This morning I went to Mass just like every Sunday morning but today was an anniversary. An anniversary of an attack on America; 9-11. My memories of that day are not as dramatic as many but I do have them. I left my home before the first plane hit and got to work just before… Continue reading 9-11 Fifteen years
Four months ago, my husband was transferred from Georgia to Louisiana and we began a new adventure in house hunting. And today we finally signed the paperwork for the loan and the new house. We purchased a Creole French Acadian house built in 1945 in South Louisiana. I love old houses for several reasons. First of… Continue reading WE’RE HOME, well almost.
The traveling art studio’s first journey as an art studio began Monday. We traveled to Louisiana to bring paintings to sell in a gallery and to bring my mother in law back to the house for pecan season. My mother in law’s favorite thing to do in the fall is to pick pecans. And there are… Continue reading Artists’ Galleries de Juneau
Yep, I did it again. I participated in the Rose Festival Paint Out. The schedule was pretty much the same as last year. We started on Friday and painted in the afternoon and then do a night painting. The Saturday sessions were painting on a local plantation early in the morning and the new idea… Continue reading Thomasville Rose Festival Paint Out 2015
Today is the first day of Spring and I am so glad it is here. I just finished planting 3 more thornless blackberry bushes. I spent the week weeding and working my herb garden. I planted some thyme, Mexican tarragon and peppermint plants. I also planted quite a few seeds. Playing in the dirt is… Continue reading Happy gardening and Happy Spring!!!
Growing up in a large family, it was easy to feel invisible, especially for me. I was a shy, quiet little girl for many reasons. But my grandmother Agnes Deslattes Schexnayder made me feel special. When she was alive and she died when I was in 9th grade, she was my idol. I even took… Continue reading So you want free Christmas ornaments
One of the pitfalls and blessings of being an artist is zero to little money coming in. I am very blessed. My husband is employed and despite having an art degree and several years experience of graphic design, I haven’t been continually employed over the last 5 years. So celebrations are usually limited to food… Continue reading How to make a free(almost) advent wreath
My daughter Rebecca is a costume designer and seamstress. She is also an art teacher and does a lot of her lesson plans in her home before she takes them into the classroom. Being a recent college graduate and having little or no money. She, her Daddy & I put our heads together to build… Continue reading How to build a DIY desk for your studio
I needed a DIY headboard for a queen bed. Now don’t get me wrong, I did buy two beds a few years ago but my daughter moved out and took the guest bedroom suite with her. And the one thing I hate more than anything is a bed without a head board. So I decided… Continue reading How to make a DIY headboard for almost free
Lately I am focusing on portraits, mainly children’s portraits. I love being around children for many reasons. I always seemed to end up the babysitter or the one that the children feel most comfortable. I use watercolors for my children’s portraits because of the softness from watercolors. The innocence of children seems to come through… Continue reading Playing with the children’s portraits