Thursday, November 25, 2010

giving thanks

My life is blessed with abundance and joy. I am so very grateful for this. I had to grow up to realize what a gift my family is and that true pleasure in life comes from enjoying my time with them. I had the most wonderful Thanksgiving with them today. We talked and laughed; danced and sang; feasted and relaxed and took a healing walk through the crisp air of this dark fall evening. Winter approaches so quickly-she feels as though she is here already kissing us with her frozen sunshine.

Collin showing his Mother how an iPod works.

Greg and Collin planning out their doorbusters Friday morning adventure.


Mom & Sissy

I hope you enjoyed your day - Happy Thanksgiving.
Today is a day to count your blessings.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Art Classes with my Sister!

So, my sister has always said to me, "you're the artist in the family" which I knew was not true and I finally got to prove it to her :)
I took her to Art & Soul in Portland this year and we enjoyed two fabulous classes together.
We took Roadmap to the Creative Life from the most awesome and wonderful Judy Wise on Saturday and then Freedom to Create with the amazing Jesse Reno on Sunday.
My sis wanted to Paint Big and that's what we got to do....I made her a journal for our class with Judy and she fell in love with metallic paints and the whole art journaling process...totally awesome!

Finally, I took Dolls for Big Girls with Judy on Monday and it was wonderful. One of my table-mates asked if I had made these dolls before - which I haven't; she replied, you are good girl! :) Made me feel good.

These are our artworks from Jesse Reno's class:

Thanks for stopping by - I'll ad photos of our journals and my doll as soon as I get some good pictures.