Well, summer is in full swing! It is going by too fast, it won't be long before I will be moving my oldest daughter who is transferring to an out of town university. Boo Hoo! I will miss her alot, she is my buddy. My middle daughter will begin at a local college (an art major!), and my son is still in high school. Lots of changes this fall. I am frantically painting because once school starts (for me too) I won't have as much time. I am trying to savor every flower and tomato this summer. Tomorrow we are going to have a picnic at a local winery where my sister's husband's band will entertain. I have three sisters, one of them is J. Pease (Hot Tamale Art). We are all very close and have so much fun together. We have 10 children between us and it is a great noisy blast when we all get together, everyone talking at once! Tomorrow will be fun! I hope our picnic doesn't turn out like THIS painting! I have a few more paintings to post as soon as I photograph them. One is of a mermaid dancing with an octopus which I think is pretty cute.
I am a self taught artist who has always enjoyed creating anything from a flower garden to the perfect meal. Now that my children, (ages 23, 26, and 27) are all grown up, I have more time to create! I also work 4 days a week during the school year with special needs preschoolers--which I dearly love! The children in my life inspire many of my paintings.