Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Rose Garden

I know I said I was going to paint something other than flowers, but, I just keep seeing all of these gorgeous flowers all over Dallas.  This painting is inspired by a house that I have passed by on my walks.  I drove by the other day with my kids in the car, stopped and snapped a bunch of photos.  My kids were at first shocked and then said, "oh, are you going to paint this house?"  I only embellished the flowers slightly.  The house does have all of these fabulous roses growing in abundance.  They even have some sort of column type trellis that the climbing roses go up in the center and then billow out of the top.  It is truly a sight right now.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Do I like Pink?

Pink Tulips in a Vase

Pink Roses

The spring flowers are all gone by now.  We had lovely pink tulips in our yard this year.  Luckily, because of our unusual cool temperatures, the tulips lasted a while.  The Pink Roses may or may not be complete, yet.  I like it like this and am too chicken to do more.  What if I mess it up!  So I am leaving it like this for now until I feel good about the next step.  Any suggestions?

p.s.  I think I have had enough of flowers.  I am painting lots of other things for the card company and the trade show in May.  Maybe I will posts some of those things next time.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Time to Give

Friends, remember my post from the summer about my father-in-law having macular degeneration?  Well, the fundraiser for Retina is coming up in 2 weeks.  My husband is on the board and we have been involved with the Retina Foundation of the Southwest and the fundraiser, Racing for Sight for the last 6 years.  If you are in the Dallas area, grab your hat and come join your friends at this fun and exciting day at the Races.

Racing for Sight
Lone Star Park
Grand Prairie, TX
April 17

There are amazing Auction Items - Vacation House in Greece, Play with the Masters, an autographed guitar by every member of the Eagles, jewelry from Bock Jewelry, Mavs, Cowboys, Texas Rangers and Stars suites, tickets and such, Titos Vodka, Baron Estate, Tejanos Brothers, The Charter at Beaver Creek, Byron Nelson, play with a Pro on the PGA Pro Tour, Abacus, Shinsei, Capital Grille, Emmitt Smith, Tiffany & Co., El Phoenix,, amazing swag bags filled with goodies and so much more. 

A huge thank you to the committee that has worked so hard on all of the aspects of making this event happen.  A very big thank you to all of our Donors for your support and very awesome donations!