Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day to all. Hope everyone has a safe , fun and relaxing holiday.

I received a wonderful surprise yesterday, a blog award from a great friend. I have and am having a very hectic weekend working all day Sat, Sun and today at PetsMart, so this gift was so appreciated. It reminds me of all my new found and wonderful blog friends.

I am sure many of you are familiar with Laure of Painted Thoughts: Laure was my first "blog friend". Laure is a wonderful artist, teacher, and friend. I thank her for this gift and for her sharing.

Now I am suppose to share ten things about myself... I love to read and have way too many books....I love to go to new places and would love to go to Ireland and Scotland...I used to be an avid counted cross stitcher, but spend more time doing art now...I insist on doing the cross word from the newspaper every day... I love to watch CBS Sunday Morning show...I have two wonderful sons, 25 & 29.... I would love to live by the ocean on either coast... I live by myself with all my clutter all over...I am a retired art teacher...and, like Laure I love to go out to eat for breakfast.... Thank you again Laure.

Now, I would like to share some blogs with you.

Katherine of Katherine Thomas: She is a elementary school teacher, an amazing colored pencil artist and someone who I am sure is glad summer vacation is here ......

Martha of Art de Jour by Martha Lever: Well, first off it is fun to find another Martha, there are not many of us out there anymore. Martha has a wonderful little corgi dog, a red shed second studio, and does amazing things with stencils and spray paint.

Laurel of Studio Lolo: I am sure many of you are familiar with her blog. Laurel is fun, talented, does amazing and different things with her art work, and is always there with a compliment for yours.

Julie of A Succulent Life: has the most amazing pictures of her flowers, gardens, and all kinds of succulents you have ever seen. I love her gardens done in the center of old tires.

Lori of Elvie Studio: I love all the cute, colorful, and creative things Lori does. It is always so fun to see what she comes up with next.


  1. WOW!!!!!!!
    Congratulations, I always knew you were a winner.


  2. Thanks Martha :)

    This is very deserved and so sweet of you for sharing.♥
    I think I'll add this to my Thankful Thursday post this week. I won't do the ten things about me because I have done it a few times, and most likely I'll ask my friends to help themselves to the award.

    I hope you're having a great weekend even though you're working your tail off!

  3. Thanks Martha!!!! So sweet of you! I appreciate it very much! I have done this 10 things before, but will try and come up with 10 more...cause it is such fun! I used to do a lot of cros stitch, BTW, in my 20's and 30's!!!
    Hope you had a wonderful day today!

  4. thanks SO much martha.....i'm so honored to receive this!! you are an absolute sweetheart, and i'm so happy that our creative paths have crossed here in blogland!!! xox, :))

  5. Love the new blog look!! (I've got to start getting around more!)

    Thanks for playing and sharing about yourself!