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!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Art in the Park!

Had a decent weekend at Art in the Park. The venue is very well managed. The Foley Art Center group are really nice, friendly folks and go out of their way to accomodate their vendors. This was my first time showing there. I'm told the crowd was down 50%. Sales were average for everyone. I came away pleased!

I did a live radio spot on WHEP 1810! Woo Hoo! I received a Merit Award ribbon and $100 for watercolor! There was a also a great feature artist write-up in the Pensacola News Journal!!! Of course! I ordered the paper!

My girls spent the weekend with me and we visited with wonderful friends who live in Gulf Shores. Their hospitality was outstanding! Thanks Julie & Merle (Wall-to-Wall Interiors).

Gotta run...I just got a phone call that my mom is being admitted to the hospital with tachycardia and needing another transfusion. If you want to read the journals I am keeping of my mom's illness, go to

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Stand By Me

This is awesome! After you see the video - before you watch it for the second time! Go check out the website ( and read how it came about. More pieces on utube. I love Grandpa Elliott!

The first street musician doesn't have on earphones...he's the original. Then these guys traveled all over the world with his rendition of Stand By Me. Each additional musician is wearing headphones...listening to the first guy and adding their talent to it. This is the outcome! Fabulous! Have to get my daily dose! It feeds my soul!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

One more for the road......

My last art show is coming up this weekend....Art in the Park in Foley. It will be my last hurrah for the spring. I don't have a line-up of fall shows ...yet. You'll be first, er, well second to know! It's been a very, very, very busy spring. The three day boat show, Five days (plus three set-up days) at a very rainy Festival of Flowers, two day show at Jazz Fest in Pensacola, a show on Dauphin Island, another one (two days) on the island and this weekend's show in Foley. Keeping up and trying to have a new piece to present at every show is exhausting, yet exhilarating!

I think it's good timing to take a break from shows so I can freshen up my work a bit and bring out some new stuff in the fall. I'm gonna do a couple of road trips beyond the state lines to Florida and Mississippi to snatch a few photos that may be potential pieces of art! I'll post a piece every now and then but I'll save a few things to lure you out with!

I'm gonna have time to rejoice in the arrival of Jen's baby - my new granddaughter. I'll have time to spend with my mom. She began another regimen of drugs this morning after seeing a specialist in Birmingham Monday (not certain at this time if it is classified as chemo). Please keep her in your prayers. Tony will turn 50 this June! I'm a year behind him. Hopefully Lindsay will get her car! If you're down on the Island, stop by! Pray the hurricane season is good to us all along the Gulf Coast. If I don't see ya at Art in the Park, I'll see ya somewhere!

Don't forget the other "stationary" venues I'll be at: Metro Glass, Cathedral Square Gallery, Warehouse Marketplace, Southern Art & Framing, Middle Bay Boat Sales, and .....coming back Dauphin Island gift shops!

It's been a blast of a spring! Thanks for the support and encouragement!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Addelyn Keller White

This is a photo from the 4D ultrasound last week! She's grown so much! She has the same nose Jen had when she was a baby! She kept sucking on her fist and we didn't get a clear full face shot. Pweshus!!!! "Baby Girl" II