Saturday, September 19, 2015


These beautiful Hostas were blooming up the street from where we did a 4 day workshop last weekend.

They need to be captured in a painting some day!

While quilting at church the other day I started hearing a band then looked out the window to see The Archie High School Band going down the  middle of street!

Only in a small town!

May I introduce out newest adopted great grandson "Pietro Liam Scalzi". Called "Liam". He is so precious and long awaited for! Granddaugher Cassie and Husband (Grandson) Steven are beyond HAPPY!

Our 2 precious great grandson's  Eli and Liam.

Our son Paul," Grandpa"!

Our 3 precious boys: Grandson Davey holding great grandson Liam and great grandson Eli.

Sport Fans Mom and Dad seemed very pleased with the quilt I made for little Liam.

I was so fortunate to take a 4 day workshop with this world known impressionist artist Nancy Medina!

 The following paintings are my attempts in the impressionist style. I called this one "Stylized Poppies"

Close Up View.

"Golden Poinsettia"

I decided I will use this as the painting on my Christmas cards this year!

"Geraniums Three" I actually did this one to try out my new oil paints brushes and Lean Medium before the workshop!

"Fresh Roses""

Close Up

And lastly "Old World Dining"

I added a lady in the window shaking out her tablecloth (Ha Ha) after I got it home! It needed a little something more!

And this picture shows what Maurice did at home while I was gone!

A Winter's supply of firewood that he had worked up earlier and loaded on the wood porch while I was gone. Hope you are ready for Fall and then Winter Too!

Saturday, September 5, 2015


Such a bright spot of color in my back garden!

On our back entry porch

I pulled out an old mask for the scarecrow to wear this year!

Such a happy spot! I love how well red and orange go together!

Sorry! I would have washed down the back door if I'd thought!

I enjoy using these little garden flags!

Another bright spot!

We have a couple of families close that have these White Pyrenees  Sheep Dogs.

Sometimes they come visit each other

This particular morning all five of them were in the road as I was going in to Quilting. I tried to get a picture of all 5 of them but no such luck!