Monday, September 1, 2014

Oh Grandpa...


It was Rich's birthday this weekend and he got lots of attention...



Julie's colorful tablecloth and flowers.

Dinner was walleye from their trip to Canada this summer...

deep fried...

and blackened.

Strawberries, waiting for dessert time.

Happy Birthday to you...

make a wish!

Angel food cake with strawberries and real whipped creme.

Sugar cookies atop the cake plate that I made at a recent workshop at The Center.  We chose old dishes, etc from the rummage sale and glued them together.  This is a striped planter that I knew would match Julie's tablecloth and some serving dishes, that she has, topped with a beautiful red platter.  Perfect!


What did you wish for, Grandpa?



Julie's beautiful flower and vegetable garden...

So colorful...

Herb garden



Cosmos and zinnias; two of my favorites!





And an amazing sky...

layers of gray...

and...

Saturday, August 30, 2014


Out with the girls last night...
A tribute to Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley at Royalberry in Palos Heights, starring Jesse Aron.
Fun with my girlfriends; my friends (me and the three in the back) of 59 years .
The show was so good; it was great to hear those old tunes.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Summer doings


Having so much fun with Sketchbook Skool, journaling about summer happenings around here.
 

Mark, enjoying his new life of retirement...waiting for approval of some part time employment to show up.
 

Last week, some of my class and i made some Nevr-Dull paper on an "open studio" day.  Fun!
 

And a nice order of my little landscape cards  were on their way to Maryland!


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The amazing sky...


What a show it put on last night.  Early evening and it was still drizzling, but suddenly the sun shone bright in the west.  It was dark in the east and i knew there must be a rainbow...and there it was...


a double one.

Bright and beautiful!



As it got darker, the sky in the west gave it's final glorious glow...

Amazing!

The clouds were so thick and texture-y, like they were looking at me.




a breathtakingly beautiful show...

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Bunny!




I think I hear that rabbit!



Yep, there he is!


Hey Wrigley!  Do you see him?  He's in your lettuce patch...


having a  salad for his lunch!


I see him, Henri!


oh - oh...i think i'll save some for tomorrow...