Last weekend looked a lot like this!
Road tripping between the puffy clouds and the cotton fields all the way to Atlanta and back inside of 36 hours! Paul's little iron business took us there for an installation. It was awesome! A wonderfully successful trip. ;-) The absolute best kind!
Here's the master at work! And the railing looks fabulous. Yay!
Then, there was this amazing moment in time ...
It was awesome! I may have put a call out to my amazing kids to please come by if they had a minute. Just so I could squeeze their necks and kiss the kids. We were trying for a lunch gathering in a local restaurant, but it just wasn't quite working out. There are NO WORDS to express how touched I was/am that they all did, indeed, stop what they were doing and came over to see us. In spite of their exhaustion, plans and etc. I felt so honored and blessed as they walked up one by one and dished out love. Pure love! and they all let me hug them and shower them with momma/nana love, even the preteens and real teens! I don't know how to say it any more plainly than, they took the time to come over and show us love and respect and I felt SO VERY special. It is a blessing I will never take for granted. I am so much stronger than I was before their arrival! There is nothing like love for healing. I am so thankful to each and every one of these beautiful human beings. Thanks, ALL y'all. You are each amazing. My heart is so full. xoxo Thank you!
I didn't get a close up of Jenn & Victor, but I got a long shot. And I even caught Teresa in there! Better than no shot! ;-)
Melissa took some photos of Ms. Tessa Jane and I on our walk. Sneaky photographer! So sweet.
Then ... the week was filled with art! One of my most amazing art dreams came true when my mosaic mentor, Chrissie Grace came over and we sat side by side working on glass mosaics. Dreams really do come true, y'all!! I felt like there was magic in the room. It was incredible to be in her wonderful energy. Yay! And I finally rekindled my interest in a piece I started last winter ... I cannot wait to get it reworked! It's a big glass piece on an antique mirror frame. With a bit of a whimsical scene coming to life. ART IS MAGIC. Photos to come.
I am again taking the Paint Something E-Course that I took this past summer. Between being ill and moving, I missed a good portion of it. So, practice makes perfect, right!?! Jenn Horne is an amazing, gracious and brilliant instructor. If you get the chance, check out her course.
I am also looking forward to the LifeBook 2015 course coming January 1, 2015. It is being hosted, as always, by Tam Laporte at Willowing. I am wet my pants excited about it! I take a lot of her mini workshop paint courses, like those birds I drew last spring. But this will be a year long adventure! She's also amazing and brilliant. Check her out too.
There is SO MUCH art goodness at our finger tips now with the internet. I am giddy with the whole thing!
Another thing that makes me giddy ...
Last week happened to be the 15th wedding anniversary for us! Paul & Cheri, 15 years married. How many blessings can I get into one blog post! I feel so very special. So very grateful for it.
I made this for Paul, in my e-course. He seemed quite happy with it. Yay!
It was fun!
I am currently choosing costumes for the June 2015 recital. Short of pulling out my hair whilst trying to make all these decisions ... while Mercury is retrograde ... I will be finished with this humungous project by 3 tomorrow. Whew! Good to be busy again. :-)Life is good!
Our dear friend, Paul Maskus passed away last week. Yvonne held his memorial service this past Friday. He was honored by a lovely service, dear friends and family, and a beautiful fall day in the mountains. Rest in peace, Paul. We will miss you ~ until we meet again. And take care, Yvonne. We love you.
Now, y'all go and hug those you love if you can!
Blessings to you all!