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This past week I spent a little time with a Girl Scout troop helping them achieve their Drawing Badge.  It was a good evening. (Thanks Scott Turnmeyer for the photo.)

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Christmas with the Boys 2017Ten years ago today I started my blog, Life of a Daily Painter.  Hard to believe it’s been 10 years.  Last year for the anniversary post I share a look back.  (See that here.)  This year I just want to say how grateful I am to have people still following along to see what we are doing at The Studio.  The boys and I thank you so much!  Let’s see what this next year brings.10513396_797952213571586_3090502766858340446_n

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Big Mama, Sister, Brother and me

Big Mama, Sister, Brother and me

Big Mama and Papa Honeymoon photo

Big Mama and Papa Honeymoon photo

One of my favorite photos of Big Mama with Morgan

One of my favorite photos of Big Mama with Morgan

Mama, me, Brother & Big Mama - 1961

Mama, me, Brother & Big Mama – 1961

Big Mama, me, Mama, and Sister -early 90's

Big Mama, me, Mama, and Sister -early 90’s

Big Mama

Big Mama

NOTE:  I am repeating a post I made several years ago in honor of Big Mama’s birthday.  She was so special and I miss her every day. 

Anyone who has taken a crochet class (or almost any other type of class I teach) at The Studio has heard me talk about Big Mama and all that she taught me.

She was my maternal grandmother and a wonderful person who lived a good long life….almost 100 when she passed.  Today would have been her 110th birthday!  Everyone loved her.  Once I took some friends home to meet her and when they got back home to Kentucky they sent her a thank you note for the lovely lunch she made for us.  They didn’t know her name…only Big Mama.  So they mailed the envelope to “Big Mama, Offerman, Georgia”  and it was delivered without delay.  LOL

She taught me so many things….things I still use to this day and that I try to share as I teach.

I have written about Big Mama before to share some of her recipes…most recently when I made the Carrot Cake at Thanksgiving.  I also shared her recipe for Syrup Candy and talked about her in a Plum Jelly post.    I love her recipes and making anything that she used to make for us always brings back floods of memories.

Crocheting was the thing she taught me the most about.  She loved it and was almost always making something.  The amazing thing about her crochet was that she just kept patterns in her head.   When I would asked her to teach me to make a certain stitch or design she would just pick up a hook and start crocheting.  She would tell me what she was doing and I would write it down.  I think that is where I get my “making up” patterns from.  I think she would like that!

So today I am so grateful that I got to know all four of my grandparents and am especially blessed that Big Mama played such a big role in my life.  I wouldn’t be enjoying this creative life I am living with having known her.  Happy Birthday Big Mama!

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20171104_1153341554298602.jpgI drove over to the Old Luckett’s Store for their Fall Festival this morning.  The drive was beautiful.  I like to take little backroads and see what I can see.  Today it was a beautiful view with these llamas in the field.  We live in a lovely part of the country.  And Luckett’s was fun too!

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Last January I shared a post with you about my friend Jean Barbour.  She attended art classes with me for  several years.  You can read that here.  Yesterday I had the great pleasure of helping her husband, Chuck Barbour, hang Jean’s art in a display at our library.  Her work looks so nice hanging there.  And it was fun to reminisce about the pieces as we hung them.  She enjoyed painting so much.  She enjoyed her family and travel and often painted from photos she took while on trips with her family.20171102_1645561257582090.jpg  It was always a delight to have Jean in class.  We miss her.  Jean’s art will be on display at Samuels Public Library through the month of November.

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Phoenix Project FundraiserLast night we held a fundraiser for the Phoenix Project.  We had a great turnout…and we had a LOT of fun.  Thanks to everyone who helped make it a big success for a great organization. Learn more about the Phoenix Project here.

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A few more photos from the trip to Capon Springs.  Here is the spring house.  The sign above the door says, “Capon Springs – called by local Indian tribes Cape-Cape-pe-pon (the healing waters) rises through 1600 feet of rock, the last 300 feet being sandstone-a natural filter.  The flow-100 gallons a minute – has been undiminished for centuries.  It’s origin unknown.” 

Wednesday night after Bingo they served a homemade pizza snack.  Yum.  It was made in their huge brick oven where they also make tons of bread which they serve at all meals.  Every morning at 8:30 the flag is raised in a ceremony and the National Anthem is sung proudly by all who attend.  Traditions are alive and well at Capon Springs.  It is such a beautiful place.

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