Thursday, April 9, 2009

80th Birthday

My 80th birthday was a real blessing. The children came with food and flowers and worked on my flower bed in the back yard. Now I will have fresh flowers to grow and be subjects for my paintings.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Recent Painting Awards

These 3 paintings all received awards at the Tri-State Art Show recently and hung for a month at the Panhandle Art Center (PAC). Janet's Red Roses placed 3rd in water-color, the Jonquils placed 2nd in water-color, and the still-life in Oils got a honorable mention. I have a wall of paintings there all the time, and change out the paintings every 3 months. When you are a member, and display your paintings, you also have to "sit" the gallery one day out of every month. This gives you a chance to meet other artists who are there, and show visitors through the gallery. We have photographers who display there, and jewelry displays as well as pottery, but it is mainly paintings. There will be a sculpture garden outside in the future. Hopefully, Amarillo is becoming an artist's colony, much like Taos.
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Monday, March 31, 2008

Our Newest Great-Granddaughter

Gramps and I spent a fun hour getting acquainted with Sadie, our newest little great-granddaughter. She reminds us of Ellis, who is one busy little girl. She doesn't have time to waste, but wants to show you everything around, and wants you to do it with her. Now our youngest grandson, Jake, came for breakfast at 8:30, only he arrived at 7:50 and caught me still in my PJ's and Gramps in bed. But it reminded me of when Joe (as a little boy) used to walk over and peek in the windows to see if we were awake and if we were we'd unlock the door and invite him to breakfast. Jake is helping Gramps put down the corner concrete blocks upon the concrete foundation, in preparation of building a porch at the Lilac Cottage. Notice the bandage on Gramps hand. Millie was so excited to see him that she dug her claws in. Old skin is thin skin. Maybe with Jake's help I can learn to do my own blogs, but he's trying to show me how now. The problem is he goes faster than I can watch. Be patient with us.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Tennessee Gal

Growing up in Tullahoma, Tennessee, I thought the Garden of Eden couldn't be any more beautiful than our part of the world. I met my future husband, Alvin Moudy, at Harding College in Searcy, Ark. We married in 1950 and moved to Happy, Texas and raised 4 children, Alvin Jr. Janet Kaye, James Robert and Carolyn King. We have 12 granchildren and 6 great-grandchildren, all who are dearly loved. Grandad Moudy used to say that there wasn't a dud in the bunch, and he was pretty right. I love to paint and wish that I could create paintings as God does with his nature.