Monday, April 30, 2007


Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Almost Done!

Just a bit more work to do around the eyes and possibly the background (darken a bit around the edges... create more of an aura around the children). - Joyce Brandon

Portrait of Children

Completion rapidly approaches! - Joyce Brandon

Sunday, April 22, 2007

My art blog has mutated into a family blog... so I've decided to create a blog purely dedicated to family news, events and general chatter, saving this blog for art alone. You can find our new online family journal at

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Happy Birthday, Charles!
Hard to believe he's already eight years old! He had a great little party yesterday. The lego sets were a BIG hit and he is having fun right now trying out the game cube games he received.

Gillian couldn't be left out... Grandma brought her a Cabbage Patch Doll.

Easter has been a lot of fun, the kids have enough candy to last them until Christmas! Grandma and Grandpa Steve arrived to visit on Thursday night and will head back to Oklahoma tomorrow morning. My brother also came over Friday, Saturday & today to visit & celebrate.

It's been quite busy. I'm a little tired.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Cole's Turkey

Termination Date (Estimated): 04-21-07
0900 Hours

These photos were taken this evening using my little kodak Z740. The tom and his hens were about 1/4 mile away. My husband was SOOO excited he insisted I post them immediately so Cliff & Bill could check them out ASAP (Hi Guys!)

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Sunday, April 01, 2007

After the Storm
A nasty line of storms passed over the Mississippi river and threatened us with tornado warnings all evening. The clouds were the deepest blue, almost indigo and charging across the sky. But when the storm passed the sun shone through and the edges of the clouds shined brilliant gold to the West. I was even fortunate enough to catch a rainbow across the field to our East. We were very fortunate to have been spared the terrible tornadoes recently endured by so many in Oklahoma.