spring in savannah…

March 8, 2009

The azaleas are starting to bloom…the cold snap has passed…and St. Pat’s is fast approaching.  There’s nothing quite like Savannah in the spring.  I so look forward to painting outdoors with my three little apprentices!  Yesterday, I introduced the girls to Mr. Roy G. Biv, and we had a grand time painting rainbows with pots of gold at the end…and chatting about spring showers, leprachauns, and the like.  Here’s a sampling of their work…


lia – 3rd grade


emma – 1st grade


maia – 4 yrs.

Such little gems to work with!

Have a lovely Sunday!

Tis the season!

December 2, 2008

For scattered blog posts, shop shop shopping, and the best arts and crafts projects of the year.  I spent some time with my little apprentices this past weekend, and they conjured up some imaginative garland for their holiday decor.



Thanks for all your hard work girls!

Had my Thursday morning art lesson with a few extra apprentices today.  Joining the girls, were Raymond (an almost eighth grader) and Willy…(who will be entering 6th grade this year.)  Ray and Willy taught me how to distress paper like old documents…see Ray’s notes below…

(click to enlarge)

The possibilities for which this trick could be implemented are endless…and clearly it is of interest to the “cool kids” so, we’ll file it away for safe keeping.  (boys if you’re reading this, it was a true pleasure meeting you, have a wonderful trip)

In other news, things are a bit hectic as of late…aside from weekends away, here’s the line up:

1.  Finish Pirate’s House Mural (note that it is barely started)

2.  Sell old car, buy new one…peachy I tell you!

3.  A few stray pen & inks

4.  Finish building David’s website…(golly gee)

5.  Scan / Prep / Order new prints for Etsy store...(this list is getting long…)

6. Scan Caty and Mary portraits…(been waiting for paint to dry for days)

7.  And open a new Etsy store…

…you get the idea….

Well, off to the races!  Happy Thursday!

and then came monday…

October 16, 2007

Monday…oh Monday…what a day Monday was…Here I was beaming from ear to ear, more than content with life after my little siesta…(see entry below) and then came Monday.

It started on my daily walk/jog with Ms. Vayda. After quite a sprint, we were accosted by a stray pit bull. Thankfully, Vayda’s “little dog syndrome” did not kick in, as this massive pup could have inflicted some serious pain on both of us. I probably would not have feared this stray had I been alone…but rather than risk my 24 pound pup instigating a fight, I scooped her up and carried her all the way home.

Monday continued, as I went to meet The Apprentice at the Jepson Center. Sadly, I had to cancel the lesson, as my car refused to start. After disassembling and reassembling, and going back and forth and back and forth to various auto shops…appears the problem stands in my alternator. I’m sure I’ll hear the final damage at some point today…(Tuesday.)

Oh and a scratching…scratching at my attic door! Some sort of critter has invaded this place…(I’m leaving this one to Nick)…