I couldn't resist stealing this photo from my mom's recent blog. It brought me such happy childhood memories. We always seemed to have lots of kitties and puppies around the house. Most of them my poor Dad didn't even know about. We hid the calico cat for about 3 or 4 months before he ever noticed her! ha ha In this photo from 1970 I am 12 years old (middle) with my two sisters, Susan and Kerry (Jennifer wasn't born yet). We were having a random "Cat Birthday Party" I don't remember which cat's birthday it was! I do remember baking the cakes and having a lot of trouble getting them all to keep their hats on for the picture! ha ha. We had parties for all of our pets on their birthdays similar to this one. Poor things!
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.