Saturday, January 14, 2012

Carrie Gave Me Some Wild Socks!!!

They are really a lot of fun.  I decided I wanted to paint the pattern of the socks, not the socks.  And, it was exciting because they have sparklies and it gave me an opportunity to paint sparklies.  I didn't capture the intensity of the magenta.  They are truly something that "shows" when I where them.  Thanks, Carrie, for giving me something to celebrate the fun side.  

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Flowers from Virginia---again!!!

Well,  it can never be too often.  Just in time for my holiday festivities.  I got this beautiful candlelit arrangement from Virginia.  It really added to the warmth of a great time with a houseful of daughters, grandchildren, my brother, sons in law, and a Japanese exchange student.  It was a lot of fun and, as readers of this blog know, we also assembled a family art show.

Virginia also gave a "little extra" to help with art supplies.  Well, she always says it's for whatever I want, but I know I will spend it on art supplies!  I already bought a dvd that goes with a book I already had about Expressive Figure Painting.  Very inspirational!!!  Having fresh flowers always is, too.  I did this a week or so ago, but am behind on my blogposts.  I'll send this card to her with a thank you note.