Friday, December 21, 2012

Well, we are still here...

My husband, John, is having an end of the world potluck today at work. Wanting to do something different, I made this cake for it. Considering  the fact that I do not bake, it turned out ok.
I could not find any black baking paper, so I ps'd the background to hide the cutting board. I can tell you now that I will not eat sugar again for a very very long time!
Here's to another millennium! 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A day at the beach

Ok, I have not fallen off the face of the earth, but some days it feels like it. My friends think that I have forsaken them, and my collectors think I have gone to the islands and stopped painting. It is not the case. We have been mired in repairs, paperwork associated with moving out of state, meetings, and building an arena and barn for our horses that are arriving on Christmas Eve.
I woke up on Sunday and told my husband that I need a day of "want to" and not "have to". So we packed up the dogs and went to the dog beach in Ocean Beach. It was the perfect day to replenish my soul and balance me out. The dogs had a great time and slept the rest of the day.
I am meeting with the fence company today to arrange the corrals, and finishing unpacking my studio while working on two commissions. Be patient with me, I will catch up soon. And who knows?...after Friday, it might not matter. :)

 Little dogs need help out of the car.

 Zoe thinks the water is just too cold.

 Dakota and Bella have a good romp down the sand.
After we were tuckered out, we stopped at a sushi bar for lunch. It was a great day!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

This is a vanity painting. It is for my 2015 calendar for Legacy publishing, but I had to put my hubby and horse in it. This is John and my beautiful boy, Cadillac. The horses are moving here on Christmas Eve and better be ready for quite the shock. It snowed 12 inches in Minnesota a few days ago and it is in the 70's here. I think they are going to like the change.
This is "No Snow Days at the Ranch" Pastel