Monday, March 28, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Winter is back???

Yes, it's back! The white fluffy stuff arrived again overnight! School buses were canceled and freezing rain is expected later in the day!
Hmmmm, my last post was about the arrival of the "robins" in my backyard!
Poor little robins, I hope they made a little igloo instead of a nest! LOL
Well, Merry Christmas everyone!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Have you seen a Robin?


A true sign that spring is on it's way!! 2 lovely Robin's were in our backyard!
Hello Robin!! So glad to see you!!

Friday, March 11, 2011

My Creative Co-op samples arrived!!


Yesterday my Creative Co-op samples arrived!! I was so excited!! They chose my "Ocean Series" and "A Mother's Heart Collection" to create wonderful products like the canvas wall art, fabric journals, glass magnets and the beautiful glass bowl with stand! If you are interested in purchasing any of these items you can contact Creative Co-op to find a retailer near you! These collections come straight from my heart and I couldn't be more thrilled with the quality of products that Creative Co-op produces!

When I created this piece called "Imprint on my heart" I was trying to convey how we all feel when we have a child. How our children leave imprints on our hearts forever. Last week I watched the story of a beautiful couple named Carolyn and Sean Savage. They have a heart wrenching story about a child they conceived through invetro fertilization. Their courage and journey moved me to tears. Carolyn made a comment on one of the show about how this beautiful child left an imprint on her heart forever! This immediately prompted me to send them an email so I could send them my Imprint on my heart print! You must read their story Inconceivable.....it will stay with you forever! Sending you all "light and love"....Robin ox

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Wire figures made by my 11 year old!


When I was in the hospital last week, my son Connor made these wonderful wire figures for me.
It's a man with his sitting dog and a giraffe. He asked Daddy for some wire and a pair of pliers.
I was so thrilled with this amazing gift....it brought me to tears!
I see a little Tim Burton influence here....do you? :)

Monster Mugs on Zazzle


A customer from Zazzle emailed me this picture of my Monsters on her mugs!
Cool eh?
I'm working on some new images to add to my Zazzle page....stay tuned!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Country Business Magazine March/April



Here's a copy of my Top Hat Snowman series for 2011 with Blossom Bucket. In this month's Country Business Magazine.
It's so exciting when you flip through a magazine and there's your artwork and designs. It gives me butterflies in my tummy every time! LOL!
I attached a couple of the pieces I painted for this series and included the list of companies that created wonderful products for 2011 with this collection!
Keep smiling! Robin

Saturday, March 5, 2011

My Hysterectomy Experience

So I was wondering whether I should post about my Hysterectomy or not? But I decided "why not". It was the first surgery I ever had and I was scared to death! It seems that when I hit my 40's things sure started to change with my body! Harder to lose weight, wrinkles started to appear and all of a sudden my periods were "insane"! Yes I said "periods" on my blog! My cramps were so bad I thought I was 16 again?? What the heck?
So after a year of issues which ended up stemming from fibroids, my Dr said it was time for a hysterectomy.
I jumped on the computer and educated myself on what I needed to know. I wrote down a ton of questions and armed myself for my next Dr visit. Dr Oz also dedicated an entire show on the subject which I found very helpful!
So what did I do next......I threw a party and decided to call it "Bonvoyage to my Uterus" or as I called her "Pinky". I had a handful of my closest girlfriends and we toasted to "Pinky"!
Last Thursday was the day of my surgery and I'm so glad its all behind me now. I know that I need to listen to everyone and be patient with the healing process. I can't lift or bend over at this point but I'm walking a little bit everyday and doodling in my sketchbook. I am so blessed with the friends and family I have all around me! So much love and support! My hubby and son have been so attentive and sweet with me.....as they always are but more so now with their concern for my speedy recovery! My Mom and Sister arrived everyday to help out with meals, cleaning, Connor and just great chats through out the day! Last but not least my girlfriends showered me with flowers, gifts, love and even dinners just to help out!! How can I thank you all enough?? My heart is truly bursting with love for everyone that surrounds me!!
So for any woman about to go through this experience or for any woman that already has, its just another step in our lives that we can share together as women! We are strong...we are invincible.......we are WOMAN!!
So I say goodbye to cramps.....goodbye to achy body parts....goodbye to headaches.....goodbye to tampons and big bulky pads and most of all.....goodbye to Granny Panties!!!
I'm a whole new woman now!!!
Robin oxoxo