Yesterday I met the nice young man who was the recipient of the painting that I did recently of the “View from Harrisonburg”. (You can see the step by step photos here.) The painting was a graduation gift as he just graduated from JMU.
And he wanted to take a photo with me when he picked it up. And he promised to send me a photo of where he hangs the painting.
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Mamie Eisenhower Walker
Mamie dropping a toy in my lap to throw for fetch
Mamie sleeping on MY pillow-her favorite nap spot
Mamie with Snow Dog
The view of “Pitiful Mamie “when Mom leaves the house
A ride in the truck
Mamie and Lincoln Resting
Two years ago today Mamie came to live with us. (See that here.)
She was four years old and came in like a little whirlwind. She has some treat aggression and a bad toy aggression problem. But after a few months all that got worked out.
Now she runs our household. She is the littlest one but every one “minds” her.
She is very demanding….especially when it comes to playing with her toys. She loves to fetch. And we love her so we “fetch” a lot!
So here’s to Mamie. We are looking forward to many, many more good years with her.
Enjoy the many faces of Mamie as we celebrate her today!!!
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Maia made an appearance in her tutu
Another view of all the painted buckets
Here is one more look at images from the Pioneers & Primitives Retreat this past weekend at Sassafras Farm in West Virginia. Maia spent some time with us.
There are lots of great photos that attendees have been posting. Take a look here to see many, many more. And in case you want to join in on all the fun we will be offering this same Retreat once more this year on Oct 11-12. There are just a couple of spaces left so register right away.
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The second day at the Pioneers & Primitives Retreat at Sassafras Farm (home of Chickens in the Road’s Suzanne McMinn) was just as busy as the first. The attendees made bread, Burnt Sugar cake, trimmed goat hooves, clipped chicken wings, completed their potpourri and painted a bucket! Busy, busy day.
Great job everyone!!!
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Day 1 of the Pioneers & Primitives Retreat was a great success. We made candles, pick supplies for homemade potpourri, made corn cob jelly, milked the cow and painted a lovely folk art painting. What could be better than that? Oh, I know…Day 2! Stay tuned…..
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I am back at Sassafras Farm for the September Primitives and Pioneers Retreat. Today we will milk the cow, make corn cob jelly, pick supplies for potpourri, paint a folk art painting and make taper candles. Are you tired yet?
And that is just the first day. I will get lots of photos to share tomorrow. That is if I am not too tired.
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I worked on a sample painting in a “Folk Art” style for the Retreat that I am teaching at this weekend at Sassafras Farm. We will be doing one canvas painting as well as a painting on a bucket!
Looking forward to meeting some new friends and having a fun weekend at the “Pioneers and Primitives” Retreat.
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