Amish Boy In The Barn

Here is another completed picture, Amish Boy In The Barn.  As I stated in my previous post, the boy was actually drawn from an old picture of my son when he was quite small.  He had the cutest face! 

It was actually a lot of fun to do.  I hope you like the result.  I plan on sending this to manufacturers of designs for the amish tourist areas in the United States. Maybe…just maybe!Image

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Shushing Santa

Hello, I know it’s been awhile, but I have been busy with my daughter who is graduating on Thursday and it has been prom, practices and such.

I did have this piece a couple of months ago but then stashed it in a drawer.  For some reason I didn’t really like it.  The other day I found it and thought I could work on it a little more and then was a little more happy with it

It kind of reminds me of a Norman Rockwell type painting.  Hope you like it.

Oh yes…and I will also show you my daughter, Kelsey on prom night.  Almost made me cry!

 

Shushing Santa Pastel Painting

 

Daughter Kelsey-Prom night

Retro-look Ice Cream Picture

Just finished this picture.  It was so much fun!  I took a picture of my son who was about 6 here, and turned him into a retro-look ice cream advertisement sign.  Retro is in  and this is what made me try this.  His face is so cute, he could sell mud pies!  Think I will make him into a flag!

Anyway, I would love to do my daughters now. Caitlin could do pies, and Kelsey…cupcakes or cookies.  So much fun!

Retro look Ice Cream Sign

 

Little Red Sneakers (A Poem and reblog)

I am posting this yet again, as I see people still look this one up now and again. Enjoy!!!

Here is a poem from my journal that was written 6/21/93.  It is about my children and wanting never to forget all the special memories of their childhood. The red sneakers were Patrick’s, and they were little  canvas high tops-so cute!  (He had several different pairs, and I even saved a pair of velcro cuties!)

This poem is titled:

LITTLE RED SNEAKERS

I want to remember,

Little red sneakers, sandboxes and swings,

and all the little childhood things.

Little Red Sneakers 🙂 (Yes, I saved them)

Joyful laughter-wiping tears, I want to remember through the years.

Ice cream, lollipops and licorice,too,

Wagons and bicycles-a stroller for two.

Christmases and birthdays, when everyone’s over,

Ernie and Bert, Oscar and Grover.

Bathing suits and summer fun, a kiss and hug for everyone.

Carousels and pony rides, cookouts and climbing slides.

A wading pool, chock-full of toys,

Climbing trees is for little boys!

Scampering feet on wooden floors,

Singing kid songs behind closed doors.

Christopher Robin and Winnie The Pooh,

Owl, Eeyore, Kanga and Roo.

Reading books on Mommy’s lap,

Patrick

“Come on now kids, it’s time for your nap!”

Cookies and milk before going to bed.

Stroking blonde hair on a tired boys head.

The kiss and the hug,  the ” I  Love You!” before sleeping,

Lies deep within my heart, worth keeping.

These things I want to remember with pleasure.

Worth more than gold,

It’s a mother’s treasure!

The End

:)

Little Red Sneakers (via Cherylmcnulty’s Blog)

I know I’ve reblogged this before, but I think it is a great poem and many people enjoyed this last time. Here’s one for all the moms that “want to remember” and know that special times with little ones never really last for very long. Thank God for memories! Enjoy!

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via Cherylmcnulty’s Blog

Be Kind

This illustration is like the “Be Sweet” illustration several posts back.  I had intended to do a series of pictures like these,  illustrating  ” two word” quotes.  Let’s call it the “BE”series.  I am still trying to get to my drawing board with all these great ideas, but I’ve had to change my schedule around a bit.  I’m a little busier these days with a new job in real estate.  I will get there-I’m determined.

Anyway, I do like the way this came out.  I think the two children are rather sweet,  and I really like the fact that this little boy is so good to this little girl by giving her his balloon after hers popped.  Always devastating to a child!  I must do more of these! Hope you like it. 🙂

Be Kind

Little Red Sneakers

 

Patrick (about 1992) with sock puppet on hand, in his little red sneakers

 

My kids- Kelsey, Patrick and Caitlin (about 1998)

 

Here is a poem from my journal that was written 6/21/93.  It is about my children and wanting never to forget all the special memories of their childhood. The red sneakers were Patrick’s, and they were little  canvas high tops-so cute!

This poem is titled:  Little Red Sneakers

*I want to remember,

Little red sneakers, sandboxes and swings,

and all the little childhood things.

Joyful laughter-wiping tears, I want to remember through the years.

Ice cream, lollipops and licorice,too,

Wagons and bicycles-a stroller for two.

Christmases and birthdays, when everyone’s over,

Ernie and Bert, Oscar and Grover.

Bathing suits and summer fun, a kiss and hug for everyone.

Carousels and pony rides, cookouts and climbing slides.

A wading pool, chock-full of toys,

Climbing trees is for little boys!

Scampering feet on wooden floors,

Singing kid songs behind closed doors.

Christopher Robin and Winnie The Pooh,

Owl, Eeyore, Kanga and Roo.

Reading books on Mommy’s lap,

“Come on now kids, it’s time for your nap!”

Cookies and milk before going to bed.

Stroking blonde hair on a tired boys head.

The kiss and the hug,  the ” I  Love You!” before sleeping,

Lies deep within my heart, worth keeping.

These things I want to remember with pleasure.

Worth more than gold,

It’s a mother’s treasure!

The End

🙂