Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The HiGhLiGhtS**

We had a really great trip to Idaho.. here's the highlights (in photos) Christmas lights out on the dock
Ice Skating

The chaos of Christmas day with 16 people in a 1200 sq. ft cabin.
Playing in my Dad's enormous tree fort that looks like something out of the Amazon
Eating Vito's really yummy cookingA day teaching my sis-in-law and niece how to screen print.Loved all of it. Hope your holiday was merry.
We're headed up to the mountains today to spend a New Years in a cabin with Heather and ALi. 3 days of games, playing in the snow, good wine and yummy food by a warm fire.
Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

HappY ChRIstMAs Eve!
Bought my parents a web cam for Christmas and spent today playing with it. THis is my brother JosH. Don't we look alike??!
Hope you have a Merry Christmas! I'm excited to spend tomorrow with the fam. I've had a great couple of days, some fun late nights with my brothers. xo

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

With clouds like this....

I could stay forever, the sunset was so beautiful tonight. Today we took a really great 4-wheeler ride up to Smith Lake.
It was completely iced over but too slushy to do any ice skating. We used to ride snowmobiles up to this lake and drag sleds around on the ice.
I did a little crocheting by the fire (mom's teaching me.)
I've also been enjoying gazing out the window at the dock. Dad drained all the water out of the lake to fix a leak so there won't be any ice skating here either. This summer at it's fullest it was about 20 ft. deep in the center... right now it's about 2 ft. deep. :( The dock is sitting on the ground! When we come up in the summer it should be completely full. hopefully.
This is V and I's little nook. The loft upstairs has just enough room for a little bed, love it. I still haven't figured out how 16 of us are going to fit in this cabin for Christmas. Should be fun.
HOpe you're staying warm.
We're off to a yummy dinner in town tonight. V's favorite restaurant.

Monday, December 21, 2009


I'm home for Christmas!
We arrived Saturday afternoon and I feel like I'm in a dream. Everything is so foggy here and really really quiet. I'm hoping to post every day this week to hopefully get myself back into the groove of blogging, even if I'm just posting pics. I left my laptop at home so I don't have anyway to Photoshop my images. I can't remember the last time I posted a photo that I didn't tweak so this might be a challenge. It will be good for me!
I went for a really great run in the rain this morning and came home to a crackling fire. My parents heat the cabin with a wood stove and I absolutely love it. I love the smell, the intense heat, the colors bouncing on the walls and the way it makes everyone gather together.
I think it's going to be a great week.
I've had plenty of time to finish Christmas cards but I don't think anyone will receive them until after new years... oopsie.
HOpe you're all staying warm and enjoying the season. xo tam.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

FinaLLY! An UpDaTE!

I haven't blogged in weeks! Things have slowed down since the show but picked up again once Thanksgiving rolled around. We had V's family over for dinner and it was really delish.I baked a few pies and a couple loaves of bread. V cooked everything else and the house smelled amazing.Cassius relaxed as well. Heather and Ali were in town for the holiday so we got to meet this sweet girl.She really is the perfect baby. We took her everywhere and she hung with us late into the night. She was fantastic and sooo sweet.Speaking of sweet girls... I found this pic when I was uploading photos off my camera this morning. I snapped this pic a couple weeks ago, this is Ginger. I also did a little holiday photo shoot with Herb and Cara a couple weeks ago. They are such a fun couple, I love how these turned out. There were over 100 good ones, it's hard to find a fav.Hope you're having a lovely week.. hopefully I'll be back blogging again soon!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

"You know it's a good show when you don't have time to take pics.."

The show was fantastic. I didn't take any pictures until everyone started leaving. Almost everything sold... 15 paintings and almost 25 prints sold! I only have 3 paintings to take home at the end of the month. I started to get nervous at about 6.15pm, is was storming bad and no one had shown up yet. But then... people started rolling in. They kept coming and coming. We figured over 120 people came, it was really fantastic. It felt like my wedding reception, and I was exhausted by the end of the night. Duce was my life saver, she helped with so many details. She's such an amazing friend. These two played some really great music, everyone loved them. (As you can see pics didn't get taken until they were packed up and ready to get home.) Everything went by like a blur..
It was such a success! I met some really great new friends, had such a nice time.I'm really looking forward to taking some good pics at the end of them month before I tear everything down. Thanks so much for all of your sweet calls and e-mails. It was a fantastic night. :) xo

Friday, November 13, 2009

It's HeRE!

Today's the day! I hung the show earlier this week and have a nervous feeling in my belly. I can't believe how much work I've put into this, so many details. My parents are flying into town for the weekend and should be here within an hour.. I'm really excited they are coming to this.
I've hung 16 paintings and 4 drawings, that's a lot of canvases! I'm super excited to take LOTS of pictures and post them up on here. Thanks for your support!

Monday, November 2, 2009

ThE ShOw.. ThE ShOW!

If you live in Denver, please come to my art show! Friday, November 13th, 6pm. It's going to be such a great time, yummy food and wine! I'll have 13 new paintings at Bonacquisti Wine Company for the entire month of November. yip yip! I painted ALL week and am really close to being done. I hang on Sunday...eek! It's getting so close! Hope yoU can make iT! HapPY MonDay.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I'm aLiVE! ..and on fall break..

I have the whole week off of work! I've emerged from the basement (from painting) only a few times. I'm getting so much done, wish I could just spend everyday painting and not have to go to work. :)

I've realized that I really love getting things in the mail. It seems like every few weeks I'm ordering something online so that for a few seconds it feels like Christmas when I open the mailbox. example... new curtains! We woke up this morning to 6 inches of fresh snow. Cassius doesn't know what to think. So he's just been sitting and watching. He will stick his head out the doggy door and just look around, won't even go out. Just starring.
I had a great evening with Duce on Monday night... she cooked an amazing dinner and we drank great wine.
After dinner I found myself having a hard time concentrating on our conversations because I was too busy taking photos. Looks like I was trying to document some sort of house tour. I couldn't help it! Her place is so stinking cute. She really is amazing with color, and she put chalkboard paint on the bathroom wall! genius. She reupholstered her vintage furniture. Look, my painting.
And I'm totally stealing this frame idea in her room. She is so great and has been such a help with this show coming up.
Vito is taking me out for a little suprise date tonight! Should be fun. hope you have a lovely Wednesday!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Couldn't ReSiST**

Just bought these. I was supposed to be doing a little holiday shopping on Etsy but got sucked into buying a few holiday treats for myself. Isn't etsy the best.

I have fall break coming up and I'm so looking forward to getting some serious painting done. All next week off to paint, draw, sew and create.
..and perhaps blog again! I just haven't had the itch.. hopefully I'll get it back soon!
HaPpy TuesdAY*