Saturday, December 31, 2016

Looking Forward To 2017

Well I did it.! Gave my notice to the park and handed over the keys. Work camping really helped us out but the one thing that was missing was my happiness. I have to paint. I kept seeing 11:11 on the clock, on tv, everywhere and my muscles were just aching non stop and I took it as a definite indication that I needed a change before it became more serious. I am now officially painting full time!

Tired but happy me!

Right now for the month of January I am offering 12" x 12" or 11" x 14" stretched canvas oils of your pets for $250.00. Half of what I normally charge so it's a great deal. Good for you and good for me. My goal for 2017 is to paint wonderful, fun pieces that you can't resist smiling at and loving. Also to keep the flow of funds coming in so we can stay here, get repairs caught up then travel come Spring. I can do this!!! 

The images below are the pieces I did for people as their gifts to friends. 

Watercolor of donkeys that were then made into cards.

Oil painting of my daughters two babies that were commissioned for her by my granddaughter. 

Finished watercolor that I did for friends in Scotland.

Watercolor that was finished and turned into note cards

12' x 12" oil on Copper. Heading out to California!

On nice days I set up my new easel and paint outside under the awning. So peaceful. 

Then at the end of the week I get to kick back with Sammy and watch PBS painting shows. That was yesterday and today is back to painting and preparing for the New Year! Tonight we will gather with friends at the rec hall and see the old year out and the new year in. We ( I ) will give thanks that I only have minor aches and pains, that Roger is healthy, the dogs are good and our children and grandchildren are happy and healthy.  I'm grateful! We have great friends, old and new and for that I am also grateful. 

Watching the news lately and seeing the celebrities that have passed this year, around our ages, it reminds me that nothing is promised and each day is our gift. With that in mind my New Years goal is to live and work each day with gratitude and joy and hopefully that energy will extend out to each and everyone of you!

So Happy New Year, thank you for following along on our journey and I wish you Health, Abundance and Happiness for 2017!!

Sheila, Roger, Sammy, Ozzie and Lola

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