Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

I would like to introduce you to Grandma's sweet adorable dog, Lady.  Now that grandma is in the nursing home, Lady has come to our house until we can find her a good home.  Seems as though we have.  Our son would like to have her when he gets his own place and our daughter has also fallen madly in love with her.

and who could blame them...
Lady's name also describes her.  She is a true Lady. 

"Now wait just a minute!"  says Annie, the queen of the home and long time adored leader.    But, before long she is taken in by the sweet and adorable Lady.

The camera shy and ever lazy, Jersey Girl, is also entranced by Lady and loves her with all her heart. 

Bailey, the feline head of the household isn't so sure.  Slowly but surely she soon drops to the floor before Lady and sings her praises too.

Lady's words to the wise is, "Let sleeping dogs lie".  Especiallly on a Three Dog (and one cat) Night". 

Welcome to our castle Lady of Holman Manor!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

You're my Cupcake Valentine Painting

I've finally gotten back into the swing of things and finished a new Valentine cupcake painting.  It's up for auction on eBay.

Fluffy frosting is decorated with tiny hearts in various shades of pink on top of a decadent Red Velvet cupcake. An arrow pierces the Valentine heart label on this turqouise cupcake liner. The perfect calorie free gift for that special someone!
A brown and pink dotted ribbon is wrapped around the edges of the canvas and ties in a bow at the top.

Keep checking back because I'm having a Valentine  painting giveaway soon!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A Big Change in the New Year

This year Grandma Chickie (my husband's grandmother) turned 101 on Jan. 4th.  A few days later she moved into a nursing home near us and we've been busy helping her get situated and trying to make her room look cozy.  She has lived on the same farm since she was 17 and married her husband, Howard.  This is a "big change" but she's making friends quickly.  Grandma's real name is Edna, but all the grandkids thought it was easier to call her Grandma Chickie because she sold eggs.   This photo was taken on her birthday in her kitchen at the farm with my sister in law, Tammy, and two of her children, Makayla and Aaron.
There is another lady down the hall from grandma who is 102.  When we arrived to visit a couple days ago she said the the lady who was 202 came in and stole her green nightgown and she reported it to the nurse who retrieved it.   She's so funny!

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Year

It's a new year,
a new camera,
a new haircut,
& a blurry picture....

I don't like having my picture taken, but I had promised to share the new haircut.  I was trying my best to use the timer on my new camera, but I couldn't seem to move quick enough and couldn't figure out how to change the amount of seconds on the timer.  Thus, the blurry photo.  Believe it or not I had about 6 inches cut off and had my hair layered.  Most people don't even notice that I've cut my hair. 

While playing around with my new Canon Rebel T3i, I took this photo of my son and really like how the light from his new Nook Tablet was shining on his face.  I'm excited to try photographing my artwork with it soon.

Recently I sold some artwork printed on canvas through my Fine Art America store to a grocery store, Plymouth Hometown Market, in PA to hang in their bakery.  Here are the photos that Mark Tokach sent me of my cupcake prints above the bakery case:

Seven of my cupcake prints are hanging on the wall in the bakery section of the store.

Wishing each of you a wonderful blessed 2012!