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I get emotional everytime I watch. Please take a few minutes and listen to this video. (There's also a documentary called "Playing for Change" on

December 16, 2013

Lets hear it for the boys !!!!

New ATC swap at  Papertrader group
I had fun with these and couldnt stop making them   LOL

December 08, 2013

Painting commissions for December

Busy month for orders of my painted items
everyone was happy with the end project

Poinsettia Tray

This is quite a large tray
with beautiful gold  Filigree  
I used gold guilding on the  filigree pattern

 Camper Trailer sign
 This was a little sign painted for someones mom

November 27, 2013

New Paintings

I have been busy working on commissions for Christmas
The first one is a painting of a dog. Her name is Duchess
I used the photo below  as the reference for my painting.

This next one is a mailbox   and again i used a  photo.
I painted their names on the other side of the mailbox.

October 16, 2013

Postage People Artist Trading Cards

Had fun doing these for the first time
for a swap on  Paper Traders group

October 06, 2013

Envelope Art Journals

Had fun with these Art journals.
sent one  as a swap for Joy M  on  my  Paper Traders group.

this one is for my friend Heather

October 05, 2013

Wedding Painting

Finished this painting  of a photo taken
at my Daughter Kim's and Son In  Law ,Peter's ,wedding last May
Here is the  may remember it from an earlier post here on my blog

This is the painting i did for them in acrylics

July 11, 2013

Baby gets a hair cut

Thanks to my friend , the Black Russian Terrier breeder

Tatiana   at
Raeven   ( Barents Night Shining Star  )got a nice hair cut
she looks like a "REAL" BRT  now


May 28, 2013

Congratulations Kim and Peter Banks

                                               What a beautiful Bride!!!!!!!!!!

                                     Its time i posted some photos of my daughter ,Kim's
                                                          wedding to Peter Banks
                                                                 May 18,  2013
                                                        It was a beautiful wedding !!!!

Ataya and Cody

                                               Tears  and an emotional moment for everyone
                                    We were fortunate to have Kim's Dad walk her down the isle.

 Kim and Peter and family Tristen, Mitchel , Skylar and Kalyn
My Son Derek and his Family ...Glenna  ,Foster and Koby
The wedding party...Paul ,Tony, Kieth , MJ, Denise, Tana .
The flower girls
Glasses i painted for Kim and her Bridesmaids

                                                    And the close to a perfect day !!!

March 26, 2013

Birthday Cake and tags,Keys For Art Retreat 2013

                                                     Id like to forget  them ....BUT
                                                     Elena surprised  me again this year
                                                     with an awesome  Birthday cake

                                        Thanks so much Elena....BUT  dont do it again   LOL

                                                 My friends  made beautiful Tags for me
                                                             Daisys idea of a joke!!!!



                                                                  I love all of the tags
                                                             Very thoughtful of you all
                                                                    Thanks !!!!!!!!!!!!!