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Monday, July 23, 2018

Magic Happens Here!


Yes, magic has been happening the last month! I finished a new banner pattern! It is designed to go on a classroom door, a studio wall, a workroom, or any place that magic happens! There are extra art images (an art palette, tube of paint, paint brushes) and the applique images can be repeated or omitted to fit the need. It will be released when the cover image has been photographed. As a former elementary teacher, I love bright pops of color to welcome children in and give them the feeling that their new classroom is a great place to spend their time!


My lavender has been blooming and the bumble bees as well as honey bees are really buzzing despite the 100+ temperatures!
We spent two weeks on the west coast visiting two of our sons and families. While in Oregon, we drove up to the Hoh rain forest in Washington state. It was a great experience. We also spent a day on the beach!



In California we spent time with family and then brought our granddaughter back to tour universities in Texas. 
We started out at Abilene Christian University. They have a beautiful campus that is green and shaded. It is a smaller private university where I got my degree. 

(Yes, the old lady is me and the young, beautiful one is my granddaughter! I have cut my hair really short. Speaking of short, I am quite a bit shorter than my granddaughter - about half a foot!)

In front of a beautiful art installation at ACU.

After Abilene, we drove to Waco. Before touring Baylor University, we made a stop at Magnolia Market. 
At checkout at Magnolia Market. It was certainly a fun place to visit!

(The famous Silos!)

Baylor gave a great tour and showed off their new stadium. The heat was a killer that day! I was afraid it would scare her away from Texas, but it was even hotter in parts of California that day, so she took it in stride.

The new McLane Stadium at Baylor University.

From Waco, we drove to Austin. (This is where my husband did his graduate work and he LOVES everything UT!) Our first son was born in Austin while he was in school there. 




We ate dinner at The Roaring Fork, a great restaurant right on the water!

After those stops, we visited my family in Pleasanton. My sister has a great studio called Artrageous on Goodwin Street. She gives paint parties, paint sessions, sewing lessons, pottery lessons, bisque glazing, and many more creative, fun things including a weekend Farmer's Market! She gave us a lesson in throwing clay on the wheel. 
My granddaughter caught on quickly.

Farmer's Market Day at Artrageous!


Today we're off again to see more universities! 

Until next time, 
Bee Blessed!




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4 comments:

  1. Linda, I must tell you how much I love your haircut, and I think it takes at least 10 years off your face, so you are not an old lady, but someone who knows more about life than your beautiful granddaughter. Also, I am so jealous that you got to visit Magnolia Market. I was such a devoted fan of their show, and even though they are showing reruns, it's not the same. What a wonderful family. Wouldn't it be nice if your granddaughter chose your Alma Mater? Love the new pattern.

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  2. I didn't know that you went to ACU!! I was born and raised in Abilene!! I love your banner. My Daughter-In-Law is an elementary art teacher and I made a banner for her room many years ago. It simply says "ART" but is funky and bright!!

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  3. Don't know what she wants to study, but, Angelo State University in San Angelo is a great university, and a great city, too. I have family in San Angelo, and some in Abilene, too.

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