Saturday, July 18, 2009


First I want to show you the little painting I did this week. She is certainly a Diva Cat. Perhaps you have a similar Diva in your life! I will post this on eBay tonight, starting at just $9.99!

On Friday our family made a trip to Elephant Rocks State Park. It is about an hour and a half from our home and we usually go once each summer for a picnic and hike. Let me tell you it is very unique and beautiful, but a "mom's nightmare" if potential fatal injuries make you nervous!

The park consists of a huge natural outcropping of giant pink granite boulders, it is really something to see! But if you have dare devils in your family like my son, Jordan, it can be quite nerve-wracking. (Sorry Mom, you may need a glass of wine now!) The bad part was that he jumped back and forth about 20 times so that his sister could get the perfect action shot.

Every year I swear that I am going to wait in the picnic area while my husband and kids hike up all the boulders so that I don't have to yell "be careful!" so many times. Somehow, I always manage to hike up there with them and subject myself to the torture of seeing them jump over deep crevasses and sit on ledges overlooking lagoons many feet below. But, it was a beautiful day, and rare that we could all plan something together between busy schedules. We stopped in a couple of historic towns along the way with fun little shops and antiques (my favorite part). Now that that's over, I can relax and sketch some more ideas for paintings~Have a nice evening!


Pease Porridge said...

I LOVE that cat! Looks just like Fosty when he stretches with toes all curled in.

Oh GOSH Cris! Jordan jumping! That is such a cool pic. Man I see what you mean about being scared with the kids there. Wow. It sure looks fun though and pretty.

MyBlueHeaven said...

Oh for God's sake Jordan, please quit that kind of stuff. Love the Diva cat. You'll have to go back to my blog now that I have the right music with it.

Micki said...

OMG I was in a sweat just looking at those piccies, I have a ridiculously huge fear of heights and that scared the sh** out of me!! lol
Every mothers nightmare having your kids do that stuff, but they look like there loving it ;)

Micki x

Julie said...

That kitty cat is precious! I love your actions shots (or you daughters) too! : )

The Vintage Sister said...

I gasped when I saw the picture of your son jumping! It's a great shot!!

The photos of the rocks are amazing and I can tell that they are probably a million times more beautiful in person.

I'd definitely look into some prescription drugs before I visited there with my boys;)

Tina said...

Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog.
What a picture of that jump! Your artwork is amazing.
I just became a follower and I'm adding you to my link list.
Have a great day

Jenny Carter said...

I had no idea Misery I mean Missouri had some nice places like that. heehee

Amy Sullivan said...

Love your kitty paintings!

And, I get all "gibbley" watching my kids on the monkey bars!

But, they are fantastic ACTION shots!