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26. Drake Dixon, son of Dillon Dixon (songwriter) Rocks Out! So Fun!!

Country Music may not be your thing. . .

My friend long time friend, Lisa,  shared this on Facebook and I just had to share it too. This is wonderful. What a talented kid. . .his father is a song writer. Pass it on!!

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-skhdupQmu8&feature=related

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27. Love This Line

I am not a person who usually touts a product. . .I have used the same conditioner and shampoo for years. I just tried ARTEC. I love this new line.  I have not been disappointed by any of their products. Love the smell of all of the line too! Fresh clean not overpowering. These are what I have tried.

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28. I made Shutters for My House and Shed

I wanted shutters for our house since we moved in.  I studied all the shutters in our neighborhood and found that size didn't matter.  They were strictly for decorative purposes, which made me happy and my project of making my own easier.

So I bought wood wood and screws, used the chop saw and put them together.  It took me about 5 days to make the four shutters in the front our our house and the small shutters for our shed.  It took me that long because I painted all the wood surfaces before I put them together.  It was so hot for one of the days I couldn't work as long as I wanted to.

But they are finished. I also painted all the house trim a lighter color and now I think our house really pops.

Before shutters and Painting


After


Here is a close up of the shutters. . .


29. The Approved Cover From Hey Diddle Diddle

I finally finished the cover from Hey Diddle Diddle.  Hopefully I will share some of the inside art too!

One Cover down and one to go!


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30. CLEO will Arrive on Friday!!!!

Our new Puppy Cleo will arrive on Friday!! She is a cockapoo!! We lost our 13 1/2 year old yellow lab last November and I am so happy to have a dog again!!! I just love animals!

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31. Finally Photos of Our New Home!

Going to upload some photos of the house today! Sorry this has taken me so long. People have been so kind in inquiring when I will post them. . .today will be the day!
I sewed all the draperies and valances. . . Lots of Fabric. . .Painted Accent Walls. . . I  love the 1880's furniture, draperies, decore and lighting. . .as you can tell,  My couches are an exception. :)

Family Room Before

 




After

Kitchen from Family Room Before
 After. . .

Dinning Room Before


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32. Pascal Campion, and Incredible Inspiring and Giving artist. . .


This man is an incredible artist, story teller and shares so openly about his journey and how he got there. . .WONDERFUL!!

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33. Life update

Where does the time go! I can't believe it has taken me this long to post again.  I have been so busy in our new home and in our garden. 

I have also been doing the sketches on a new kids book and just signed on to do another one while doing this one!! Can you believe that!! Wahoo so excited!! The first book is titled "Hey Diddle Diddle," and the second is "Ten for me."

I just love the manuscript for this new book!! LOVE IT!!!

As you know my Dad is ill. . .congestive heart failure.  He is one tough cookie! He has his ups and downs, but he is giving it a real try. Love that big Guy!!

I just got in contact with my best friend from 6th grade!! She found me on my Mom's Facebook page!! How cool is that. 

I am hoping to try to post more often on my blog. . .

Hugs to all. . .sorry I have been so lame in posting!

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34. Veratile Blogger Award

Just got a blog award from my friend Ginger! Love that woman!! She sure is inspiring and really tries to keep me involved. Here is a link to her blog so you can check it out for yourself!

http://gingerpixels.blogspot.com/

The Versatile Blogger Award comes with a challenge.

1. Thank the person who loved me enough to bestow this gift.
2. Share seven things about myself.
3. Drop by and let my fifteen friends know I love them

So I will do just that.

About me...

 1) The older I get the busier I seem to get. . .I do get a lot done but not all I want to get done!

2) I am tall 5'8 1/2"

3) I love being outdoors more than anything in the world!! Anything! Especially in my garden.

4) I love to sew!

5) I really like watching So You Think You Can Dance

6) I love projects and I love being busy. . .

7) My eyes are green. . .

Have a great Day Everyone!!

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35. Life Update


Just want everyone to know why I haven't been posting much lately.

As you all know we have a new home.  We just moved in 9 days ago! So lots of unpacking.  I already had my family room drapes sewn when we moved in.  Hope to post pictures soon.

Last Monday my Mom called me to say that she was calling 911 because my Dad was so weak he couldn't walk.  My Dad has congestive heart failure. Just typing those words makes me feel sad.  I love my Dad with all my heart.  He is such a terrific man.

He is still in the hospital and there have been many ups and downs with his health.  We have been there quit a bit so that has taken up a lot of my free time.  Not complaining. . .just explaining.

He is pretty weak and day after tomorrow he will be moved to a home where he will get some physical therapy.  The likely hood of him going home are pretty slim, but God does perform miracles.

Anyway just wanted to give you a bit of an update.  I hope life will get back to a slower pace soon so I can post more often.

Hugs to all!

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36. We Got a HOUSE!!!

We are so blessed! I can't even tell you how excited I am that we will be moving into our new home in the next few weeks!

We put a bid on a house early January and ended up being the back up offer.  Yesterday our Realtor called and said that the first buyers backed out and we can have the house if we want it!!!!!

Yay! We are just so excited.  We have been fortunate enough to be staying in my friends guest house.  It is 750 sq feet and really quit nice.  It doesn't have a dishwasher or stove.  I bought a two burner hot plate and brought in my frying pan so we have been doing pretty well. I am truly grateful for the generosity of my friend and her husband.  They are just wonderful generous people. It has been so wonderful to live next to my best female friend. 

That said! I am so excited to get back a dishwasher, stove and tv.  We have tv here, but we don't get many channels and don't have all the networks.  I am not a tv aholic or anything, but I have missed HGTV and some of my favorite shows!

Here are some photos of our new house.  Not all of it. . .but some.  It has a garden area already built in!!!! The owners before us took such great care of this home! We hope to retire right here!

Front of Home

Backyard (see the raised beds!!!)

Kitchen

Dinning Room

Family Room

Master Bedroom

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37. Not Art But Fun!

I got my birthday present early and just thought I'd share what I got, because I just love it.  I got a Malibu Pilates chair.  When I first got it, I tried one of the dvd's that came with it and didn't like the dvd at all.  The I tried another one and loved it.  If you decided to buy one be sure and ask for free shipping.  I did and they actually said yes! It's made very sturdy and I feel like I am going to get some really great results. Okay. . .over and out!

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38. Update. . .

Hi everyone! I am sorry I have been lax in posting here again. . .life has been very full and I have had so much to do haven't had time to pause and focus enough to post.

After selling our home, my husband and I moved into a hotel so that we would have time to find a home of our dreams.  The internet connection there was horrible and impossible.  It could take 10 minutes to load a web page and that was maybe it would load.

Our dog Billy is staying with my parents and our cat Margie is with us.

Originally when we moved to the hotel we had our cat Lucy, who was my favorite cat. Sadly we lost our Lucy about a week ago.  She lost the use of her back legs.  I cried when I saw her dragging her legs behind her. Loved that kitty so much.  She was 16 1/2 years old and very precious. My Mom is not a cat person at all. . .but she loved my Lucy kitty and cried when she died. 

It took me about two hours at the vet to get the courage to put her to sleep. . .I cried several times.  I miss her. . .In this illustration Lucy was my inspiration. . .



We moved from our hotel into my friend Noels guest house.  It's really terrific to have such a wonderful generous friend and place to stay like her guest house.  It is 750 sq feet and a very homey place.  No dishwasher or stove, but I bought a double burner hot plate and have an electric skillet, so I can prepare almost anything. . .and washing dishes isn't a problem as we are just go grateful to have a place to stay!  And what is better than living next to your best friend!

We even had our kids over last night for pizza and games last night. So wonderful to have a place that we can gather as a family again!

We have an offer in on a home. . .but we are the back up offer.  So we are not in contract.  For those unfamiliar with back up offers it means that someone else is actually in contract to buy the house and that if they change their minds or don't qualify for the loan then we will move up into place as the buyer!!

We are praying that God will keep his hands on us and know that if it's his will perhaps the people will re-consider and pull out and we will be able to be in contract.  We are not anxious over this as we know that God is in control and if this isn't the house there is another one out there that he has picked for us.

I am hoping to be able to share art good news in a few weeks. . .and hoping to start back at drawing again. . .I have my computer station, my scanner and my husband brought his lazer printer so I can now print. I don't have my normal printer as the movers took it by mistake and it is somewhere in our HUGE storage unit.

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39. Spring Mailer

Jim Harris joined a picture book group I belong to.  I have loved his work for years and probably own all of his books.  After he joined he sent me a private email to thank me for my warm welcome to the group and went on to say out of all my work he really love my mice characters from my Sort it Out Book.  I was so thrilled that he would say that. 

I started thinking heavily about that and realized that I had never done a mailer with those characters. . .so I ordered some postcards (below) and I will be mailing them out as soon as they arrive.

I should also say that out of all my books, Sort it Out has done the best for sales!

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40. Newton and Me Preliminary Copy

I got my preliminary copy of Newton and Me last night! I must tell you the colors are perfect! I love this book so much. I sure hope it sells well for Sylvan Dell! Can't wait to get the rest of my free copies!

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41. One of These Should Make YOU Laugh Outload and Hopefully Make Your Day


My friend Noel has the best sense of humor. She just sent me an email with these funnies. They may not all make you laugh, but I bet at least one will have you laughing out loud!


Have a great day!


1. My husband and I divorced over religious differences. He thought he was God and I didn't.
2. I don't suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it.
3.Some people are alive only because it's illegal to kill them.
4.I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.

5. Don't take life too seriously; No one gets out alive.
6 You're just jealous because the voices only talk to me
7. Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder
8. Earth is the insane asylum for the universe
9.I'm not a complete idiot -- Some parts are missing

10.Out of my mind. Back in five minutes.

11. NyQuil, the stuffy, sneezy, why-the-heck-is-the-room-spinning medicine.

12. God must love stupid people; He made so many.

13. The gene pool could use a little chlorine.

14. Consciousness: That annoying time between naps.

15. Ever stop to think, and forget to start again?

16. Being 'over the hill' is much better than being under it!

17. Wrinkled Was Not One of the Things I Wanted to Be When I Grew up.

18 . Procrastinate Now!

19. I Have a Degree in Liberal Arts; Do You Want Fries With That?

20. A hangover is the wrath of grapes.

21. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a cash advance.

22. Stupidity is not a handicap. Park elsewhere!

23.They call it PMS because Mad Cow Disease was already taken.

24. He who dies with the most toys is nonetheless DEAD.

25. A picture is worth a thousand words, but it uses up three thousand times the memory.

26.Ham and eggs..A day's work for a chicken, a lifetime commitment for a pig.

27.The trouble with life is there's no background music. This one is my hands-down favorite:

28. I smile because I don't know what the heck is going on. Appreciate every single thing you have, especially your friends! Life is too short and friends are too few!

29. Men are always whining how women suffocate them. I say if you can hear them whining you’re not pressing hard enough on the pillow.

30. I keep hitting the escape button on my computer keyboard, but I am still here.

31. Ever notice how the people who tell you to calm down are always the ones that made you mad in the first place?

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42. David Wiesner's Upcoming Book!

Awesome!! Just Awesome

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43. Moving!


We have had our home on the market to sell since October 21st.  We got an offer a little over a week ago.  Actually we got two offers. . .We accepted the first offer, keeping the second as a back up. We are now on a whole new adventure and ready to take on the world. 

So we are busy packing and preparing to move into an extended stay hotel until we can find a new house to make our home. Not sure how long we will be in the hotel, but I will have internet access and will also have my computer set up there so I can work. We are storing our things in a huge storage unit, our dog will be staying with my parents and our kitty's/cats will be in the hotel with us.  

I also have some other good news, but can't share that until the contract is signed.

We are very excited about the prospect of a new home and well. . .the other news.

This is an illustration I did this last fall.  Hopefully I will be able to share more new pieces soon.

Our home showed so often it made it hard to get any work done.  It showed over forty times while it was on the market.

Beyond kids illustration I did do some work for my old employer in the San Fransisco Bay area, which was fun and brought in some great money which was totally needed.  It was truly a blessing.

Off to have breakfast with friends, then church and then more packing.  I am going to try to keep you all informed on my progress and tell you the good news soon!

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44. Here today Gone tomorrow!




We are off again. I will be gone from early morning on Sunday through Thursday. We are off to Lake Tahoe. My husband is doing a conference there and I well. . .I'll be hiking and reading and. . .drawing!

See when I get back!

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45. Local Color - The Movie, Trailer Opening NY July 3rd LA July 31 2009

We are back. Just heard about this movie. It looks wonderful!

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46. Taking a Breather

I am taking a breather.  I have not been posting as much as I should and feeling a bit neglectful about that.  But my life is very hectic right now.  Aging, ill parents, kids, a husband who lost his job and starting his own business and my own career.  So much going on that I need to pull back spending time in many places that just aren't mandatory and sorry to say this is one of them. I love all my faithful friends here and I thank you all for being there for me.  I just might show back up here one day. . .but for now I need to pull back and devote time to only necessities. If any of you feel like it drop me a line by email. . .

I have also had a weird experience because of my exposure on the net too and I am feeling a bit over exposed . .so feel a need to cacoon for a while.





 

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47. Happy New Year


It's been a while since I posted and I really have missed all my Internet friends.  Some have emailed me and I have really appreciated the support and love from all of them.

I hope to get back into the swing of things again soon.  Our lives have been in a whirl. So much activity and commotion and we are selling our home.

Just wanted to say Happy New Year to everyone!!

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48. Creativity-Portal


I just found a wonderful resource not only for artist but for writers as well.  Here is a snippet from one of the articles. . .click the link to read the rest. 

I have heard it said, also, that we artists make art in order to find love and to be loved. I think the apex of this is that in the tender connections we make to the universe, we find some degree of self-love. I think this is a balanced form of self-love that perceives the relative and tenuous nature of things, including the subjective nature of our own lives. Therefore, in my opinion, it is a mature self-love, not to be confused with narcissism.

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49. I'm Yours(ukulele)

Fun little Kid! I am wondering if this is the same boy as the other post! Love it!

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50. Soooo Adorable!!!

You gotta watch this little boy! He is so good! Wait till he grows up.

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