Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Well, my first festival was a success! I so enjoyed seeing people that I haven't seen for a bit and meeting new ones. I spent the weekend smiling :  )

 This piece "paperbag tree" was the talk of the tent :  )
 Here I am with a lady I haven't seen for a bit! Joey took my "first" Omo people and my new paperbag tree.
I'm honored.
Another friend, Joyce came to see me.
Her son is the same age as Zack and Joeys son Jeremiah.
Was nice to connect with others who are going through raising a 22 yr guy. Funny...thinking about it now, on Friday Joann came to see me. Three J's in a weekend.
At the last minute I grabbed my Let's art sign to hang on the tent  :  )

I am off to unpack from the festival and still from GA.
This has been a wild and emotional summer and I am so
looking forward to autumn normalcy...lol...whatever that even means.
Happy day to you

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Come see me Saturday or Sunday August 20 & 21 noon to 9 pm

I will be here all day Saturday and Sunday August 20 & 21

Come see me if you can
Noon to 9pm
I plan on having several paintings, handmade art journals, who knows what I might come up with.

I appreciate all the support all of you have given me  :  )
Allowed me to feel brave enough to "go" out there and show my stuff!   :  )  
Big hugs everybody    
 Come see me on August 20 or 21 and give me a real hug.

I have several large pieces hanging right now at The Glenwood Bar...you can join me there September 1st from 5 to 8 pm

Friday, August 5, 2011

Did someone say August was here?


Costumes for Cal's video

This year 2011 has been one huge emotional ride for me and my family.
Mothers Day happened to fall on my Jake's death day, 12 years ago.
Loosing my brother in law to cancer.
I have had art commitments and have felt pushed at times to create, when all I wanted to do was mourn.
I paint from within and my from within is usually about Mike and the kids, regular life issues with a special needs kid.

Now I'm full of emotions for Jake and for Dan also.
Today Dan would have been 44
His children are here with us.
The girls and I went to the bakery to buy Dad a birthday cake.
Char & Cal said Dad loved chocolate, so we got a chocolate cake with chocolate inside and chocolate frosting. L0L...we'll go to the park and have it there, so Dan can look down and see his children playing on his day. Cal told me he had a dream that indicated to him that daddy was comfortable living in what seems to be a cafeteria and he can eat all he wants all day long!
I love these two kids

So here I am letting you know my life has been consumed with emotion and love and art
I made several art journals before the children arrived and when I get my chances, I'll go work a bit on them.
Next week we will be back in GA and able to see all the lovely people that Dan introduced us to and we will once again celebrate Dans life, this time among hundreds of people that he touched in one way or another.
When we return, I will have 5 days to prepare for my VERY first art festival   :  )
I hope I have enough to cover the two tables I'm renting.
I will post the info for the festival, just in case you're in town that weekend.

Hugs to you all
Lisa D.