Saturday, June 28, 2008

Busy June

June sprung upon me and now is fleeting! Sorry I haven't posted in awhile. I've been busy throwing kid birthday parties, attending fun art parties and most of all painting and selling my paintings! Woohoo!

My girls both celebrated bdays and each had their own rockin' party. I made the decorations myself because they don't sell the decorations they girls' wanted. Shrinky dink, packaging tape and an ink jet printer did the trick. Oh yeah, as well as flip chart paper and poster paint. Phew! Super Why and Cyberchase themes. Glad I'm done with this these late night activities until next year.

On the fun side of things, I sold my very first painting ever (I don't have a photo!) I donated a plein air painting to The Riverside Arts Center. I set a minimum price and the RAC got any amount over my minimum. I just received the check in the mail yesterday. It's very exciting. I must be on a roll because I sold three others last weekend at a Fundraiser at the Fernwood Botanical Gardens in Niles, MI. See photos above (one was done plein air at beach). The others were two studio paintings I had completed. All watercolor. It was LOT of fun painting in Michigan. I love being outside. I love observing. Painting seems like a natural fit for me -- although I do have to work hard at it - it doesn't come easy.

I had vein surgery on my other leg two weeks ago. I've been wearing a support stocking this whole time even with shorts (hey, it's hot already, I'm not wearing pants just to cover the support stocking). After painting in Michigan for the weekend, I got a nasty contact dermatitis that itched like crazy. My leg was crazy red, itchy and blotchy. I've been on steroids, Benadryl and Zyrtec all week. It's all a haze looking back.

Lots of summer fun with the kids at sprinkler parks, beach, etc. We have a big extended family vacation in Michigan coming up next.

More interersting posts soon, I promise - there's been a lot of hilarious stuff out there.