Monday, February 22, 2010

New Series - 'Coffee Stories'

I have started a new series called 'Coffee Stories.' Coffee is so satisfying. You drink it in the morning to wake up and warm up; you drink a cup as you visit with a friend or friends; the aroma is better than anything; it mixes with many flavors, cream, sugar, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, or anything you wish; you can drink it hot, iced or blended; it's nice to drink by a nice warm fire as the winter winds are raging outside, and my husband's thoughts - a guy's perspective - like gasoline is to your car, coffee is to your body.

Here are a couple of paintings and greeting cards I have done in the past along with some new drawings. In this series I will use a number of mediums to accomplish my coffee related artwork. From time to time I will be posting some of my work. My intent with this series is to have a solo show and possibly shows at a couple coffee houses.

Here is a sample of what I already have done and what is to come. . .

This is a photo of the beautiful china that I almost sent to the Good Will !!!


Things I've Enjoyed This Weekend

My Aunt Esther put a post on her blog 'Things I've Been doing.' So, I decided to copy her and put this post on my blog.

Some Things I've Enjoyed This Weekend:
  • Anthony's surprise visit home - even if it was to see a friend home from the service - we enjoyed as much time with him as we got to have.
  • Worship service on a sunny February morning.
  • David's sermon on relationships. He's doing a Lenten series called 'By His Stripes We Are Healed' which is about God healing relationships.
  • Making homemade chicken alfredo pizza with my daughter Becca - yum it was good - I should have taken a picture!
Below is a photo I took of my dried roses - a nice reminder of how sweet my husband is.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

David and I went to the Foot in the Door 4 reception last night. It was fun to see all the artwork. It was easier then I thought it would be to find our work. We went early before a lot of people got there. My firend, Kim, her daughters, Hannah and Emily went later and said that it took them a half hour to find a parking place. They also had to stand in line for 20 minutes to get in. She said the people watching was good - like looking at artwork! Here are some pictures I took:
Minneapolis Skyline

Foot in the Door 4
Walls of artwork!!!


My Tiger

Monday, February 8, 2010

Another Snow Day for the Kids!

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

I took artwork for three friends and myself to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts on Saturday for their Foot in the Door 4 artshow. Foot in the Door 4 is an open exhibition for all Minnesota artists, which takes place every ten years at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. It runs from Friday, February 19, 2010 till Sunday, June 13, 2010 and is free. The line was long, but went along well. I visited with a lady in line ahead of me. She is a psycologist and has a background in art. Her son is also an artist. It was an interesting conversation and helped make the waiting time pleasant.
Third Thursday: Foot in the Door 4 Premiere - Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 6 – 9 p.m.
Celebrate opening night of 'Foot in the Door 4' with  Live music by Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles.

Check out the other events being held on their 'Third Thursday' evening at Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2400 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404 • (888) MIA ARTS (642-2787) (Toll Free)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010



This is today's drawing for my other blog 'A Drawing A Day . . . An Ocean Away.' I share this blog with my friend's daughter, Becca. She is an art major at the University of Minnesota currently studying in London, England. We have decided to do a blog together posting daily drawings, info and photos. Please check out our blog,  'A Drawing A Day . . . An Ocean Away.'

Monday, February 1, 2010

A View From My Porch Today

We had light snow today - beautiful!!! This evening, at about dusk, I spotted a cardinal sitting on the bush by the driveway. He looked almost fluorescent. This is a photo taken with my new camera. I am happy with the results, especially since this picture was taken through my porch window while it was snowing.