Going to the Beach

The dogs woke up at 4:30 this morning…so we decided to take a trip to the coast. We are on our way to Rockport with three of the five!!!! Spooky, the Pomeranian has not been since she was a puppy….I am already starting to regret it…..


Don’t Try This at Home!

picnic at the beach

Running on the beach and splashing in the waves made Sky hungry. She would have had a whole sausage to herself, but a seagull came and snatched one off the grill. Sky has been known to snatch raw scallops off the kitchen counter….. Just Saying…..

All That Glitters

I have had this image in my mind for a long time.

acrylic on Ampersand board

This morning I started reading about the technique called minimalism. It can apply to anything….furniture, landscaping, life in general. This is pretty much the opposite of my life style…I am more of a maximistic person. Yes, I just made up that word…..This applies to food, pets, paintbrushes and did I say food? Well, what I gleaned from my reading was that I should not think about what the painting says about me and it should stand on it’s own without the benefit of being a carbon copy of a famous artist. Not until it was finished did I realize that it does have a story within the brush strokes. It has layers of paint like years of memories. Starting at the top where it is calm, and ending up with a few wrinkles and creases towards the bottom…..There is glitter at the bottom that you can see if you look really close. Just my style. Just like the shiny happy people in my life…….

Go fish

This week-end will remain one of my most precious memories. One of the things that I always consider in good times and in bad is that I should never forget to appreciate and cherish the people that I love. When you miss someone the ache is almost unbearable at times. When you love someone so much that it hurts, there are no words to express the bittersweet intensity of life’s treasures. This week-end brought Tom, Christopher, Annie and I together for a wonderful week-end at the beach. It was supposed to rain. We bought cards. It was sunny and beautiful. We loved having Sky, our biggest baby with us. I still can’t believe that we have her.


Moye could given her a home like heaven, just like she has for all her other dogs, but she knew that Sky would love being at the ranch herding the sheep and goats and just being a ranch dog. It doesn’t matter where you are and whether there are storms or sunshine when you know that someone loves you, that’s all you need. Deep in my heart is the prayer that the people who are coping with transitions and losses will be lifted up. Daddy Bub would have loved all the cameras clicking this week-end!


Escape To The Beach

This is my interpretation of the way the Pelicans must feel during a major hurricane. We love going to Rockport and Port Aransas and of-course I fall in love with all the birds.

watercolor painting

watercolor painting