Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Blog: Ending a great year 2013 and beginning an new year 2014.

It is News Years eve day and I am down with the flu and have not much to add to this blog for the month of December.  
Recap the year it was a great one Joined several groups: Mixed Media Mondays, ArtMusement, and Lori Webbers group and Frosted Designs.

We had a lot of Challenges some I completed and some I didn't have time for and I have met deadline on.   I learned the joy of Mixed Media, Journaling, Card Making and some Scrapbooking, and I love my Gelli Plate.

I now have a facebook  page just for my Artistic Me, this is where I will share all my art and others along with my blog page. 

I became a Decoart blogger and reinstated my helping artist with Rosemary and I will be sharing all their new products and ideas new and from days gone bye.


I am looking forward to the new year as I have some great ideas to share with all my friends and artist friends.
1. My word for the year is COMMITTMENT, TO MY ARTIST ME AND TO MY DAILY LIFE.

2. CHALLENGES:     
           1. I  am doing a 52 day Word ATC card for Kelly Hoerning group, plus I am finishing all her
                classes I didn't get finished last year.
3 LEARNING AND TEACHING: 
              I  am going to use all the information I have stored in my computer and share with you as
                learn.

I am not good at keeping resolutions but my word for the year has been successful last year it was
ACCOMPLISHMENT.   I did accomplish a lot in this year, I be came a Mixed Media Artist, Blogger, and Journal artist, Steampunk artist, and some collage art work.  I am fulfilled with what I have accomplished in 2013.

Happy New Year to all my followers.
Sharon Estes (Shadee66).

Monday, December 16, 2013

Home: page 2 of the birthday milestone.

The party begins and everyone is diving into the food and good conversation, and gifts, and cards. Just a few more great pictures of Mom's friends in the apartment complex.

Home: Milestone Celebration On December 15, 2013, A 90th Birthday Party

Happy Birthday to a very special lady, Ann Paschal, who will turn 90 years old on January 1, 2014. She was honored at a special first birthday party given by her children and their family.

Her Story starts when she was born on January 1, 1924, to Iver and Florence Lingwood, in a small town call Glenn Nebraska, she also has a older sister Francis.  She was from a Norwegian background, she had the great privilege of living with her grandparents who came over here on a boat from Norway her grandfather came to homestead in the Nebraska Territory.
She grew up in Crawford Nebraska, and then in Hay Springs Nebraska.  She met out father  while he was in the Army and station at Fort Robertson, and was married there and this is where  me and my brother were born.  We moved to Missouri in the 50's and have lived here every since.
She was widowed at a young age and remarried in 1968, an lived in Overland Missouri where she had a very active and exciting life.  When she retired from National Food Center, she took up China Painting for a past time hobby and that then she met a special a lady, Molly, an went into the business of ceramics, and teaching in her home studio for many years and she also took up oil painting and became a member of the Decorative Painters Society, and belonged to Gateway Decorative Painters of St. Louis. There a lot of great times for her in her journey she had a large and faithful group of ladies that painted in her studio regularly. A lot of craft shows and a great adventure of owning a business in Ste. Genevieve, Mo, where her daughter lived and had Grannys Korner Craft Store, and her mother had a shop call Paint N Petals. She made so many friends during the times she worked on weekends in her shop.. 
Then a change came in her life and she downsided and closed her business and move to St. Charles to be close to her son who lived up their, his name is Mike Abney, and owner of a hair salon business, and him and his wife Barbara, run this business, they have a Son Mark, and twin boys, Drew and Derek.  Mom become a widow while living there .
This was a new phase of her live, she moved to Ste. Genevieve, to be close to me her daughter (Sharon Estes). She chose a great senior citizen apartment complex and met some wonder ladies and gentlemen and this is where she is today.  Mom now has new hobbies, playing cards, helping with the dinners at the apartment complex, and shopping.  She still crochets and reads for her age she is doing wonderful still drives and very independent wonder sweet lady and we love her dearly. 
I am going to share some special pictures of her Milestone Birthday Party, as no one has ever given her a party due to the fact it was on New Years day and it was celebrated at Christmas time when the family got together. 
Moms Day in Pictures...
 Ann Paschal cutting her cake.
 Her Cake
Her Children Sharon Estes, Mike Abney  

Her son Mike and wife Barbara and grandsons, Mark, Drew, Derek Abney.
Sharon Estes, Mom, Jerry Estes my hubby.

Great Friends from Overland and ex painters..
Some of the great guest 

Friday, December 6, 2013

Home Hello December 2013

December 6,2013, we had our first snow fall of the year...this is what my patio looks like at 9:00 am this morning.   I think the first snow fall is beautiful to photograph and admire, but will not be getting out in it No Way..I hibernate in the winter.   Bloomsdale is beautiful small rural area in Missouri, so our hunters and kids who are out of school will be outside and so many snowmen will be built and bond fires tonight and a lot of fun for the young and young at heart.  I will be busy in my studio painting about the time of year and doing my Christmas cards and challenges that have been on my to do list this month.  Everyone have fun and a safe start to our December,2013, the Best of Months of the year as it is a Special Birthday, The Birthday of Christ our Savior. 
That is all from my home today more to come from Granny's Korner Studio Blog.

Sharon

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Blog: DecoArt Snowman gift bag

Welcome December, looks a lot like snow out side today.  I am busy getting ready for Christmas and gift wrapping is so creative.  With this simple Decoart project it makes it fast fun .

I purchased my bags for Orential Trading Co. on line, less that $1.00 each, and found and old stencil in my stash and tried the new products that I have not used in a long time.


Phase 2: I added the lettering with the Snow Writer, which I really liked, hit you may have to snip the tip a little bigger an hold it in a upright position and squeeze and start lettering.   I used a small coffee stir stick from my favorite coffee house (MC D's) been saving them for years, make great paddles to smooth on the Snow-Tex medium or other thick mediums in small places. Added a a ribbon and tissue and ready to give my gift to someone special.

Happy Painting
Sharon Estes (Shadee66).