Friday, September 24, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
I have had one busy week trying to keep up with my growing family, two trips to the vet., one to doctors, education meeting at church, open house at the elementary and a trip to the groomers. It is only Tuesday. Definitely, enough to leave this art mom little frazzled. But alas, a bright spot in the clouds. Above is a picture that my son Blake colored. His is the one on the far right (the really good one!) Yippe! At least one of my kids takes after me!!! He is only six!
Friday, September 17, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Wow, I had a extremely fun and inspirational weekend in Philly at the Women of Faith Conference. I have been lucky enough to attend three years in a row but, this year was very special because my daughter was able to accompany me. The weekend was full of laughter and happy tears. So much inspiration. I couldn't wait to get back to my easel on Monday morning.
The clouds were just so round an fluffy and the sky so blue. I had to use this in a painting.
I also admired the subtle majesty of this church.
I love the different kinds of barns in PA. I saw some really beautiful ones! Here is one that I could get to my camera fast enough to capture.
Saturday, September 4, 2010
People ask me all the time where I get the ideas for my paintings. Well, that is something that has never been hard for me to find because, it is all around me. Small towns have always fascinated me. As a child my father was a candy wholesaler. He would have routes all over western Pennsylvania. All of the kids had to take turns going with him to work. It was kind of a hated chore but, it did have it's perks. For me, one of them was riding in his big truck and enjoying the townscapes. I loved to see all of the different houses and wondered about the lives of the people inside.
It is funny how things stick with you. I now ride along with my husband and look for eye catching houses. The one pictured above we found on our vacation to Ohio. I know that southern Ohio is not the normal summer escape for people but, we really enjoyed it. Bremen Ohio is one of those towns that has very little commercialism. Similar to a modern day Mayberry, very quaint friendly and clean. I am using a similar house in a painting I am working on now.