Thursday, August 28, 2008

LE was here for such a short time...

I miss her so much. She came Monday got her Madison fix, had some sister time with Jill, had our usual amount of laughs and eating with the family and left....

I am lucky I will see her in Oct. at Art FiberFest..can't wait!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

This is so cute....

To get you in the ArtFest mood...

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The class of '66

We all celebrated our 60th birthday with a group Bar B Q birthday party at our hometown, Santa Paula, Steckle Park. A place we all spent lots of time at at various times in our lives.....good times....(spoken with a SNL voice).

Paula, Linda, me

Marsha, me, Melinda, Sally and Nancy

Billie, Linda, Paula and I planned an all girl's weekend to go along with the Bar BQ. Paula couldn't do the sleep over at the last minute but made it to the park. Even though we talked all weekend we could have talked more.

It was so fun to see everyone. There were 175 people at the event. We had good weather and food. I keep thinking about everyone and wondering what they are doing now etc. We will have to catch up all over again next time...

Thursday, August 21, 2008

The last days of summer

Wed. Colleen and I went to Refugio Beach. It was a perfect day and we even went in the water. I felt like I was playing hooky...We saw dolphins and I think the longest line of pelicans I have ever seen. I counted 39.

Thurs was Susan BB and Pepa's birthday party at Pepa's amazing new home. We did a little project with Susan, had delicious tostadas and big yummy cupcakes...A really great day. Madison came so I did not get many pictures or my project done but it was so good to see everyone and catch up alittle.

Here are a couple of shots of Pepa's new home....

So true!

And here are some funnys from Penny....

...and here is a pic of me Penny did some photoshop magic on. I love it!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Art Roundup

Sat. in Los Olivos, the Artist Guild of Santa Ynez Valley had an art show at the Grange in connection with the Quick Draw competition. Susan at The Solvang Bakery made us this fun cake! It was a big hit! It was a hot day but I enjoyed catching up with some artist friends. I did alittle business which is always nice too. Thanks dear friend for the great cake!!!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

more Jesse

This is the piece I bought...

Monday, August 11, 2008

Jesse Reno in NoHo with CP

What a great 2 days!!! Not only is Jesse amazing but I met such great people/artists!!! I felt like everything I saw produced in the 2 days I was there was an art show ready to go on the wall. The diversity of the styles were amazing! My head has been almost vibrating ever since. I had to miss the last day and it is killing me not to see how everyone's art finished up. Jesse's work changes constantly so I can only show you the first incarnations.

He was also working on a mini mural for Carol in her to die for studio/crib.

I am itching to get to painting......He works with no preconceived ideas...and he never bats an eye to paint something out. That is what gives his work the layer upon layer look....His work and way of working is so fresh and intriguing. He uses the simplest of materials ...and he is amazingly neat....

On the Madison she is in her new jumpy thing....She is still a little overwhelmed so I just put her in for about 15 min. I think she is going to be very sensitive like Jill was as a baby...and still is.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Another beautiful day in Shell Beach

Not a lot of people but still a great day.

Here are my latest sock dolls. I sold one before I got a picture.

...and of course a little peak at Madison sleeping in her new bed with the cute bunny quilt Mary found for her...soooo sweet!

Friday, August 01, 2008

...yet more Birdman

These are almost done.....