Tuesday, December 23, 2014

So Close To Santa Coming

I can't show you the painting til after Christmas, but this is how it looked before it went into the box.  I had to put push pins all around the edge of the canvas so it wouldn't touch the foam core as it was still tacky. You can see the disaster of the coach from me working and pitching things everywhere to get this done.  Hopefully it should arrive at it's destination today or tomorrow.

Today I drove down to Melbourne to my old studio to meet a friend to give her a painting of her love.

She misses this baby as I miss my Sophie. I met Peg a few years ago and really never got a chance to chat. We'd meet at art shows or Gallery openings that we were both in but you just never get that chance. Today we may have chatted for about 15-20 minutes and in that time I found a kindred soul. Someone who grabs life and lives instead of sitting and watching it go by. (love you Peg) So, needless to say I'm looking forward to connecting with her again after the Holidays. 

So, what do you give someone for Christmas when you live in a 40' RV. I bought Roger a 50' collapsible hose, as seen on TV. And yes, I gave it to him already and he was thrilled. Easy to store and long enough to wash CiCi Blue.  What did he get me?? A bell for my bicycle. I was thrilled about that too. Put it right on and rode around the campground ringing it!! Hopefully someone doesn't take it in the middle of the night because of excessive dinging. hahaha.

Thursday we are having a dinner at the rec hall with everyone then returning and having a turkey dinner with all the fixings in the coach. Tablecloth and all. We plan on making it a special day. 

I've been helping plan events for the coming months and so far have about 7 people signed up for my acrylic painting class. So much for being a hermit. Hahaha.

 And so from us all, we wish you a safe and Merry Christmas!! 

We'll be back after the Day with fun pictures of all 80 of our closest Strangers and our Christmas dinner!!! (Actually they are all really sweet)



  1. Hi Shelia,
    I recently acquired a set of three painted squares, Sophie Fergus and Sammy, along with three more squares; labs, yellow, chocolate and black in beach chairs, can you tell me when you painted them? They are adorable

    1. Hi Barb,
      So glad you love them. I'm thinking about 3 or 4 years ago. We lost Fergus first then Sophie. Hope you keep following here because new work will be coming. We now have Sammy, Ozzie and Lola!! Thank you.