Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving of my favorite Norman Rockwells.....
Wishing you and yours a blessed day filled with good food and laughter. And special prayers for all of those who cannot be with their family today.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

This and That

I haven't posted much to this blog lately but that doesnt mean I haven't been busy and painting a lot. We've been getting ready for the Holiday Gift Show at Peninsula Art Academy. First day I sold my large pointsettia painting (Clickback)! Timing is everything. I've been re-stocking some local stores that carry my small paintings and painting ornaments for sale and for gifts. Here are two miniature pieces I did this month. One was a commission based on an ACEO

and the other this small 4x4" piece called "Upward Mobility"


of course ACEOs are always listed on eBay here

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Anna Louise Harrington

Welcome Anna Louise! Anna arrived late Friday night November 5th and joined big sister Lily. Anna is Grandma Kathy's 6th grandchild!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veteran's Day

Dad, finally home for Christmas 1946

This is my Dad,  Francis John Shipman. I called him today to thank him for his service in the Army during World War II. He thanked me and said it was all a long time ago and he thinks that most people don't even know about it anymore.
Dad was in the 551st Field Artillery Unit as a Forward Observer. For the duration. To me that is a really big deal. But then he has always done exactly what was expected of him with no fuss or fanfare. Just like his dad did in World War I.
I am so proud to be his daughter and I thank him for all he has done for me and for our country.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Ohio Collage Society

        The Passage

This is my entry into the Ohio Collage Society Show in the Kirk Gallery at Tiffin University. My painting is 18 x 24" and incorporates paper and tissue as collaged elements. The title refers to the journey from the old world to the new.