Monday, March 24, 2014

Spring is here!  But someone forgot to tell Indiana!   I keep going outside and checking on my daffodils in my garden.  They are starting to break ground and that is very exciting.  Daffodils are my favorite flower, I have planted daffodils in every state I have lived in since I was 13 years old.  I am kind of the "Johny Appleseed" of daffodils!

I haven't posted for a while due to my travels, some fun and some not so fun.  My daughter and I went to Florida to join her childhood friend from Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brasil.  We had so much fun.  We had three five year old children  speaking Portuguese and English and they had no problem understanding each other.  We also had Pedro, an eleven year old who could speak English and entertain the little ones!  Everyone needs someone like Pedro!  I was shocked at how quick my Portuguese returned to me.  It was a short visit to Florida and we just got home when my mother called to tell me that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer.  A week later I was back in Florida for two weeks.  Her surgery went well and now my sister is down there helping her out!

I will be looking for more spring flowers to paint.  Maybe pansies!  

Monday, March 3, 2014



With the weather here in Indiana I have had plenty of time to paint and I really got into a zone on this painting.  The picture is from the client who bought it.  They took the painting home, set it up in their home and were gracious enough to sent me the photo.  I love seeing my paintings and how they are being displayed in their new home.

I have slowed down a little on painting as I am currently traveling too much but having fun.  I have been to Michigan, California, Michigan, and Florida since January.  They were all fun fun trips but no motorcycles.  Tomorrow I head back to Florida to visit with my mom for a few weeks.  I will be leaving a morning high of 4 degrees to waking up in the 60's and hitting a high of 80.  I'm  taking my sketch pad and some photos of my grandsons with me.  I have always wanted to do some paintings of the little guys so I will practice on the sketches while I am in Florida.

By the time I get back to Indiana we will officially be in Spring and Spring is nature's way of saying "Let's Party".  Let's Party means its time for a motorcycle road trip!