31 March 2011

featured artist :: Bayou City Art Festival

A few weekends ago I went with my sister, mom, and niece to the Bayou City Art Festival here in Houston. It was refreshing to see such creativity in all mediums of the art world. Many artist were local but a lot came from all over the nation. A few of my favorites were Greg Davis Photography, Blake Street Glass Studio, Kathleen Green, Deckas Pottery, Augusta Glass Studio, Cater Pots, Newbury Wooden Toys, J. Stirling Barrett Photography, and DiStefano. There were so many more artist featured so please visit their website here to find out more.

Here are a few pics from the weekend...

Ridge :: 6 months

I am completely shocked that Ridge is already 6 months old. Time has flown by and he has changed so much since he was born. He is almost sitting up on his own, rolling all over the place, loves to eat, loves his dog, has his two bottom teeth, and is already saying "dada". Here are a few pictures from this past month...

Check out those muscles

Hanging with Uncle Tommy and Aunt Catherine in Austin

Future Auburn Tiger, he loves his Aubie

Stroud giving him kisses

So here's to the next 6 months. I am looking forward to what he's going to be up to!

28 March 2011

featured artist :: Bridget Russell

I decided that I would like to do a weekly post entitled "featured artist". Art is so subjective and its always interesting to hear/see a different perspective on complex or common subjects. So to kick things off I am going to start with Bridget Russell.

Bridget is a Memphis, Tennessee based artist and a great friend of mine from college. She graduated from Auburn with a BFA and I must say, is one of the best artist I know, in my biased opinion. She has a way to create such vibrant paintings using oils, a difficult feat for me personally and is not afraid to work on a massive scale. I love that her series reflect normal tasks that we do day to day and don't pay much attention to. I was happy to receive one of her paintings as a wedding gift ( I believe it was her first in the Subconscious Series she did in college) and it hangs proudly over my dining room table, it is a great conversation piece.

Here are a few of her pieces, enjoy!

From the Ordinary Time Series 2010-2011

One o' One PM
42" x 60" mixed media on panel 2010

Two PM
24" x 18" acrylic/watercolor on paper 2011

48" x 36" oil on panel 2010

From the Subconscious Series 2007-2009

Twelve Twenty-Three PM
72" x 72" oil on canvas 2007

Nine Thirteen AM
36" x 36" acrylic/watercolor on paper 2008

Ten Fifty-Four AM
60" x 40" acrylic/watercolor on paper 2007

Please visit her website bridgetrussell.com to see all of her work. She would love for you to check it out and to hear from you!

all images from bridgetrussell.com]

19 March 2011

Under construction...

this time for real, i am working on some changes to my blog so bear with me! Thanks and Happy weekend

17 March 2011

a day of silence

Please take a moment to pray for the people of Japan. They need our prayers and support during this time of suffering.

09 March 2011


So every year I tell my hubs that I want a bike either for Christmas or my birthday. Since Christmas has already past and no bike appeared this year I am asking to get one for my birthday. I have spotted a few over the years but this year I would love one of these...

[via bikesdirect.com]

Check out this beauty, the 2012 Windsor Essex Deluxe Bike. She comes in cream and that is my color of choice. All she needs is a little basket attached to the front and I will be ready to hit the grocery store to pick up a few things.

[via madsencycles.com]

WOW! I am loving this Madsen kg271 Bucket Bike. I can see Ridge riding in the bucket clutching a picnic basket filled with delicious goodies... too bad its a bit to pricey for this lady but wouldn't it be awesome.

Design Sponge has posted about bikes today but there is a past post, bike madness, that is all about bikes and their accessories. It's worth checking out if you are wanting to get some wheels for the summer time!