Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Audrey Grace Wood

Audrey Grace Wood
Born 11/21/09
3 lb, 1 ounce -- 16 inches long

To my friends who follow my blog and my work, I have been taking some time away from painting. Due to complications of pregnancy, my daughter Miranda, gave birth to my first grandchild earlier than expected. Audrey Grace Wood was born 10 weeks early. She is doing very well in the NICU and continuing to improve everyday, breathing on her own, sucking on her pacifier, and giving the nurses a hard time about taking a bath. We are very fortunate and blessed she is doing so well.
Miranda continues to struggle to improve. Her blood pressure remains high, but her pneumonia has improved. She has yet to see her baby girl because of infectious precaution isolation in the hospital. Hopefully, she will get to hold her soon. I am amazed at her strength and very proud of her. Dustin has been taking pictures and videos of the baby for Miranda to watch. He has been taking care of the pets, the house, trying to work, and spend time with Audrey since her mother cannot be there. He is a very special young man.
Miranda, Dustin, and Audrey will take up residence at the hospital in Asheville until it is time to bring Audrey home.

Thanks to everyone for your kindness throughout this difficult time.


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Check this out! Daily Painters International Art Gallery

Daily Painters International Art Gallery

I am so very excited to be included in a group of International Artists showing and selling their work at Daily Painters International Art Gallery. This blog is updated daily by some of my favorite artists with their most recent paintings. Visit the gallery and get to know some incredible daily painters.

This is a new and exciting adventure coming for me just as I am moving into my new larger studio. I am so looking forward to participating!

Thanks for stopping by~


Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Finally~ a new painting! Tea with Mint and Lemon

Tea with Mint and Lemon
5" x 7"
Oil on Canvas Panel

Tea with Mint and Lemon is a new painting currently available for purchase in my store and in my gallery. There has been so much going on, there has not been time to paint. I am currently working to finish six commissioned pieces ranging from ballerina feet to bird's nests.

I should have the new series of pear paintings finished and listed by the end of the weekend.

I am in the process of moving to Charlotte and there has been no time to paint~~ plus, everything is being put in boxes! The new place has a much larger studio space and that means more painting can be done. It has been difficult to coordinate the move of the home office (the "real" job for the hospital) and set up a new studio while continuing to work, paint, and get ready for the new grandbaby.
The Baby Shower for Audrey Grace

Speaking of Audrey Grace, the baby shower was last month and it was just beautiful! Marcia, Audrey's other grandmother, decorated the rooms with balloons, fresh flowers, toys, and lots of pink and purple. It was a lovely shower. The staff at North Lake Country Club were so very nice and did such a wonderful job with the food and service. Now, we just wait.......Audrey is due to arrive January 25, 2010.

Well, off to pack more boxes,