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...


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


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...

Monday, August 18, 2014

Mark's Retired!

Can't believe it; having a son who is retired!  
 So...Henri is very happy!

Well, he worked at the hospital for 32 years; started when he was in high school...

This is the cake that Angel made for his celebration...isn't it wonderful!


and this is him, sitting in our easy chair listening to his music...

We're all happy for you, Mark!

Yes, there is only one YOU...

Smile Rich!

There we are.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Open Studio

Had a little "open studio" at The Center on Wednesday morning to get ready for September's class.  

Fun with distressing paper with Nevr-Dull.

It was a nice day too, so it was nice to do this outside at the picnic table.

A good productive morning!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Pantry

Last week of this session of Sketchbook Skool.  Enjoyed all six of the teachers in the six weeks.  This week it was Tommy Kane and it was such fun paying attention to all the little details in things.  Look and appreciate the simple things...

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Sketchbook Skool homework

This week's homework - Kitchen!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Painting Day with the girls

The girls were over on Tuesday for the day and so we painted...

 Dragonflies seem to be a favorite with everyone these days, so I suggested that.

Danielle did a little paint-blowing on bookmarks.

Kassidy's angel is holding her pot of flowers.

Thanks again to