Thursday, February 25, 2010

Hippity~ Hoppity Easter is on it's way!!!

Personalized Pails are now available at ETC. Hand painted and sealed these would make a wonderful keepsake Easter Pail, or great edition to any room for organization. Fill with your favorite items and give as a present.....custom orders are always welcome!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Beautiful weekend....

The past weekend was so beautiful. I wish everyday could be that sunny and nice. I did manage to get in a few paintings Saturday night...I know....I lead the EXCITING life. LOL The bathtub one I want to try again on...I am not happy with the girl, but with watercolor there isn't much of a second chance. The fish look like they are gossiping...maybe they are just getting in some "fish tales". Yeah, that was pretty bad. Anyway, I am getting into a cupcake kinda mood again and you all know how I love my cupcakes! xoxoxo

Thursday, February 11, 2010


Please continue to keep Elisa Cooper Luna and her family in your prayers. Elisa has a long, hard road ahead and so does her family. Paddi Smith and I were talking about putting together a gift basket of snacks, drinks, restaurant and gas gift cards, change, and cards.

We know there are so many of you out there that would like to help the family during this unbearable time, but are not sure how to do so. Please join us in showing this family the love and support they need, whether through a donation or something as simple as a card or letter. Shawn Stinson (National Diamond Co.) has so graciously opened his business to receive these donations and Paddi and I will make sure they get to the family members. The first delivery will be this coming Monday, February 15. Following deliveries will be scheduled. Thanks so much. and PLEASE KEEP PRAYING.

UPDATE FROM ERIC BONNER Thursday, February 11: I just left UT Hospital. I want to be as clear and concise with this update as I can be. I am not a doctor, of course, and want to make 100% sure that I don't misrepresent anything:Elisa is in critical care. I got to see her and pray with her and for her about an hour ago. Her mom and Barry were also there. She squeezed my hand with her left hand. I told her that all the Warren County folks loved her like crazy and that literally thousands are praying for her and look forward to seeing her back at school.Her prognosis seems pretty good insofar as leaving the hospital is concerned, but even that will be a long, long way off. She suffered two differed entry wounds. One exited and did some damage to the spleen and lung. The other lodged in the 10th vertabrae. They won't even think of trying to dislodge it for fear of more damage being done. There is paralysis from the waist down. The doctor has said that "recovery from that is unlikely but that miracles do happen." That is pretty much a direct quote.... Elisa is being sedated by the doctors. I don't know exactly the thought there. Maybe you medical folks can make some inferences on that one. Maybe pertaining to shock. I really don't know about that.There is an issue with one of her lungs that has been compromised somewhat. Not as severe as a collapsed lung, but something they are certainly having to monitor. As far as the particulars of her physical condition, that's the most clear assessment I can give.Barry is "Husband Of The Year." (I am not even in the running by the way. Ha. Trying to laugh to keep from crying.) He is so in love with her, kissing all over her, just the best ever. He's in shock and has not slept since this first happened. He's running on pure, pure adreniline. Pray for him and for Elisa's mom and dad. I cannot imagine how surreal this is for all of them.The secondary issues for the family are: the intense media attention surrounding all of this; the criminal / legal aspect; the SCORES of students, teachers, friends and church members AT the hospital and on the phone. The family is in a complete fog and overwhelmed. Then the obvious matter of the ......... anger - - makes me so damned mad I can barely type it myself. The senselessness of it all. I'll just leave that alone for now.I'll keep everyone posted as best I can. PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY!

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Watercolors here, there, and everywhere!

Now available at "ETC" custom watercolor whimsical paintings. For a limited time, have your child's name hand painted in beautiful watercolors for only $35. Original art to personalize your child's room. Display size is 9x12" and comes ready to frame. Just like they are, no two will ever be just alike!

Valentine's Day at "ETC"

Be sure to stop in at "ETC" across from the Fire Hall in McMinnville. They have a fabulous new selection of gifts for everyone on your list!

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Whimsical must be my middle name.....

I just LOVE whimsical art....This cutie pie was inspired by a print I saw on the internet somewhere.....I love the thought of such a wonderful imagination bringing the book to life.

Artist Trading Cards....

Ok, I cannot stand the wait! Here are the first of 3 Artist Trading Cards I have created for some very talented ladies I am trading with. The little mermaid is shown against a backdrop of a sheet of white 8.5 x 11" paper so you can get the feel of the actual size. The tulips and mermaid are watercolors, while the cupcakes are done in acrylics.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Mermaid Tuesday...LOL

"Mermaid Monday" turned into "Mermaid Tuesday" as well!lol Not only did I paint another Mermaid, but I also painted Art Card #2 for trading. I will post pics of the tiny cards after the girls I am trading with have seen them first. Have a great day.....

Monday, February 01, 2010

Mermaid Monday....

Another fine day to stay at home and paint.....