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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Have You Won The Versitile Blogger Award?

I opened my email this morning and found an e-mail from author/editor Virginia Grenier giving me the Versatile Blogger award. I have to admit, it made my day.
Viriginia is currently in the process of getting Stories for Children Magazine up and on it's feet again. It's a great place to take your stories or articles if you write for kids. Virginia is a writer on
http://thewritingmama.blogspot.com/. She is a busy mom of three kids and a published author as well.
As with most of these awards, the way it works is that you pass it on. I would now like to give this coveted, prestigious award to these people.
Cindy Beck-http://bythebecks.blogspot.com/ Rashelle Workman-http://rashelleworkman.blogspot.com/, Rebecca Talley-http://rebeccatalleywrites.blogspot.com/, Wendy Swore-http://wendyswore.blogspot.com/, Elizabeth Mueller-http://elizabethmueller.blogspot.com/, Lori Nawyn-http://forethoughtandpurpose.blogspot.com/, Ali Cross-http://alicross.blogspot.com/, Connie Hall-http://clhall.blogspot.com/, Tina Scott-http://totallytinascott.blogspot.com/, Karen Dupaix-http://karendupaixwrites.blogspot.com/, Carolyn Frank-http://franklycreative.blogspot.com/, Weston Elliot-http://www.wendword.blogspot.com/, Sarah Southerland-http://livinglifeatwarpedspeed.blogspot.com/, Jaime Theler-http://jaimetheler.blogspot.com/ and Shawna Tenney-http://www.shawnajctenney.com/
The next part of the award is totally up to the recipients time and enthusiasm level. If you wish you may participate. If not, sit back and enjoy knowing that you are loved in a bloggy way.
1. Thank the person who passed the award on to you.
2. Share seven things about yourself.
3.Present this honor to 15 other bloggers.
4.Let them know why they have recieved this honor.
You may have noticed that I included blogsites. Check them out. They are awesome.
Here come my seven things:
1. This year is my 25 wedding anniversary.
2. I am a certified dental assistant (does that make me certifiable?)
3. I am addicted to Wendy's frostys.
4. We didn't have indoor plumbing till I was four.
5. I really like to paint cows.
6. I live with a kids who are 13, 15, 17 and 18. Certifiable probably fits.
7. I almost always wear socks.
Again, thanks to Virginia for this award, and Kudos to those to whom I passed it on. You rock.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Colorful Cow

Now that's a lot of color. What you see is the computer version (from photoshop). I'm still working on the actual painting in acrylic. After playing on the computer I think I am going to simplify what I attempted with the wheat. I like just a few stalks front and center. In the painting I'm working on I tried to fill in with background stalks and leaves and it got way too busy. I like acrylic. You can paint over your mistakes. It's like a giant eraser. Yay for erasers.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Cows Are Us

Good art doesn't go with your couch, but does it go with your bedspread? I just put a new bedspread on my son's bed that has a border edged in wheat. It is this big bold, out there kind of wheat. I just had to paint a cow to go with it. Will it give the cow indigestion? Will my 15 year old complain? Not sure, but it was one of those things that just had to be done.
More to follow as color hits the canvas.

Things That Make You Go Hmmm.

At Cedar Breaks National Park, I saw a guy with this saying on his T-shirt, "The opposite of poverty isn't wealth." It's one of those things that make you go hmmm.
I discussed this with my 17-year old. You have to decide what wealth is. Is it happiness, knowledge, an abundance of friends and family.
Conversely, what is poverty. Can you live in a palace and still be poor. I'm sure there are people who are struggling in this economic depression who would beg to differ.
What do you think?
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