Friday, July 29, 2011

Painting Poppies

I mentioned a while back that my brother had opened an Art Studio called Creativity, and I have been working there. 
During the summer they offer week long Kids Camps (which are so much fun) and I teach a few days of the camp. One day we focus on Watercolors. I haven't really painted with my watercolors for many, many years. After teaching a few days, and spending a little too much time on youtube, I caught the bug to paint...and so I did. 
And yes, I know I am a little obsessed with poppies, and hopelessly obsessed with flowers.
My Gracie is thankfully in love with taking pictures and she snapped quite a few of the painting process. I made a little slide show so you can watch the picture progress. 

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Then later that night (as in way too late) I painted another one. I was just having too much fun. 

I also recently cut my hair....



Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Too much of my house still looks like this

But at least some of it looks like this too.  

Mmmm...I do love me some fabric in pretty little piles.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Hello Again!

Did you think I fell off the planet??? 

Well we survived the move from Springville to Orem.  We are renting an apartment from some of our best friends, and we are loving it here. (Although the new place still looks like a bomb went off.)
Here are a few of the things I learned in the process of moving--number one is that I own way too much crap, and apparently I am attached to all of it.  
I get overwhelmed to easily. I am a lousy mover and I hope not to do it again anytime soon. My son is amazing. We have some pretty great friends and family who take care of us. My shoulder that had been doing quite well, is not doing so well. Bummer.

I have a great space to use as my sewing studio at our new place with room for my longarm, and it is almost put together! I can't wait to get back to quilting!

We had a great 4th of July weekend, spent with some dear friends. Our weekend included hanging out, watching the fireworks display, swimming, jumping on the tramp, BBQing, laughing and lighting fireworks. I love this holiday.