Saturday, November 29, 2008

Well, are you in the Christmas mood yet? I am not sure that I am. I am not ready to put up the Christmas decorations. It is such a big job. I am not ready to face the holiday shopping crowds yet either. I declared that I was going to make all my gifts this year. We'll see about that.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Just some random pics from yesterdays festivities. Getting things cleaned up around here and getting in the Christmas craft mood. Can't believe it's that time of year again.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

So good to be back in blogland. We have been living out of the trailer for a few days. We had our house fumigated, and got to get back in yesterday, but it was still a little smelly and our eyes burned, so we spent one more night in the trailer. We are airing things out again today, so glad I am not hosting Thanksgiving dinner here. We had a great time in the desert, and left just before the storm came in, though it's been raining here for the last 2 days. Looking forward to using my new markers and pencils, maybe I'll find some time when things settle back down. Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you have a great one with family and friends.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Just was looking through some pics from last Thanksgiving, and it looks like it will be more of the same this year. I love being able to get out to the desert and camp with friends and ride the quads. Emma and Preston have already left, hence some time to blog and go blog visiting. Also shown, my colection of atcs (artist trading cards) with Roc's on the top.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

A Jewish man from Krakow, Poland came to our school today to tell his story about how he survived the holocaust. His story was amazing. He worked in Shindler's factory as a young teen and was on Shindler's list.

I have no problems today. I have it so good. Thank you God.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Art Lesson

This is the perfect time of year to read this book. I think it's my favorite children's book. Tommy wants to be an artist when he grows up, but Mrs. Larson won't let him use his box of 64 crayola crayons. He ends up drawing a Pilgrim couple and a turkey and his art teacher. I think that is why I love this book.

Monday, November 17, 2008


I decided that I needed a good set of markers and colored pencils so I splurged and got some primacolors. Can't wait to use them, but I don't want to use them til I have enough uninterrupted time to sit down and draw for a good while. Don't know if that is going to happen soon, so I am just anticipating how much fun it will be.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Big Weekend

Some progress on my book, I am in the process of getting some prisma markers so that I can continue.

and....Emma had two seasons end this weekend. Calvary Elementary Girls Basketball won the Championship and went undefeated all season, and Emma caught 4 softball games. Tustin 12U-A went to the semi finals. Good job girls. Way to go Emma.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Just Around the Corner

Can you believe Christmas is just around the corner? I was talking with someone yesterday who said she was just about done with her Christmas shopping. You're kidding me right? That would be a great goal, to get it all done before Thanksgiving. Yeah, like that is really going to happen. It would sure make December stress free. Well, maybe a could at least start in November.

These two projects are made from Creative Imaginations paper and chipboard stickers. They are on display at the Red Bee.
Another Biggest Loser post. I am now in 1st place. I have lost 15 lbs. Just 4 more weeks to go.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Cabin View

Last post for today.... a view from my parent's cabin in Idylwild, CA. We had a great time, went for a nice walk and.... Henry has another coyote story to tell.


Took a fieldtrip to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art with my Jr. Highers. We had a wonderful "Art of the Modern World" tour and had lunch at the L.A. Farmer's Market. The docent said nice things about my students, and thought they were very insightful.
Okay, so I've been busy and haven't posted in a while. Well, I have pictures to prove it and lots of inspiration for future blogging. Hope you are busy with lots of creativity and fun life stuff. This is a roughdraft of a page of a book that I want to write. Okay, I said it out loud. Thats a good thing. I went to the mountains for the last couple of days and did some drawing while I was up there. On the way home, I really thought about this book that I have been thinking about for years and I came home and started sketching. I think it just might happen.
Wrapped Christmas presents for a swap, almost finished with that. And....

a few other creative things in progress. What are you working on? Any book publishing tips?

Monday, November 3, 2008

well I have been working on some swap projects for Christmas, but I can't show them because they are Christmas presents and they need to get wrapped. Been busy otherwise with kids and sports and things so not much art to show of lately. Things are going to slow down here in a couple of weeks. Then we'll ramp things up again for the holidays. Happy November and Happy Super Tuesday to you tomorrow. Hope the polls aren't too crowded, and the wait not long.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Okay, so I didn't take too many pics of the holiday but I did get a few of Joe Jonas, I mean Emma in her Joe Jonas costume. We had fun carving pumpkins at the Greene's house Thursday. Happy November and daylight savings time day. More art to post tomorrow as I am going to the Red Bee with Maureen.