March Tulip ViewThis is the painting that we will be doing next month for the 1st Saturday Paint Party (and probably again later in the month because the first party looks like it will sell out).  I love putting our beautiful mountain view into paintings that we do.  We are so lucky to live in such a beautiful place.  It makes for really nice art!

Plus this one will help us welcome in the spring after such a cold winter.

Big Mama

Big Mama

Every year I take the time to mark a few days on my calendar.  These are special days to people who made a huge impact in my life.  Big Mama is one of these.  Today would have been her birthday.  She was born in 1908 and lived through such an amazing time.  She taught me so much about crocheting and cooking.  I am grateful for all the time I had with her.  Happy Birthday Big Mama.  You are missed.

(I have written about her many times over the years.  You can read  more about her here and see more photos. And just put Big Mama in the search box and you will find LOTS of good recipes!)


LOVE LOVE – that’s all!

Winter Trees 2.jpgHere is the second group that painted the Winter Trees.  Great work!!!

Feb1st Sat.jpgWe are painting a series of trees – the 4 Seasons.  The Winter Trees we painted yesterday is the second in our series.  Great job everyone.

You can see the Fall Trees here.

Pet Portraits

Pets Feb 5.jpgLast night we made up a Pet Portrait Party that was canceled because of the snow storm.  The paintings are GREAT!  And no, Lauren does not have a pet dinosaur but her daughter likes them and she has already painted all of her pet’s portraits.  ;-)

Fam Painters Jan Matisse  Last week at our Famous Painters Party we painted a wonderful ode to Matisse. hey look GREAT!  The next Famous Painter night is Tuesday, February 23rd at 6 pm and we will paint Cezanne. See more and register here.