Monday, May 25, 2009


It has been such a nice weekend! We barbecued Saturday and played badminton and whiffle ball with the kids and their friends. Then we made S'mores around the outdoor fire pit at night and watched the night critters.

The photo is of the back of a cart that my husband built a few years back. He modeled it after one on Lord of the Rings. It sits near the drive way and at Halloween it is decked out with scary stuff. Yes, my husband builds LOTS of things! All of our decks, arbors, benches, Adirondack chairs and such!

On Sunday, my birthday, I did whatever I darn well pleased! That was--sitting outside with the birds, sketching, painting, and piddling around in the gardens. I finished up three paintings I had started. I really like how they turned out. The butterfly girl has a wonderful proverb written on it--about renewal... The garden angel is very colorful with lots of papers, texture and some glitter...The girl in the hammock is how I felt this weekend--relaxed and content--she is watching her kitty who is watching a bluebird sitting near her head! I will list them all on eBay today. Back to work tomorrow! Have a nice week everyone!


MyBlueHeaven said...

I will be looking for those cute paintings on ebay.

Pease Porridge said...

Happy Birthday Cris! I love all of your new paintings. The middle one looks like Laura for some reason. Can't wait to get to your gardens and hang out this summer.

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Well happy belated birthday Cris..I hope it was a wonderful one for you..glad you got to relax and do as you always I love your paintings especially the kittehs!!! enjoy the rest of your day..:)

Jenny said...

I love the cart, Cris. I wish Dave would make It looks so peaceful out there in them woods.

The paintings are cute. I am glad you had a nice birthday.

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Cris! Happy Belated Birthday! I'm glad you had a special day! Wonderful new creations! Love the relaxed girlie and kitty in the hammock! A girl should always feel like that on her birthday! You deserve it! Have a great week!

Lisa :)

Julie said...

Wow ~ what a talented family you guys are. I love your paintings and wanted to say thank you for the kind words and entering my give ~ away! ; )

Jenny said...

Hi Hon!

I sent you an award from my alley cat blog. :) because I love you!

suziart said...

Happy Belated Birthday, my 50th was Memorial Day!

I love your latest works and the photos of your outdoor areas look so wonderful and inviting!