Dec 21, 2009

January Class Full!

I'm so excited about my first "Coffee, Tea, and Paint Therapy" class being filled!  Thank you to all who have signed up!  We're going to have so much fun!  I've opened up the February class for sign ups for those of you who missed the January one. (See the sign up through PayPal over to the right).  I'll get busy figuring out what we're going to paint in February.  Should be something about love I would think...chocolate and roses come to mind, maybe some champagne glasses...hmmm.  Send me a photo if you have an idea!

Wow, I can't believe Christmas is 4 days away.  I still need to make sure I have everything and figure out what to cook for us here.  My Murrah family will be in Nashville Christmas Eve so I'm headed up there to visit and cook (and paint a little with my Sister-in-law Lissa).  Gotta have Mama's cornbread dressing, sweet potatoes, green beans, fruit salad, Mrs. Smiths rolls, sweet tea and hopefully Lissa's coconut cake...yeah!  Add a few more pounds.   Bill is so busy managing the Athens Railroad Bazaar I have hardly seen him this week. Go by and see him if you get a minute and pick up a guitar or two : ) Looking forward to a little time Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to celebrate with our daughter. We started a little early with our trip to Denver for her Dec. 2nd birthday.


We had a great night at the Red Caboose Saturday night.  Thanks to all who came and celebrated the season with Sister Grace !  Our next event will be in February at the Guntersville State Lodge with a group from Vestavia Hills UMC in Birmingham so we're looking forward to working on some new songs to share with them.  We may even play our own instruments again.  Let us know if you would like us to come and sing at your church service or if you're planning a ladies retreat in the spring. We'd love to share our ministry with you.

Wishing you all a cozy Christmas and rich blessings in the year ahead!

P.S. (A day at home today with no one to talk to so I'm a little verbose, sorry!) Here's the latest artwork...tried out charcoal drawing again.  That's fun too but I do love my oils! This was a commission for a sweet friend, Charlotte at work.  The photo this was taken from was very special to her....

Dec 20, 2009

Only 3 slots left in the January Painting Class!

Sign up today over on the right side of this page and secure one of the remaining slots in my January 9th "Coffee, Tea, and Paint Therapy" classes.  See my story of how I became a painter on my website under "about Tina" and learn why I think everyone should try it!

Dec 15, 2009

Don't forget - Saturday Night - The Red Caboose in Elkmont

We're counting down the days now 'til Christmas!  Looking forward to Saturday night and hoping to see lots of good friends...including YOU!  Be there!

Dec 3, 2009

Swindell's Still Kicking! (What a morning!)

Ok, so I'm home today packing for this quick little trip to Denver for my daughter's birthday. All excited, can't wait to see some real snow (though we may miss some here in Athens)! So I'm, as usual, doing about 40 things at one time...packing, drawing, framing something, cleaning the kitchen, taking the dog out, reading about SG in the local magazines (check that out below), cleaning out the Thanksgiving food from the fridge...etc. when I go to check the dryer. Bill is so sweet to always do the laundry...well, except for the folding and putting away part which I take care, he's thrown in a load this morning and left the dryer running. I open the door and what do I little brown bear ((Ellie's toy), some towels, a black pair of socks, my two brand new 40%modal/60% cotton long sleeve Gap t-shirts in a pale golden and deep royal blue...yes together, AND...along with assorted socks and underwear from the blackest black to white....MY BRAND NEW SILKY BLOUSE AND CAMISOLE FROM CHICO'S!! Well, thank the Lord, it all came out perfect some how or another so he's still living! I was about to go down to that Railroad Bazaar and pick him up by the collar and tell him a thing or two! Mercy, after 30 years you'd think I'd ban him from the washing machine...but then we'd never have anything clean would we? Whadya think? Would you let him keep it up?

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Yep, that last one is Ellie after a bath on a cold day : )