Saturday, May 26, 2007

pretty pretty

Today was the first day I have gone out to hit the garage sales.
I found a ton of pretty things.
I have not been out for the last two years...I am so happy to be back in action.

I found six beautiful tea cups and saucers....I love tea cups!
A painting of a daisy, a small mirror and a big one too, four pinky silk napkins,
some cookie cutters that I will use in a future craft project.

aah! I love tea cups!

a fresh water pearl necklace, earrings and two bracelets,
a silver butter tray with matching knife,
a little blue and white plate

this beautiful embroidered peacock...
it does need to be re- stretched.

Friday, May 25, 2007

dainty ankles

I found this ad...sadly things really have not changed too much over the years!

Thursday, May 24, 2007


I love doing cat faces!
Here are a few of my favorite ones.
Pink and yellow fantasy tiger and fantasy butterfly tiger

pretty kitty

red, orange and yellow tiger... look out!

When face painting a child you have about 2-5 minutes at the most to paint a full face.
Kids are very wiggly and can not sit for along time.
I have a few models I practice on from age 3-?.
Working on the 3 year old is a challenge, he is wiggly , he can sit for 2-3 minutes at best. He is the best to practice on to get my speed down.

sweet child

When days get really bad I always look up and say, "God give me strength".

One day when
I was going mad and the kids were driving me crazy, I looked up. My six year old looked at me and said, "Mom don't ask for too much, I don't want you to be too puffy".

I looked at her and said, "Puffy?".

"Yeah I know you were going to ask for strength
and I don't want you to get too much strength and be too puffy with muscles or I can't get my arms around you to hug you".

Who could be mad after that!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

a thought

I was walking my four children and our two dogs to school this morning. As we walked through the park an old man stopped me and said, "How do you do that, how do you manage all those kids?". I stopped and thought for a moment... I guess I never really gave it much thought before... I am a great mom and this is my job... truth be told there are moments when they are awake when I wonder how I do it, and before they go to bed I wonder how I do it...and am I going to live through it...but when they are sleeping I do not think about it. I think about how lucky I am and that I have great kids. They are the joy of my life and even though there are those really hard days filled with hair pulling, crying, kicking and screaming, I am sure I can fill a page with all the crazy moments, but I think you get it... I still would not change it for anything in the world! Isn't that what being a mom is all about? I do wonder how I am going to ever finish and manage all this laundry!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

on the path

The rocks are coming to life

Where are the fairies?
Prefect little toadstools set up for a fairy party.

If you look close you can see the fairies flying around.

Fairy lookout tower

Pretty purple flowers saying hello even though it is frosty cold

Hens and chicks popping out

Flowers are coming up every where we look

Moss on the rock, so pretty to see all natures life

Beautiful wood carvings by an insect

Monday, May 21, 2007


We were greeted by a bear!

The sun is out and it is time to play.
The lake is beautiful.
Early morning mist, rolling over the water.
The water is still and quite.
Natures mirror.

Two cuties waiting for breakfast!

Play time on the beach.
Oh to be a kid again!

cool breeze

We all look for those moments, those moments to walk away from the world.
Those moments we need to clear our head.
Those moments that let us be yourselves.
Those moments that seem to come so slow and go so fast.
Those moments that let us breathe.
Those moments that let us make it through the rest of the day.
We all want those moments.
We all look forward to those moments.

My moment is to have a cup of tea and feel the cool breeze come in the window and brush across my face.
It feels so good to just sit back and relax but for a moment!