Thursday, June 28, 2012

A New Series of Paintings!

I came back from my wonderful trip to Australia and New Zealand and have literally not wanted to do ANYTHING!
I think I have been experiencing post traumatic stress disorder vacation depression.  Is it just me or is there such a thing as that?
So...painting to the rescue.  I'm going to depend on painting and tennis to get me outta this funk I'm in.
I have decided to start a new series of old churches, houses and barns.
So!  First sneak peak at my first attempt!
I personally love it and may keep it for myself, unless someone entices me to sell it...
"Little Old Church"
30 x 30 Mixed media on gallery wrapped canvas
Have a great night y'all!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Something's Been Bothering Me......

about my latest painting!
 it needed:
a touch of green!
"Trees of Three"
48 x 48 mixed media on gallery wrapped canvas
Have a great day y'all!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Headbands, Cooper, and Evey and Gigi!

Jordan, aka "Chasing Charlie Designs"  is now selling monogramed headbands!
 I had to have one!!!
and we had to use Cooper as a model! 

 she'll do lots of fabrics and different monograms!

 and they're not just for little girls!
(not sure what's goin on with my lazy eye) (time for some botox!!!)(hey, I'm not too proud to admit it!)

Evey loved that we matched!!!
Have a wonderful Sunday y'all!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Happy Birthday Houston!!!

Last night was a special celebration!!!
Callen's beau Houston's birthday!
(however, it's not until June 29th)
We went to a place in Birmingham called Five.
It's a hip little restaurant in Five Points.
First, I had to take a shot of this!
 "W" and I were the oldest in this bar except for this lady at the end.  Not sure why I thought that was so funny! She was just hangin out!!!
 Houston got a special card!

 that came with special glasses!

 and special friends came!
 Unfortunately the restaurant messed up Houston's cake...
but we chose to make a joke out of it!
It was still yummers.
Have a wonderful Saturday y'all!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Pining for a New Dress!

I have a special occasion to attend tonight in Birmingham.
I want a new dress.
Anthropologie to the rescue!
 1st choice!!!

 2nd choice!

 3rd choice!
which one would you choose???
have a great day y'all!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Just When I Thought....

I couldn't possibly have any more fun....
a new and exciting adventure met us around every corner when we headed over to New Zealand
but first!!! Proof that we slept in a swag underneath the Australian stars!
that's my swag.  Looking at this really gives me the creeps...
 more proof! (I'm still grossed out at that pillow.)
 an Australian desert sunrise
 There's New Zealand in the background!

 About now we were feeling a little like this.....

 Then I got to go play Blackjack!!!!  OH I had SO much fun!!!

 we hired a driver to take us on an all day tour of New Zealand
The countryside was breathtaking!

 Michael and I rode down a hill in I think it's called a Zorb!  OMG it was SO much fun!

 we had been dying to see a sheep farm and watch sheep shearing.  So that's just what we did!

 E and I went up on stage and the host gave us these bottles of milk that had just come from one of their cows and told us at the count of three we had to drink it........I was not about to and neither was E....

 then out of the gate pops these precious creatures!!!
I have never been so surprised and excited in my life!

is that not the cutest thing you have ever seen?

then we went to an Indian reservation (or a show)
and Michael was named chief!

It was getting really chilly and was starting to rain, so we sat on this rock which was warmed by the steam below it.  We were in Geyser Country!
Steam was coming from everywhere and it was SO beautiful!

Two of my favorite people in the whole wide world!

We got to walk on a swinging bridge!

finally, to top the day off, we visited a 300 million year old cave.  It was absolutely gorgeous!  There were glow worm hanging in the dark and when you looked up, it looked like the galaxy!

This has been the most exciting trip I've ever been on.  E and Michael have been such wonderful friends to travel with and I really don't think we ever tired of one another!!  We sadly leave today for the 19 hour flight back.  We all said we hate to leave but by now are missing our family and dogs really bad.  I personally can't wait to see "W" and tell him all of the exciting stories about my adventures!
Have a great day y'all!
See ya back in the good ole USofA!