Sunday, December 20, 2009

new paintings

Here my latest paintings. I will have some painting hanging up in January in The Mass Avenue Wine Shop.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Here are a couple of pix from my time in Greece. Amazing!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Buckley in the country

Here are Buckley's pix from his time in the country.

time in the country

To start summer break off I spent a week up at my parents. Here are some fun pix from their house....donkeys, my nephews and niece, their huge garden, and Buckley roaming the countryside.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

It's all Greek to me!

I am going to Greece in a couple of weeks with two of my friends from school. I am so excited. Now if my passport would just get here...

In other news...goals for the summer.

1. Spend time with family and friends.
2. Build all of the panels that I need to finish my thesis
3. Finish decorating/setting up my dining room
4. Put moisturizer on my face every day

Sunday, May 31, 2009

those strands

So Jon left yesterday morning for two weeks. He will be in Denver working and Buckley and I will be at home missing him. But...he is getting in two days of quality family time before he starts his work. Today he sent me a picture of what that looks pedicure time!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Beautiful Moment

This was a beautiful moment for me. I love peonies. They are my favorite flower. These peonies are from my own yard which makes them even more special to me. And, I love the combination of my peonies and my new favorite plate from Anthropology. So it's not much of a post but...treasure the small things right.

Here is the link to my mother in law's blog if you want to follow. Jon recently posted a letter to his mom.

Monday, April 6, 2009

First Friday

Thanks to Jill for letting me hang up some of my paintings in her wine shop for First Friday. It was such a fun time and I had some really great supportive friends show up to see my paintings. Here are some pix from the big event.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Forever Change

I am probably not going to share a whole lot about this on my blog because I would rather talk about it in person. A week and half ago life was forever changed. We found out that my precious mother in law Laurie has cancer throughout her liver. We are in a word, devastated. There are too many emotions and phases of emotions to list here...we did decide to take a quick family photo before Laurie starts her treatment. Our wonderful friend Nicole made herself available on short notice and you can see some of the pix here on her blog. We had a lot of fun as family taking these pictures.

Friday, March 6, 2009


This shows the progression of my painting over the last week. This is pretty ugly stage where I just start throwing whatever color of paint is on my palette at it. All of these ugly stages help make it great later on by adding history and texture to the painting.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Happy Birthday Buckley

This is a little late but on February 19th Buckley turned 1! We helped him celebrate his birthday by taking him to the vet where he learned he had abnormally dry skin and that we don't feed him enough. Something he has suspected all along. Here is a very serious picture of all grown up Buckley.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009



Tony and Jon

Brother Jon and Sister Heather

Me and the Beaver

Happy Face

Me and Jon

Me and Jessie

Good friends...great times.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

long time coming

Well...I haven't had the time to get on here in awhile but here is what I have been up to. Painting/thesis, michigan ski trip, upcoming CO ski trip. Here are pix from Michigan and then pix of my latest project. I have been working an a huge project....building the panels for my next painting. It is 12 and half feet long and made up of about 13 pieces. First I had to cut the panels out which just transferring from a sketch to masonite was a huge feat. After I had them all cut I had to back them all with 1 x 4's. Each 1 x 4 had to be biscuited together at the joint on the back. To do this you use a tool called a biscuit jointer which has a little scoop blade that cuts a little half circle in each piece of wood. Then you slip a little football shaped piece of wood in between the two ...blah, blah, blah. I just got tired of typing. Last step...Use a router (sp?) to re cut out all of your panels. I am including a picture of all the panels separate, how they all fit together, and all of my hard work on the back of a panel.

So far I have put in about 45 hours and $250 into this project. So if you wanted to buy it for me now as is I would have to charge about $2350. The price is going up by the minute;)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Birthday Weekend

I had the best birthday! We went to Chicago for the (4 day) weekend! We had amazing food...we are really wishing Indy would take more pride in their culinary skills. Also, Jon got me fun presents.
1) Key to better blogging- a digital camera
2) A shopping trip for dress clothes (Apparently "You don't have the essentials"-Jon)
3) Couples salsa dancing lessons

Here are some fun pix from the weekend.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Happy Birthday

Brownsburg Community Schools canceled school for my birthday. 29 is going to be a good year!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Mug shot

Megan ended up photo shopping the Christmas pic of the boys to go on a mug for my dad. This is the finished product. It's a running Shetler family theme to give my dad a mug every year with a picture of his grandson. Since these are the only kids Megan and I have they are goin on the mug.