Posts Tagged ‘spring break activities’

Windmill City and Spring



Spring is here!  We just got back from a spring break trip to visit my parents in my hometown in West Texas.  It is always nice to regroup and spend some time in the country during spring time.  Which is the only time West Texas is pretty in my opinion.  It was nice seeing all my favorite plants in bloom and more fruit trees being planted.  Jude absolutely loved being outside and he exhausted me and my mom with his obsessive need to slide on the big kids slide and swing set.  I wish I’d taken pictures now but I was on a camera sabbatical.  Parker had fun catching up with old friends, riding the gocart and catching up with old friends.



Now we are back home and trying to settle into some sort of routine.  Easier said than done!  So far studio time on Tuesdays and Thursdays is working well.  Jude is still settling into preschool (i.e. still cries like crazy when I leave him) and I have managed to complete one commission job and start a few paintings.  I also have a house full of furniture and other various non canvas items to paint and get creative with.   So much so that I am toying with the idea of renting a booth in one of our local junk/antique shops to sell some of my custom painted furniture.  Just toying with the idea mind you.   I have a bit more than I can digest right now but it is on the back burner.  I think Wenderflonia Studios has suchgreat potential and I am feeling a burst of creative spirit.  Now to find the energy and organization it will take to keep things going.  That is a tall order right now but it is one day at a time.


In other news. I am really looking forward to an upcoming girlfriend retreat.  Two of my dear friends and I are running away from our kids and menfolk for a much needed weekend of relaxation and retreat.  Can you say spa treatments!?  Woo hoo!  This will be exactly what I need to meditate and regroup.


Love and stuff,




Girl Scouts of Awesomeness and More

What a great spring break so far!  It is always a good mix of chaos, fun, and inspiration when I head west to my old home town Merkel, Texas.  It was definitely a full agenda today.  I had a photo shoot mid-morning with one of the sweetest and most pregnant women I know!  She was actually due yesterday and I begged her to hold on until I could take her “belly” pictures.  It is a good thing she waited because even this test shot was gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous.  Jenn’s sweet girl Bailey was having a hard time warming up to the camera but she was still sweet and cuddly when I was taking some aperture test shots and getting the feel for the shoot.


Can you believe this lady looks this good over 40 weeks into her pregnancy!? (I promise, I didn’t look near this put together and calm!!!)  I love to capture images of women who handle life with such ease and grace.  It is so very inspiring to see inner beauty and outer beauty mix so wonderfully!  All in all a very pleasant way of spending my morning.

(Also, if you didn’t already notice, I totally just gave away the name of the latest branch of Wenderflonia’s creative endeavors.  I really wanted my photography to have it’s own separate identity.  So… look for a new shop to open soon under the name of Shabby Hippie Photography! )



Continuing on…


The warm springlike day continued to roll on with the inspiration.  I had the honor of being the guest speaker for the combined Girl Scout Troops of Merkel! I spoke about what it was like to be an artist and I hope I made a lick of sense, because I was so excited to be there and talk to such an eager and talented bunch of girls that I must have rambled on and on!  Thank you wonderful ladies for such a fun opportunity to blabber endlessly about my passion.  I loved all of your questions and input.  I wish I could have been there for hours listening to all of your excellent examples of your artistry.  Keep drawing, painting, creating, and learning!! I pray that you all stick with it and keep your creative spirit alive no matter who tells you otherwise!  If you can dream it, you can be it!


I have no doubt in my mind that there is a wonderful and creative future in store for all of these of these sweet girls.  If any of you ladies make it over to my blog I just wanted to let you know I really enjoyed my time with you and hope to cross paths again really soon!


With stars in her eyes,