This week we are celebrating one year in Florida.
Looking back, I am amazed that we actually did it. It wasn’t easy. Even after selling and giving away most of our “stuff” we still had two huge U Haul trucks to drive from Kansas, one of them pulling a trailer with the pick up truck and also driving my car. What a week!
Then when we got here there was so much work to do to the house.
We had never set foot in the house until the day we took possession, so it was like living in a motel, or visiting friends for the first few months. The remodel was exhausting but turned out very nice.
So now I finally feel like this is my home and not someplace that I am visiting.
Oh don’t get me wrong……there is still a lot of work to do. I haven’t even painted the master bedroom yet. And you should see the pink curtains in there! HD’s favorite!
But it is coming along nicely and I think I’ll have most of the work done by the end of this summer.
I’m just itching to do some more videos for you, but we haven’t figured out a way to rig up the video cam yet. But all in good time.
I have found a wonderful painting teacher!! I have not been in a weekly class for years and years. So I’m so excited to be sitting in that student chair again and I’m soaking up everything this teacher can tell me. She can paint just about anything, but kind of specializes in portraits.
As you know, I have been working on portrait painting for some time now. I’m not sure just why – except that it is so challenging and something new for me……well in the last few years, anyway.
I’m working on several grandchildren, and have just completed this one of Amy. She was delighted to get it for her 16th birthday this year.
I’m continuing to work on the project for the class at Heirlooms From The Heart in October and I’ll show you a pic of that next week. I don’t know exactly why it’s taking me so long, but I really do have it almost finished.
I’ll be teaching a one day class here in Spring Hill on June 23 and I’m looking forward to painting with the local painters. Let me know if you are interested in that class. We’re painting the “Apple Basket”
In September I’ll be teaching “Daybreak”in the Orlando FL area. Contact me if you are interested.