Went to North Carolina to visit my sister and her husband. My sister in law and I decided we both needed a mini vacation, and besides we got to see her Grandkids, my nephews family. Beautiful children, full of life, energy and the smiles only children can bring. Lots of talking about the past, present and future. Family, love and miss them. Miss the days when we all lived in the same town. Time marches on. Back to work.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Friday, May 13, 2011
These Tiger Lillies were painted from a combination of photos from my sister's garden and my husbands Aunt Anita's garden in Arizona. They certainly are dramatic, the flowers, not my sister. My little sister doesn't know I blog.
Oh yes, my original post today did not get on the blog, it is hanging out there in cyber space, somewhere, wondering if it will just show up someday. I need a break from the gadgets now.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Took this picture on a walkabout with my daughters dog, Murphy. One of Murphy's litter mates lives around the corner from us. They met again for the first time in a long time. Murphy is the one not so pleased to be kissed by his sister. Love that dog.
I had a wonderful day off, thank you to all of my five children. A very special day. Mothers day is bitter sweet when your Mom is gone. I miss her every day. She was a woman of character, with a wonderful Irish sense of humor. It never gets easier.
Saturday, May 7, 2011
After a short break I am finally back into the daily painting mode. A week of paperwork catch up, school meetings and the stuff that makes a life.
Hope you enjoy this photo from my walk about this morning. Now, to get back to work.
Sunday, May 1, 2011
I use to love this little flower shop in North Andover, MA. Like most of MA, it was quaint and very appealing and always colorful. Miss living there, so I painted this watercolor of one of my favorite places.