Monday, July 4, 2011

2011 God & Country

Our church's God & Country Celebration was Sunday night. I am so glad Mana and I were able to go. Everyone did an amazing job putting it together. The food was great, the singing was wonderful and the fireworks were amazing! We even had a car show. Two of Mana's friends came and they walked around together. I took pictures all night. I was having so much fun taking pictures, that I ate really late and about missed the fireworks. I managed to get outside and make a few shots. Wish I had my tripod, but I really do not like lugging it around with me so I left it at home. I thank everyone that worked to make the night a wonderful one. They worked really hard planning, setting up, working during and taking down afterwards. Just wanted to let them know that they all did a great job and they are all appreciated!!

2011 VBS Set

This was my sixth year painting the VBS set at my church. It is something that I really enjoy doing. Most of the years, I have had a few helpers come and paint with me, including art students and friends. This year meant the most to me because my own daughter was old enough to join in and help me paint. We had a lot of fun together, planning and painting. She did a wonderful job and I am very proud of her. She is becoming a great artist. I am so glad I get to watch the artistic abilities continue to be passed down through out the generations. My grandmother and mom were both amazing artists. My grandmother painted mostly in oils. Beautiful landscapes. I remember my mom painting the background sets for my sister and my dance recitals. She also painted the most amazing little paintings to go in dollhouses. I so wish I could find those. I have a few of them. I am sure I put them in one of those safe places that you are sure to remember where you put them! Well until next year, here is some pics of this year's VBS set.