Monday, May 11, 2009


I finished the last three paintings around 3:30 am on Saturday. I was a little amazed that I got so much done in one night. All that had to be done on Saturday morning was to add the sides and the backs to the paintings. As soon as I was finished with that I dropped them off at the auction. It was a hurried day. I realize next year that I will do things a little differently. My biggest regret is the fact that all my pictures turned out blurry. I am going to try and see if Molly got some good photos from the Gala so I can post them. It was such a lovely event. Molly and the girls did a great job of displaying everything and the whole event went very smoothly. The most fun part of the night was the table Dean and I sat at. We were able to have dinner with three of the nicest couples. The last few years we have sat with people that don't say much to us. Not this year. It was a lot of fun. 

I want to thank everyone who donated something for the auction. Every donation helped to bring in money that will be donated to help fund a cure for diabetes. I have thank you cards in the works, but wanted to let you know just how grateful I was right this very moment. 

I hope everyone had a very happy mothers day. The girls and I went to church in the early afternoon, and Dean built the veggie boxes for our garden. A mothers day gift of sorts. Then I was able to take the most glorious of naps yesterday. I also had a good cry. I think I was aloud, after all it was mothers day right. I guess all the stress and lack of sleep left me feeling a little emotionally exhausted. I was bummed that none of my pictures from the Gala turned out. The one good picture of Dean and I can't be shown. Seriously I look like I weigh about three hundred lbs in it (not that there is anything wrong with someone weighing that) But it just broke my heart. I just needed to cry & when I was done everything felt better. 

Starting on another one of my cards for Simply Sweet Marriage. In case you didn't know you can download them for free. Also before the end of the week I plan on updating my shop so please stop by. Last but certainly not least I was featured at a wonderful blog this weekend. A Duck in her Pond. Drop on by and say hello to Miranda, she is such a super talented writer and has a very fun blog. Every weekend she features a creative blogger and this past Friday she featured me. What an honor. 


The Blonde Duck said...

I LOVEEEEE those pictures! I can't believe you got those done all in one night.

And thanks for the shout out. :) I hope you get more devoted fans!

Elissa said...

oh sweetie! too much to say to post here. i will try to email.... you did an incredible job though and you ought to be proud, proud, proud!

and, there is something to be said for a good cry. had one myself last week, so i am right with you.

hooray for a veggie garden!

hugs to you!

Ruth said...

Those pictures are precious.

I'm sorry to hear about your sad times. I'm glad you were able to let it out and cry. Hope you're feeling all better.

I hope you had a great Mother's Day.