Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The First Annual Autumn Arts Painting Challenge on Facebook

Ok, so I've entered The First Annual Autumn Arts Painting Challenge and Competition on Facebook with 3 entries. There are a lot of fantastic pieces of artwork...it will be a very tough time for the judges!
Anyway, here are my 3 entries:
"Autumn Leaf" is an ACEO and has sold. Yeah!
Changing Branches is 8"x10"

"Autumn Mosaic" is 8"x10"

Saturday, September 26, 2009

2 Things Challenge Hot / Wheels


The 2 Things Challenge this week is Hot & Wheels. Anyone can join! Check it out: http://2thingsphotochallenge.blogspot.com/

Without further ado, may I present to you Red Hot Pin-Wheel :) (seen above)
It's a merger of a digital creation and a painted creation. The pinwheel is from an original painting of mine. I've also posted the painting in it's original state (below). But for the challenge, it's on fire and red hot as it merges into the firey background.

Pinwheel
(4"X4" acrylic and charcoal)



Sunday, September 20, 2009

2 Things Challenge ~ Apple & Eye

This is my first time taking the challenge from 2 Things Challenge Blog.
And I'm excited :)
I'm entering an ACEO (3-1/2" x 2-1/2") acrylic painting I did a while back.
Hope you like it.
It's called "Apple of My Eye"
© "Apple of My Eye" by Carol Megivern

Saturday, August 29, 2009

California Summer of 2009 trip

My husband, Tim and I went out to California this summer to visit our son, Jeff. We flew into LAX, he lives in Santa Monica. It was great seeing him and where he lived (I have never been any further west than the Florida Panhandle!) Also saw where he worked (Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne)
It was a whirlwind trip...so much to see and so little time to see it in!


After a couple days with Jeff, we rented a car and drove up the middle of California and Oregon to Portland. Here is where Tim's sister, Mary lives. She showed us around to the beautiful falls and wonderful art museum. Had a great weekend with her, filled to the brim with activities.







So then we head back to Santa Monica via the coast line, stopping along the way to view the ocean. And the way we walked (and drove) through the amazing Redwood Forest....
awesome!





Then we went over the Golden Gate bridge, stop in San Francisco and took a boat ride under

the Golden Gate bridge and around Alcatraz.
Next we ran into a place that had a geyser in Napa Valley, way cool to see that go off.








After that we ran into an old mission, St. Miguel's Mission...felt very spiritual.









We made it back to Santa Monica and Jeff took us around to the local beaches, Venice Beach had some beautiful graffiti artwork.

We did the Hollywood Walk of Fame, then in the evening one night the three of us went to the Comedy Store and laughed the night away as we saw 16 comedians perform!
We went to his school, USC, where he's going for his Masters.
We also went to JP Getty Museum.

Those 10 days on the west coast were jamb packed and we loved every minute of it!
We took a ton of pictures, and have uploaded a few as you can see :-)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Cake Business

Well, through no pushing on my side, it looks like I might be in the cake baking business :-)
This has all been through my husband's work.
I've made some for different occasions in the past, but lately they have kept me busy.

Here are a couple of the recent ones I've made.

The first was for a baby shower. I created blocks with the frosting, then topped it off with some spoons (that can be used when the baby starts to eat)



The second was for a retirement part. This was two cakes, one was cut in half to make two layers. On the double layered one, I put a road with construction vehicles on it. The road leads down to the bottom layer (other cake). That has a a peaceful pond. For this, I put a "fish" in it (a fishing lure, sans the hooks). Then made a little boat out of pie dough with cocoa in it for a camouflaged look. Dotted around the pond with special M&M's that sort of look like rocks. :-)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A couple of #1 spots on Helium.com

WooHoo, as of this posting, I'm in a couple of #1 spots in Helium.

One is titled: Places to visit in the US for art school students
And the other is: Poetry: Who killed who?

And all my writings are here: http://www.helium.com/users/340631

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A new kitchen....Yeah!

Ok, I have been MIA lately. But there is a good reason....planning, designing and constructing an addition to our home. Actually, it's a brand new kitchen!! For 14 years we have squeezed into a little galley kitchen. Anyway, here is a video of the progress of this brand new kitchen...

video

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Dad-In-Law's birthday present

Last week was my Dad-in-Law's 80th birthday. He's a great guy and I love to listen to him as he reminisces about his younger days. He loves the outdoors and use to go fishing and hunting all the time. So for his birthday, I humbly painted him a picture. I wasn't there when he opened it, but later got a call from him...he really liked it. Yeah!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Okey doke, so I've just set this blog up. Not really sure what I'm doing or why I'm doing it. But I'm going to plug along at it anyway. :-)

I'll be posting some of my artwork on here and talking a bit about them.

But right now I'm posting a video of some lizards. I found these 4 lizards eggs (about the size of a tic tac). They were nestled in a fire ant pile and knew they wouldn't have a chance if I left them there. And then today, I was out working in the garden pergola and found 3 more eggs in the same area! Those silly mamma lizards will drop their eggs anywhere. :)