Tuesday, January 16, 2007

A Deck of Me- Week 2: Something That Is Powerful To Me...

Painting #2: Seth and I were able to go on the most wonderful day long date this last Saturday. We'd love to go out on dates every week and there have been times in our marraige when we lived by family or have been neighbors with close friends when this was possible, but for at least two years or so we've only been able to go on a date about once every two months if we are lucky. We had a great time! We began our date at the park talking about us, memories, goals, our children, etc. We haven't had such a great talk in a while. I felt so renewed and excited to begin this new year. I'm so happy to married to the wonderful person I am married to.

Then we went to a great Japanese resturant called Gyu Koku where there was a little bbq pit in the middle of our table and they brought us course after course of delicious food to grill ourselves. We spent about 2 hours there laughing, singing along to the music, and having fun. Then we watched a movie. It was such a great day!

All growing up my dad use to take me on "adventures" (usually driving around in the car for a few hours) and he would talk to me about the person I was, what was going on in my life, what my goals were, and memories from him growing up. I loved those talks. I felt like it put life back in perspective and I felt renewed. This is how our talk at the park felt and basically our whole date. That is why I chose to paint a picture of different pretty leaves... because what is powerful to me is "Turning Over A New Leaf" and feeling renewed and greatful for life! And I do. Thanks honey! MMmwWHHhaa!

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Penelope, you are such a great artist! your 2nd card is so beautiful, wish i could paint like that, I particularly like the toning of the background of each little square. Thank you so much for the comments on my blog. I think my daughter is very beautiful too :)

Scripps Family said...

love this.

i totally know what you mean about the date thing! it's about every 2 months if we're lucky now too...since we moved away from all my family.

xx
jill

Anonymous said...

I cant believe thats a painting!! WOW!! Great theme choice! Its amazing how so many diff ppl can find diff meaning in ONE word!!

Anonymous said...

I don't know why my first comment wasn't taken :-) I love your paintings and the meaning behind those - love your art!!!

Lis said...

Stunning!

Anonymous said...

i love your cards ylou are such a wonderful painter thankyou for sharing them with us

Anonymous said...

You are such a great painter - this card is just beautiful! TFS-Kim

Anonymous said...

So beautiful! Love the detail and the meaning behind both of your cards! Thanks for sharing with us.
p.s. I love your blogger profile posted under {about me}, made me laugh out loud! :)

Marie said...

I love your card, it's fab!

Kristen said...

Honey you have done it again! I really, really love your script btw. Make a font for me to use? :)

Anonymous said...

This is great stuff, lady! The design, the textures, the colors, and the meaning behind it all make this fantabulous. It was a great date, wasn't it? Here's hoping we get to do it again sometime in the next two months

Anonymous said...

Who even knew you were so talented? I guess you did, but this is all pretty new to me. And also - I agree... you have a cool husband, and he has a cool wife. You guys are the best. We'll have to get you to meet us at Disneyland again sometime soon. Warn Kenzie.

Emily Falconbridge said...

sigh....you are so talented! and, you do have cute feet if i do say so myself...
LOVE this card to bits. it looks too good to be real. and your date sounds NICE! we need to set up babysitting swaps methinks.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE IT :)I really love your card, so beautiful :)Can`t wait to see your next card.

Anonymous said...

NICE! I can see these as coasters or somethin'. How'd you get the name "Penelope Crackers?" And are there recordings of the Christmas kareoke? I'm sure there's an American Idol in there somewhere!

Gigi said...

sooooo gorgeous!!!! just beautiful & the story just makes it even more so. thanks so much for sharing! can't wait to see what you come up with next week!!!