Friday, April 30, 2010

My hubby's blog

My husband Joe started a new blog called More than a Touch of Gray adventures of a reborn hippie! A Touch of Gray of course is a reference to the so named Grateful Dead song. More than a Touch of Gray, well... I think this photo of him playing makes it pretty self explanatory! :) Anyway, I just thought I'd share.
I love you honey! Happy Friday everyone! Tj.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Pay it forward day!!!

Tomorrow, Thursday April 29th is the 4th annual Pay It Forward Day. The idea is to do one to three good deeds for others without asking for anything in return. What a better place the world would be if we all practiced this daily. They have free downloadable pay it forward cards that explain the pay it forward concept, and to give out when you do pay it forward! So come on... lets change the world one random kind act at a time!!! For more information go to their website

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

More San Francisco

Just a few more photos from our trip, funny it feels like a long time ago already, :( Anyway, here is a photo of the house,the middle yellow one with my red car and hubby in front of it, our apartment was in the basement. A photo of what was right around the corner, we ate at Henrys, it was yummy! We also went to the movies at the Balboa theater... and of course the Golden Gate bridge!!! That's all for now. Be well... Tj.

Bee here!!!

Monday, April 26, 2010

I'm in San Francisco!!!

My hubby had a birthday on Friday and we have been staying in San Francisco to celebrate! And celebrate we have!!! We have had so much fun! We just love it here. We rented a small garden apartment, for less than what a cheap motel would have been, and it has been just right for the 2 of us. Our apartment is about 2 blocks from golden gate park, and about 10 blocks from the ocean. It is right around the corner from dozens of restaurants on Balboa street, so many choices! There is the Balboa Movie theater, a coffee place, our bank, all just around the corner this is urban living! I thought we lived in an urban setting at home, but I've changed my mind! One of the highlights of the trip was our visit to the DeYoung Museum, wow... awe inspiring! We also have been to 2 concerts, a movie, eaten... eaten... walked around, spent lots of time in the park and at the ocean. Here are just a few pics... more to come! Be well... Tj.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Another Bee painting

I had a vision... for the bee show. A beehive hairdo! This is called "Beehive Hairdo-Bad Hair Day". It is 8x24. Acrylic. She's got attitude. Humph. And yes bees buzzing around her head. This one will hopefully be included in the Bee Show along with my painting "Sunflower Bliss!" (below) Also here is a painting I did as a commission. Johns boat. I don't think it is done, I want to get some details for the boat. Numbers, a name, railing? I am sure there is detail, I just can't see it in the photo he gave me. The painting is 12x12, acrylic. I had a great weekend, heard my honey play at the Marriott in Rancho, out by the pool, very beautiful setting, but it was just a little windy and cold! Happy Birthday and goodbye for now to our friend Mouse! The weather has been perfect! Went to water aerobics twice! Nice weekend, now back to work! Be well... Tj.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Painting for Bee show!

Well I am quite please with this piece. It is my first for the Honey Bee benefit show I am participating in on May 8th. It is 24x24 acrylic of course. 25% of any sales will go to the Honey Bee research facility at UC Davis. I am thrilled to be part of this show, and very happy with the result of my first piece. The colors aren't exactly correct in the photo, looks a little pinker than it is. But you get the idea, here is a close up of the bee and the whole painting... what do you think? Be well... Tj.

On the feeder!

It is a beautiful morning! Sitting on my back porch, sipping coffee, watching the birds on the feeder. Goldfinches on the feeder, and the wire... and a Titmouse trying to figure out what all the excitement is about! Have a lovely day... I'm headed to my studio!! Be well... Tj.

Friday, April 9, 2010

RIP our beautiful Chester

We had to make a really tough decision today. Our dog Chester has been going down hill. The vet told us about a month ago that he had a urinary tract infection, the cause of it could be from many things including liver failure. We put him on antibiotics and he seemed better for a while, but the last few days he had been turning up his nose at food even the good stuff, and he has been losing weight, and his legs and snout were swollen. At times he almost couldn't make it up our steps to come in. Our main living is on the second floor, a lot of steps for an old sick boy. Went back to the vet today and he confirmed Chester has liver failure. What a tough terrible decision it is to make. We don't want him to suffer, and he has been. We will miss you terribly Bubba and love you always. RIP Chester Field Lev 1998-2010, our wonderful dog with a great big loving heart.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Susan G Komen Jammin for the Cure fundraiser

Last week, I was invited to participate in a fundraiser at my office for the Susan G Komen, Jammin' for the cure CalPERS team. There was a silent art auction, and also I could have a vendor table. So I thought why not! Good cause, and maybe I'll even sell a few paintings. Of course I needed to do some new paintings just for this event, so over the last weekend I painted and of course there had to be a LOT of pink! The piece I donated I called Up a Pink River, it is 12x12. Then I wanted to have some pink on my table, and I'm REALLY into flowers lately, so I did these 3 pink flowers. They are 8x8. Pink Gerbera Daisy, Pink Plumeria, and Pink Hibiscus. I also did some of my mini 3x3 paintings, daisies, palm trees, peace signs. I picked out a garage sale mix of some of my older smaller pieces too, just to have a variety. The event was today and was a grand success! The silent art piece went for $30, and I was giving 25% of my sales to the Komen foundation so I raised $70.00 total! I was very pleased. Thanks to everyone who participated today and special thanks to everyone who purchased one of my pieces. I was so grateful to be able to put some funds to the cause! Be well… Tj.