Saturday, August 28, 2010

Go Blue!!!

Continuing with the colors of the rainbow...

Here's a recent drawing (Blue's Clues) done...for dear friend's newest grandson.

We have had many fun "Blue" moments in our family... 

...Hawaiian Blue Wedding Luau 1982...

(my hubby's mom was an amazing seamstress...she sewed my hubby's shirt and my blouse for our Hawaiian Wedding Luau that his family hosted for us... none of my hubby's family was able to be at the our wedding ceremony in my parent's state of Wisconsin, so this is where I met a lot of his family and friends for the first time.)

Air Force Blue with my dad's AF career, hubby as a Space Shuttle/Crash Rescue/EMT Air Force firefighter when we first met,  and our son Heartbreaker @A.F. ROTC at University of Kentucky...
(I meant to make a photo collage of my dad, hubby and son...but can't find the pictures...)

Falcon Blue @ Ft. Campbell High School...

1. Girly~Twirly...

2. Girly~Whirly...

3. Heartbreaker ...
(8th grade, but playing High School JV Soccer)

Blue during one of the girls' Kappa Delta Sorority Rush nights...
(Girly~Twirly 2003)

Children's Miracle Network Blue...
Heartbreaker played and sang with his guitar, before over 2000 at the fundraiser kick off in Orlando, Florida (2007).
(He was growing out his hair to donate for Locks of Love...I wish I had those curls!)

Some Dental School Blues...

A Kentucky Derby Princess Blue...
 Girly~Whirly, the other princesses and a cute, ittty-bitty princess. (2008)

Our son-in-law's UK Medical School blue...
Girly~Twirly and her Mr. @ an awards dinner, before graduation.2010)


 this is "K Week" at the University of Kentucky...
...where BLUE is THE color...

...well, except maybe for the Fork & Pancake (aka Heartbreaker) @ UK's Christian Student Fellowship Free Pancake night! :o)


One more bit of University of Kentucky's K Week! 
This is the Chrisitan Student Fellowship's Water Balloon Fight!

Heartbreaker is one of CSF's student leaders. 
He was one of the Security team and 
you can see him dancing to start it off 
at about 00:51 seconds on the video. :o) 
(He had cut his hair in a mohawk).

153,497 Water Balloons
5,976 people
1 Guinness World Record!

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Once are the most recent drawing orders shipped and received.
"I recently saw some of your beautiful work displayed in my neighbor's home.  I would like to purchase something as a promotion gift."

"I received my order today!! It is beautiful!!  Thank you so much for the wonderful item."

The following was ordered by a wonderful, repeat customer and friend since our days at Ft. Campbell, while her husband was a commanding general in the Army around the world and now working with USAA.

"...Opened it and the artwork is perfect. It is really a one-of-a-kind gift and I know that Marie will love it as a retirement gift from USAA. Thank you so much..."

on my upcoming 100th post, 
I will be doing some giveaways 
relating to the Personalized Sketches art.* 

Thank you for stopping by!

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Green eggs and ham...

Green eggs and Ham!

Wonderful, silly, imaginative, rhyming, good ole Dr. Seuss!  
Our 3 children all had the infamous "Green Eggs and Ham" Day at school.
Have you, your kids or grandkids ever had "Green Eggs and Ham"?

I couldn't find the photos of them on the days their classes did this! 
But here are photos of them during the years 
that they did this "remarkable, fun, crazy" day.

Actually, first, I am posting 3 kindergarten pics of our oldest-Girly~Twirly of her 3 different kindergarten schools! Well, Girly~Twirly started kindergarten while my hubby was finishing flight school at Ft Rucker, Alabama.
Girly~Twirly...kindergarten-Ft Rucker

Then we lived at Mr. B's parents on the Big Island of Hawaii, until we got military housing on Oahu. So, Girly~Twirly went to:
Waiakea-waena in Hilo, Hawaii.

And finally, once we got our military quarters on Oahu:
Hale Kula Elementary on Schofield Barracks, Oahu.

Girly~Whirly also went to the same kindergarten when she was 4yrs old. 
She was and often is the youngest in her class.
Hale Kula Elementary, Schofield Barracks, Oahu.

This was actually taken at the end of the school year for Heartbreaker.
He loved his teacher :o)
Ozark, Alabama

I had thought to do a repost of St. Paddy's day here in Savannah.
...instead "Green Eggs and Ham" popped in my head! 
 But if you have a wee bit of time...
...please do pop over HERE  to my past post for quite a bit more GREEN!

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Once are the most recent drawing orders shipped and received.
These all happen to be in celebration of weddings. :o)

This first one was sent to a wonderful fellow blogger for her son's wedding.  Jules and her family are from Australia.

She left me this message: 
"I got one today and it is totally fabulous i think you are amazing and i am sure my son and his new bride are going to love it.Its something so unique and such a keepsake thankyou for the time you took and the extra mile you go for a customer.I have 3 more sons to get married yet so you may meet me again.

This one was actually for my sweet cousin's wedding. I used the same style lettering that was on their wedding announcement, and took the curly swirls that were part of the embossed shapes on the announcement. 

She wrote this:
"I love the art work! So neat, thank you!..." 

(Wish we were able to be at their wedding). 
I got a msg from my sister who was a part of the wedding party:
"...Just wanted to drop a note saying EVERYONE loved your gift to Kelli & Todd :) its was def a hit!"

This order was from one of our daughter - Girly~Twirly's-  dear friends from dental school. It will be given to her husband's sister that is getting married. Her fiance is an architecture and they renovated their home, from which this was drawn of.

This was in her email:
"I received your package! IT IS BEAUTIFUL and PERFECT! We were so excited that we had it framed last night too :) We cant wait to give it to them this next week. You are incredible! Also, The package came in perfect condition-sealed, no dents, no water damage. Thanks so much. I really appreciate your hard work and getting it to us so quickly." 


I want to share two more photos...

This is when our son was leaving to drive back to college. 

(and he's wearing his green Waikea-uka baseball cap :o)


This was what I came home to find after a long day.
(Ok, the Kit Kat isn't green, but the pillow shams in the background and parts of this beautiful rose has green :o) was a "just because" surprise from my hubby :o)

OH!!!  Goodness! One more thing... No GREEN here, but I am excited to share that I have been featured on my sweet blogger buddy's awesome blog!  Kathie is one of the first friends that I have had the honor to meet in this Big fun world of blogging!  She is amazingly creative and if someone were to ask who is a blogger that is helpful and would not have to look far! 
Thank you Kathie for featuring me on your lovely PINK place :o)
 Please take a peek at her "NOW FEATURING" post...

*Reminder...on my upcoming 100th post, I will be doing some giveaways relating to the Personalized Sketches art.* Thank you for stopping by!
(This post started out short! Truly! Thanks for hanging on to the end! :o)

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Yellow is...

Yellow is...

Cheerful sunny yellow is an attention getter. While it is considered an optimistic color, people lose their tempers more often in yellow rooms, and babies will cry more. It is the most difficult color for the eye to take in, so it can be overpowering if overused. Yellow enhances concentration, hence its use for legal pads. It also speeds metabolism.  (found on

In Egypt and Burma, yellow signifies mourning.
In Spain, executioners once wore yellow.
In India, yellow is the symbol for a merchant or farmer.
In tenth-century France, the doors of traitors and criminals were painted yellow.
If someone is said to have a “yellow streak,” that person is considered a coward.
In Japan during the War of Dynasty in 1357, each warrior wore a yellowchrysanthemum as a pledge of courage.
yellow ribbon is a sign of support for soldiers at the front.
Yellow is a symbol of jealousy and deceit.
In the Middle Ages, actors portraying the dead in a play wore yellow.
Yellow has good visibility and is often used as a color of warning. It is also a symbol for quarantine, an area marked off because of danger.
Yellow journalism” refers to irresponsible and alarmist reporting.
(found on

Yellow childhood favorite color.

(me at 2 and 1/2 yrs old in the Philippines)

(me with my mom and dad)

(my mom in her sunny yellow capri leggings)

(my mom in a cute little yellow shift dress)

(with my grandpa...I'm wearing a little yellow romper eating a yellow banana popsicle)

And even when I was a teen...yellow still was my favorite color.

I had one of these:
It's a chirping yellow Woodstock - Snoopy's little sidekick.

Even before I could even drive, I thought how cute would he be hanging from the rearview mirror of a little Yellow VW bug!

& last of all here is a little video of some photos clips of my high school graduation... Our school colors were Black & Gold... :o) I thought I would add this since my graduation gown was yellow.

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These are not yellow drawings, but these are the most recent ones that were completed and sent off.

The first 3 drawings were ordered by the same customer in Hawaii.
Thank you so much for thinking of these as gifts.  She just got them in the mail and sent me this in her email:
"I got the drawings HAPPY!!!  They turned out GREAT!!!!  Thank you so much.  I will definitely let you know how the recipients like them...though I am sure that they will love it.  I showed some people (including my mail lady) the drawings and they were amazed.  Keep in touch!!"

This one of a dolphin and the ulua is to be given as a gift to beloved grandparents. 

This Brazilian headdress is for the other grandma. 

& this one was taken from a photo of her handsome sons.

This drawing with some added color was ordered by another customer in Virgina, to be given as a gift to a little girl.
Thank you for thinking of this as a welcoming gift to this little one.
She also got hers and sent me this email:
"...Got it yesterday -- the condition of tube and artwork is excellent.  The angel looks great.

Thanks much!"

*Reminder...on my upcoming 100th post, I will be doing some giveaways relating to the Personalized Sketches art.* Thank you for stopping by!

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