Monday, April 30, 2012


Me (Marlynne)  & special friend Hope on porch of Weinstrasse Log Cabins where we have stay the last 3 years. This was Earth Day so we created the banner and it hung here all week.One of our favorite places to paint was the Frisella Nursery. They had a delicious complementary brunch ready for us. Most every day there was a social or two with  delicious food and wine. I didn't drink the wine but brought home 38 beautiful blue, green & amber bottles!  In Defiance there was also a car show. Our Hosts Mark & Jan Cross brought their old Willy. I picked out this beautiful old black 40's Chevy Truck for husband Maurice & I to pose by! At the Beautiful Montelle Winery  afternoon paintout we were honored to have Mary Engelbreit, well know Artist, Illustrator and Author present for a book signing and later judge for our show Our friend Lisa Carmon from my favorite Stone Ledge Antiques in Augusta is in the picture also, she had a fantastic social for us at her shop on Monday.  Local School Art Teacher, Kimberly Alsop invited us to see her Gypsy Caravan and  Artistic Villa Home they created out of a metal garage! It was just amazing to see what she and her husband had put together! She also has a group come weekly to put their junk together and create these terrific metal sculptures I would sure love to be one of those friends if I lived there! It was a very fun week even with the cold weather and we plan to be there again next year!


These little Quilties are all so special!  The Butterfly one from Jennifer Newton in Australia is so sweet and NEAT!  The ceative Birdcage one from lunarlynette in AZ.  is full of little emblishments, a real jewel! and the Tulip one from Tove is done with paint on fabric Neat Idea!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


My Flower Trade Quilties have been sent to Sandra Kaye for trade. These are my duplicates that I made to keep. I like to make each one different so I will have quite an interesting book when I get them all  under one handmade cover. I will show you in a post soon!  I will have 26 when my 3 new trade quilties arrive. So Fun!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

EASTER MEMORIES Painting of the 40's & 50's

Starting in the lower right corner I painted sister Judy and myself ( I'm 5yrs older) opening our Easter Baskets. Note we slept with  rollers in our hair all night so we would be "pretty" for Church  In the center my family is going to Church (I'm in the poka dots) to the right is Maurice's family (he is in the tan jacket). And ceter back is our home church, Benton Blvd. Baptist at 25th & Benton Blvd. in Kansas City, Mo. The building is still being used as a church. At the door is Kenny Lewis, as greeter.  After church we always went over to Aunt Esther's & Uncle Harold's for dinner and picture taking (upper left & center) my uncle was a professional photographer, so each family had their picture taken. The big family of Aunts, Uncles & Cousins more than filled up the tables.  In the afternoon, the kids got to hunt for eggs.(lower left).  at the center bottom I placed Maurice & myself at the young age of 18. The Easter before our wedding Maurice surprised me with a White Bible to carry down the aisle. In 2010  we celebrated our 55th Wedding Anniversary. We have raised a family of 3 sons and have added daughter in laws , six grandchildren and 1 greatgrandson.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

"SPRINGTIME IN MISSOURI " Folkart painting Copyrighted

This painting is one of 2 or 3 paintings that I will donate to the Cass Regional Medical Center Foundation for their Silent auction on April 27, 2012.  I put  in the painting things that I remember doing in the springtime as I was growing up as well as things we do now. There are redbud, pear and apple trees, forsythia bushes, tulips and other spring flowers even dandilions!  My favorite farm house is white shingled with green shutters so I picked that for my house. Hope you enjoy my memories of spring time here in Missouri