Still In The Works…Trying My Best

Yes, I am still working on this painting.But it’s going slow because too many events have been getting in the way. I keep going by my drawing board and looking at her not finished, and I want to sit right down and finish, but this has to be done and that has to be done, and so it goes. But I will finish this, I will, hopefully in the next 3 days.  I hope she turns out beautifully. I’m really loving the background color on this and how it feels warm and you can almost smell that pie.  Oh well, let’s  see what I can do. I’ll be back!

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Getting there…real slowly

 

3 Finished Pictures

Well, here i am again, and this time I have 3 pictures I have finished and hopefully ready for the portfolio.

The Piggy Pudding picture makes me feel like I still have to add something, whether it is pockets on the apron or corner pieces of pines and berries.  I may still have to add to this one.  But the other 2 I am sure are finished.  I hope you like them…it took me quite awhile…watercolor!!!!   Enjoy!

 

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New Cupcake Chef Pastel Drawing

Here is the newest, now on to the next one!  I love doing chef pictures…I always loved them and now it’s nice I can make my own!  This robust guy loves making cupcakes, hopefully not one at a time!  This time I added white text to the picture with another program.  Hope you like it.  Bon Appetit!

The Cupcake Chef

Berry Days

This is a print I did because of my love  for the Springtime,  and also, for  berry picking. 

I love going to the local farm stand and going on the tractor ride early in the morning.  Just hearing the sounds of the large field sprinklers and the families with their children, and all the excitement in the air.  Everyone gets a basket and gets dropped off in the field.  You can pick as many berries you’d like, and then when you take them home (if you don’t eat them all in the car), you get to decide what you can make with all those juicy berries!  And there’s plenty of options!

Just thinking of all this makes me want Spring even more!  I can’t wait!

Enjoy! 🙂

Berry Days

 

Ahhhh, Strawberries and Cream! Delightful!

Grandma’s House…It’s Heaven!/ A Poem

 

The front of Grandma's House

Well, I never made it for Thursday’s Poet Rally , but I’m posting this anyway.

This was a poem I wrote for My Mother-In-Law’s birthday a very long while ago.  We all had to write a poem about what made her so special to us.  I just thought about what my kids would have written if they had to do this, so it was from a child’s point of view.  As you read ,  you’ll see there are many reasons why she was, and still is, so special. Even though she has changed her address (not 57 Don anymore),and has slowed down her pace a little bit, she still holds her own.  Everyone still likes to go visit Grandma’s House!

Here Goes:

             Grandma’s House…It’s Heaven!

*Someone once asked me if I believed there’s a heaven.

I replied that I did, “It’s at Don, 57!”

That’s the street and the house where my grandmother stays,

where she sews and she bakes and weaves love through her days.

And what would you find at my grandmother’s house?

Well, I’ll just name a few:

First, there’s that huge pool out back and Papa’s barbecue!

Then there’s the deck where we dry off and snack, we can’t forget that, too!

There’s a large playroom down cellar and a swing set outside!

In the garage, there’s a go-kart, where we take turns for a ride.

And Grandma’s kitchen holds smells of all her baking and cooking,

but it seems she must do this when no one is looking!

There’s always chocolate chip cookies and brownies, homemade!

Drinks of coffee milk, soda and iced lemonade!

There’s roast turkey and pork chops, hot dogs and fries,

ice cream and cakes, assorted pudding and pies!

Even Dad’s never seen a steak THAT size!

For snacks, she keeps a great, big shelf , and I always want to help  myself!

There’s gumdrops and chocolate bars, potato chips, too!

Corn curls and lollipops and gum to chew!

You can even take some home with you!

You’ll see fancy quilts and cloth dolls, and Grandma’s sewn every stitch!

If she sold all her treasures, I’m sure she’d be rich!

There’s plush chairs and pretty towels, lots of linen and lace…

“Hey, isn’t that chocolate on Kelsey’s face?”

There’s magazines, newspapers and books Grandma’s read.

Plenty of band-aids for boo-boos and kind words said.

Then holidays are always great, as Grandma loves to decorate.

She puts colored eggs out for Easter, and leaves out for Fall.

At Christmas, there’s gold-ribboned  wreaths on the wall.

I just don’t know how she does it all!

Now, there’s a roast in the oven and turkey soup in the pot.

Take a plate, stand in line, while supper’s still hot!

Grab a chair, sit on down, relax, take it slow.

Because at Grandma’s, it’s heaven on earth, don’t you know!

                            The End 

Now after reading this, it sounds like it would make a great children’s picture book!  I think I may just try this!

Hope you liked it, and I bet it sounded like a Grandma you know, too! 🙂

Happiness Is Homemade

Now I think we can all relate to this picture!  Anything homemade is awesome, but chocolate chip cookies have to be the best!  I know they don’t even have a chance of staying around too long in my house!

Anyway,I thought this would be a cute picture to try.  I think I  did a pretty good job of capturing the look of “begging” on the kids faces.  Hey, they almost look like my kids!  

Oh well, enjoy! 🙂

Happiness Is Homemade