Today Chuck and I went here.
Where I was a participating artist and he made me wear it.
We checked out my sketchbook. I wanted to see if
it made it in one piece which it had, yay!
Chuck looking at my sketchbook.

Some of the other viewers.
sketchbook. She filled up the whole book with oil
pastels - really pretty. I wish I'd thought to take a picture
of it. You can see some of it here. She was so cute!
I wish I hadn't closed my eyes.

I also saw Thomas Thorspecken and went up and introduced
myself, well sort of. I went up and asked if he was Thorspecken and
told him I was a friend of Megan's. I was actually a little nervous and
I don't think I told him my name. Ahh, anyway at least I went up and
talked to him something I wouldn't have done a couple of months ago.
Since being diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer I feel like why not do
things that I wouldn't have before? It's given me a sort of freedom and
some things I feared before seem extremely trivial.
. It was a really neat experience today. You should go if you get the chance.

Full Sail University (Full Sail Live auditorium)

3300 University Boulevard
Winter Park, FL 32792
July 29-31, 2011 12:00pm-5:00pm each day

If you can go my sketchbook will be there.
The Sketchbook Project 2011
July 29-31, 2011
12:00pm-5:00pm each day
Friday 6:00pm: talk with Art House founders
Winter Park, FL
Touring with The Fiction Project
Full Sail University (Full Sail Live auditorium)
3300 University Boulevard
Winter Park, FL 32792


Today was a inspiration day at Paper Plate Studio.
We played with paint and little canvas'. This was Tracy's.
And another of Tracy's.

Tracy hard at work in her studio
I mean playing
One of her really nice pieces
My playing today, it was actually a lot more colorful

She likes to use her fingers to paint
Really nice pointillist drawing
Tracy did
Fantastic natural art
beautiful tissue paper piece
Shell inspirations
Great, fun, idea time!


Ooppss almost forgot.... HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD!!!!! Love you!!!!
Saturday's beach trip was cut short by a storm
moving in. But before the storm the water was
perfect. Usually I'm a little afraid to go in but it
was so calm and nice.
Playing with something different, tissue paper.
I could not get it to photograph right too many
reflections. It was fun to do.


Last Sunday we had a family birthday celebration
for Me, Dad, Jesse, Patsy and Mom. Our birthdays
are the 15th, 25th, Aug. 3, 6, and 7.
It was nice. Mom and Dad always make t - bones
baked potatoes, and a bunch of other yummy stuff.
Then the traditional card game. Really enjoyed it.
Here's Trish looking at pictures.
Mom putting the cake away.

Stuart relaxing.
Jesse and Chris

Chuck and Patsy
Here's a t shirt I'm working on for my Dad.
I down 3 more to go.
Yesterday Chuck and Jesse took me out to Olive Garden for
lunch for my birthday, very nice. Jesse took me took me to Kohl's after
where I got a shirt and coffee. I didn't know they had coffee but
they had the flavor we both like, blueberry. I know that sounds
weird but you have to try it. I also found these placemats on sale.
They were the perfect color that matches my wall. I had a fun
day but have to rest today kind of went a little overboard.
Thank you Jesse for all the fun I had a very nice day, thanks baby!!
Flowers from Jesse.
I got a surprise last night while eating dinner.
The doorbell rang and more flowers from Corey and John.
Pretty, pretty and sooo very sweet!!! I really like this color.
and for some reason this color
from Corey and John


Birthday surprise!

I came home from my radiation treatment
and Jesse surprised me with this! She's so sweet!
Thanks baby!!!
and a funny card
laugh everyday it's good for you


Corey, we finally got the curtains up, before
The girl all the dogs love...


Actually on the 4th celebrations

We had some bottle rockets left over from
like a zillion years ago and we still didn't use
them all. It's serious business for Chuck.
I've never seen so many fireworks in our neighborhood.
We didn't know which way to look and these were good
as Disney fireworks. People must have spent a fortune.

Chuck playing with his sparklers
Jesse and her sparklers

And in other news; Jesse trying to fix the carpet
glued her fingers to the super glue bottle, yay - fun!


Happy 4th!

We did our celebrating yesterday with a trip to Cocoa
to see the fireworks. Our neighbor was fishing and caught
this skate.

I thought these were wind surfing kites.
I don't know what you call them but I thought
you used them with a surfboard on the water.
Nope this is the guy on the beach. He was really moving fast.

Chuck was doing shadow puppets. You can't really
tell in this picture but it was funny.
These birds were tiny smaller than my hand but they
don't look tiny in the photo.

This is the pier.
This is how far away from the pier we were.
and the fireworks started, yay!!!