Friday, December 25, 2009

Happy Christmas to All!

My favorite peeps are gathering this morning for jolliness, food and fun. May you have a lovely day. Here's some vintage Christmas delights from The Little Yellow House on the Hill..





Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve

Hope you're almost ready for the festivities to come!



Wednesday, December 23, 2009

You Know It's Break

It's time off for sure when I go to the library at 10:00AM on a Wednesday and also do art! I am taking the "Remains of the Day" class from Mary Ann Moss (Dispatch From LA) and here's what I've got so far....the cover for my soon to be journal...



Monday, December 21, 2009

First Day of Winter...SoCal Style

It is December 21st and my calendar says that is the Winter Solstice and it is day 355 of the year. Here is how it looks in my front yard!







Sunday, December 20, 2009

Don't Hafta'

...get up this early for two whole weeks, that is! Whooppppeeeee! And when I do manage to get up it will be to begin a whole day of whatever I want to do at my own pace. Heaven!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Beautiful Backyard Tree

Don't have to get up early for 2 whole weeks! Break time makes me smile....like this pretty backyard tree we have in our "fall season"...

Friday, December 11, 2009

Real, True Rain

At long last...three rainstorms in a row. The biggest one tomorrow night to soak our dry land. And it's cold! Love the layered clothes and woodsmoke smells and the fact that it's the weekend...

Friday, November 27, 2009

And a Good Time Was Had By All

All six of us plus one granddog...the kids (how long will we get away with calling them that? I mean they have careers and and condos and such...) and their significant others had a quiet, easy turkey day. NO DRAMA!!! Simple and low key is wonderful...







Wednesday, November 25, 2009

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL!

Sending out good wishes to one and all on this Thanksgiving weekend. It's warm and dry and windy here...wish it were cooler...but all my important peeps are coming for an early dinner tomorrow.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Snaps From Recent Doings

Made this book in a class with Kelly Kilmer...


The real me holding the real book with the real Kelly...



Beach wave especially for those land locked souls I think of every time I'm at the shore...



Fall tree in MY backyard in sunny Ventura. Who says we don't have fall just because it's hot and windy?

Saturday, November 7, 2009

At It Again!

You can tell if it's the weekend because there's more art being done! I'm even taking another class in Ojai tomorrow ...



Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Can't Get Enough of These

White rose perfection from the garden outside The Little Yellow House On the Hill...

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Another One Done...

Another face, that is... I wish work didn't come around so quickly after the weekend...

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Happy Weekend!



Once again survived a week with the munchkins and am ready for weekend fun. Yard work? Maybe... to keep these roses looking good. Art work? Of course! Need to work on those faces again...

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

No Other Way to Say It

I am...


gonna' be...


a grandma...on or about June 13th next year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The world shifted in a big way when I got the word. Honestly, the sky and all the colors of the day blazed brighter for a few minutes. And I was disoriented. And excited. And nervous.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Pumpkin Time

Our field trip got rained out last week but thanks to two of our finest Men in Blue we got pumpkins anyway! Thanks guys from everyone of us!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Weekend Fun

Wish I could say this was somewhere exotic and/or foreign...but it's just a shot of a fun place downtown...

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

First Rain

So far it hasn't been the super storm predicted...but ever so welcome on our dry land. Not even any puddles as the ground soaks up every possible drop. We are all hoping for more to come...but after our field trip to the pumpkin patch tomorrow, please!



Sunday, October 11, 2009

Ventura Morning

Great sight to see after getting coffee. Next step: walk on beach.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Follow Me to Work

A quick stop at the local coffee shop (no corporate coffee!) and a peak at the ocean...


A glance at the harbor as I get ready to cross the bridge over the Santa Clara River and continue on my journey south...

Pass many palm trees along the way and many types of dwellings including houses on the beach, apartments, mobil homes, condos, a variety of boats and eventually even some subsidized housing closer to school...


The faithful crossing guard reminds me to turn...less I get distracted and forget to go to the day job...winding up "accidentally" at Michael's or the thrift store or a tempting garage sale...

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Falling Into Another World

Spent some hours away with poet John Keats and his love, Fanny Brawne...for I saw the beautifully filmed "Bright Star" today. Everything I adore set before me for 119 minutes....English countryside, period piece, slow pace, poetry, music, costumes, stitchery. Much better than real life any day...



Sunday, September 20, 2009

No Bad Beach Days

There are honestly no such days as "bad" days at the beach. Some are a little foggy like today...a little cooler....a little warmer...a little windy. It doesn't matter much to me. Any day at the beach is a good one in Lady Lemonade's humble opinion. Hope you agree!



Saturday, September 19, 2009

Changes

As often happens, this started out as a different piece...was painted over a time or two and at last I am pleased with the result. Might add something but will live with it like this until I am more sure...


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Friday, September 18, 2009

Hopeful Talisman

Hope this perfect rock heart (or is it heart rock?) I found at the beach can help me over the horrid cold I caught from one of the new munchkins...Actually had to take a sick day to sleep as the coughing has worn me out!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Christmas? In September?

Don't you hate it when Christmas decorations go up at this time of year? I mean I'm still in end-of-the-summer mode. But I could not resist this dollar bargain I found over the weekend...from 1945 and in good shape...to add to my vintage Christmas collection.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Summer's End and Kinds of Classes

Guess summer is almost over...fall just around the corner. Big sigh! At least the munchkins are a better bunch than last year's Class From Hell. I thought I had really lost my touch for sure and was discouraged. Then I got the New Crew. Child- like rather than gangsta' like. Yes, even first graders can go bothways as they imitated what they seem around them...

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Day Is Done

Headed down to the beach to see the sunset and soak the tired work feet in the Pacific Ocean. Excellent salt water therapy.



Also caught the setting sun with my birdie friends...



Headed home with regret. The day job takes way too much time. Who made up these rules anyway?