Happy Sunday to you. I have been up all night as it has been a bad night with pain. Eh but I'm used to living in pain. Nothing new. But... I got a phone call from my younger brother around 11ish at night telling me that he was getting ready to take my 7 month old niece to the children's hospital because she had a fever of 104.4. Long story short, she has some type of an infection inside causing the fever. They gave her meds and the fever came down significantly so that he was able to take her back home. Well, 5am this morning he calls to tell me that her fever spiked back up again to 105.8. He said he gave her more meds and that if it does not go down, he'll be taking her back to the hospital. So I am asking if you all can please keep my niece Serenity in your prayers, pray for her fever to go away. And while I am asking for prayers, could you please pray for my friends in Mineral Wells, Texas. As many of you know, I used to live there up until a year ago. I was there for nearly 3 years. Well in the wee early morning hours this morning, my old town of Mineral Wells was hit hard by a tornado. I am not sure if my friends are okay or if their homes are okay. My daughter has friends there that she keeps in touch with and we are very worried. I found out through another friend that lives there. She was asking for help for the clean up process through town. I ask that you please keep them in your prayers. This could of been me and my family if we had still lived there. I feared those darn tornadoes the entire time I lived there. So thank you in advance for the prayers!
Okay moving along.... last weekend I had taken a day to spend time with my daughter and we decided we were going to do some paintings on canvas. Gia had decided she wanted to paint a sunset over the ocean. For those of you who do not know, we live down at the Jersey shore. We live on an island and we have the bay in our backyard and the ocean and beach are 4 blocks from us. Gia has grown to love the ocean especially when the sun is setting over it. So I gave her a blank canvas, put it up on the easel and gave her a palette full of colors of paint she wanted to work with. Here are some of the photos.
And here is the sun setting over the ocean, complete and dry. She added in a few storm clouds, some seagulls, a few seashells in the sand and a couple of palm trees. I say she did an amazing job!
Now in the middle of her and I doing our Paintings, Kris came in and wanted to paint her owl that she hand drew. She knows how I love owls so this was a present for me actually. She drew it out on canvas and it sat for about two or three weeks and on this day, she finally decided to paint it up and finish it up. I think this turned out awesome and I'm so happy that it is mine!!! :)
So here is the owl in its original state and then there it is all finished but still wet and drying. Pretty awesome right? I love how she created the night sky so deep dark blue and how the owl is just so beautiful and full of different colors. Just perfect!
Okay well, I guess it is now my turn to share what I had painted. I knew in my head that I wanted to paint a nice beach scene with a palm tree. Some place warm and tropical is what I really had in mind. Now before I show you my photos, keep in mind that I have never painted beach scenes. This was my first time doing so and I am super proud of myself. It makes me want to explore just a little bit more to see what else I can do, maybe a seascape next? :)
I sat down and this is what I was looking at...
And lastly, here are two photos of the finished painting close up so that you can see the detail that I did with the palm tree truck and the little tiny doggie paw prints. I hope you have enjoyed this extremely LONG post and I hope you have a great day today!!!! Thanks so much for stopping by my friends!
Until next time, Enjoy life's blessings~