Sunday, November 2, 2008

A Thankful Heart

I'm starting out November trying to focus on 'A Thankful Heart' each and every day of the month. Despite all the negative news with the economy, election, world turmoil; there are still so many things to be thankful for.

So what am I thankful for – Well basically every tootin’ thing.

I ended up staying home from church today with a sick child but being cooped up in the house wasn’t all that bad of a thing. I was able to spend a few hours and play with my water color pencils again. What do ya think of my active family?

And my dream cabin with clothes line and tire swing?

I was thinking of doing a cute blog cover that included our whole family pulling Santa’s Sleigh but I’m not going to press myself because there are so many other things to do. So if this picture stays up for the rest of the year at least I tried to put the Christmas star in the top corner.

Lea was sweet and took some pictures of me doing my thing. Outlining my sketch and then...

Coloring it in. Notice my nice messy hair!

And while I was doing mommy fun the girls painted some pictures of their own. Princess is drawing in the background. They were tickled pink because I let them use my water color pencils, but only with my supervision. Otherwise they are off limits.

It rained today – all day- and pretty hard at times. So I decided to be crazy!

I tried to talk the kids into doing this with me.

But it was cold and they wanted to watch the New Tinker Bell Movie. That and they really think I’m nuts sometimes.

Regardless I went outside and…


In the Rain.

And yes it was cold but now I can say that I’ve danced in the rain. Barefoot mind you.

Yes I am a wee bit bonkers but it was kind of fun.

This week for my Christmas Countdown.

1. I’m nailing down the budget. And since Budget is a dirty word for me I’ll rephrase and evaluate our money and its in and out patterns and see if there isn’t a way to make a memorable holiday with no extra debt.
2. I’m also going to try and finish my Christmas cards. Not mail them mind you but fill them out.

3. That and I’ve got to clean-up my Halloween mess and painting-day-off mess.

But most importantly I’m going to focus on gratitude. Here are some other blogs that are doing similar Thankful focuses.

Mel's Thougths and What Nots! - Mel was sweet and alerted me to this next lady.

South Breeze Farm who has a link to all the other people who are playing along.


Anonymous said...

Rain Rain Everywhere. It was also raining here in Barceloa when I arrived. Today the sun is out and it is fantastic. Miss being home.


Anonymous said...

Oh, and love the new picture. (Ohh... I just thought of a great Christmas Gift...)


Sara said...

I love the new header you're working on. You're so talented---how do you get it on the blog? lol.

Anonymous said...

I so enjoyed your post. thanks for the encouragement on mine. I got to dance in the rain through you. Keep living fully!!! Dreaming of starting my Christmas cards today as well!

rkimedes said...

I love the pictures of you dancing in the rain. They remind me of your girls. Clearly they come by their joie de vivre naturally :-)

Terri and Bob said...

Thanks for coming to visit! I love meeting new people! I love your art. I am always amazed when people can do such things. I can cut, glue and fold like crazy, but drawing and painting... not so much.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for visiting me. Oh my goodness. Your artwork is something that I dream of doing. I just know it was a God thing your visiting. Your work is beautiful! I just have to put you on my sidebar so I can visit often! Your work made my day!!

justabeachkat said...

Hi there!

Thanks for visiting me and signing up to follow my blog. How sweet! Isn't it fun to make new friends in this wonderful "World of Blog". I've sure enjoyed my visit here to your beautiful blog and have signed up to follow you too.


From A Creative Heart said...

I love your artwork.....and you dance in the rain!!!! LOL
Such a fun post.....
Thank you for stopping by my blog....and for your kind words....

HUGS to you,

GO Gray's said...

You are so cute. . and talented. I had no idea you could draw like that.

Treasure Ann said...

Great drawings, I didn't know you had such talent. I have an award I'm giving you so check it out at my blog. Thanks for inspiring me to be more thankful.

Sara Carmichael said...

Love the watercolor pencil drawings. You are talented! I like oil painting, but haven't done it in YEARS. This was inspiring; maybe I should try to pull my art stuff out again...rrrrr....I think I sold everything at my garage sale a year ago. Oh well.

Thanks for stopping by! It's good to know that someone else is trying to be thankful in these foreboding times. :)

Sara @

Jeanne said...

What a great post. Love your deer and the picture of you creating it is wonderful. Cheers for getting out there and dancing in the rain. You go girl! I'm so glad you came by to visit. You've got a great place here!

Trena Doll said...

What can I say, you already know you're talented...I think I'll go with this: You're delightful.

Keep on dancing!

princessmama said...

I love to dance in the rain!!:)

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Your artwork is awesome! so is your family :). Everything is precious here, including the rain :)

Kara said...

Hey there! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I swung by yours too and it was such a fun read! I think that this will be a fun month to focus on the "thankful" things in our lives! P.S. - Dancing in the rain! Awesome! We have let our 3 year old daughter do this a few times and she thought she was in heaven! It's great to do this kind of thing and not take life so seriously! Thanks again for stopping in!

Kara said...

OH and I love your watercoloring! Super talented you are!!

Toni said...

Fawn your amazing lady you know that. I miss you a lot and am so grateful that I can follow you on here.
I remember all the times we played together or those Sunday nights that we could only sit on the ditch bank and talk, you, Trena, Leisa and I. Those where great times. Or how about playing Peter Pan or Battle Star Glactica... Road Shows, Stake Plays.. There are times I miss those days and other's where I am sooo Thankful that I am where I am now.
You have a great talent for Drawing and I wanted to tell you that.