Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Spring Break 2013

Is over... :(
I did a lot of this...


Spring cleaning and repainting rooms that haven't been retouched in 11 years.  Phew.  2 more big rooms to go and lots and lots of trim work.  But I figure it's better to get it all done this Spring so that I can devote the summer to doing lots and lots of this...





Oh...and remember when I said my daughter won Regional Gold in the Scholastic Art and Writing Contest????  WELL, she went on to win a NATIONAL GOLD MEDAL!!!!! Thanks to my loving parents we will be able to see her receive her award at Carnegie Hall later this Spring.



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  1. Looks like you got more done over spring break than I did! Cute sketches and congrats to your daughter, that is fantastic!

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    1. Thanks so much, Missy. Never enough hours in the day.

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  2. NATIONAL GOLD MEDAL!!!! WOWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!! BIG, HUGE CONGRATS to your daughter!!!!! That's AWESOME!!! And I love the kitties!!!!!
    PS - I absolutely SUCK at painting walls, so that sounds absolutely painful to me!! LOL!!!

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    1. LOL. Me too. I hate it about as much as moving and one has to do both when they paint. Many tjanks for the congrats to my daughter. We are very proud of her.

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  3. Congratulations to your daughter. What an achievement!
    Congratulations to you on your DIY accomplishments.
    I really love your kitties. They are so expressive.

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    1. Many thanks, Joanne. We have a very expressive Snowshoe-Tabby mix that is a riot and a joy to draw.

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  4. That cat on its back drawing is great! I can feel the relaxation just from the sketch. And it's good to do all the maintenance stuff. Sometimes I have to clean up in order to feel in the right mindset to work.

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    1. Hi Mauricio. I agree. Clutter drives me crazy and I am convinced we get weighed down by stuff.

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  5. sounds like a fun spring break! i love a freshly painted room. :) i love, love, love the sketch of the sweet birdies painting eggs... that is so adorable! congratulations to your daughter!!

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer. Spring Cleaning is still ongoing. My studio, painting trim and repairing a bad spot is the dining room ceiling are the last bit to go.

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  6. Gosh, really? A NATIONAL gold medal? That's very impressive, and the acorn doesn't fall far from the tree, does it? Even more impressive than a freshly painted room.

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    1. LOL. Thanks, Ted. She is far more humble, talented and confident that I am. Her greatest advantage is that she has a parent who believes in her gifts and urges her to go for it. Amazing the things that can happen with that kind of support.

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