Thursday, December 31, 2009

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Wow! another year come and gone, where does the time go?
Reviewing this past year has brought me comfort to my soul. I started 2009 out with grand plans for a productive art filled year. It's funny how life can change.. instead my time was filled with care giving to ill family members, with bouts of depression on my part and true soul searching about family, priorities and where I want to go with my art, oh and the big one.. trying to find a balance.
I always new how important family was, but I now know that family is the most important in my life. I have learned this past year how to find a beautiful balance with family, friends and my passion to pursue my art.
I am so grateful to my wonderful, compassionate and wise friends I have met through blogging and to my collectors who have stuck by me through my non productive year and to my family who make my world complete.
Wishing all of you a wonderful year 2010 filled with good health and fortune.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Wishing you all the Peace, Love and Happiness this Holiday Season.
Merry Christmas and Wishes for the Happiest New Year!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas Cookies for Mommy and Daddy

Alan and I had a Date with our Grandson. We invited Kasen to come over for dinner and then for the fun stuff... Decorate Christmas cookies for his family.
He had a ball.. I was surprised to see how he was concentrating so deeply on this new to him, form of art. He was very detailed, well.. as detailed as a two year olds can get. Every artist has a signature, Kasen left his by taking a bite out of each cookie. LOL.... When he was finished decorating we cleaned all the green and red frosting up just in time for Great- Granny to arrive... She did not arrive empty handed, she brought a scrum-dilly-umptious Black Walnut pound cake. YUM!
After a nice visit, we packaged Kasen's cookies up onto a plate and took him home. Before we opened the door to go in we handed him the plate of cookies that he had made for his family. He walked in SO PROUD. He showed his mom, then his dad and was as proud as proud could be.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Baby It's Cold Outside!

BRRRRRRRRRRRRRR! When I was a Wee Little Brat I loved the cold, along with the cold came the Snow... Snow forts, snowball fights, building snowmen. I always thought it was a bit strange that all the "OLD PEOPLE" hopped in their motor homes and headed south for the winter. I have a better understanding now that I'm one of those "OLD PEOPLE". I just wished I had a motor home...
We had week long temperatures in the single digits followed by a little warming up and then we literally got DUMPED ON. My prematurley OLD knees despise the slick deep snow, while my eyes and child within is in pure delight just as long as I can stay at home and watch it through the window.
Our town was covered in heavy, slick snow. Many couldn't get out of their driveways and those who did, slid back into the snowy curb, getting stuck. LOL.. it is kinda comical to watch UNTIL it happens to you. Yeah, never ever giggle at thy neighbor (MY NEW MOTTO)
Sure as sure can be I was headed to work in the wee early hours, and as I was backing out the driveway in my 4 wheel drive Durango I surely thought I had it licked. Quicker then I could blink my eye, I did a 360 backwards and the ol' Durango came to rest in the snowbank on the side of the road. Son of a cookie, I thought. Luckily, Alan was home or I'd still be digging my way out...
Yep, the south is looking better and better to this old gal...

The weatherman says we will have a bit more snow in the next few days. I am so happy that all my errands are done and I can watch that lovely white stuff from my studio window as I'm building snowmen from soft WARM clay.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

It's A PFATT Christmas at the Marketplace

Yep, it is that perfect time of the month again.. All the Artist's over at the PFATT Marketplace
Have their fantastical creations ready for all of you :) I am especially excited and honored, because I have the opportunity to be part of these brilliantly talented artists.
At midnight , you can view all of the artists one of a kind, magical creations. In the meantime. here is a peek at my offerings for December :) SOLD.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

AWWW...Sigh...Relax...

This is a picture of me this morning at my art table, CLEAN art table and that is the only thing I managed to clean so far this morning.. Instead I thought I would take a breather and let the fuel kick in.
I had a busy week and my creations for the PFATT Marketplace were not quite complete, you know, those little final touches. No problem, I had yesterday off and I new I would have plenty of time to Bee bop around the studio in my fuzzywuzzy,cozywozy jammies and Alan's big warm wool hunting socks. A little of those final touches, a little of the computer, a little Martha... It was a lovely, slow motion dreamy kinda day, especially when looking out the window watching the tiny snowflakes gracefully float to the ground... Christmas music playing..... Then I read an email!!!! I was supposed to have had my Marketplace goodies uploaded the day before. SCREAMMMMMM! Son Of A Cookie! Darn .. A day late and a dollar short I guess . I'm am real sure that family members can get a real good visual of the following.. I jumped up with a hollar... running circles in my tiny yellow studio, not realizing the mess of mica flakes and glitter that was on the floor and I was tromping through it.. Sure does stick to Big wool hunting socks! I ran up the stairs leaving a trail of glittery magic throughout the house, frantically setting up the lights and fabric for Alan to take pics. I was a little bit freaking out because when it comes to uploading things and computer stuff it takes me a little longer then most and I didn't want to keep my gracious friend waiting to long for the uploads I was supposed to have in the day before. Meanwhile, as I was scurrying around the house, Bizzy Lizzy my Chihuahua puppy got a hold of a bottle of paint that must of fell off when my Big Falumputious Butt bumped the table.
Well, to make a long story short... My uploads got in all ok ,with Alan's help.( Thank YOU Sweetie). I have a very sparkly and glittery house, and a streaked Carolina Blue Chihuahua, carpet and bedspread. NOTE: Keep bottles of paint away from puppies ;)
So for now, I think I will just relax with a smile and enjoy my cup a fuel... Because ,It Is another beautiful day.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Oh, Martha!

This morning, while finishing up my PFATT Marketplace goodies, I took a little break to look at Martha's new craft project. WOW! I LOVE these cute little party favors. They would make cute little gifts for your friends at work. I always save my paper towel rolls for poppers. I like this idea better!! If you would like the How- To, for this project just click on MARTHA

Welcome Home Rylee!

Little Rylee and Mama went home last night :) YAY!!!! Dad and big brother Kasen were so happy to have the both of them home. Kasen and Dad took a trip to the local Walmart to pick up a few Preemie Jammie's. Amanda had taken her newborn Jammie's with her to the hospital and when she put them on Rylee she said, you couldn't find the sweet little angel.
I called last night and talked to big brother Kasen ( He Is TWO) I asked him if he had a new little sissy and he told me no! His Mama said he is a big helper, he likes to put the Binky in her mouth and hold her with moms help. I think he doesn't want Nana to know he has a new sister and wants to keep her all to himself. LOL.... Nana knows.....
I caught a cold over the weekend so I have stayed far away until it passes. I can hardly wait to hold my new granddaughter for the first time!

I would like to send from our family, a special thank you for all your prayers and comforting words. Hugs
~Diane

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Rylee's update

I would like to thank all of you for your positive thoughts, prayers and support. Rylee had a rough evening but has made wonderful progress today. Her breathing has improved and she has a good set of lungs on her. What a wonderful sound.
At this time her body wont store sugar, so she has to have the glucose through an IV. Hopefully in a day or two her body will begin to store the sugars. When her body is able to maintain the proper sugar levels and she can hold her food down, she will get to go home. It is amazing to me how fragile yet strong these little babies are.
Grandma is going to take a nap, then I will go visit the little sweetie.
Thank you again for all your prayers, our family appreciates you so much :)

Friday, December 4, 2009

Our Little Miracle ~ Rylee Lynn ~

Our little Angel Granddaughter was due to arrive on Christmas day. However, She was letting everyone know that she wanted to be born before Christmas day. Her Mamma went into labor over the weekend with contractions just one minute apart but was not dilating. My daughter has had many complications throughout the pregnancy putting her in the category of high risk. Wouldn't you know it, her Doctor was on vacation over the weekend and the Dr. on call was very familiar with my daughters high risk problems and hesitant. He did not want to take the baby by Cesarean unless she or the baby was in danger or, if she dilated to a three. He Wanted to wait for her Dr. to get back on Monday if at all possible. Over a painful weekend, Manda made it to Monday. we saw her Dr. first thing and he scheduled her with a specialist for an amniocentesis on Thursday this was to see if the babies lungs were developed.
Well guess what? They couldn't do the test as she hardly had any amniotic fluid. They ultrasound the baby's heart for a very long time because one of the reasons for minimal amniotic fluid is a heart condition. Everything looked good with her heart. He could not check her lungs but he said she could not survive without the fluid so he called the Dr. and she was scheduled for a c-section the next morning, which is today.
Rylee was born at 1:30 this afternoon weighing 4lbs. 13ounces. They rushed her in to the med room where there was a window for for us to view her. She struggled to breathe, her little ribs looking as if they were going to cave in, as all the Dr.s, respiratory specialist and nurses were quickly working on her, I had a melt down and had to leave. I never in my life have seen such a tiny little thing fight so hard to breathe, to live... and bless her heart.. after a little time on oxygen her breathing became stronger.. then her sugar dropped dangerously low and they hooked her up to IVs to maintain her sugar level. She will have to have this for a few days because her sugar level wont sustain on its own. and just moments ago, my daughter called to tell me that she now has an infection. They are running more labs to determine what kind of infection. At this point they have tried to do the best they can at our hospital and they have been exceptional, but there is and has been the possibility of transporting her to a neonatal intensive care unit in a neighboring city.
This picture is of Rylee at about 3:00 pm after they stabilized her breathing.
Finally, they were able to take her mamma into the medical room so she could hold her. She is the cutest, tiniest little thing and a strong little soul. The next couple of days might be a rough go, but I have great faith and hope that she will pull through just fine..

Thursday, December 3, 2009

This is what happens when you spend the day at Nanna and Grandpa's house. You get plum tuckered out!

Our grandson Kasen spent the day with Alan and I. He is such a sweetheart. Grandpa and Kasen played wordworld.

While I was preparing lunch, Grandpa buried kasen in a pile of leaves. He had a ball.

After lunch, Kasen helped me with the dishes. I always save the silverware for Kasen, he thinks that is really fun. I hope he still thinks it's fun when he is a teenager. LOL....