Thursday, May 28, 2009

There are 16 people at Hannah's school that have been important to us in some way or another, so of course I need to make them all a little something to show our appreciation. Hannah wants to know if I ever think of giving gifts that aren't really : )Two 10X10 and one 12X12 for the three main teachers

All three canvases felt so smooth, so I decided to rough them up a bit
but in the end I painted two of them with black gesso (my new love) and went with what came to : ) I liked my first zinnia so much, decided I would do more of those.

I am just about finished with theses 3 and will start on my smaller pieces this weekend.
Mike and I are both from Chicago, we actually grew up as neighbors. Once we knew what Hannah was going to need out of her school experience, we decided Chicago schools were not going to cut it, so we moved out to the burbs. We have been out here 9 years and its been OK, but the special ed program out here has been more then we could have ever expected. Now our baby girl will be going to high school.
Graduation day a week from Monday
How exciting for her.
Have a good weekend
I'll be back with my progress of the next 13 pieces
Lisa D.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Hannah's photo shoot

Hannah had asked Granny for a photo shoot with some of her friends for her birthday this year Hannah Granny & I
Granny had a great idea with bringing the phones for a prop
They are always on the phone together!

One of the last shots taken with all the friends and I decided to jump in on the one : )

Mother Daughter pose

We moved to this house the year Jake was born and decided to make a memorial garden for him. So when we had patio installed in the back yard, they took the dirt and made a HUGE flower bed in the back of our huge backyard.
Here are just a few pics, I will take more this week.

I hope to have some art to show you soon.
I've been busy making art for the teachers & staff that have been such great people to Hannah & I while she has been in middle school.
Happy Memorial Day

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Here are some of the things I've been doing
This is the front cover of my newest art journal
My Hannah Grace's birthday page
I have a thing for elephants

Trying to express myself in a healthy way

while mourning

What ended up taking my son Jakes life was a grade 4 brain bleed

I painted this on his birthday

and this on his death day

This is the back of my journal
: )

I fell in love with this movie

My son Zackery came home last night after a year away at school

The house has kept busy and the gardens are blooming.
Time does pass and life does go on.
I am eternally grateful for my family & friends
and especially my man Mike.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

My first Zinnia

I painted this 24 X 24 canvas with black gesso........and it sat there leaning against the table
Nothing was coming to me.....a big black canvas
Well yesterday (2wks later) I decided to try and paint on this black thing
and am very pleased with my zinnia
I hope to finish it today
Lisa D.