Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Time sure is flying, and so I've been really doing a lot of this...

hope you all have a super rest of August. I'll be incredibly busy until the end of September if all of my plans go right, and I'll share some posts as I go along. Thanks for poppin' in!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Wow, it's August and it's about that time...

Whew, just wrapped up a wonderful family trip to Disneyland. It's a super 60th birthday celebration going on this year and wow, do they do it up right! Last night, after watching Fantasmic, we stayed to watch the firework show, which also showcased water effects and falling snow from the lampposts! It was amazing! :) I am glad we had time to enjoy a little R&R before school starts in 8 days. I can't believe it! Which brings me to...

Back-to-School! It's a back-to-school theme over at, and for my entry, I decided to offer up some FREE back-to-school stickers for download. Swing on by to see the ladies' wonderful work, and grab a free download there, or here at the link below.

I wish you a wonderful August ahead and hope you've all been well! What's new? I'd love to hear from you! Thank you again, dear readers, for visiting..I appreciate it very much! ~ Shirley

Monday, June 29, 2015

Goodbye June....hello July!

This little porcupine, from a snippet of a recent project, sends a fond farewell to June, and welcomes in July! Hope you all have been well!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Alice in Wonderland...a "sketch-painting" between projects

Hello! I hope this finds you all well and I just thougth I'd share something I've been working on in the wee hours of the morning between projects I'm working on concurrently. I've found that I have to paint a personal sketch to keep fresh. It started as a pencil sketch straight on my hot pressed watercolor paper, and the other night I decided to just start painting it up. I loved getting into the little bits and adding dots and stripes and brushstrokes in white on top of the final piece.

We are officially on summer break now and I can't be happier regarding how my kids' school year went..the constantly amaze me!! Between music lessons, sports practices and games, and academics, they are just such talented and bright, wonderful human beings who I truly enjoy from morning to night. We're hopeful for a smooth and enjoyable few summer months ahead and hope that you all are well and getting some rest and relaxation too.

Thank you for visiting this dusty ol' blog, I really appreciate it!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Happy Memorial Day and Happy Birthday Dad!

Happy Memorial Day, and a big thank you to all who have sacrificed their lives to serve and protect our country.

Happy birthday dad (yesterday, May 24th) - who turned a very young 81! :) Dad celebrated with good food, chocolate and family. Yay! I'm grateful for such wonderful brothers and such a great dad...I can't ask for better.

Had a little time to sketch and paint last night..there's little time now between work-work, but it's something I have to do to keep balance.

Hope everyone's enjoying this long weekend in the USA, and hope everyone beyond is off to a great start to the week! ~ Shirley

Friday, May 15, 2015

What a wonderful thing..a baby beluga!!

Congratulations to momma Maris, a resident female whale at the Georgia Aquarium, who delivered her calf on Mother's Day, May 10th, at 1:25 a.m. We are rootin' for you little one!