Archive for September 2009
RED CROSS – HURRICANE KATRINA
In my “other life”, I was a nurse working first at St.Joes in Phoenix as a newborn nursery nurse, then in Mesa at Desert Samaritan as a med/surg nurse. I retired, but before I did, did a stint as a Red Cross nurse. This was most memorable… and in many ways, life-changing in that I’ve…Read More
PHOENIX CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL MURAL
Y This is one part of a wall of 3 for a small mural I did for a women’s/children’s homeless shelter clinic for Phoenix Children’s Hospital. I love those guys because they saved the life not once but twice of my husband’s sweet son Scott. Our family will always be grateful to them for what…Read More
ANTI-HOA PLANT MURALS!
l This first mural was one I did on my own house. My daughter and I were out digging up the latest crop of burned plants we had attempted to plant in hellish Phoenix. Sweet Katie said in her cute little voice, “you know Mommy, we can’t grow them, but we CAN paint them!”…an idea…Read More
MURALS FROM THE 'WAYBACK'!
The images for these murals were before the age of digital. I wish I’d taken more pics of the work I did, but just wasn’t thinking! I did manage a few photos though. Here’s a few! This one was quite awesome to do! It’s done with CANS OF SPRAY PAINT, plus a power sprayer for…Read More
‘The reference for this giraffe was taken from the client’s child’s favorite animal book. My normal favorite reference for any children’s murals. There were also several other animals painted in her jungle themed room, but this little guy was my fave (I relate to giraffes cause Im 6’ tall myself!!)Read More
Sandra McDonald is a children’s book author and owner of a beautiful home out by Red Mountain in Mesa, AZ. Several murals were done in her home, but my favorite is this one in the playroom. She designed the room specifically for the mural, building a massive “barn”/entertainment center, and a child-sized hole in the…Read More
THE PEACEFULNESS OF LIFE
THE PEACEFULNESS OF LIFE Once, life contained a confusing maze of angry looks Fixed sternly on me and mine. The reason was unsure, “no reason” was good enough for them. But today just the opposite is my reality. Peace. My home and my family are my sanctuary. I love, paint, sing, cook, play and and…Read More
"IT'S ALL I NEED'
KEN MADE ME POST THIS TRAIN IN THIS BLOG, CAUSE IT’S ALL HE NEEDS So what is it in this life we need, materialistically speaking? Of course we all need love and family and the such…Im not talking about that….Im talking about the STUFF. I decided to make…Read More
AND IT CAME TO PASS…
AND IT CAME TO PASS…. Friend Donna and I were hanging out in Prescott waxing philosophical a couple of weeks ago and were discussing our lives, and how they seem to be just one “chapter” after another. Little did I know that within a week another chapter would end and another would begin. Of…Read More
IS THIS LOVE SO WRONG?
MY MANTRUCK I just LOVE my truck. Is that bad…to love a THING so much? think about it tho. It protects me from all the crazies out there (size DOES matter!) It takes me anyplace I want to go and loves doing it…the rowdier the better. It takes me.on adventures to far off places or…Read More