Blog Award

I received this award from Sharon last week. Thank you so much Sharon I am honored. It is called the Proximity Award. The award states that:
This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY- nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated.
I am nominating these wonderful girls for this award.
Sherry, Laurel, Candy, Pattie, Karen,Pam,
Please check them out. I love reading their blogs and know you will too.


I got this list from Sherry at Esprit "d art... It's a fun exercise. Just highlight the things you have done on the list below. You can copy and paste it to your blog or just do it however you want. I got 40 out of 100....seems like I need to do more living.
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelos David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day

Memory Glass Pendant Abundance

The prompt at Arty Girls this week is to use a quote in your work. So here is my entry. It is a photo copy of the mixed media piece I did called "Abundance". I decided to make a memory glass pendant out of it. I found this wonderful quote about Abundance by Anthony Robbins "When you are grateful fear disappears and abundance appears" to place on the back side of the pendant. And by the way I listed it on my Etsy shop yesterday. Thanks for looking.

Altered Art Journal Letter K

Moving along slowly here on my journal. I finished this page last week but did not want to post it. I'm so weird. I did not think the colors would match my blog. My last post looked so pretty and matched so well.
I'm starting to feel ansy. The holiday season is almost upon us. I get so stressed during this time. Sometimes I just want to run away and not have to deal with it all. Why do we put so much pressure on ourselves? There is so much to do. I know it will be wonderful. It will be fun. I just have to close my eyes and jump in, like I always do.


Here it is! I am so excited today! I listed my first ever giclee art print of this mixed media painting over on Etsy.
I decided I really wanted to sell this one, but I have such a hard time selling my originals. It is a copy of an original 8"x10" mixed media collage on canvas. I did a lot of research and leg work and finally found someone to make giclee prints.
This one was all about counting your blessings. I am thankful because I am blessed in so many ways. My life is full and I see all the abundance around me.
I am very fortunate. I had a fabulous week last week. Things seem to be clicking along. I am ready to get back into the studio to do more art. It seems like it has been awhile since I've been there. Last week was so full of errands and simple pleasures. You have to go to my other blog
Picture This. I am giddy.


This was taken the night before the transplant. Kelly and Irene are about to retire for the night. They had a busy day of testing and Irene had way too many enemas. LOL. She was not happy that Kelly did not have to have even one.
Today which is a day after the transplant, both are doing fine. Kelly accepted Irene's kidney right away, so far so good.

What's Happening

I'm almost finished with my latest painting. I'm very excited about it. I do not want to show any pictures yet. I'm glad the weekend is over. We had loads of fun. Halloween party Friday night, and then Saturday we went to the Trinity Vs Millsaps football game. Millsaps was getting revenge on poor Trinity because of what happened last year. Then my Texas lost to Texas Tech Saturday evening. I don't even want to get into it. This is me with girlfriends at Halloween party Friday night. I don't know why I always shut my eyes. I always have fun though.
But anyway we have some major things going on here. My sister-in-law is going to have a kidney transplant tomorrow morning. So we need your prayers that everything will go OK. She has been looking for about a year for a donor. It is finally happening tomorrow.
I have been asked to share my way to make an altered art journal over at mind wide open. Needless to say I'm thrilled about that.
We want to remodel my kitchen. I'm just getting bids now. That is such a chore. Half of the people I have called don't show up. You would think in this economy people would want the work. Who knows if we will be able to afford it.
My dog has an ear infection and I have to take him to the vet. Did I ever say he has allergies and I have to give him allergy shots every 20 days. He has become a very expensive dog.
Well that is about it for now....