Monday, September 27, 2010

Spice it up!

I'm SO sweet on Fall=0)
I LOVE this time of year. Could it be because it's so colorful? Is it because I really want to wear boots again? LOL!

Here is a new necklace with three watercolor charms. There is Coral, Agate, glass, ceramic, and I used copper and brass chain.

I'm excited to wear this sweater I made about 5yrs ago. I can smell Fall in the air!

I just love these glass belt buckles I bought on Etsy. I bought these last year and I just love them so much!

I've been knitting, knitting, knitting! I just finished this CHUNKY neck warmer. Would it be wrong to just keep this one for myself? LOL! I don't think my accountant would understand, LOL!

Add an extra flower for a little POP!

Beside knitting, I've been volunteering at my son's school. Guess who is teaching art? First graders + art= A LOT of fun.
My next project with them is going to be painting fall leaves! I'm going to explain to them what colors compliment each other and we will study the color wheel. Each child will then draw three leaves and color them using two colors that compliment each other. I'm going to built a LARGE tree made out of brown paper and guess where all the leaves will go. We will put some on the tree and some will look like they are swirling around the room! I even got a super cute owl to hide in the tree=0) I'm having a lot of fun teaching!

Have a WONDERFUL week and enjoy something with pumpkin!
It will jump start your Fall.



My other job.......
X-I don't feel very good.
Me-What's wrong?
X-If I shake my head REALLY head hurts.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Wedding bells ring

This weekend we went to Manhattan Beach for a lovely wedding and to visit family. My parents were sweet enough to watch X & J, so we could get away. I've got plenty of pictures to show you... so SPF 50 will do!

Can you smell the ocean breeze? Just in time for lunch!

Table for 2(SQUEAL!!!!).

Lovely flowers along the out door patio. Perfect for Fall=0)

Strolling back to the car...just love this flower shop.

It's just a block from the beach....ahhhhhh.

Yummy ribs and time=0)

The wedding was in gorgeous Palos Verdes.

Beautiful glass chapel.

What a gorgeous view. The water was so blue!

Now back to Manhattan Beach for the reception.

I really wish my back yard could look like this. A guitar player for fun events wouldn't hurt either, LOL. He played such calm music, it was so nice.

This fountain is just the right size and I just loved the brick.

There is my date getting me a glass of chardonnay=0)

The inside was so beautiful. I love hydrangeas and baby blue/cream colored bows on the chairs. I also couldn't wait for a piece of that cake in the back ground!!!! I was VERY happy because it was big enough for me to get seconds, LOL!!!

So I was finally able to take a few pictures of my early paintings that I've given away as gifts.
This one is about four years old! It's very large and took me about 4 months to complete. It's funny to see how my stroke technique has changed. I also remembered it darker, LOL! I also made a BIG mistake....can you see it? Something is missing=0)

This watercolor is almost 8 years old and one of my very firsts. Sorry there is so much reflections on the glass. This was the best I could do. The matte is actually a dark blue and it's on a yellow wall. I love the way it's on display in the family room=0)

I had a super fun family breakfast just before we drove home. Anything that includes hash browns and a truck load of crunchy bacon will always bring a smile to my face, LOL!

Have a COLORFUL week,


My other job........
My Mama-X is upset, can you calm him down?
Me-Hello X?
X-I CAN'T TIE MY SOCCER SHOES!!!!!!!! Wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! Nobody else can do it like you!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Me-We will practice when I get home. Please let Tito or Tita do it. You are going to be late.
X-NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's not the same way you do it!!!!!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Cha Cha Cha!

Hope you are all feeling well this morning. We are trying to figure out how this month has just flown by. LOL!

Feliz cumpleanos J! Look at her wanting to use the ice cream scooper for the cake, lol.

Banana and sprinkles, yumOH.

J started preschool. She is only there an hour/2 days a week, but here she goes!
My son cried and cried and cried, so I was a little nervous. Luckily, this was just the "getting to know you" visit. I stayed with her to take plenty of pictures and to make sure she didn't karate chop anyone, lol.

She loved going up these stairs. come hold my hand. She flew off the slide the first time...poor thing.

Running on the hay stacks was fun but....

these tubes were SO much fun for everyone.

HOLA! I'm J=0)

Shovels, sand, AND water?! A match made in heaven.
She did NOT want to ever leave this area.
It was a lot of fun trying to get her out of here.

On the inside...lots of friends to meet. So funny how they just ignore each other!

Can I play crayons with you? Yeah...okay....I'll just go ahead and help myself, lol.

It's all serious business when crayons are involved=0)

My art looks just like Mama's.

Hey T! These are so much fun.

MAMA!!!! Is it okay to play with all this rice? I really want to.

It's been a busy month, so I hope you all get a chance to recharge your matter where you are=0)

“Model of the Month” May 2009 Lana Grossa

I started a new sweater for myself! I've been wanting to make a long one for years. Yes, I'm a little loca! This is going to take 1400 yards of yarn. I found some wool/silk blend, yummy! It's super soft and light. The pattern has been challenging, so I've already re started it 5 times, but I'm moving along now(thank you JESUS).

Now if I could just use a magic wand to finish it NOW, lol.

Here is my latest custom order that I just finished. I used an aqua silk chord, so she can change the length. Chinese Azurite, glass, sterling silver, and one small crystal. I deliver it tomorrow...hope she LOVES it=0)

Have a COLORFUL week!



My other job....
X-Since I'm sick, can I just sleep in your room?
Me-How about we read in my room before bed.
X-Then I can sleep with you?
Me-I have to clean up, so I can't go to sleep yet.
X-Okay so....I can sleep in your bed?
Me-I won't be with you and Daddy will put you in your bed later.
X-This is going to be the best night ever. I never get to sleep with you and Daddy ALL NIGHT!