Thursday, December 18, 2014

A few more...

A few more photos from a memorable day.
I'm sill talking about it to anyone that will listen.
Already campaigning to raise money so they can do it again next year.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Wreaths Across America...

 My mother and I spent last Saturday at Arlington National Cemetery taking part in the Wreaths Across America event. Over 200,000 wreaths were laid by volunteers, many of them were members of the families of the veterans. My maternal grandfather is interred there and my first wreath was placed on his grave. It was an emotional day for all...

Here are some photos of the convoy that traveled from Maine to Arlington... 
Rolling Thunder! 

My grandfather, he was an honorable man and a true hero.
Before the wreaths. 
My first wreath.

The changing of the guard and wreath laying at the
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier...

Eternal Flame
at the gravesite of John F. Kennedy 

What an experience. All this is done at the hands of volunteers.
What a wonderful country we live in.
God Bless our Veterans.

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Color, color, color...

Just finished these two colorful pieces...

Each 7 x 14 on canvas.

Monday, December 08, 2014

Animals complete...

Finished up my series of animals...

Now there are six.
Quite colorful.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Cute animals...

Not quite sure what inspired me to start this series...

These are the first three in a series of six.
Fun and silly .
A lion, peacock and hippo to come when they are finished.
I think these would be so cute in a child's room.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Making Washi tape...

I could spend a small fortune on Washi (paper) tape and probably have.

I saw some paper tape in the dollar store and was intrigued.
I laid out several pieces on wax paper.

I applied watered down acrylic paint.
After the paint dried, I used stamps and ink to decorate.
Here is one of the pieces used on a journaling page.
Fun and very cheap at $1 per roll.