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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Lap Top Crashed and Burned Again!

Well, I think the laptop has finally kicked the bucket. I have my genius brother in law working on it....but, it may need a new hard drive and that isn't in the budget til the 1st of the month. 

And, I have a new android phone which I can post with but I hate the touch pad because of my fat fingers....

So, I will try and post and update as I can.....



Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Mermaid in Purple!

I love MERMAIDS! I love everything about them....always have. Their mystical and magical and fun!!!

So, while I was down in Florida last week, I sought out every little nook and cranny that sold whimsical, bright, fun, folk art......I saw so much neat art work while I was down there. But, the mermaid paintings and art I saw was amazing!

As, most of you know, I love to paint whimsical folk art, and, I haven't painted in awhile....I think most of the reason why I hadn't painted anything in a long time, was I felt my art wasn't any good. But, then I realized that it didn't matter whether I never sold a piece of my art, that I loved doing it and it brought me great happiness. So, I've started back on my paintings and making some really cute funny signs.

This painting of "the mermaid in purple" was inspired by a purple figurine of a mermaid I saw in a thrift store my sister and I went into:

I saw so many pieces of art, handcrafted jewelry, crafts, that I want to try my hand at, but, I have had to learn that I get way overwhelmed if I try to many things at once, so, I'm going to work on painting right now. Enjoy!



Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort! Wonderful Vacation!

Happy Sunday everyone,

I hope this post finds everyone doing wonderful and enjoying Life! I just had to share with you the awesome week I had with my sister down on the Gulf Coast of Florida.

My sister, Katherine, is a Nurse Practitioner, and had to attend a conference in Destin Florida, and asked me to go with her! Needless, to say, I was ex static.....one, I had never been to that area of Florida and second, all i had to pay for was my food! Win, Win....right? Also, when we were children growing up, our Daddy was fortunate enough to be able to give us wonderful summer vacations....but, his fixation was the mid-west and western parts of the country. So, we never went to the New England States or went to Florida's Gulf Coast other than when we went to the Keys. Kathy and I were so excited to be able to go someplace that we had never been before.

Can you say FABULOUS? The resort the conference was held is Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Destin, Florida. An amazing 2500 acre property that has an abundance of places to stay.....on the Gulf side and the beach side.  We stayed in their premier hotel....The Grande Sandestin. Here  is the link to the site: http://www.sandestin.com

I can't tell you how much fun....laughs....cries....smiles, we shared this weekend.....but, I can share with you some of the fantastic photos I took while there......

Loving my new shades

Peace Out!

Kathy on the left....Me on the right

As, I said, I had the most awesome time.....but, if you are even thinking of going to the Gulf Coast of Florida, please check out this magnificent place......and, of course, I can't wait to go back!!



Saturday, July 12, 2014

Diva Gramma Painted Beach Hat!!!

Good Saturday Everyone....

Wow, I'm so excited! In the morning I'm heading to Sandestin Golf and Beach resort for a WHOLE WEEK! Whoop Whoop! One of my younger sisters, Katherine, is a Nurse Practitioner and she is attending a medical conference there.....and guess who she asked to go with her???? Me!!!!

I've never been to that area of the West Coast/Gulf Side of Florida and I love the beach. Bags are all packed and ready to go.....except, I had no cap. She has a convertible and I just knew I had to have a cap to wear with the top down. i searched everywhere for just a plain ladies ball cap....couldn't find one anywhere....until.....this morning I ran down to a local dollar store and found a plain white one....


Nothing fancy...just simple and special to me.....I will be posting daily updates on my personal Facebook page and would love for you to follow me:https://www.facebook.com/deborah.m.owen

So, I just can't wait to leave in the morning.....Blessings to all,


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

My Laptop is Fixed! I'm So Excited!

Wow, it has been way over two weeks since my laptop crashed and burned! But, thanks to my wonderful, awesome, geek-genius brother-in-law, Lee, I'm back on line and I'm so excited!

So, I will be updating my blog very soon, but, I'm getting ready for an awesome trip to Florida with one of my baby sisters.....so, while, I'm packing.....making sure I have everything I need for this trip......I'm hoping to post a craft.....

so, enjoy your evening and I will see ya soon!



Wednesday, June 25, 2014

My Funny and Silly Painted Rocks!

Happy Hump Day....

Well I don't know about how the weather is where you live but down here deep in rural Southern Georgia.....it is HOT!!! Staying inside and just "puttering" around the house.....I had plans with one of my daughters but those plans fell through, and thought, what can I work on today?

My neighbor and I had recently added a small rock garden in our mutual flower bed. I need to take some pics of that and will later on, but while standing outside this morning and gazing at all the pretty white rocks.....I said to myself...Self.....we have never painted on rocks why don't we give it a try.

So I picked 5 rocks and brought them inside and started painting....now, that is of course after I washed them off very well. I wasn't sure what I was going to paint, but they all got painted.....let them set in the hot sun and they dried quickly....sprayed them with some sealant I had on hand, and now I have some funny painted rocks:

Now these are my first ones, and I really need bigger rocks like river rocks....flat and smooth. If I was still living up in North Georgia i could find them everywhere....and all Lowe's has is bags of this size.....but I'm going to keep trying......who knows what I will paint next?



Monday, June 23, 2014

Dreaming of Coffee!!

Happy Monday Everyone....

I had a glorious weekend celebrating my beautiful granddaughter's 3rd birthday! My what a huge time we all had.....and so Blessed that my sweet Daddy....GDaddy for great granddaddy was again able to be with us and witness such a special day.

Over the weekend I also finished another one of my funny whimsical, folksy paintings. I have a friend who still lives down on the coast of South Georgia on one of our beautiful Golden Isles and she loves coffee as much as I do. Every morning she post to my Facebook page a funny coffee picture and I know sometimes my other friends say...what is it with Deborah and her coffee.

Well you see I'm addicted to coffee....plain and simple.....as I've shared before....I've been clean and sober from my drugs of choice for years...but I do smoke occasionally...yes I know I need to stop...but hey I'm being honest with you my friends.....but don't ever ask me to give up my JAVA. I sometimes lay in bed at night thinking how nice it will be to awake the next morning and smell the coffee. As I've mentioned before...I use to own a coffee shop down on St. Simon's Island and grew to love it even more. But my love of coffee goes way back....i can so remember my Granddaddy Minchew who lived on a farm...pouring his coffee into a huge saucer and slurping it down....or on those special times when my Daddy would take me to the local news stand with all the men sat and discussed business before they went to work....and seeing all of them sitting around with big white mugs in their hands....or my Mom, who loves coffee as much as I do wrapping her hands around that cup of "blessed brew" to help give her that kick start to get herself going again for another day of taking care of my Daddy....

Anyway, I was watching TV the other night and saw a coffee commercial and thought of a cute idea for a painting. So here she is......The Coffee Dreamer.....

Yes all my family and close friends....even my precious Odawg knows....do not talk to Mom before that first cup!

Blessings to you all,