Monday, November 28, 2011

Time to Relax (recover) tea day

Now I can relax,
or is it recover? LOL
It's been a very busy but accomplished Thanksgiving weekend.
On top of a wonderful Thanksgiving day,
my art show yesterday was a great success.
(keep scrolling for pics of the show)
So today I'm resting up and having
Yogi Kombucha green tea
with all my Tea on Tuesday friends,
just a bit early, but hey, that's okay.
What a beautiful day!

As you can see I've already got my
Christmas mug out as I look out the window,
at our sunny 32 degrees.
It's feeling like Christmas!

My Yogi tag this morning says,
"Delight the world with compassion,
kindness and grace."

My sister and her band had a great Christmas performance
at the Texas Theatre yesterday, and I was lucky enough
to show and sell my art to a sold out crowd of about 300, at this event.

This is my sister Lanette and I before the show.
I had 4 tables full of art of different kinds,
and floor easels for my bigger watercolor pieces.

My husband Gene built all 12 of my easels, floor and table top.
He also built the wooden risers for my art dolls.
The risers were 6 inches square,
varying heights, and painted glossy black.
They sure set the dolls off nicely.
He is so supportive in my art,
and so helpful, especially when it comes to
my shows. 
I could not do it without him.
I can't love him enough.

This old Texas Palace theatre, where the event took place,
 was recently remodeled and is just beautiful.
The band performed a wonderful show.
It wasn't just was much more.
One nice thing was...
 they told the story of some of the old traditional
Christmas songs they sang.
Some very interesting history behind the songs.

Here they are singing A Soalin'...
one of my favorites.

What a wonderful way to kick off
the Christmas season.

Thanks to all who came!

Savor the day!


Evelyn said...

Hi Yvonne
Congrats on your show. It's great that your husband is so supportive :)

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Your hubby is very handsome! There's something about a man with a grey beard (which is why I married one!). How nice that he is so happy to assist you in your art.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

You two are an adorable couple and I can see he supports your passion...12 easels proves it. Congratulations on your go put your feet up and cuddle with hubby. Blessings, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You are truly blessed to have a supportive hubby. And your art is awesome, from the paintings to the dolls. It's nice to be able to sit back and relax for a change. I have not done that for a week, so I can totally understand and empathize. Happy Tea Tuesday.

ooglebloops said...

Supportive husbands are the best!!! Looks like it was a successful show!!! Drop by for tea, if you get a chance....

Halle said...

How wonderful! The show looked great. Congrats.

Nancy said...

Congrats on your showing it looks amazing all set up so beautiful :) Sounds like a lovely time!
Happy t day, it's a snow day for me.

kimmie said...

Creativity is a family affair :) .... Your sister's band and their music seem like a unique and special treat .... And how wonderful that you could show your art at her performance! Your husband is a great guy! You can add the soap molds he's made to your list :)

Steph said...

congrats on your show!! and you deserve every bit of a rest right now with your fave cup of tea....happy T to you!!!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Congratulations on your successful art show! And I think your husband is absolutely wonderful making the easels and doll stands! Patsy from

Gail V said...

Cool show, Y! Great that you have such a helpful and skilled hubby.

Ms. D said...

Wow! Congrats on the show! Everything looks wonderful! I have yet to get my Christmas mug out... It's one that was given to me by a coworker. It has a painting of an angel on it done by a child. The line is called "Kids Did It" and it supports a child's charity. I'll have to get it out for a Tuesday Tea soon.