Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Picture and Outdoor at My Daughter's Home

Hi everyone! I thought I wouldn't be able to blog at all this week cause I have been busy (still am) but I finished my biggest job for this week, which was to create the wedding party favors for my stepdaughter's wedding on Sunday. So, I thought I'll reward myself by playing for a while.
I am at my daughter's home in South FL right now visiting and bonding with my grandson, so I will show you what's on their living room's wall. What's on Your Wall Wed. is hosted by Barb at http://gritsglamour.blogspot.com/. Please go and visit her blog and see what this southern creative and talented lady has to show us. And then visit everyone participating.
Back to my daughter and son in law's home wall is an oil painting I did for them in 2 days. Tina wanted to buy a Vettriano's "Singing Butler" print but she could not afford it because they had just purchased 2 houses at the time. Yep, they bought a house and then her husband was moved to a new job to another city so they had to buy another house again. Right now the other one is rented out so it's not too tough anymore. Anyway, I told her to print the picture and I will copy it. One weekend, I drove to their house with my easel, paints and brushes and painted it. She likes it without a frame.

Thanks Barb, for sponsoring this meme.

It's also Outdoor Wed., which is hosted by Susan at http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/. Again, I would urge you to visit her blog and check out everyone's great outdoor posts.
I have been watching my grandson since Sunday and today, he asked me to take him outside so we went to their backyard. I placed him on this swing but he did not stay there long.
He wanted to try all three swings. LOL!

He had a lot of fun and I had a lot of fun watching him play.

Thanks, Susan, for taking your time in hosting Outdoor Wednesday!

And thank you all for visiting! Sorry if I haven't been by for a visit on your blogs. I'll catch up when I get back home next week.


Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday Christine! You have a beautiful grandson! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

Chandy said...

Christine, my jaw is on the floor! You are truly gifted not to mention pretty, generous and a great blogger! Let me see...

You sew, travel almost on a weekly basis, garden, tablescape, go antiquing, shopping queen, great cook and now you paint? That is one gorgeous reproduction! Hello! Wow! I bow to your oozing talent, my friend... I bow to you... ;-) Your family is truly lucky to have you!

imjacobsmom said...

My Gosh Christine I am Wowwed! What a great reproduction! It looks perfect! You are amazing - I agree with Chandy you are one talented lady! ~ Your little Grandson is just adorable! He looks like a lot of fun! ~ Robyn

Fifi Flowers said...

What a FUN set up for your grandson!

Kimbra Kasch said...

Those umbrella photos are perfect for Portland, which is where I am.

And kids are soooo cute. Love the smile.

Unknown said...

I miss you! Looks like you are having a fabulous time though! That painting is incredible... I love that print also... You did a wonderful job!

Your grandson is ADORABLE! I love that last photo of him just sitting there grinning! TOO cute!

Take care and safe Travels!
~Really Rainey~

Keetha Broyles said...

Wow for your reproduction.

Yep, your grandson is a real cutie all right!!!

Justine said...

Oh, look at that sweet little boy! Gorgeous, Christine!

And I had NO CLUE you were an artist! That painting is amazing!

Justine :o )

Kat said...

Beautiful job on the painting Christine! It really came out very well, and I'm sure it's even more special to them that you painted it! And your grandson is a doll, what a smile. I bet your heart just melts whenever you see it! Hugs, Kathy

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

...Looks like you're having a great time...best wishes...

KBeau said...

Cute grandson. I will get to see mine on Saturday.

Christine, you are very talented.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Christine! You are just remarkable! That painting is beautiful! You're so talented, Dear One.
Your little grandson is just a little precious! I loved seeing all the pictures of him in his little busyness.
Have a wonderful time and be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Christine, you paint so beautifully. The painting you did is just gorgeous. You did such a good job.

Your grandson is such a cutie. I love that huge smile. I know you are having a ball with him.

Have fun at the wedding.

Hugs, Marty

Deb said...

your grandson is so cute...looks like he was having a good time...

Marie said...

Hi Christine - Your grandson is just so adorable...he sure loves his swing set doesn't he?

Barb said...

Hi Christine, love your pictures and your grandson is too cute!!

Happy Outdoor Wednesday.


annies home said...

great picturs I especially think the model in the outdoor pictures is adorable

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Mornin' Girlfriend...

Ohhh my...you do sound busy! I'm so glad that you got all of the wedding favors finished and behind you! You do deserve a break, Girl! hehe! So glad that you were able to get a post in!

Christine...my mouth just dropped open as soon as I seen your beautiful painting of the "Singing Butler"...OMG, Girl!!! It's fabulous!!! Your lucky daughter...to have such a sweet and talented mama!!! She will always cherish that painting...especially since you painted it!!!

It looks like you and Brendon are having lots of fun too!!! How cute!!! Well, I'm getting ready to leave for the weekend...a car show! We'll leave early Friday morning...tomorrow I'll be busy packing the camp trailer (that we decided to take). I have already prepared my Sunday Favorites post...I didn't want to have to miss out on that! I have never pre-posted anything before so I'm crossing my fingers that it'll all work out. I won't be anywhere to check up on it.

Anyway, I'm so glad that you're having a great time with your family Sweetie!!! Enjoy!!!

Love ya,

Michelle, All Home and Love said...

What a handsome little man you have there! He looks so happy! Thanks for sharing the pics.

Susan @ The Good Life! said...

Your grandson is adorable and I love your painting! You are very talented!

Mary Bergfeld said...

What a beautiful child. Thank you for sharing your pictures with us.

Four Paws and Co said...

Christine, you never cease to amaze me! OMG, that painting is beautiful! You're such a talented lady!

Your grandson is so adorable & has the sweetest little "smoochy" cheeks! Please give him a hug for me!

Happy Outdoor Wednesday! ♥ Diane

Lori E said...

First let me say you have a great talent. The painting is lovely.

Secondly I will point out that I am not usually enamored with kids, love my own and blah, blah, blah but when I saw your grandsons smile for Grandma face it made me smile too. How cute is he.

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Looks like he is having a great time. Who doesn't love a swing?

Sue said...

Hi Christine,
I so enjoyed the pictures of your grandson playing , he is adorable. I know you had more fun playing with him and building special memories as i do with our grandchildren. I also love the painting you did for your daughter, you are very talented. thank you for sharing '

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Christine, you manage to post more often than me, even when you are on a trip! I am in love with your painting you did for your daughter! You are just sooo talented. And I've always been in love with that cutie pie grandson of yours (he's growing up!). You are such a great person to have around when a family member is getting married. You work so hard to make their weddings wonderful. I wish I'd known you when my daughter got married! laurie

Jewel Sauls said...

What a cutie your grandson is!!! :D Jewel

Tara said...

He's sure a handsome little fellow! I'm finding that the boys keep an Auntie hopping more than the little girls, at least this seems to be the case with my nephew!

Blondie's Journal said...


It sounds like you are having a great time in Florida, especially with your precious little grandson. He sure enjoys that backyard!

I love the oil you did of the Vetriano print. You are a talented artist and that IS a skill...if you remember our conversation at the bar in Chicago. I have the same print hanging in my family room, so it was a pleasant surprise to see that someone else I sort of know (your daughter!!) likes his work. I had a calendar of his a few years ago and his work seems to tell some sort of stories between men & women. As much as I love his art, it does not "go" with my style of decor and I was thinking of taking the picture down. If you or anyone is interested in it, let me know~it would simply be a gift.

Hope you have a safe trip to your home in Florida. Post some pictures of this house if you have a chance~I'd love to see it!

P.S. I loved posting the pic of us today because it reminded me of such a fun night we had. We will have more certainly!! ;-D

The Quintessential Magpie said...

CHristine! I am AMAZED that you did that paitning! WOW! Great job!

And such cute pics of the kids, too.

This was a double bonus in this post. I didn't know you were that talented as an actual artist! I know you set beautiful tables, but that is amazing!


Sheila :-)

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