Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Shop Now Open

My goodness! I have not blogged in quite some time. Sorry for the absence. I have been busy getting items ready for sale on Etsy . My shop name is valeriejonesart . Come by for a visit. I'll have new sewing items for sale soon.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Grandparents Finished

8"x10" Colored Pencil on Stonehenge

I completed the painting of my grandparents. They were married in 1920. Grandpa was 21 on his wedding day. I don't know what age my grandmother was. They had 17 children together, which included 2 sets of twins! Grandmother lived to be in her 90's and Grandpa lived to be 101. All of the children are still living except 2. They all are still missed to this day. I'm not sure what number I fall into with the grandchildren. My father is number 11 of the children. One of my aunts had 12 children and another had 9. So, I have lots and lots of cousins. Grandpa was born in a dugout in central Kansas. Can you imagine?!? Those were tough times to be living in. There are many, many stories to share, but the most important one is the love of God that my grandparents taught the family.