Saturday, June 02, 2007


Time is just rolling along here. It's already June. Lukas has just 5 days of school left. It's a sad time, and yet, I'm kind of glad. I've been just a tiny bit scared of him being at school since our little helicopter ride to St. Paul Children's Hospital because they wouldn't give him the valium to stop a seizure. I know I can't protect him fully; I have to let him have his own life. I just can't help the way I feel about that.

I'm being selfish too. I enjoy being able to get up before everyone else and have several hours to do my stuff.

I've got more beads on ebay.

I've been doing OK on my paintings too. I think I like oils better than the acrylics. There's just a richer feel to it. I'm the furtherest along on the cheetah painting. I got stuck on the fur for awhile, but then decided to tone that down and be a little looser.

It's still got a ways to go.
The boys are rolling along on the ramp. It turned out bigger than I envisioned, but that's OK! It's going to be nice when it's done. Elaine said they're coming up tomorrow to get it finished enough to attach to the old sidewalk so Lukas can use it.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007


It's kind of a down day today. I worked for a couple of hours on beads, but nothing clicked. I think I'll go back to the paintings. I've got another one started; it's from a photo I took out west a couple of years ago. It's the Painted Desert, and I'm adding some mustangs. I've been reading up on them since I watched a program last year on PBS about a herd of Pryor Mountain mustangs in Montana. It's pretty sad what this government is doing to these horses.

I'm having Christian redesign my website. I think it loads too slow, so I want it divided up into galleries. One of the things I want to do is donate a percentage of my ACEOs and paintings to the World Wildlife Fund and Lifesavers (a wild horse sanctuary). Not that I'm going to make a big dent in their coffers, but every little bit helps.

I finished another ACEO. This one is an oil painting.