"If you hear a voice within you say, 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." --Vincent van Gogh

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Ahhh...summer

We've spent the last few weeks galavanting around the northeast visiting family and enjoying the slow pace of summertime. Here are a few photos for you ... it's back to the studio tomorrow!
To say that Rosi enjoyed the freedom of a big back yard would be an understatement...
Meet Mocha, the alpaca ambassador at the farm we visited. She followed us everywhere. Alpaca's are fascinating animals and oh so cute!

How's this for a 4th of July scene ... this is Saratoga Lake. We fought the clouds the entire time but managed to squeeze in plenty of fun.

We couldn't manage to get ALL of the cousins together, but I did tie dye shirts for all of them. Here are some of them modeling their shirts... the littlest one didn't want to be in the photo which made it a little difficult to get the picture, but I like how it came out anyway.

And here they are all smiling away ... along with grandma and a big tray of 4th of July cupcakes.
I hope your summer is off to a wonderful start - and if you are down under, hope you are cozying up to a toasty fire and enjoying the gentleness of winter...




4 comments:

MargaretR said...

I all Alpacas are like that I want one :))

Karen said...

Love the pictures, the kids are so cute and that alpaca picture was something else. It's the type of picture that if you're clever you'd put a caption to it. I picture 50's style hairdo like Lucille Ball and she's saying something clever.

Anonymous said...

why are there no pictures of your family Michelle

Michelle said...

Well...

First of all, they ARE my family!

Second, on my side of family I have one who prefers not to have her picture taken, one who was very sick with the flu while we were there (and thus no photos), and of the others, only one that ended up IN any of my pictures ... so I opted to not include any, rather than only include one.

Finally, I really just wanted to show off the tie dyed t-shirts!

Now, I am trying to determine which family member I offended...but I think I know...