Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The New Year

I promise I have not fallen off the face of the earth, it just seems like it.  I have been working long hours on the mountain cleaning vacation homes after everyone left from their holiday visit.  I came home every night too spent to do much more than eat my dinner, fix my lunch for the next day and make sure I had all my supplies ready to head back out the door the next morning.  Then I would take a hot bath and slide into bed, read a few emails, respond to orders placed on my website and do it all over again the next day.  I did package up a few signs for shipment during that time too.

It was cold.  But the sky was gorgeous, the snow covered trees stood out against the blue, blue sky.


It was a balmy 24 degrees as I fueled up and in the mere teens on the mountain. I was dressed for it but it was still cold.  We ride out to the houses on snow mobiles which can be kind of a hassle but fun too.


Because I have been so busy the set up of my greenhouse on the back deck has been delayed.  It is all put together but we still need to put down some plastic material to seal the floor then pave it with cement pavers and put up some clear plastic on the walls to help add some insulation. 

I had hoped to work on that today but I have fallen victim to the flu.  I have felt like trash for nearly a week but thought it mere fatigue but after a visit to the Dr today I was informed I was sick not just tired.  I have not had any other symptoms except a slight sore throat so that is why I did not realize I was more than tired.

Yesterday I did get to work on painting.  I am still adding to my new website

My New Website and hope to have it ready for me to launch an extensive ad campaign to get it rolling.  Everything on it now is ready for purchase but I need more stock and I have some Personalized signs to add.

I definitely want to add more large art pieces,


More vintage farmhouse type signs


with a vintage fruit stand twist


and, of course, my stand by, covered in roses signs


I have had some comments from readers that were concerned I won’t continue my Learn to Paint series and I assure you I have more coming.  Next I had thought to do one on Sunflowers, then tulips and maybe some fruits and veggies.  Life just needs to settle a little then I can have some time to do that.  To do a quality tutorial (at least as good as I can get as I learn) it does take some time and concentration.

If you have not seen the series there is a tab in the navigation bar that will take you to what I have posted so far.

So now that I have updated you all somewhat I shall bid you adieu and take myself off to relax with a frivolous novel and hopefully with plenty of rest kick this flu bug. 

Until next time…

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  1. So sorry you have taken ill. It seems to be everywhere. Thanks for sharing. Get well soon.

  2. It's a very bad flu season here in Wisconsin and we feel lucky not to have contracted the illness so far... hopefully our flu shots continue to take care of us.... beautiful signage! Larry

  3. I hope you get to feeling better soon. We, too, have been getting the flu in our home. You will so enjoy your greenhouse when it's complete.

  4. Pam, Your signs are lovely! My favorites are the Secret Garden, Pears, and Life is Beauty-full. I really like the snow/conifers photo too. Hope you feel better soon.

  5. Feel better soon. It's going to be a great late winter/early spring in that greenhouse.

  6. Well hello there!!! First I want to thank you so much for linking in today...I have been absent from my own party a lot lately, and I feel terrible! My internet is acting like a diva this last while and it is hard for me to even load my own page much less a link or two! So..forgive me...I am trying!
    This is a great post!!! great shares this week my friend...good luck feeling flu has now turned into pneumonia...and I hope I am on the mend! I can't wait to see what you grow in your greenhouse~! I hope you will link in again soon...if my internet will allow me to...I am going to try to share this post with the tootsie time facebook page!
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  7. Love your signs, you are very talented. Hoping you feel better soon :)


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