Sep 25, 2009
Hi, guys! Here is a painting of the 'friendship' plant that I am giving the previous owners of our home. They are an amazing couple who we cannot believe we have had the privlege of meeting--let alone the opportunity to live in the home that they built.
In her yard she had planted a beautiful and stunning array of family plants and bushes--all flowering and so lush that it's just amazing. We wanted her to have such a living treasure with them at their new place, so we made a 'friendship plant' for them and this painting of it as a thank you and show of appreciation for them making us living here possible. I've made of their rooms into a studio, found some paper amongst the boxes, and put their new plant on the steps that they built outside leading to the lake. I painted it in watercolors.
Feb 5, 2009
Thanks for all who stopped by and placed a vote in Artwanted.com's recent Traditional Self-Portrait Painting Contest. The results are in and I couldn't believe the outcome! There were wonderful entries and unique views of all the participants. Stop by and check out the talent!
Artwanted.com's Contest Page
Jan 28, 2009
What a great start to the new year! We now have a new president and lots of 'changes' in the midst! Icansketchu.com has undergone some changes, too! I've been working with our FRG and pulling together ideas for our boys overseas. There is an upcoming 'Support Our Troops' campaign for Valentine's Day--check back for more details!
Hope your day goes great!
Jan 4, 2009
Happy New Year 2009! Wow--what a year it's been! 2008 brought about many surprises and challenges for all. New friends, new locations, new opportunities--and, unfortunately, the loss of some treasured loved ones. Experiencing life to the fullest is a daily endeavor not to be missed. You never know what's just around the corner--it could be a wonderful new friend, or a funny situation you'll remember for years. We treasure them all.
We relocated in 2008--(a surprise to us!), and found ourselves meeting all sorts of new people. We love our new home and the friends surrounding it. The boys have, of course, gotten older and more adventurous in their pursuits. Our oldest joined the military and is now a full-time soldier for America, (wow!). Our middle boy is wrestling his heart out for his new school. Our littlest son is a computer gamer and is amazingly good at cracking codes and creating creatures we could have never imagined.
Still in the fight in protecting America, we find ourselves still juggling time around home-turf schedules and deployments. We are so proud of our boys, (and girls!), keeping us safe--the amount of work that they do is more than impressive.
Icansketchu is going wonderfully well. Numerous new venues and exposure have helped boost traffic to a previously unimagined level! Thank you to all who have purchased, commissioned and advertised my art--your interest is most inspiring! I am now working on some magazine layouts and new portrait paintings. New paper greeting cards are posted weekly and the response has been impressively positive.
I hope this new year steps off on a positive note for you as well--keep your eyes and options open--you never know what treasure a new experience can be!