Tuesday, July 31, 2007

A Few Submissions...

I uploaded these photos and another one to the JPG photo magazine....another cool online site. I will be submitting more, stay tuned and please vote!

Friday, July 20, 2007

TAGS 2007

We are here! But I think we are developing heart failure! Sierra and Jaron are having a great meet! After tapering and shaving, yes, shaving (Jaron, too)! (You would have to understand the mental benefit it gives them! Jaron has made finals in every event so far (he got 4th in the 50 Back). He dropped his time significantly 35:23 from a 36:24! He hasn't broken 36:00 for 2 years! And Sierra dropped 2 seconds in her 100 Back today! Check out the Real Time Results
Prelims/Finals results all weekend! I've got some great photos too, stay tuned...probably up tomorrow or tonight!!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Singin' at the Lake

Well, family! I don't know about y'all, but I'm ready to convene at the Lake!! I found some old pictures...brings back some great memories. Everybody likes to sing at the Lake!!

Friday, July 13, 2007


O my, how cool are these!! Check out this site for free textures!
You can about ga-rone-tee I will be using some of these for backgrounds on some future projects....Just wanted to share! Toodles!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

A Peaceful Mind

Is that not what we are all yearning for all the time?! We glimpse it at times, and it is so refreshing. This was created digitally...this is what I do in the 2 hours during swim practice! I am also working on another mixed media collage piece...Stay tuned!

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Gulf Champs

A sampling of our 4 day regional meet at
University of Houston
We just got back...Although the kids didn't make any finals, they swam well, got a few best times, and we used it as a tune-up for the big TAGS (Texas Age Group Swimming Championship) in 2 weeks! This was really a tougher meet, because 11 and 12 year olds are scored together. And, there is a BIG difference between 11 and 12 year olds. With a few exceptions, the 11 year olds often look like 10 year olds, and a lot of times the 12 year olds look like 14 year olds! It really depends on where they are in their maturity cycle! But, at TAGS, the 11 year olds are scored seperately, so that's the meet they are peaking for. It was fun, but we are tired!

Monday, July 2, 2007

Parting Ways

We are finished! Parting is such sweet sorrow...I felt a need to resolve and part ways with my beautiful painted lady, and I am happy with her outcome! The details just don't come through as well as I would have liked, BUT she's magnificant, don't ya think? I bought some iridescent gold paint this weekend at Jerry's Artarama in Austin, so I gave her a sort of halo, and some golden eggs as well. Fun. I find if I just trust my own instincts, instead of trying to copy someone else's technique, I have much better results. Hmmm....did I learn something? This is giving me confidence and excitement about future projects; as I said before, smaller canvases. I have some vintage ephemera and some cool art stamps from PaperArtsy that I will be playing around with. Stay tuned...!