Wednesday, June 29, 2011

My ,My How We Have Grown... the Robin story continues

I was checking on the birdies today and i thought the mama Robin was in the nest,but no,no. What a difference a week makes in the life of a baby bird!! These are the little twins that last week were almost painful to look at. But now look at their colored feathers with beautiful design. They look ready to fly!!!

Oh My!!

The Big Red Barn at Parable Pond

The postcards that we will pass out at the 4th of July parade in The Woodlands.

Musician Tiles

I painted some new tiles recently that I am going to use in two new projects. One is a fireplace and one is a large mirror for a powder room. I will show you the projects soon but here are the tiles. If you are interested they can be purchased as a group or individually here.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Baby Robins at Last!!

Okay so I know I am obsessed with the robins, but for someone who has avoided birds her whole life it's kind of like a child like discovery so please bear with me!! haha

This week we got back from Scotland and the minute we pulled into the driveway I jumped out to see if the robins had been hatched. And sure enough there was one baby with it's mouth wide open and no parents around. My camera had a dead battery from the trip so I didn't capture the moment that day. The next day it rained really hard and I went to check and the mama bird was sitting on top of her babies and took the rain for them.

Then yesterday I finally got the pictures I had been wanting to show you. There were not one but TWO babies!!! So here they are.

 See the little head peaking up?

 Two days ago they had a lot more fluffy stuff on them. 
I think they are about 9 days old.

And then this morning the mama bird is back watching guard.

Paintings Update

A number of people have mentioned to me that my website does not have prices for my paintings. So finally I have updated that. If you go to my website and scroll down to "paintings" and click on that, it will take you to a page of my art. Now if you click on a painting it will get you the size and price. Sorry about the confusion! you can also go to my Etsy store
Here are some of the pics:
 Angels Fishing

 Latin Primer

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A Little More Graduation

I put together a little video that I thought you might like to watch.
 Press here

Little Roddy

We were in the most darling restaurant in Glasgow the day of Mary Moore's graduation and we spied Roddy. I asked his parents if I might snap a few pictures. I couldn't get enough of this precious face. I 'm sure you will see him in some new pieces I will be working on!! He just might be wearing a kilt! Thank you Catherine for letting me take these pictures! Your bonnie boy!!!!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Celebration in Scotland

Yesterday was graduation day in Scotland. 
an early morning walk in Queen's Park

Then on through the drizzle to University of Glasgow of which the Glasgow School of Art is a part for the graduation ceremony.

Many classmates wore kilts but only of the male variety!

 The hall was beautiful and magnificent
The official program.

 She has her diploma in hand
Strawberry tarts  at the reception.
Our new dear friends David,Janet and John

Mary Moore was "hooded" before she received her diploma.

Chatting with the darling and wonderful graduation speaker

Leaving through the gates of a University that was started in in 1451!!
Twas a great day!!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Scotland oh Scotland

I am so very glad to be back in Scotland!! It is chilly here!! The temp is around 50 degrees!! I knew that but I somehow thought in my mind that you mix 50 degrees here with the blazing heat and humidity of Houston and you end up feeling about perfect and so I didn't bring a coat. But it doesn't really work that way. It's still cold here and it's still hot in Houston.

I somehow forgot to take my camera on my adventures today so...tomorrow you will see pics. So instead since I am so cold right now....I am sending a few new Christmas card designs that I worked on tonight!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Mary Moore's Illustration

On Sunday I head over to bonnie ole Scotland to see Mary Moore graduate from college. I will get to also see her degree art show as she has majored in illustration. I will be posting about all of that but I wanted to give you a preview of a wee tiny bit of some work she just completed called "The Williams Family". It all started with a series she created last summer while in Providence, Rhode Island. One print in the series was about Roger Williams and the separation of church and state. Well she added a few members to Roger's family and each of the Williams' is quoted as well as pictured.
The Williams Family!!
I told her I could imagine them blown up to be about 8' tall and hanging in a pub!!

Hankies with a Sweet Message

 My friend Callie showed me the precious way she asked her friends to be her bridesmaids! She found beautiful handkerchiefs at an antique store and then handprinted them with a set of rubber stamps! Sweet!!

Be Kind Be Sweet Be Nice to Everyone You Meet

Be Kind Be Sweet Be Nice to Everyone You Meet
a book on kindness

My Etsy

S is for Shepherd

S is for Shepherd
ABC book with scripture is in its second printing


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