Friday, March 05, 2010


I think I've decided that it's ALL minutia--all this blogging I do (or don't do, in recent history). But I like to put stuff out there, because I know some of you are interested, and I know my father reads, so that's something. :) *Hi Dad!*

So...since the last time I blogged, I won a giveaway at artist Catherine Nolin's blog. I discovered her through some blog surfing, posted a comment, and lo and behold, I won a print! I then promptly ran over to her Etsy shop to buy another one. She paints mostly interiors, and I love the colors and the vibe of her work. It's just my kind of art! Please check out her blog and give her some bloggy love! Below is the one I bought for Kathleen's room:

Oops...I got inspired by the tulips in the print (and the ones I got for Valentine's day from my very best friend Kelly), and had to take some pics:
...and of course I couldn't just leave the pic alone...had to make it vintagey in Photoshop:
...and this is the print that I won. I framed it and hung it in the kitchen:
Another tulip:
...and more play time:
Then, my bloggy friend Leslie from Country Contemporary will be happy to know that I grabbed a friend a few weeks ago and ran over to Chatham to Classic Country, a great little shop that I had known nothing about until she mentioned it here on my blog!
I asked the owner if I could take some pictures, and she said go for it!
Apparently this barn is hopping in the warmer months...they have potting classes, and sell plants and things. My friend Faith had been there last year for a potting event.

As you can see, the owner has a great eye for vignettes.
My favorite part of the barn--the dresser mirror frame hung over the window. Clever!
...and I love this cow painting. I want it. I would hang it right over my couch.
So...what else? Well, Kathleen's high school production of The Wizard of Oz was a great success. I loved playing my flute in the pit band. I can't wait to do it again next year! Of course, I hardly got to see any of the play for all of the flute playing, but we ordered the DVD. :) BF took some great pictures, and I'll try to get a few posted so you can see the great costumes they had. The snow really threw a wrench into rehearsals, but it all came together in the end. I am amazed at the dedication and hard work of many teachers and parents, which made the whole thing possible. Sometimes I just love this town!

Kathleen will be headed to Florida for Easter break with my sister's family. They'll be driving down. Suckers. (I drove to FL with my ex many years ago, and swore I wouldn't do it again!)

I, on the other hand, will be flying down a couple of weeks after Easter, to join my father for Foto Fest, which is happening in St. Augustine. I can't wait! There will be lots of workshops to take part in, and plenty of photo-ops at the Alligator Farm and other state parks.

Now I just need to figure out how to display my pics on my TV. I bet it would be awesome! I love my big a$$ TV, my surround sound , AND the PS3 that BF got us for Valentine's Day. He said he was vacillating between jewelry for me, or the Play Station 3...I think he made the BEST decision! Have y'all seen movies in high def? Hellloooo! You'll never want to go back! What's next? 3-D movies at home? And of course now Kathleen wants all the new PS3 games. Ugh.
Why are they all $50 or more?
I'm also loving that I can download movies from Netflix right through the PS3.
Very cool! I'm a Netflix junkie for sure.

I guess that's enough minutia for now. I'll be heading out to see Alice in Wonderland in 3-D IMAX tonight with Kathleen and three of her friends. I'm really looking forward to it! Y'all enjoy your weekend!

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1 comment:

Country Contemporary said...

Oooh, Sharon! Love the new blog layout and, of course, your photos and report on your visit to Classic Country! Great shots! Thanks for the shout out for my blog, too. Sorry it took me so long to return the visit, but moving chaos does that to you. (The good news is that I'll be even closer to Classic Country!)

Love the finessing of photos you're doing with Photoshop 8...neat stuff! Looking forward to seeing more of your efforts.

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