Monday, February 9, 2009


Gosh, I am so excited! When I opened my blog this evening there was a comment waiting for me telling me that I had won a prize on "Tip Junkie." I just never win anything so this news really made my day. Not sure yet which prize I won as there were several items being given out to 4 winners. There are all these giveaways on these blogs that I read just for leaving a comment about their post. So I always leave a comment.....just in case I might win. And TA-DA, I finally did!! I spend lots of time (too much time) reading other people's blogs. I can't help's addicting. Infact, I think I may be looking for a BA meeting soon (blogger unanimous).

Any-who, I wanted to show you some pictures from my watercolor paint class. This is our teacher, Valerie Toliver, giving some students a few helpful tips. Truthfully, she is sitting in front of me trying to show me how to get the right amount of water on my paper, with the right amount of paint, in the right spots! Not that easy, believe me.

Here's Valerie letting us know what mistakes we keeping making over and over! She really is very nice and so incredibly patient and positive with us. Not to mention very talented.

These are her examples of what she wanted me to paint.
And here is mine, so far.......good thing I am going up to paint with the Art Group tomorrow morning. I need the practice.

OK, I slipped the latest pic of my little granddaughter, Sofia in again. She is growing too fast. But it is fun to see her follow us with her eyes and smile. Of course, we have her "sporting" another one of my headbands. I think she might have one for every outfit now.
So I had such a nice weekend. We spent Friday evening with our kids and grandkids. Saturday we went to the movies and saw, "He's Just Not That Into You" and "Slumdog Millionaire." Both were enjoyable. We met some friends for dinner and listened to Kristi Dee sing and play guitar. She's great...has a beautiful voice. Then it was to church on Sunday and out to breakfast at Joe's Grill (actually the little coffee shop of his next door) with all the family. We filled out stomachs with delicious egg dishes and then came home and plopped on the couch for about a 2 hour nap! I love Sunday's when I can curl up on the couch with my pillow and black velvet and satin blanket, knowing that I don't have anything else I have to do the rest of the day. Thankgoodness for leftovers in the fridge!!!
Today was a cold, windy one. So spent it inside getting my messy studio cleaned up again. Man, I have the worst time keeping it neat. I'm really missing our sweet grandsons up in Washington. Talking to them on Skype is great but it doesn't take the place of holding them in my arms. Just a few more weeks until we get to see them in person.
I'm off to bed for the night. Hope all of you had a good weekend.


Bre said...

Did you find out what you won? Your painting is beautiful! Sofia is growing to fast please tell her to slow down. She is going to be so big by the time I get back down there. How were the movies? We miss you!

Niki {A*Lovely*Lifestyle} said...

wow, you're painting is looking great!

your grand baby is to die for! Sofia is one of my top girl names, for when i have babies of my own. i never thought about spelling it that way though. very cute. do they call her sofie?