Sunday, November 29, 2009

I Will Keep my Lantern Bright to Light your Way

This painting is part of a small works show at the Phoenix Gallery in Park City that opened last Friday. It is the first of what will be my "lantern" series. A dollar to the first to tell from which cousin's blog I snagged the picture of the little girl.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving!
We sure had a lot to be thankful for.
This Thanksgiving commemorates my 17th year as a vegetarian.
That's wacky.
The piece de resistance, I made a coconut cream pie - crust and all.
It was super delicious.
I finally ran a race (I've been running for a long time).
I ran the Mi Amigos Turkey Trot 10k with my sister-in-law, Kristin (sort of, I didn't actually find her till after the race).
It was a good time (especially the orange slices at the end).

Now let's go shopping and get crafting!

Monday, November 23, 2009

John Toone

A friend of mine asked me to paint a portrait of his ancestor, John Toone. Because I like him, and because I thought it would be a killer challenge, I took it on. I am pretty pleased with the turn out. I think I might be getting close to my ten thousand hours (read Outliers), maybe another year or two.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Here's What I'm Excited About

Felt Flowers
My new obsession, thank you very much sister #1. I can't stop making these felt flowers! I have been sewing most of them to rubber bands. They look so cute in my girls' hair. Hun sewed them to some pillows, cute, I think I'll try that next.
Wish I could can every day, thank you very much sister #2. Sari and our friend Laura and I did pasta sauce last time I was in Utah. It is so good. It makes me sad to be far away from them because canning isn't very fun alone.
Kleenex Box
As I instinctively reached out to grab this kleenex box off of the low end table, it hit me: I don't need to move this kleenex box. After more than eight years of swiftly getting kleenex boxes to higher ground, this is no more! No more winter wonderland on the family room floor, no more feeling like I am wiping my nose with a used kleenex that I dutifully got off the pile, no more steam exiting my ears when I see the mess, no more! I haven't moved the box back to its designated spot for a week now. I just look at it with a secret smile.

Here's What's New

We had a super Halloween.
I love Halloween so much, I almost can't stand it.
I'm thinking about changing my profile picture.
(I'm Storm from X-Men, if you didn't get that. I was Saturday morning obsessed in my youth, and though I liked Rogue better, I'll be Storm every day- I mean any day.)
Cloe had a wonderful Birthday this month,
with a magical fairy party.

Here's What's Old

Delia turned 8,
and got baptized and confirmed a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints by her dad.
We had way too much fun with all the family that came into town.
Beatles Rock Band

Chump Reunion Show!
Was so much fun!!
Ya, Gav rocks.

OK, Hun, does this plop me back onto the face of the earth?