Monday, May 31, 2010

CALLAN turns 25!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CALLAN!!!!! I think the milestone of turning 25 has been weighing on her this past week but I think she will find that this year like every previous year will once again prove to be her best yet! The dino theme is in honor of her prolific dino creations for the wonderful world of surface design.
Callan back in the day wearing one of her original works of art I transfered to a jumper. Callan has been filing sketchbooks since she could hold a pencil, needless to say we have gone through a lot of pencils & paper in 25 years! The now picture was taken last night with her friend Coleen.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Can you ever really have enough Epson Paper? ... No you can't!

I use a ridiculous amount of this paper so when I realized that Staples had it on sale 50% off all my plans for the day changed! I went to 3 stores, got 5 at the first, 7 at the 2nd & then I hit the mother load at the 3rd with a whopping 22! My stash is now securely back up in the 50's! PS. My arms feel 2" longer than they were this morning from carrying a ton of paper & my back is killing me but it was so worth it! Hurry sale ends tomorrow!
Now if only I could find 50% off the ink!
FOLLOW UP....Would you believe 3 days after purchasing all this epson 8 1/2 x 11 paper I ran out of 11 x 14 & had to go get paper! Once again you can never have enough epson paper on hand!

Monday, May 10, 2010

This I know to be true.....

Like a kid on Christmas morning I wake up knowing I will find propped on my desk a wonderful card from Callan. I'm lucky to be so "Ruffed"!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Mother's Day Past

It can't be easy living in Callan's creative shadow, she is afterall the best. Today I thought I'd show you just 2 of my most treasured Mother's day gifts made by Joseph back in the day when I could still get him to make me art! An older kid taught him to play poker when he was 4, as he later told me he's really quite good at it, hence the use of the cards. The heart was done with Fabric crayons (my favorite medium) when he was just a toddler. Now in all fairness when it comes to certain things like math & computer technology & poker Callan is living in his very big shadow so it all evens out! I'm a lucky Mom!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Life is better in Orange shoes!...just sayin'

My friend Betty turned me on to Keens about 3 years ago and I have worn them every day weather permitting since! Winter is obviously out of the question but the first nice day, out they come. After 3 years they still have a lot of mileage left in them but I retired them to be my garden shoes & bought a bright new pair for steppin out!