Friday, May 30, 2008

Back in the Saddle Again...




I was feeling a bit under the weather for the last 4 days but am feeling much better now. Have my errands run and my Starbucks: grande, half-caff, no whip, white chocolate mocha!! and am painting again on the cordyline. Slowly working up the values in the petals/leaves - whatever they are called.









And I have to share the cards I'm getting for the 5th Anniversary of SWAP from the members - they are often prints of their own paintings and they are beautiful!

1. From Kathy N.
2. From Marilyn F.




3. From Vicki G.
4. From Ursula

So far, I've received cards and/or paintings from:

Tasmania, Australia
Walsall, England
Porto Allegre, Brazil

USA:
Washington
Minnesota
Wisconsin
Pennsylvania
Florida

9 comments:

Sandy Maudlin said...

Ummm, I like the same Starbucks but full caff. So good. The paintings you've recieved are really beautiful, an awesome array of talent and generosity!

Glad you're feeling better so you can paint.

Deborah A. Léger said...

Hi Rhonda,

Congratulations on five years of SWAP!

Love your cordyline (hope I spelled that right)- it's looking beautiful.

Deb

Dawn said...

good job on the flower! glad you are feeling better Rhonda! love those cards, very nice!

Nick said...

I didn't get a single card. :( Love that background you have going in your ptg, it's gonna take some kinda flower to step up to the plate with that. Might be time to quit the caffeine and get on the juice!

Nava said...

Looking good so far! i love the background.

I should try this white chocolate mocha - thanks for the tip (and calories...).

RHCarpenter said...

My heart beats like a bass drum if I have too much caff, Sandy!
Thanks, Deb - Can you believe it's been 5 years?
Dawn, I should know I cannot lift a package of shingles at 90 pounds and survive it!! I am sooo not admitting I'm old but my body tells me, yes, you are!
Nick, a little bit of caffeine never hurt anybody! You didn't get a single card? Does that mean the cards didn't show up for you? Or you want cards sent to you, too? haha Thanks for the comments on the background and flower - we'll see how it goes.
Nava, just ask for it like I said - they make it without the whole milk (skim always) and no whip = cuts the calories a lot. So it's just a bit of flavoring and skim milk and coffee :) See how I am talking myself into this being not unhealthy??haha

Ann Buckner said...

Ha, I posted a message but apparently I goofed and it didn't go though. Congrats again on the 5-year Anniversary of SWAP and you are receiving some terrific paintings. You are a great SWAP Mom!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful paintings...is this where all the swap wc painting can be seen ?
Patty G

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Ann :) Can you believe it's been 5 years?
Patty, yes, this is the place. I'll post them as they come in - just scroll down through the days and start at Wednesday, May 28 to get the first ones in a slide show.