Wednesday, March 25, 2009

42 and counting

Recently we had an anniversary, in fact, it was on St. Patricks day !! (St. Patricks day was not as big a deal as it is nowadays !) Anywho, the first year anniversary my husband brought me one single rose, to commemorate our year together, and the following year it was two.... well, never could he imagine the 42 long stemmed roses that this year would barely fit into the vase... they were truly gorgeous, and I love them !! (and the man who gave them to me!)
p.s.- that other handsome man is my sis's husband, Roger....

Monday, March 09, 2009

Aussie girls

Here are two new portraits that I just finished of my friend, Marlene's grandbabies... They live in Australia, so I wasn't able to take my own photos. That makes it more difficult, because I have something particular in mind about how the finished painting should be, and that just changes the process a bit. There are certainly times when it's just impossible, though...

Marlene will have all 4 of her grandchildren's portraits now, because last year I completed the two grandsons...

Thursday, March 05, 2009

We'll miss you, Christy !

We went to a very sad funeral today for a fun-loving friend, Christy.... She was taken too soon from us all, and makes us realize how precious each and every day is ! Christy was a great mom, and a wonderful, caring wife. She was a funny, charismatic, dry witted friend. She was fun to be around, we traveled many places together, with couples, and with "the girls"
Christy, we had no time to say "goodbye"- let us all take the time to tell those that we love how important they are to us. You made our lives a little richer for knowing you ! We will miss you, Christy