Tuesday, March 29, 2011

think big


After having a few moving-into-a-big-girl-bed-(FINALLY)-and-not-being-able-to-stay-in-it-for-nap days, I finally found that the removal of one lovey every time she gets out of bed really works!  My daughter had a pretty good nap.  My son of course woke up early.  And my mom only called me 6 times. Somehow I was able to finish a painting......

Monday, March 21, 2011

sunset drive- sold


This painting is of a wonderful vista in Switzerland.  Every time my husband and I get off the plane, into our rental car, and on the highway, we both breathe a sigh of comfort and familiarity.  We are home.  I have entered this painting in the Daily Paintworks weekly challenge.  This week's challenge is dedicated to raise money to help those affected by the recent disasters in Japan.  All proceeds from the sale of this painting go to the Japanese Red Cross.  Tell your friends!


Thursday, March 17, 2011

patriotic picnic


So after I started another car painting (which included both cars), my baby decided that he really needed to play with said cars.
And only those cars would do.  Oh, yes, and both of them please...

I stumbled upon this Daily Paintworks weekly challenge- the color of white challenge.  I thought I'd give it a try.  Admittedly, the photo stinks, and it's really not one of my favorites, but.....  not too bad.  It was fun having someone else tell me what to paint!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

family wagon


Here is the other self propelled car from that truck stop outside of Berlin, Germany.  I think I fell in love with the blue car, but I couldn't get the blue without getting the green as well.  And this one is certainly not lacking in kitsch.  These cars are just begging to be painted over and over and over.....  Stay tuned for more!

Monday, March 7, 2011

no painting today....

So instead....  I made brownies.

It wasn't my fault that I couldn't paint.  The insurance guy was just way too chatty and I ran out of time.  My kids only nap for so long, and every minute counts!

These are all the broken ones.  The unbrokens will be sent with my daughter to school tomorrow.  For no reason.  I just wanted to make brownies.  With hearts.  I asked her teachers if it was ok to send our extra confectionery tasties to school...  they said yes.  Good choice.

Friday, March 4, 2011

little blue


I love this car.  We found this one and a wagon (to be painted later) at a rest stop outside of Berlin, Germany.  I guess, well according to the display, that there were two cars in East Berlin.  This one, and the aforementioned wagon.  We (and by we, I mean, I) simply had to have them.  I think my favorite part about this car though (it is one of those that when you pull back and let it go it shoots across the room) is that it hardly shoots across the room.  It not only kind of meanders across the floor, but it has this squeal that makes it sound just like it needs a new alternator belt.  It is just perfect.