic. I've always been partial to the Bleeding Heart in springtime!

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Sandy, swetie we have missed you! Love the sunflowers, our Pa grows these Giant Russian variety that grow to over 7 feet tall!!! Happy faces in class, and no wonder, they have you by their side :) Happy Valentines Day Sandy!! Jenn and Jacqui xo

Naturegirl said...

Sandy love what you posted for Valentines Day..all gifts of nature to warm your heart..lovely post! :)NG

Julie said...

I have been away covering a horse show and now am playing catch up on my favorite blogs! Happy Valentine's Day! Love the sunflowers!

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Sandi
Love your hearts, how clever! Love your blog, I felt as if I was sitting in class with you all, it must be so much fun. Thanks for adding me to your favourites, I'll do the same if that's OK