Love deeply. Laugh. Cry. Talk to God. Be realistic about the to-do list. Stay in touch. Hug. Dream. Smile. Break Bread often with Family. Spend Time with your Girlfriends. Shop til you Drop! Extend Grace. Be Quick to Forgive and Slow to Anger. Walk. Breathe. Sing. Dance. Read. Eat Chocolate. Savor a Good Glass of Wine. Wiggle your Toes. Sleep well. Life is Good!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

The White Dogs!

This is a watercolor of my granpuppies, Bayley and Skillet. I KNOW they are black dogs! My daughter's married name is White, hence the paintings' name. Couldn't resist! One day I'll do a painting of Maddy. My first granpuppy-beagle. She is such a sweet girl. When I do my first oil, it'll be of her!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Baby Addelyn Keller White

Meet my first grandchild! They tell us not to buy the size zero booties cause she has long, narrow feet. They all tell us she will be very tall, probably around 6' like her daddy! When Jen starts feeling her kicking she's gonna feel like a punchin' bag! She's due July 11th (day before my birthday) !!!!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Azalea Blooms!

Isn't this pretty?  My friend, Jennifer Fox Allen, and I got together for paint night.  She brought along a photo of an azalea.  She painted a beautiful rendition in oils. I borrowed the photo and did this one in watercolor. Turned out pretty good.  I like the dark contrasts from deep beneath the limbs on the bush while the background is somewhat out of focus.

5/09 Note: This piece was juried into the Mobile Art Association Spring Show and is hanging this month at the West Regional Library on Grelot Road along with some very impressive pieces and notable artists! Honored!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Great News!

Update on my mom! She had a transfusion this past Monday after two weeks. She had been having one or two a week for a while. This morning all her numbers were up and they have changed her blood work schedule from twice a week to once a week. She has a cold but the doctor isn't concerned about her ability to fight it off and he doesn't need to see her as often. That's great news considering a simple cold could have put her back in the hospital a while ago. Dr. C put her on a drug that bonds platelets and apparently it is causing her levels to climb.....or at least not die off so quickly. I don't know if sticky platelets is a good thing, but it's the lesser of the two evils right now. At least we're not worrying ourselves sick waiting on bad news. God is still in the miracle working business!!!!!