Wednesday, January 30, 2008

you know you want one...

"Angel's Landing - Zions" 24" x 36" oil $2300 obo

"Kolob Canyon" 30" x 40" oil $3000 obo
"Spring Snow" 30" x 24" oil $1500 obo

A glimpse at Karl's 2008 schedule:

Sears Dixie Invitational Art Show and Sale. February 16 - March 22, 2008. Recognized as one of the biggest art events in the state of Utah, over 288 works from 115 renowned artists will be exhibited. Call 435-652-7905 for more information. Each work is for sale to the public. Karl was last years winner in the oil landscape category.

Zion National Park is turning 100 in 2009. As a part of the celebration, Zion Natural History Association, in partnership with Zion National Park, the St. George Art Museum, and the St. George Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, will be hosting an exhibit of entitled, “Zion National Park: A Century of Sanctuary.” The Zion National Park centennial exhibit will premiere at the St. George Art Museum and feature three components: a historic exhibit in the Main Gallery, a juried exhibit in the Mezzanine Gallery of recently completed paintings, and a contemporary installation about Zion in the Legacy Gallery. The former will feature photographs and paintings covering the early years. The second component will be a juried (by Peter Hassrick) exhibit featuring the finest recent paintings of Zion National Park.

84th Annual Spring Salon - Springville Museum of Art
The premier exhibition opportunity for contemporary Utah artists. April 27 - July 6, 2008.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

ellie is three!


here are a few pictures from throughout december. ellie and i had such a fun time doing christmas-y things.

grandma jann gave ellie this chair but really, what can compare to a pez dispenser?
cody at my parents checking out the presents

ellie dancing in her new dress ups from grandma nicol

our tree - we bought an artificial the day after christmas and i really loved not having a tree die within the first week!

ellie's tree decorated with ikea animals

i think ellie wasn't sure what with herself so she held up two fingers, i'm assuming to tell us that she is two.


my neighbor gifts

this tree is right outside our window - we had a blast watching some huge birds eat our treats each day.

i made over 150 of these cards signed by Karl and I for all my clients who have purchased paintings. i got several emails from people telling me how much they loved them.

we used this wrapping paper for all our presents this year.

ellie learned how to write her name about a month ago and she is obessed - pretty good huh? she talks herself through it by saying, "a line and a circle, a line, a line, a line with a dot, and a line with a circle!"

i made justin a scrapbook of high country home which was the highlight of my christmas - this business was our entire lives for the first five years of marriage and we have so many memories. justin loved it.

making a snowman on christmas eve at my parents

Friday, January 4, 2008

when it rains it pours

- lawsuit for $100K against us by a former employee

- justins mom battling ovarian cancer

- partners with my parents on their new home just as the housing market crashes

- moving to my parents old home in orem and remodeling it (this is a good thing, but moving is always stressful)

- moving from mapleton ( how am i going to get through the day without five sis-in-laws and the best mother-in-law ever to help me raise my kids?)

- justin starting into a hard semester at school

- trying to float four properites through the down market

- justin learning (loosing) in the stock market (he will figure it out :)
i just wanted to list a few of the things on our minds right now - not to complain but this blog is for me and my family to read years from now and i want to remember these kinds of things too. if there is anything we learned from high country home it is not to worry too much because things always work out. really everything except jann getting sick is pretty inconsequential in the grand scheme of things. jann started her second round of chemo today - she has been so amazing through it, very positive and really seems to be doing okay emotionally - though i'm sure i don't see everything. she is a wonderful mother and grandma, i'm so glad we have been able to live here with them. if only every kid could grow up with so much love shown to them from so many people as ellie has, we wouldn't have to worry about our kids growning up in this crazy world.

sneak peak

more to is crazy right now!