Celebration of Life

Moving beyond my pain and celebrating life.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Wilderness Challenge: Bison Progression...#1, #2 and finished!

This Bison was the art challenge subject.
I decided to make it a more interesting painting of this majestic creature.

In this photo, I have the background and bison blocked in.

In this photo, I have the background pretty much completed, the mid ground blocked in and am working on the foreground and will finish the bison last.


I decided to name this painting:
"A King Surveying His Kingdom"

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Happy Birthday, Annastacia Jolene!

You are truly a beautiful woman, in every way!
Aunt Jolene
AKA: Aunt Bo Bo

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Happy Birthday, Beckie!

I still miss you!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

I miss my Mother...

I'm not sure when this picture was taken but I think it was after Dad died. Even though Dad's death devestated her, Mother was strong and trusted God to get her through her period of mourning. I remember that when she went to bed, she would put on a stack of records which were all hymns and fell asleep with the words saturating her heart and soul. Mother had a lifetime of sorrows but they never stopped her from being upbeat; she lived her faith.

I have so many good memories of Mother; she taught me how to bake bread from scratch, she would tell me stories of her childhood and she taught me how to knit...crochet one, pearl two.
Mother taught me to be strong in the worst of times and how to laugh at the silliest of things. Mother taught me unconditional love.

Now that I am a grandmother, I want to pass on to the next generations, my mother's legacy. Motherhood and Grandmahood is more than changing diapers, fixing meals and cleaning. Motherhood is mentoring, teaching and living your Faith.

Thank you Mother for being such a wonderful role model.

Your loving daughter,


Friday, May 7, 2010

New Wilderness Art Challenge

This is a photo of a buffalo in Hot Springs County. Gary K. from Dubois has an art challenge on his blog and I decided to continue the fun! I hope I can do the old boy justice. :o)

Have a great weekend everyone!