Friday, July 31, 2015

Et Voila! We're in France! 2014

 In St. Tropez.
Ditto. Tired, thumb sucking little man with his favorite books and Papa's hat!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Guadalupe the Mermaid Painting

This is Guadalupe the lovely mermaid...she has been sold to a good home, but there are prints and other fun printed items available at my online shop:

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

My Second Cafe Hanging!

9 of my paintings are currently hanging at the new Roseway Play Cafe at 7135 NE Fremont Street.  Go check it out!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Last days before France 2014

 My husband took this gorgeous pictures of our son and some dandelions.  Sooo breathtaking!

Saying goodbye to his BFF for 6 weeks, and on the plane we go!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Even more June 2014 pages...(Still catching up!)

 Super proud event for me!  I was published for the first time in the Reader's Gallery of one of my favorite magazines, "Somerset Studio".
 More moments spent adoring my 2 darlings guys...
William's BFF's birthday party.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

July 2014 pages continued...

 Right before our sweet lovey turned 2! Such a happy, handsome little man!
 At the waterpark with his BFF.
Keeping cool in the hot hot sun!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

July 2014 Begins...

At the Sandy River with my cutie boys.

 hanging out with my boys...
ditto! What can I say?  I'm in love...

Friday, July 24, 2015

June 2014 continued...

 Bello means "Beautiful" in Italian, and my little man surely is!
 The 2 littlest cousins on the American side!
My absolute most favorite Vietnamese Restaurant.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

July 2014 continues...

 Right before William's birthday...
 A fun playdate with mama at Grant Park!
Cuddle selfies and playing with Papa!


A plethora of original paintings now listed for sale on my Etsy shop! Go check it out! And since I have so many things to celebrate-William's 3rd birthday, our vow renewal this Sunday, getting caught up on all my online artbiz stuff-I'll even give you a 20% off coupon code for my Etsy shop: Celebrate2015
Now go use it!!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Mid-July 2014

 Family dinner with my lovely relatives.
 In the wading pool together.
Soooooooo fun!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Happy Birthday 2014!

These pages are from last year, but this is what I posted this year on my facebook page,
"3 years ago the most amazing miracle of my whole life came into being, after 15 years of longing, miscarriages, a super traumatic caesarean birth as your umbilical cord was wrapped around your neck, momma's post partum psychosis and f-ing thyroid cancer when you were just 6 weeks old!!!!!! Oh you were worth the wait my darling sweet William! I never knew it was possible to feel such intense, unconditional love for another human being. You and your Papa are the 2 greatest loves of my life! Happy 3rd birthday baby loves!!!!!!!!"

Catching up on some scrapbook pages! Around this time last year...

 At the water park with
his BFF!
 Peaceful, beautiful days at home.
We are a super cuddly little family of 3!  I love my boys!

Friday, July 17, 2015

DIY Cuteness

 I really love to do DIY decor projects around my house.  I decorate slowly, waiting until I find things that are the right fit for a always works out!  I had this empty space above the closet in our  bedroom that I have been daydreaming about filling with cuteness for a couple of years now.  Enter the Maggie Holmes Heart Frame.  I have had this since last fall, sitting in my art studio waiting for the right project. 
 One day it just clicked!  This would go above our Bedroom closet, but it must first be painted teal!  (Those of you who know me IRL know about my obsession with "Mermaid Colors"!!!)  So I filled it with cuteness, and voila! Ready to hang in our room!
Then the next phase of my decorating scheme happened serendipitously (um I think that's how you spell it!!!) when I was reading through the latest issue of a super fun magazine, "Make It Yourself".  Right up my alley.  Anyway...they had a feature on lace-filled embroidery hoop wall hangings!  Love!!!!!  Of course I had to make mine super colorful...and there you go, the DIY cuteness is complete!

I have been procrastinating blogging so badly in lieu of actually doing art, but now I'm unbelievably all caught up on my scrapbooking for the first time in 3 years, and I'm all done with all my current sewing projects.  So it's back to updating all my online stuff, ie. blog, and all 3 of my online shops, my newsletter, etc...then I'll go back to painting new paintings after that...
Life is good here at the Carnoy homestead in the city...tomorrow my hubby's friends arrive from France for a 3 week stay, that should be interesting!!!!! LOLOLOL!