Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Painting Auction: Benefits Project Graduation

Up for bids is this hand painted antique window:

It measures 34" wide by 27" tall. Acrylic paints were used and painted over gesso, applied right onto the glass panes.

My daughter is graduating high school this year. Many parents have come together to plan "Project Graduation" for the graduates so they can celebrate their night in a safe, fun environment with no alcohol nor drugs. Monies are still being raised for this event and here's how you can help. Contributions are of course welcomed! If you'd like to purchase this painting (would make an awesome Mother's Day Gift by the way!!!), simply leave your bid amount in the comments section below (click the word "comments" below this post). Bidding starts at $25. Bidding will end at 10:00 pm Central Daylight Savings Time on Wednesday, May 5, 2010. 100% of the proceeds will go to Seguin Project Graduation. At the end of the auction, the top bidder will have 24 hours to contact me ( to make arrangements to pay. Painting will be delivered to local winner if in the Seguin/New Braunfels areas. Others may choose to pick up from a convenient location. If winning bidder lives outside area and cannot make arrangements to pick up, it will be necessary for you to pay for shipping expenses. You may contact me for shipping information.

Good luck and let's help make some money for Project Graduation!!!

Monday, April 26, 2010

I ♥ Faces: Smiles

Saturday I went to San Antonio to shoot some portraits of a young lady. I captured some sweet photos of her 9 month old baby too. As soon as I saw that I ♥ Faces' theme this week is smiles I immediately thought of this photo of baby Karlie:

Head over to I ♥ Faces and check out the other amazing collages or enter your own smiling photograph:

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Heather's Senior Prom

The big day finally arrived...Heather's Senior Prom! She looked stunning in the dress she fell in love with we found while on a recent trip to Missouri.

The makeup:

The dress:

The hair:

The flower:

The Shoes:

The friends:

The girls:

The fellas:

Her date:

The besties:

The looooong wait for the very late limo:

Helping her bestie Ryan:

At long last, the limo:

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

And the Winner Is....

A random number generator was used to determine the winner of a painting in my recent "700th Post Celebration."


The Winning Prize is this 11x14 painting:

And the winner was Denise, my 27th commenter. So, Miss Denise, contact me asap with your mailing address via email so I can ship your new painting to you! Thank you all for playing along and keep watching! You never know when I may do this again!

For the rest of you who did not win, if you'd like to order another rendition of the painting (on canvas),  I'll paint an 11x14 for $50 plus shipping or a 16x20 for $75 plus shipping. Contact me if you'd like to order one.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I ♥ Faces: Collages

This week's challenge at I ♥ Faces is Collages. Here's my entry of a collage of photos I took of my friends' son Joseph:

Head over to I ♥ Faces and check out the other amazing collages:

Don't forget to check out this link for the contest I have going on that ends TOMORROW (Wed., April 21 at 11 pm Central Time)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

700th Post Celebration!!!!!

It's my 700th Blog Post and in Celebration I'm giving away this 11x14 canvas painting I created just for this occasion!!!!

If you'd like a chance to win this painting, simply leave a comment (one comment please) on this post. Want to increase your chances to win??? Post a link to this blog post on facebook and come back and leave another comment letting me know you did so. Still another chance? Tweet a link on your twitter account and come back and leave me a comment letting me know you did so. For another chance, grab this button and post it on your blog and leave me a comment with a link to your blog. (Be sure to leave separate comments for each entry).

Here's the code to display the button in your blog post or on your sidebar:

Here are a few of my other latest painting projects. I have an etsy website where I display paintings that are for sale. Often as soon as I post photos of  a completed painting on my facebook page it sells and/or I get more orders to paint a similar scene again for another customer. Check out my etsy site by clicking here or go to

Although I do paint canvases from time to time, currently the most popular items are my painted antique windows, of which some are shown here:

Whether you are a loyal reader/follower of my blog or stopping by for the first time, welcome to my site and good luck with the giveaway! I'll be using a random number generator to choose one lucky commenter. Deadline to comment is Wednesday night, April 21 at 11:00 pm. Winner will be announced no later than Friday, April 23. Good luck!!!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

A Day at the Park

My sister Lacey wanted to spend an afternoon at Mammoth Springs, Arkansas while I was home for the weekend. The plan was to go the afternoon we arrived and take a picnic lunch. That day turned out to be too windy to take the baby out so we didn't go. Saturday turned out much nicer so after I delivered some paintings I had sold we decided it would be a great afternoon for an outing.

All the gals posed for a photo below the dam. From left to right, my sister in law Lis, my niece's friend Rachel, my sister Regina, my niece Danielle, my sister Lacey, my niece (the baby) Nicole, my mom, my niece CeCe, me, and my daughter Heather.

Mom said someone needs to have their photo taken with the water in the background so I obliged!

Regina and Lacey getting Nicole settled into her stroller for her day in the park

While all the girls enjoyed walking around the park the boys all went downstream and went fishing! My husband Marty:

My brother Levi:

My brother in law Greg:

My hunny and me!

Levi and me

what a couple of goofballs!

Only ONE MORE POST until the giveaway! Be watching for it!!!



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