Sunday, November 30, 2008
Thanksgiving Day was fabulous, as it always is in my family. Pictured are my beautiful niece, Sarah and my four very handsome nephews, Robert, Charles, Tyler & Josh. I wrote earlier about our family celebration held on Thanksgiving at Honey Hill. I must admit, it has long been my favorite holiday, and this year was no exception. Bebe had a ball being the center of attention, but had to plant her wheels firmly on the ground as it was mentioned more than once how easy it would be to pick up and carry her around.
I need to start planning more travels for Bebe, if you have any suggestions, please let me know.
You can contact me through Spectrum Art & Jewelry at my email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
As an avid kayaker at Wrightsville Beach, NC, I chose an appropriate license tag "PADLE ON". Yes, I know the spelling is not correct...I took artistic license ;-) to make sure it could be understood. Although I still love to go kayaking, I have ordered a new plate - ARTSMART. Should be here soon, keep a lookout for Bebe and her tag, she goes to the smartest places.
Have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving, remember to wear your expandable pants!
Nancy & Bebe
Monday, November 24, 2008
Bebe is getting very excited about her first Thanksgiving and meeting all of her relatives. My relatives have the most wonderful retreat in the woods on Shelter Creek. We usually have 45-50 people, and I can't remember the last time it was cold or rainy. This is a very good thing as we gather outside in a circle to share news and updates and sing our blessing. A couple of years ago my cousin got smart(er), and placed long tables outside to put all of the food that we bring. Now we can go down two sides and not have a traffic jam in the kitchen. There was also much pushing and shoving to get to the front of the line (mainly the parents). After a feast fit for royalty...southern royalty anyway, many of us take a walk through the camp. Honey Hill has many purposes and one of them is to grow stands of pine trees for lumber. Because of this, there are dirt roads all throughout, making it the favorite place for the teens and preteens in the family to learn to drive. Other than driving into a ditch, they can't get into too much trouble. Bebe will have to be especially careful because I'm sure they all will want to get behind her wheel.
I start emailing all of my cousins several weeks before Thanksgiving to see what they are bringing to the table. As this yummy list grows and grows, I get more and more excited. I come from a family of excellent cooks and this is a time to pull out your best recipes and share the bounty.
At Spectrum Art & Jewelry we are sharing the bounty with Mother Hubbard's Cupboard. If you care to help, please drop off at the gallery canned or boxed food items to help those who are hungry. We are located at The Forum on Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington, NC.
I'll take some pictures of Bebe at the camp to share with you.
Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving, save me the wishbone,
Saturday, November 22, 2008
I left the meeting to go to Art For The Masses. This has become a huge art show and sale, over 250 artists gathered to sell work for no more than $250. It was packed, I had to elbow my way through the crowds. Unfortunately for some of the artists, the lighting was terrrible. I saw several that were using flashlights to highlight their work for interested buyers. Hopefully next year they can find a venue that has more space and better lighting. It is a wonderful idea to have a show for any interested artist to participate, as evidenced by the large number participating.
Russ is going to go out with Bebe and me today to take some more photos. He purchased a great new camera and a fill flash. It will be interesting to see if his pictures are better than what I've taken (probably will be).
Stay tuned for more of Bebe's travels and my paintings.
Nancy & Bebe