28 June 2008

The Joy of Summer

A 3 year old, bare foot on the merry-go-round in the evening sun. What image better represents the joy of summer than this?

For those who know this little girl, this image speaks volumes about her personality. Congrats to my hubby who captured what is now my favorite picture of the year.

20 June 2008

Happy Anniversary!

Today we celebrate 10 years of wedded bliss! And for that I painted my dear sweet hubby, and bestest friend in the whole wide world, this card (well, canvas). We started the day with a yummy breakfast at Red Ball Jet Cafe and are now off for a jaunt to arty-farty Saugatuck. Happy Anniversary, Sweetie!

17 June 2008

Festival 08, Pocket Paintings

I've been meaning to share these delightful "Pocket Paintings" I snagged at last weekend's Festival. Local artist Rachael Van Dyke is responsible for these tiny creations and believe me, you will fall in love with them as I did...instantly! The small one I've had for awhile, and the other two were from her booth at Festival. The largest in this set is 4.75" x 2". Now that I have three, I'm officially a collector!

You can see more of her work here or enjoy everything in person at Capsule. 136 S. Division #100, Grand Rapids.

09 June 2008

Half Way Thru

Gadzooks! Where has the time gone? I'm really hoping I can get a special project off the ground by the Fourth, but time is often nil when you have a regular job and oodles of other creations swimming in your head. So, I guess we'll just have to cross our fingers I can pull it off!

Nearly half way thru the year already and I have yet to post about my furry art helpers. Luna gets excited about my paint brushes, but not so much with the camera...so I have to be creative. Here is one of dozens of experimental shots with her as she spied on the neighborhood from our bedroom window.

Sealey, on the otherhand, will perform for the camera and is a blast photograph. Here's a few shots during a recent playtime. She finagled a piece of wrapped candy from a bowl on the dining table (that'll teach me) and played with it for 10 minutes. 75 pictures later she tuckered out.