Monday, May 26, 2008

Happy Memorial Day!

We celebrated the day at a 'ground breaking' gathering for the new "Oregon Fallen War Heroes Memorial" going up in Central Point. What a neat addition to our small town! The project was headed up by my Dad, Dennis Richardson--Oregon State Representative and Vietnam Veteran. Pictured above is U.S. Senator Gordon Smith, State Representative Dennis Richardson and State Senator Jason Atkins.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

"Winter and Summer"

These paintings were commissioned by a couple who wished to complement the "Autumn" painting they already own with a "Winter" and "Summer" scene. They discovered my work through Royal Street Gallery in Aspen, Colorado.

Friday, May 16, 2008

"Yellow Canopy" 48 x 48

Just completed this new piece...

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Birthday in Cabo!


So...after my sisters left, my husband Matt and our three boys, joined me in Cabo to finish off the vacation. It was one of our most fun vacations we've ever taken as a family (well, minus our 2 yr old, Addie). Matt and I both speak Spanish, so it was great speaking to all the locals and especially came in handy when negotiating good prices for the different activities and with beach vendors. One of the activities we did was the 3 hour ATV ride on the beach! By the end, our boys were driving us around. For my birthday (May 7th), Matt took me to "Edith's," a beach-front restaurant renowned for their amazing seafood. It was fun being serenaded by a Mariachi band! Our waiter, not realizing that I don't drink, brought me out tequila and almost poured it down my throat before I could wave him off! Oopsy. The chocolate torte was pretty incredible though.

Here's a video clip of that little incident:

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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Sisters Trip to Cabo!

Okay! There's a reason why I haven't posted anything on my blog for a couple of weeks. I've been in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico! What an amazing vacation! I did a trade with a client (a painting for their beach house in Cabo) three years ago...and finally, after much persuasion from my 7 sisters, decided to use it up!! All but two sisters were able to make it. Leaving behind all kids and hubbies, we met in Cabo for a much needed 'sisters trip!' Even Mom came. It was an incredibly fun vacation. I think we did it all...parasailing...wave-runners...snorkeling...horse back riding...dancing...eating on the beach...latin baby shower (that's a whole story by itself!)...and lots of care-free laughter! It was truly a trip we'll never forget. Hopefully my clients need more paintings, because we're coming back next year! :)