Wednesday, November 25, 2009

To ski or not to ski?

That is the question. My last day of skiing ended with an ACL replacement and 4 months of intensive physical therapy. My ACL graft is still a little tempermental, but I have to admit, I am ready to get back on my skis. All the snow up at Crystal Mountain is calling to me. Will we make it out there this weekend? Not sure yet, but we'll keep an eye on the forecast. If there will be new snow for Thanksgiving weekend, we'll be out there!

One of my favorite things about skiing is finding a quiet spot in the pines to catch my breath while I listen to the snow gently falling. That simple and wonderful experience prompted me to paint 'Peaceful Pines'.

I hope your Thanksgiving is happy and peaceful. I'm off to start the stuffing and bake the cranberry bread!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I made the front page of etsy!


I am so excited that my Ocean Flow painting made the front page of etsy and is also listed in the art gift guide. Thanks to Paula at PaulaArt for building an amazing treasury that started the ball rolling!

Check out Paula's cool collection of wall clocks and mixed media pieces here:

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Happiness is ....

Happiness is... a Saturday Morning.
It's been gray and rainy here for a few days and I needed some color! These happy colors just made me feel like a sunny Saturday morning!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

In search of Ameila Earhart...

The Museum of Flight in Seattle currently has an exhibit devoted to Amelia Earhart.  It was fascinating to learn more about this amazing woman.  I never knew that she designed her own flight suits and even had her own clothing line.  She also kept smelling salts in the plane with her to keep her awake and kept  a little makeup with her so she would look nice when the reporters  took her picture.                                                              

Friday, November 6, 2009

Early to bed, early to rise

Makes a man healthly, wealthy and wise... Isn't that how the old saying goes? Ever since the 'fall back' with the time change last week, I have been so tired. Of course in the Seattle area it now gets dark at 4:45 in the afternoon. So by the time 10 pm rolls around, it's been dark forever! Ok, so I'm going to bed early and getting up early. I should be healthy, wealthy and wise, right? Well, I know a few things, so I'll say I'm wise. My son has the nasty cold, but so far, I haven't gotten it, so I'll say I'm healthy. That only leaves wealthy. Hmmm... Maybe I need to start going to bed even earlier!