Saturday, July 24, 2010

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Boat Trip!

You can't get everywhere by car!  Whenever it heats up, I remember a trip to the Bahamas.  Pick an island that's not heavily populated  for a real escape. No phone, television, or computer just snorkel and swim or maybe dive. Beautiful sights above and below the water and a very laid back existence.
"Bahama Light"

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Quick game of Pitch?

One more day of the summer vacation road trip is done and we're parked in the campground getting ready to settle down for the night. Maybe a quick game of cards before lights out...

Bedtime at the campground!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Are we THERE yet?

The saga of a Family Vacation, hitting the road with a "woody" full of kids and towing the "pop up" living accommodations.

The best part is the journey and seeing all there is to see! And of course the games we play to pass the time...
License plates from how many different places?
You spy what?
And the ever popular "Are we there yet?"
Just a boat load of memories :D

Leaving Illinois and heading west for fun summer vacation and a visit to Yellowstone!

Family Vacation!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

OLD and in the way?

 Ages ago, the Buffalo Zoo had an ancient tortoise with a saddle. If you were lucky, like me, you got a turtle ride!
A relatively safe excursion for a small child, actually kinda boring and uneventful.
There's even a chance you'd saddle up and stand still.
It's still a fond memory and how many people can say they rode a turtle? Really?

Saturday, July 17, 2010

The Challenge

The latest ACEO Challenge is Long Legs! This painting was created in response to that challenge. "Stilt" or "Does this reflection make me look taller?" is just one response.

If you are interested in participating or would just like to view the other ACEOs check it out HERE !

Thursday, July 15, 2010


Hovering over a field of California Poppies, it's just Golden!
A watercolor greeting card for any occasion. initialed on the front, signed and titled on the back of the image. Blank inside so you can add your sentiment.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

surf city

Another in the "road trip" series. Hope there are no steep hills or mountains on the route! This 4 cylinder just about crawls uphill...
surf city here we come!

Monday, July 12, 2010


Summer is here and the time is right for a ROAD TRIP!
This is my 71 Karmann Ghia with the top down and on a roll...
There's just a little sparkle in the tail lights and YES! that is a vanity plate that reads GH1A.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Take a little trip...

Summer travel that's all about seeing the USA through the windows of your car. Head off to a National Park or Forest and stop on the way to see the corn palace and the biggest ball of twine and a National Monument or two.

summer vacation 1

Save time and money by bringing your own sleeping quarters...

summer vacation 2

on the road

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Passage

Always a happy sight when canoeing, no need to portage, Hooray!
The Passage

Another exercise in painting with one brush, a half inch flat. The birds were added with pen when I initialed and signed it.

Saturday, July 3, 2010


As a kid I was only allowed one pet. No fur or feathers and small enough to reside in my room were the other restrictions.
Fish are nice to look at but you can't take them out to play.
I got a turtle at the 5 and dime along with a plastic bowl with a ramp and plastic palm tree.
Well, here I am all these years later in this painting holding my pet. Yes he's pulled himself back into his shell but just for the moment :D


Friday, July 2, 2010

The Theme is Birds?

I'm not so much a bird lady but I still wanted to participate in the ACEO JULy Theme Week.
I saw this as my only way in, so to speak :D
Bird of Paradise

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Yes there is a WINNER!

AND we have a WINNER!

The Random number generator picked #9 and PAM (Always Artisitic) is the WINNER!

Click her name and visit her blog!

Check out her Etsy shop HERE
...and she's having a SALE!

Thanks to all of you for participating!