Thursday, April 28, 2011

What's in there???

Miss Izzy just has to see whats going on....


Three weeks ago we gave a bucket of eggs to farmer friends, as they were starting an incubator and had room for more eggs. Forty-one of ours hatched out, they kept 10 for their troubles, and gave us 31. Do we need more chickens?????

Not really, but they are so cute!! ....and fuzzy!

There are just all colors!!! Paint-spiration, I call it :)

Stripes, and yellows, and blacks .... and ones with gray butts!

I think this in my favorite!

And Miss Izzy keeps watch. She is checking them out every 5 minutes. She is a little short so we set a brick in front for her to step on so she can ... see..... better. She's such a litle momma!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Spring Blooms

These irises are blooming early this year!

Just at the right time actually..... giving me renewed hope....

And there are more on the way... I have white/lavendar ones yet to bloom.

I have been quite busy with doctor appointments lately.... New glasses (which needed re-done 2 times; they finally got them right) last Thursday; before that to the orthopedic doctor for a cortisone shot in my left knee; yesterday to the podiatrist for fitting for badly needed orthodics..... WHEW! (So glad for hubby's job where we get some insurance coverage) these early blooms gave me a sense of encouragement :) I believe the Lord uses different ways to encourage each of us, if we but take time to look and to listen.

What picks you up.... encourages you..... re-news your hope?

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Auction Purchase

We had to run in to town the other evening for a couple errands and hubby decided he'd like to take me "out". There was an auction across the street from one of our stops, that we had never been to. Oh there was lots of stuff, an old wooden shovel, a set of light pink kitchen accessories from the 50's, a bottle capper and bottle caps, etc. Hubby decided we "needed" this. I said I didn't think so but I was out-bid. Now mind you, I am not one to have stuff just sitting around to have something else to dust. So my guess is this will eventually be put to use :) But it does have a nice nostalgic feel to it doesn't it?? (and I can always do a painting of it to add to my "homestead collection" :) At least I gave the dining room a good cleaning today. Couldn't bring a prestigious piece like this in and give it a dirty home, now could we?

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

For "Save the Chidren" of Japan...

To my blogging friends....

I have taken the opportunity to donate one of my paintings for auction with all proceeds goint to Save the Children of Japan, because of the recent Tsunami and resulting damages there. There are 2 days left for this piece to be auctioned off so....

"Culinary Arts"

6" x 6" Shelf Setter, Oil on Canvas-covered block.

I decided to ask my blogging friends if anyone would like to help out by bidding. (I have already embarassed myself enough by begging on facebook :) )

Look what you would get in return ..... besides the joy of helping others. I keep none of the profit. It all goes to children of Japan. I have decided I will pay for the shpg myself. I will accept a check, and as soon as it clears, your painting will be shipped.

You can bid by clicking here "Daily PaintWorks" and scroll down to where you see the challenge entries. Put my name (Rebecca Jennings) in the search box. My painting will come up and you can bid. They will notify me of the winning bidder, and notify the winning bidder as well. Then we make the transaction. Or you can access the page and scroll down to see many other fine paintings on this site if you would rather bid on something else.

Thanks for your kind consideration.