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My Happy List #48

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


My Happy List

1.   It is Holy Week, and our daughter will be home Maundy Thursday.  We will be going to the lake this weekend for the opening of our lakeside church, The Church of the Living Waters. Wearing flip flops to church is fun!  We will dye Easter eggs, eat hot cross buns, and play. Celebrating holidays with family makes me very happy!

2.   I am enjoying Carol Marine's tutorials on the internet.  I still want to attend one of her workshops.  Maybe one day I will be so lucky!  Here are a couple of paintings from her tutorials.



I have also found the time to play with Joyce Washor's book, Big Art, Small Canvas.  Here are a few paintings from her tutorials.  The canvases are only 3" X 4".  I will show you some paintings from still life vignettes I set up on my own next week.




Learning always makes me happy!

3.   Bonnie Blue Treleaven....her sweet face makes me so happy!  She is so cute.


What has been making you happy this week?  You really should link-up to this party.  It will change your perspective!  Mamarazzi does an amazing job with all of her parties every week, but this one is my favorite. 

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. Oh my goodness, you have been very busy in your art room. What beautiful paintings! You are so talented, my friend.

  2. beautiful paintings and sucha sweet heart of a doggy! Sounds like a perfect weekend coming up!

  3. I love your Happy List. I hope to get around to a little artsy fun this week. I've declared this a week of simplicity for me and hope to use the extra time for a little drawing practice.

  4. Your paintings are such beautiful colors and pretty images and I love your sweet puppy. I know you're looking forward to the weekend. Big hugs, my friend!

  5. Sounds like a wonderful weekend. Your paintings are so lovely and I swear you have the whitest dog I have ever seen. Lots of white dogs have all the stains near their eyes but yours is so pristine. She is a really sweetie!! Enjoy.

  6. Such gorgeous paintings! I wish that I had an artistic talent. Cute pup :)

  7. Your paintings are so pretty, and your puppy is cute! Yum for Hot Cross Buns, I just had one for breakfast! :)

  8. Your painting are pretty! And so is that sweet pup of yours!

    Hope you are having a wonderful week!


  9. Your paintings are beautiful Ricki! Love them all. Bonnie's cute face made me happy too! Have a wonderful Holy weekend at the lake! Sounds like just what you need after the week you've had!

  10. I hope your Happy List has cheered you, have a Happy Easter.

  11. Look at that sweet puppy! :) Ricki Jill your paintings are wonderful! I especially love the Roses in the pitcher! :)

    Hope you are feeling better about the neighbor situation. We struggle with our neighbors too. A lot of cultural differences...:(


  12. I am glad you found the happy...your neighbors can't take that!

  13. first of all thank you for your sweetness. i am always surprised that this is the link party that receives the least link ups...after all what you pay attention to grows, we all need more happy. right? your list of happy. Bonnie Blue is such a pretty girl and i love all of the art!!

    thanks for linking up!!


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