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Blog posts September 2007

Off to see Baby Hope and the Gang!

Just a really quick note to let you know I will be gone to Louisiana for a few days to see our newest grandbaby Hope as well as all the rest of the kiddos and grandkids (I'm still getting used to saying that - but I love it!!!)

Have a lovely week of creativity and inspiration and wonderful times with…

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Makeover Monday: Our Guest Bathroom

$8.00 Guest Bathroom Makeover!

Hello friends - it's time for another installment of Makeover Monday where I choose a makeover project, large or small, home or art-related, and share with you the before and after photos with commentary.

This week I will feature the makeover of our guest bathroom. It …

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Illustration Friday: Juggle

“To learn and never be filled, is wisdom; to teach and never be weary, is love.” - Anonymous
“A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others.” - Anonymous
“Teaching is the greatest act of optimism” - Colleen Wilcox

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Happy Fall Y'all!!

Welcome to the first official day of Fall!! I am not going to let the 90 degree temperature deter me from celebrating the arrival of my favorite season! For the last several days, though the daytime temperature is 90+, it has been significantly drier and the mornings and evenings have been cool - a …

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Illustration Friday: Wedding (part 2)

Well, I just had to take the time after all to create a new illustration for "wedding" this week. Just couldn't get this phrase out of my head - plus, I wanted to do something way-girly with soft colors. I had also read a number of great wedding/marriage quotes that I wanted to share - so here goes …

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Illustration Friday: Wedding

Well, I would have loved to have taken the time to do something new for Illustration Friday this week, but when I saw that the topic was "Wedding" I knew I would have to post the invitation to my own recent wedding (June 23rd, 2007). I know quite a few of you have seen the artwork I did for my invi…

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Introducing Hope!

I am pleased, proud and ecstatic to announce the birth of PaPa John and Miss Becky's (mine and Johnny's) beautiful new granddaughter!! ~Hope MadisonFriday, September 14th, 200711:04 AM8 lbs. 2.8 oz.20 inches longWe got these photos last night from Hope's Mommy Jill, John's 3rd daughter, so I…

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Contemplating Styles & Techniques

I wonder if other artists deal with the subject of their "style" and what medium to use from time to time as I do? As I said in a previous post, I do have eclectic tastes - well, I also have a variety of styles of illustration (as well as new styles I want to explore) and often feel fickle about whi…

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Remembering today the tragic events of September 11th, 2001. Our prayers continue to go out to all who were affected in big and small ways. God is our peace and our hope - may He lift those whose burdens are still so heavy and fill them with renewed hope and peace that passes understanding.

And may …

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Two Tags - Twice the Fun!!

'Tis the season to be tagged - these two tags are all about names and are fun and insightful...and the last one is downright silly. Enjoy!!

First of all, I was very sweetly tagged by my new buddy Becky over at Sweet Cottage Dreams - lovely site, lovely lady - check her out!! Anyway, the way this tag …

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Illustration Friday: Momentum

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Momentum can be pretty fun...but I guess it depends on your perspective...the person who had raked those leaves was not nearly so amused...

I did this using an autumn palette as a seed of faith that Fall will soon be here. I'm tiring of 90 degrees with 90% humidity …

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New Orleans Photos and Links

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Just wanted to share a little montage/poster of images I took on our recent trip to New Orleans. We had such a great time!! It wasn't too miserably hot and crowded. It was good to see it all back to life again, though I am sad to say the rest of New Orleans is not doing s…

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Illustration Friday: Alphabets

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Inspired by my trip to New Orleans last weekend, I decided to do a New Orleans-themed alphabet illustration, chock full of stuff from the Big Easy, A-Z. What a foolish idea!! This took FOREVER - but it was way fun to do. Consider this a tip of the hat to my Cajun roots as…

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