Friday, June 30, 2006

Dori and Nell ... she is so lovable you just have to grab her and give her a big smooooch !!!

Happy Birthday Nell !!!

Today is my Niece, Nellie's Birthday , She's TWENTY !
Nell , You grew up so fast (too fast) You have always been like a daughter to me, always overflowing with hugs and love ... ever since you were old enugh to talk, you told me "I love you uncle Jack" 100 times a day ! and I can't even begin to count the amount of hugs you've given me throughout the years. I've never felt more loved from anyone (except maybe your Mom) You have inherited your Mom's compassion and unconditional love ... and still, after surviving your teenage years, you are the kindest person I have ever known !
I hope the world realizes just how blessed we are to have Nellie in our lives

Nellie and Me ... sitting in my messy kithcen

Nellie ... giving her faorite uncle a cuddle

Nellie and Me ... at the end of a long day of BBQ and playing in the summer sunshine

Nellie and Me ... she's a ham for the camera too.. just like her uncle jack

Nellie ... I just wanna pinch those cheeks !

here is another one I painted for Jill ... to hang over the couch or maybe near a big oak table, to give a room a rustic-montana feel

Monday, June 26, 2006

Here it is !!! .. this is the original "man in the moon" that I painted in 1982 (the first painting I did following my accident) ... it's hanging around at Jills house, she finally sent me a snapshot of it so I can share it with y'all ... (I'll let you gaze at this one for a while before I post more pictures)

Silhouette Sunset ... I painted this for my sister, Jill, sometime in the 80s ... it's been so long ... but I just remembered that I have a watercolor similar to this, I'll have to look for that

Sunday, June 11, 2006

these little buggers live up at my sister's house ... one of the many pleasures of living in the mountains

so ... hmmm... What do you call baby foxes???

Springtime brings new life to the world ... so says "Tutubag" ... this one's for you

Saturday, June 03, 2006

It's my Sister's Birthday (again.. already) I love her with all my heart

goofy Me and beautiful Dori ... I guess she loves me nomatter how weird I am

Baby Book Pictures

I got ahold of Dori's BabyBook , so I'm posting some cute pictures of her from the 60s ... She was a great big sister (when she stayed away from the Red Dye #2) She loved to play "school teacher" and I was her favorite student , because of that early learning, I was the only child to ever achive 100% on the assesment test at the end of kindergarden (in our city) She also taught me compassion and unconditional love ... and the value of Family staying close through all the trying times ... I LOVE YOU DORI !

Happy Birthday ! ... my adorable sister , She grew into a beautiful woman

Birthday Girl Dori ... soooo adorable ! (1964)

Pretty as a picture ... Dori and Brrrrt (1965) Hey ... That chair , behind them , is in my livingroom now

what a cutie ! ... my sister (christmas 1966) ... Hey ... that chair she is sitting in is in my livingroom now

Birthday Girl Dori ... I seem to be curious about those new rollerskates on her feet (1965)

Birthday Girl Dori ... being a silly-head on her birthday (1968) hmmm... I see RED coolaid on the table ... that might explain something

Birthday Girl Dori .. blowing out some candles (1969)