I hope that everyone had a great weekend.
Our Family enjoyed a much needed peaceful father's day weekend.
We spent some quality time at the beach, had a few good dinners,
and spent time securing and making changes around the house.
As of today there are a few more unexpected things to add to our 2013 Summer Bucket List.
#22 I am registered for gun safety and shooting lessons,
and I am super excited about it.
Mama don't play!
and the prelude to #23...
I had no idea of what to get Paul for Father's day ..
I wanted to give him something special but I couldn't come up with anything,
so I decided to try to paint him a picture of his boat.
I was trying to paint the boat perspective in the picture above...
I haven't painted ( free style) in forever and I was pretty rusty.
... and I kept messing up.
I did capture our favorite lighthouse in the distance.
After changing the angle of the boat,
I felt much more comfortable and started getting back into the swing of it.
I had my earphones tuned into my favorite music and before long,
I found myself doing something that I haven't done in a long time.
I forgot how much I enjoy painting and how calming it is.
After adding the rope and the little boat flag
there was one more thing that Paul's painting needed..
... A little Darla gazing at the boat.
Paul loved it!!
And I am glad, because it is the gift that will keep giving.
It got me back into it and helped me realize that I love painting.
Tonight I signed up for a fine art class.. painting flowers.
After brushing up and learning better skills,
I am thinking about becoming a painting instructor at Michael's.
I hope that you all have a great new week..
Thanks for visiting!!