Friday, August 28, 2009

happy news

Our family is about to be blessed with another wonderful son! Garrett proposed to Anna at a picnic on our farm that he carefully planned and prepared.

Off they went with a picnic basket full of goodies and a ring in Garrett's pocket. (We weren't spying. Really, we weren't. But I knew she'd want a picture.)

The charm bracelet, which he gave her first, spells out "Marry Me," but she was too excited to read it. On to the next step. Down on his knee, he asked.

She said yes!

We are planning a June 5th wedding for this sweet couple and are thanking God for His goodness and good gifts.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

the girls

Besides our pretty cows, we also have pretty chickens. Don't I have great subject matter for paintings? Soon, they will be laying pretty eggs; blue, green, yellow and brown. More food to paint, then eat.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

my cows

My husband called me a couple of weeks ago to tell me that our cow-man friend, Garland, knew of some cows for sale just like I've always wanted; Oreo cows. They were at a sale barn about an hour from here and would be auctioned off the next day, possibly headed for the meat packing plant! I wish I could have bought them all, but could only bring these two home, a mother and baby which I have named Cookie and Kitten. Aren't they pretty? As with all our animals, they are now spoiled rotten. I can hardly step out the door without them right by my side mooing for cow cubes. They sleep just outside the front yard fence like great big dogs. They are supposed to help with the mowing though I can't see much progress.

But aren't they pretty?

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


"Happiness" mixed media, 6"x6" $60.00
I haven't picked up a brush in weeks so thought it wise to warm up with something fun and easy. I used paper from my huge collection, oil paints and pastels. Had a lot of fun and can't wait to get in the studio and do some more.

Monday, August 10, 2009

art opening

Austin, me, and Becky in front of her beautiful mural-size painting.

A great turn-out - over 200 people.

Here, you can see Becky's work on the back wall, mine on the right and Austin's pieces on pedestals.

It was such a fun evening...lots of food and good friends. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend and thank you to all who have supported and helped me in so many different ways. Family and friends are two of God's best gifts!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

opening reception

"Slice of Summer" oil, 6"x8" $130.00 framed

Hello, everyone! Austin, Becky and I are having a reception to open our show at River Oaks Gallery in Abilene Frame 'n' Art Shop, Friday, August 7th, from 6:30-8:00. Lots of pretty things to look at, nice people to mingle with, and good food to eat. We would love to see you there.