Thursday, September 30, 2010

Dear California,

We had such an amazing visit to Pebble Beach!  Thank you for having such beautiful weather!  The crisp salty air and perfectly sunny days were just what we had hoped for!  We walked and walked and though our feet got tired, your beautiful scenery rejuvenated us.  We'll be back soon!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Before I was Yellow

It's crazy to see so many trees already changing to vibrant shades of red, orange, and yellow!  As I drove along Lake Minnetonka's twisting and curving shoreline yesterday, I was surprised to see so many trees that were in full fall color!  With the cooler temperatures and breezy days, fall seems to be here to stay.  How did it suddenly sneak up on us this quick?!  
I am in love with this weather ~ it's my favorite!!!  Get outside and enjoy it while it's here!

3 x 3 1/2 in., Valspar Paint Swatches :: Pond Moss & Secret Garden

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Purify Yourself in the Waters of...

A trip to Lowes was all I needed to complete this little number.  Materials used were 2 Valspar paint swatches - generously supplied by Lowes painting department, an x-acto knife, and a lot of patience.   
I was hoping that beginning in September I would have a bit more time to start painting again......unfortunately, I'm quickly discovering that I have bitten off more than I can chew.  As a result, you may be seeing more of these little paper cuts.
I love the shadows and reflections made in water.  This was inspired by a few quick photos I took by the docks along Lake Minnetonka.

 3 1/2 x 3 in., Valspar Paint Swatches :: Dusty Spruce & Cool Splash