Hello, Stranger…I Missed You

I don’t care what the calendar says…today is officially the first day of spring for me… As much as I hate losing that hour of sleep (I know…I know…we get it back in the fall…), there is just something about the sun setting later in the day that brightens my spirits.  I am still getting…

Aunt Po’s Place

It’s funny how things will come together sometimes… When I was working on this picture, I just started building the scene like I always do.  Put down a couple of focal points, then a couple of the big key additions and then work on filling in the space.  I don’t know if that process descriptions…

Sick Days

When we aren’t feeling well, all we want is to be at home where we are most comfortable.  That is usually either our bedroom or the sofa.  For me…I usually flip a coin to see where I end up for the day. I had to call out sick today.  I started feeling ill about 24…

Seasons Greetings

Merry Christmas, everyone!!! ♥ Christmas Eve is finally here.  Most people are preparing for dinners with family or friends, doing last minute shopping…or they are like me and they are doing everything they can to get out of the office as quickly as possible… As we all prepare to celebrate the holidays in our own…

Ready For Guests

Sometimes you just have to do things for shock value. On my dad’s side of the family, my dad and uncles were always pulling practical jokes, especially round big events.  My one uncle was the most amazingly kind mind on the planet, but when it came time for a big event to happen at his…

The Aftermath Of Christmas Morning

When I was still a toddler, my parents separated and ultimately divorced.  Despite the separation, our parents always made sure we were able to celebrate Christmas with both sides of the family.  We would typically spend Christmas Ever with Mom’s said of the family, Christmas morning with Dad’s side of the family and, of course,…