my little shutterbug

This summer I let Henry take over my old digital camera. And it is one of his fave things to do-run around taking pictures (rechargeable batteries are key). This are some of the ones that make me smile.
our neighbor's cat, henry's bff. 
a lovely shot of his sister's bootay.

delta blues christmas

Heather Dunning Short, a close childhood friend from the City of Lights (next to Paris, of course) runs Locals, a store in Cleveland. This little shop is chock-full of terrific art, all from Delta artists. She recruited me to help with their Christmas promotion. So below are items I worked up.
Since the Delta is the home of the Blues. I created an ornament for them to sell. Found some old 45's & designed a label, added glitter & ribbon for hanging.

 The ad.

And hip, hip hooray...the little ornament was featured as a holiday gift idea in the Dec edition of Delta mag. I feel very big time. BTW, someone told me that Kristen Mullen over at Crumb did the cupcakes that were on the cover. Yum.


bible study girls

just got back from a christmas party with my bible study girls (and hubbies). And my heart is full when i think of how God has brought us together at such a happy, trying season of our lives....all being new moms, trying to juggle work, hubbies, kiddies, etc. I was tearing up talking to one friend tonight about having a "bad mom" week. And how I really lost it on henry when he pooped in his pants and feeling guilty about getting so angry with him (bad words flying out everywhere). I'm glad i could share with her & not think she would judge me. That is how our gatherings are, a safe place for us to be honest. We bop around from subject to subject-covering the gamet in our time together (switching gears like only girls can). This group means more than they know. It is hard for us to all be there each time, but even if it is 3 of us-God is there and we TALK IT OUT. Motherhood is so hard, I just really had no idea (still don't)-I love figuring it out with these ladies. I meant for us to get a picture tonight, but I forgot...enjoying our visit too much. But here is one from 2 years ago & we are missing a couple.

baby gift watercolor

Each are 5x7 size in acrylic easel frame. $30 for original watercolor (frame included).

mae's birdy

A birthday painting I did for my friend Jennifer's daughter Mae. Here's a pic of Mae Mae looking quite sassy (with her little bro Carter). Love to Mae, love to Mae's funny, kind, crazy mama. I could not get through potty training without her. You have to laugh at poop otherwise it will make you lose your you-know-what.


holly daze

For those of you who are members of the Jackson Jr League, I'm going to have a booth at Holly Daze, Tuesday, Dec. 14, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm & 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Trademart

If you want to pre-order something (magnets, notepads, purse calendars, framed verses, Christmas stickers)-let me know & I'll have it all wrapped up for you.