Saturday, January 14, 2017
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Along with my crafts, photography, and writing, I also love to watercolor. I have been experimenting with different types of paper, boards and canvas. I am still trying to find my technique, but not sure if I will. I just paint the way I feel at the moment. I do tend to paint more realistically. Here are the ones I have finished so far:
|"Dark Eyes" is my latest.|
|"Feet at the Beach" is my first try on canvas.|
|"The Fluffer" is my favorite Arizona wine, so far.|
|"Gotcha" is me doing what I love, taking photos.|
|"Lighthouse" was my first.|
Monday, January 2, 2017
I will still be going on road trips with my bestie, Sharon, along with others who come to visit or live in town. We have a few ghost investigations on our to-do lists which will take us to places we have not been to before. I am excited for that. I am hoping to do lots of urban exploration in places I have yet to explore. Some of those places could be out of state.
This year my son will be 30 years old, while my hubby hits the big 6-0. We definitely have to celebrate those milestones. Gary and I are hoping to finally visit Oregon around our anniversary, but we shall see. We are taking our family trip to Durango this year. More family is coming with us. I am very excited for that trip. I have never been to Durango. Gary and I are looking to finally buy a cabin in the woods, the White Mountains to be exact. I will post all about that as soon as it happens. And, of course, we will continue to do improvements on our house. Pictures to come...
|Four generations: My Mom, me, my daughter, and granddaughter.|
On a personal note, I am currently writing another wine travel book. This one is all the places in the Verde Valley. I will be adding more items to my Etsy shop and posting them here. I am also opening up a Fine Art America shop where my photos and paintings will be added to items or prints. I will be sure to let everyone know about that shop as soon as it is up and running.
2016 is now in the past, but it wasn't all bad. Mom sold her house, moved in with us in January, and watched her place get built onto our house. By July 1st, she was moving into her tiny home and has been very happy there ever since. Her heart doctor felt she was well enough to take a trip and what a trip we took. We were able to travel to Rhode Island where she was born and grew up. She got to see her only living sibling, Joe, who is now 92 and does not look it. That man has no wrinkles! We also got to see lots of Bruzzi family and had a wonderful time. I miss them and so does she.
My hubby finally got his dream muscle car, a 2016 Dodge Challenger Shaker and is she a beauty! He has made improvements to her power and will continue to add more. He has other plans for her too. Even tho he is so happy with his car, it came with sadness too. His best friend, Steve, died before he could see the dream car. It was a devastating lost for Gary. The two of them had lots of plans to get old cars and rebuild them. He still misses him today.
So, bye bye to 2016 and hello to 2017.