Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Great is His Faithfulness











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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Micanopy

I'm still here - but, just barely. (kidding, of course!)

My "real" work really kicked in this year and I have been traveling a bunch.  My mom is also very sick and lives nearby - so we we've been visiting doctors and scanning and chemo-ing, and radiating and all of the other medical words I have created. (Plus, when someone you love is very sick, you don't really feel much like blogging.) 

This week I had to drive through Florida for work and stopped by one of my favorite Florida towns that I really want you to see.

Micanopy. 
It was named for an Indian chief and is pronounced "mick-ah-No-pee", which I learned from a John Anderson song, years ago .


It is so close to I-75 that it is a MUST when you drive through the Gainesville area of Florida, during the daytime. It's the first exit after you cross Payne's Prairie, when headed south.

Cute Greek Revival home

The town is very old- early 1800's, and is still "old Florida." There are tourists, there, but only a few - and no McDonald's and no gas stations. 



After the rush of the interstate, the quiet in Micanopy is almost unbelievable. Maybe the Spanish moss softens the sounds. The town is only about 2 miles from the interstate, but you would never guess you are that close to civilization.


And, of course - I was able to find a little white church to photograph... 


Perfect, isn't it?


Do you see this little log cabin underneath a pole barn structure? .....


Right downtown on Main Street. 

I ran into a few of the antique shops and found this turkey plate for only $15.00 ....


Jackpot!  I am happy to add this turkey plate to my collection!  



Please don't tell my husband that I spent money this Spring on a plate for Thanksgiving.

Have a great day!

Oh, and here is that much dated John Anderson song and video....





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Sunday, February 16, 2014

A New Ceiling for Me

I'm getting a new ceiling in my art studio!  Hooray!

It will even include insulation.  Wow. No more painting with cold, numb fingers.

That also means no more 1970's flourescent lighting and drop ceiling tiles!

Lovely. (that is a really old photo, btw)
Those ceiling tiles and fluorescent lighting were probably JUST about to be trendy, again - right?

That also means my art area is not functioning. Like, not at all. I'm not even sure where my paint brushes are.

At this rate, I should be back to painting in about a week.  My husband and my son are really working hard. So glad they are eager to see this project completed!

Oh, and Daisy is doing fine.

She sleeps quite a bit...



And, surprisingly, is still very cute...


Those dollar store toys no longer exist, if you are wondering. The fluff exploded out of them right before company walked in the door.

Nellie has turned out to be a very good big sister....


How precious is that? 

My kids have to wave their arms and shout "Hey, Mom - remember us?" when they need a little attention. Oh, well. 

Have a great day!


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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Dogs, Art, and Snow

I'm about to get worried that Winter may never end.

Another series of snow days for the kids - which is awesome - but certainly not "normal" for us in Georgia!

I love Winter.....

Especially when enjoyed from INSIDE my house.

And our new pup....
That's Daisy.  She has been such a joy.

And I love that our other pup, Nellie, is being very patient with our new Daisy...

She is pretty sure I am about to feed her in this pic, can you tell?

And, in other good news, I sold some art at the Spotlight on Art Market!

And have some left over that I just listed on Etsy.....



Hope you are having a great week!




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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Spotlight on Art

The annual Spotlight on Art Artist Market is this week (Feb 3-8th), at The Trinity School in Atlanta.


I am always amazed at the talent on display. It is quite inspirational.

I asked my son to take a few pictures of my pieces before I dropped them off at Trinity School last week. Here are four of the paintings, taken from a tall 14 year-old's perspective. 


Ummm ....., were your knees not able to squat that day, son? 

Fortunately, Terry Kearns of Architectural Tourist was thoughtful and took this shot of my art on display at Spotlight on Art this week....


Thanks, Terry!

The event is free and you don't have to buy anything - You can just look! But, I advise taking your wallet into the gallery, as there are some great works of art at this event, in all price-ranges.

Here are the times and dates the Market is open:

Artists Market Hours
Monday, February 3, 2014 6 PM - 9 PM
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 8 AM - 4 PM
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 8 AM - 4 PM
Thursday, February 6, 2014 8 AM - 4 PM
Friday, February 7, 2014 8 AM - 9 PM
Saturday, February 8, 2014 10 AM - 6 PM

Directions are here.

Have a great day!



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Saturday, February 1, 2014

How Cute is This?



We have a new family member. No name at this time. Just calling her "pup."  I found her on Petfinder at a nearby Humane Society.

More pics to come, don't worry! (we are obsessed).


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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Snow in the South

Snow in the South is always a joy!

We were hoping for much more, but will settle with whatever we get, which appears to be way less than an inch.



That is a neighbor's house, not mine.

And here is a little art that I painted on my snow-day.

 Trust Painting on wood 36"x28" 

Little Church Painting on canvas 12"x12" $45.00 plus $5 shipping

And THAT was pretty much my day, yesterday!

Hope today is great for you!


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