Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The collage I made for my partner in the Marie Antoinette Swap.

I'm really enjoying this theme. I think I'll work on some other pieces.

Monday, April 27, 2009

and fade to black...

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Kids on a sunny day

Color Inspiration from Longwood Gardens

Friday, April 24, 2009

Elijah Update- 7 months
Here's the update on precious Elijah. I can't tell you how much I look forward to his updates. I've gotten really attached to him.

Nanny report:
Elijah is a clever boy with big beautiful eyes. He is very fortunate that he has had a successful surgery late last month. Following his surgery, he has needed a bit more comforting and needs to be held, but that is totally understandable from one who has been sick. We all need a little extra loving kindness when we are sick. Earlier this month he developed pneumonia and received medicine and has since recovered and is now doing well. He has continued to eat well, even following surgery. He smiles from ear to ear and his laughter is contagious. He is so cute!
Polka Dot Challenge

I'm participating in a polka dot challenge that A Year Of Color is sponsoring. I love polka dots and I collect everything with them on it. Here's the challenge:

An art project...since I have Marie on the brain lately, I whipped up this little project. I love how her hair is just a tad messy :) What has she been up to???

Polka dots in nature...taken in Hawaii.
Polka dot food...candy of course!!!!!!!!

Polka dot clothing...I can't tell you how many polka dot clothes/accessories that I have...I love them!!! here are just two of my colorful scarves.
A vintage polka dot of my most favorite pixies.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Love Without Boundaries Art Auction!
9 am Pacific

Help heal a heart!

The art auction starts April 23 and goes to April 28.

I donated this painting to the auction in honor of my two beautiful nieces.

Journey of the White Swan

Here are my thoughts about this painting:
The lotus blossom candles guide their journey home across the ocean on the White Swan... cushioned by a nest of protective feathers, and...followed by the Winged Hearts... to signify that adoption is a true gift of the heart... and also to symbolize that their Chinese heritage will always be a part of who they are...a birth gift they brought with them from China. The girls each hold a single swan feather to symbolize the transformation to their forever family. Feathers also have been associated with maternal love and spirituality.

Go check out all the wonderful items up for bid right here. There are over 300 incredible items up for bid (items gradually added) with EVERY penny going to fund heart surgeries for Chinese orphans.

Spread the word!!!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Additional party ideas

First Communion

I have a friend who is Catholic and her daughter is going to take First Communion soon. She's having a party to celebrate and asked if I had any decorating ideas. I love coming up with party ideas. Here's a few that I started with....

Saturday, April 18, 2009

School award

My son won first place in his category in his school History Fair. Now he takes his project to the
district level.
Sunny Saturday
It was a beautiful day and the flower fairies are sprinkling magic.

Find a way

Find a way
a path will take you there...or make your own