Once again the work is going slower than I would like. But finally after three and a half weeks another page is completed. This is just a portion of the page. I’ll leave you to wonder what is going on.
A selection from page 22
I definitely will not be doing the next book with so much detail. I will be going for simple, less structured design. You may recall from a previous post that the drawings and paintings in my early books were the part I loved. I spent hours going over every detail.
My granddaughter is here tonight and she loves to sit beside me and give me lots of constructive help. She was my little girl model when I started this project and I am glad I had all the sketches done in a few weeks. She looks and acts so much older now. It is amazing how fast they change between four and almost six. She also is becoming an artist and has no limit to her questions and suggestions of what she would like better if only I would go back through and change all the pages that the better color would be on.
She also has her favorite drawings. And I printed a copy of the book with only a small portion of the drawings colorized. She loves it and has spent many hours this past year going over every single detail.
I welcome your comments.
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My favorite women’s basketball team fell hard today in the first round of the playoffs.
Becky, hot sweaty and no makeup after the game, with her beautiful mom.
Losing the game today is part of sports and does nothing to diminish all she has accomplished. Becky is still amazing and is my hero. Her mom, our daughter was instrumental into her growing into the person she is. Her mom is amazing herself and we are so proud of her as well. Those two are very close.
Becky and her younger brother spent a lot of time with us and usually got along so well, but there were times I thought they might
kill maim one another. Today I have my youngest grandchildren and they are busy fighting arguing over the iPad. History repeats.
Usually I am careful not to include any personal information, but today I have such good news to share.
You can hop over to my Totally Random Shez to read the entire post or just click on this link to meet my beautiful granddaughter Becky. I am so proud of her. She is a beautiful young woman. She is the hardest working person I know and has earned every award that comes her way. She is also sweet, funny, kind and I LOVE her!! Tons.
I feel the same way about my other grandkids, they just are not grown up yet. They will be way before I am ready.
Several days in a row of company has been amazing. There is nothing better than spending time with my favorite people. Unfortunately, it did not give me time to post. I did take some photos that I do want to share.
We had invited our young grandchildren to come “party-in” the New Year. That gave their parents a guilt free New Year’s Celebration. So we had fun. But our youngest one fell asleep snuggled with her stuffed animals and using grandpa for a pillow.
Ringing in 2012
Older brother has managed to stay awake for New Years for several years. He so looks forward to running out as soon as the NYC ball drops (3 hours delayed on west coast) and yelling, “Happy New Year.” Then jumping up and down waiting to hear the responses.
This year any responses were drowned out by house rattling loud booms and huge overhead fireworks unfolding against the sky. It sounded more like cannon fire than fireworks, but it was fun. Hayden was laughing so hard at all the commotion he couldn’t tell if anyone responded. Our big fountain seemed small potatoes in comparison.
We all had so much fun that Hubby and my Champagne is still uncorked in the refrigerator awaiting another celebration. One that probably won’t include youngsters.
Cheers and wishes for a wonderful 2012 is being sent your way.
I hope you all had a lovely Merry Christmas. Mine was filled with food, family, laughter and love. It also contained an amazing surprise that I had a hard time putting down. I am still in shock that even with tons of help from my husband who knew he was responsible for my quandary, we had everything ready for our guests on time.
Well, everything except me. I was clean and groomed including my makeup but I was still in my tee-shirt and jeans when folks arrived. I faced photo ops I couldn’t pass up, time for which were not on my “to-do list.” I thought about slipping away and changing quickly, but in the end remained in my casual attire and had a very lovely day. Any of you who are photographers will likely understand my priorities.
The Beautiful Christmas Visitor
With that being said, you can read about my early morning surprise at Totally Random Shez.
Here is the link to my post at Totally Random Shez. You might enjoy catching me there where I show you the stuff from the luncheon. It was such an honor to have the Colorado College Women’s Basketball team to our house for lunch last Sunday. I think you will enjoy the pictures.
You can hop on over to Totally Random Shez through this link:
Colorado College Women’s Basketball team luncheon, a photo essay. http://wp.me/p1UxcC-82
Also I am excited to finally have a new company blog. Actually the company is not new, it has been around since 1997, it is the BLOG which is new. I’m thinking it might be a great way to spread the word about what we do. It is my day job. And if you travel out-of-town or work during the day, you need to check out our line of products. It may be something you’ve been looking for.
It won’t cost you a penny to look. This is where I spend my days. http://wp.me/p242wM-1
What a fabulous weekend. Our granddaughter’s Colorado College Women’s Basketball team made a rare trip to Oregon to play two games. Short drives from home for both. She is a senior this year and for many of her family and friends this was their last chance to see her play in person.
Grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, second cousins, college friends, friends forever well at least since preschool days were all there to cheer the team on. They didn’t win, but for the fans just being there was the most important element.
Check it out in detail at my Totally Random Shez blog. Here is the link:
After such a busy weekend we hope to relax a bit and enjoy the upcoming Christmas Season. Our decorations are in place, the house is clean, left-overs for meals this week, and life should be less hectic. Perhaps a bit of time to catch up on a few odds and ends and also time to spend with my awesome hubs.
Best wishes to all,
From the Road Less Traveled 12.02.2011