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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Prom 2009

Today was my daughters Senior prom. What a busy day it was. Between helping the girls get ready, taking lots of pictures and meeting at the school for the 'Grand March' ! Wow!
The 8 of them went in a party bus, kinda cool! Couches and tables inside.

My daughter.
My foster daughter.
Aren't they beautiful?!

Jessica and Tyler

JLO and Jeremy

Jessica and mom (me)

Jessica and dad

the three princesses

The whole gang.

All week longthey were saying it was going to be cold and rainy today, but I've been praying since last weekend, and what a beautiful day it was. No rain, and the sun was even out.
Tomorrow it can rain. Thank you Lord!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

More of Our Lighthouse Trip, Part 5

This is Sturgeon Point Light, in Alconaco, Michigan on Lake Heron.
This is the very first watercolor I ever attempted back in 2003 or 2004. First ever seen by anyone but my immediate family.
We spent quite a bit of time exploring the beaches of this lighthouse and came across animal tracks in the sand, here is one of them. We are thinking its a bear track, and very glad he wasn't there when we were. : ) I have great respect for wild animals!

This other pic is of my husband. He ran up and down the beach for about a mile, looking for more animal tracks. This was a beautiful day with sweet memories.

Here is the new Presque Isle Lighthouse, in Michigan on Lake Huron. This first pic is from the view as you're driving up to it. Pretty regal looking.
Here's another view of the same lighthouse.

This is the old Presque Isle Lighthouse. The two were built about 10 years apart, because this first one was too short to really be seen well.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

New Watercolor Flower aceo's

I created this little aceo (art cards editions and originals) a couple of days ago. I used salt for some effect (the white splotches). I had alot of fun creating it because it's way different from what I usually do. I decided to name it Raining Petals, mostly because that's what comes to mind when I look at it. I think it has a nice spring feel to it.

I will be puting it up for sale on my etsy shop and also upload it to my website today (is the plan)

I also will be creating products with this image on at my CafePress and Zazzle shops.

This one is similar to the other, I painted them at the same time. Basically, while I was waiting for one to dry, I would work on the other. It worked great. Felt like no waiting time.

This one I named Red Love Flower. Honestly I couldn't think of anything else except red flower, but then there's that upside down heart, so I threw the word 'love' in there. I think it works.

Again, you will be able to find this aceo painting for sale at my etsy shop today or tomorrow, and you will soon be able to find this design on my Zazzle and CafePress shops.

I like posting my new stuff here first, that's why they aren't listed in my other shops, or even my website yet. Hope you don't mind.

God Bless your day : )

Thought for the day: No matter how hard things get or how bad things look, I can always depend on and lean on Jesus to get me through. I don't have to take the burden of this world on my own shoulders. His shoulders are so much better equipped to carry it. Dwell on God instead of the problems.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Tawas Point Light

Sunday was a wonderful painting day because I also did this painting. It is from one of our lighthouse trips in Tawas, Michigan. The night before we saw this lighthouse, while we were checking into our motel room, hubby was getting our bags from the trunk (unfortunately I was already inside with the camera) and he saw a skunk kinda close to him in the parking lot. As it turns out there was a resident skunk that liked to hang out infront of the motel. I wanted a picture of it, but by the time Paul got back out there, it was gone. I really want to get a picture of a long as we don't get skunked while doing it. : ) That would be BAD.

You can find this 6 1/2 x 6 1/2" watercolor painting on my website.

I will be listing it in my etsy shop soon, and I am working on designing products with this image on in both my CafePress and Zazzle shops.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Manistee North Pierhead Light

I did this 9x12" watercolor painting yesturday. Didn't I tell you I'd end up painting this one? : )
Now, for some reason, when I uploaded it in my blog, the colors messed up. The sand and water switched colors, and the sky is suppose to be blue and pink, not orange and pink. (if you don't know what I am talking about, then it must have fixed itself) I deleted and reloaded it 4 times.

You can find this painting for sale on my website and etsy shop shortly, (I'm doing that next).
In the next couple of days you will also be able to find products with this image on at my Zazzle shop and CafePress shop.

Now, this is what the painting REALLY looks like. I figured the problem. I somehow had it saved in CMYK color instead of RGB.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Lighthouse Trip Part 4

We saw these late in the afternoon. This one is Frankfort North Breakwater Light, MI.Ludington North Breakwater Light.

When I look back at these photos, it makes me want to start painting lighthouses again, like I did with Light the Way. Looking at this one, my heart starts to beat a little faster, kinda like when your a teenager and you see your crush. Weird, huh?
Anyway, this one is Manistee North Pierhead Light. Gorgeous, isn't it? (I have a feeling I know what I'll be painting today)

This is Point Betsie Light, in Frankfort, Michigan. Look at the beautiful color of the water. I like it when you can get close to the lighthouse without having to walk along a long windy pier. We spent a little more time at this one. I remember I filled a small jar with sand as a momento.
Don't forget to visit my website at I recently added new paintings under lighthouses, wildlife (Birds) .
If you are looking for pendants or marble magnets visit my Etsy shop.
For a variety of products featuring my artwork, from t-shirts, mugs, clocks, teddybears, cards and more, visit my zazzle and cafepress shops.
Hope you have a glorious day!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Light the Way

Light the way is my recent watercolor that I did this past weekend. It is the tower of Seul Choix Light in Michigan that I blogged about 6 posts ago.
I will be listing it in my etsy shop, my website, zazzle and cafepress shops this week.
I better get busy!! Have a wonderful day!