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Happy New Years 2010



Happy New Years everyone!

 

New Years almost here!



I hope everyone had a great Christmas. I had a very nice one. 




I made a ham for Christmas day. It was so yummy. My husband and I already ate all the leftovers. That pineapple on the tip of the ham was done by my husband. He put so many cloves on the poor pineapple. He's so funny.



I can't believe that it is already over and the new year is almost here. Well, have a wonderful week and a very Happy New Year.

Happy Holidays and a Merry Christmas =)




Christmas is already here and I am so excited to eat and spend time with friends and family. I hope that all of you have a wonderful holiday season and the happiest of New Years. 

THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
by Clement Clarke Moore

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,

In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,

While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;

And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap,

Had just settled down for a long winter's nap,

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,

I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.

Away to the window I flew like a flash,

Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow

Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below,

When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,

But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer,

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,

I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.

More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,

And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;

"Now, Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!

On, Comet! on Cupid! on, Donder and Blitzen!

To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!

Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!"

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,

When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky,

So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,

With the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof

The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.

As I drew in my head, and was turning around,

Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,

And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;

A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,

And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.

His eyes -- how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!

His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!

His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,

And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow;

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,

And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath;

He had a broad face and a little round belly,

That shook, when he laughed like a bowlful of jelly.

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,

And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself;

A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,

Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,

And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk,

And laying his finger aside of his nose,

And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose;

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,

And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.

But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,

"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night."

The Blizzard on 2009 - NYC




Over this weekend I was really hoping that it was going to snow. The news had been talking about this storm all week, and it would be our first in the area. 

Well, I am happy to say that it did snow (a lot for the area) and I was so happy. They are calling it the 'Blizzard of 2009' although I personally just think it's a snow fall. =) I guess it's the Buffalo in me.

I took some photo's of my dog 'Puppy' in her jacket and winter hat before we went outside to play in the snow. We took her to the park to run through the snow and she had so much fun. She was jumping like a rabbit through the snow hills.

Below are photo's that I took on Friday, just before the storm started of the view from my back window. 




I then took more photo's on Saturday morning showing the snow from the same window. 
On a side note, the backyard in the photo that is the farthest away and not showing any snow, is Madonna's new backyard. She's not living there yet because she is remodeling the whole house. 



Happy Winter!

Snow might be coming!



I am so excited and happy because this weekend I might actually get my wish and see some snow. =) We are supposed to get a snow storm so maybe it will feel like Christmas time. I need snow for Christmas or it just doesn't feel right.
 


I grew up in Buffalo, NY and we are known for our snow, so I really do enjoy it. The above photo is from one of the years in Buffalo. I currently live in NYC and we don't get that much snow here. Last year it snowed like twice and it was a slush mixture one of those times. I am getting excited and ready for the snow to come this weekend. I feel like a kid again. I want to go sledding and make snow men. I think I will take my dog to the park as an excuse for me to play in it. 

It's really funny to me when NYC gets snow because they shut the whole city down for a couple of inches. I remember my first Christmas here in NYC. My husband, well he was still my boyfriend back then, and I made plans to go out to dinner. The news said that there was a storm coming but being from Buffalo, a storm doesn't stop us. The city was covered in a blanket of white snow and it was a lot. Enough that we had to shovel out our car the next morning. 

We walked from our apartment to the strip with lots of restaurants. And to our surprise, everything was closed. It was so funny to us because nothing closes in Buffalo when it snows. But we were new to NYC and didn't understand that they don't get the snow like Buffalo did. It was fun though because we were the only ones walking in it and we had a good time.

Well, I am ready for some snow and hopefully tomorrow I will get my white wonderland. 

Painting in Progress and Fine Art Prints



Yesterday, I pulled out a painting that I started a few months back, and actually worked on it. This painting is going to one of my favorites, I just know it. I have been so busy with other projects that I haven't had time to work on it.



The painting is of a wind up doll in a victorian room and was inspired by my trip to a New Orleans plantation. I am using a range of blue and brown colors and can not wait to see the finished product. 

I also have been researching places to have fine art prints made of my artwork. As of right now, I do all my prints in house which come out so lovely with a white border for easy framing. The only problem with this, is that it can get time consuming when I need a whole bunch. The in house printing is great for when someone buys a print because then I only need to print out 1. For large batches, this does not work (at least for me).  

I started selling art on the street, well I did it once. I was only out for 2 hours because it was so frigid and so windy that I had to pack up a go home because I couldn't feel my toes. I plan on going out again, possibly this weekend depending on the weather, so I need prints. 

Well, I am off to do more researching on best quality and best price. =)

Macy's Thanksgiving Parade and Holiday weekend sale




Well, I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving and ate some yummy food. I went to the Macy's Parade and had a great time. Now it's time for some holiday shopping =). I already started my shopping and found some great gifts. 

In my Etsy shop, I am having a huge sale. 

~ Holiday Sale ~

(Black Friday) November 27 - (Cyber Monday) November 30 ~


~ Buy 1 Get 1 (BOGO): on all Prints including Fine Art prints and ACEO prints.

~ 20% off: on all Original paintings and Original ACEO cards.

~ FREE shipping on most Original paintings. 

~ Free gift wrapping and direct shipping to that special someone.


Now back to Thanksgiving. I wanted to shear more photo's from the Macy's Thanksgiving day parade. I was right up front and got some amazing photo's. 

Kermit Balloon


These Balloons are so amazing.


That's me in the black jacket watching the parade. I still can not believe how close I was. 


Cyndi Lauper waving.

Ronald McDonald

I really love this picture because it shows 4 balloons in an order coming my way.

Snoopy balloon.


Santa is coming.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!




Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Hope all is good and everyone will have a wonderful holiday. 

I was featured in a Blog - Needles and Jewels



I was featured by a fellow Etsy shop owner on a lovely blog called Needles and Jewels. 
My Droopy Heart doll, Snow bird ACEO, and Fairy note card and tag set was shown on this blog. 

This blog features different artists and their great products.
Check out the blog here

Trick or Treat and a Halloween Party!



So I know that Halloween is over, but I just realized that I never posted anything about that night. My husband and I dressed up like 40's people. He is obsessed with this blue suit and would probably wear it on normal days if I let him. =)

We were home in Buffalo that weekend, so we passed candy out at my parents house. I was so disappointed though because we only got like 20 kids. It was kinda rainy and cold, but my parents neighborhood usually gets at least 100 kids. They just keep coming and we always run out of candy. My mother bought 10 bags this year, and we only went through maybe 2. 

I asked around a few of my friends if they got many kids, and they too only got a few. So I am not sure if it was the weather, which I doubt because it's Buffalo and we do not let weather spoil our fun. I think that it could have been because of the flu scare. They had it on the local new to be careful and cautious because Buffalo, NY does have a lot of swine flu cases. But other then that I am not sure why we had so little kids. 

We then went to a halloween party at my friend new house. We had a lot of fun and the food was good. They dressed up as Beetlejuice. And look at their puppy. His name is Gus Johnson and he didn't like his costume to much. 

Oh and look at those orbs following my friend up the stairs. Chris, my husband, took pictures all night and those same 2 orbs were near her the whole night. Spooky!

DIY Screen Printing at Home




I have always wanted to learn how to screen print, but the process seemed so hard to do. I was shown the process back in school, but it was so complicated and a lot of space was needed to print. We had a very large printing classroom and I have no space in my apartment so I thought that I was out of luck with screen printing. I was wrong!

I searched for DIY (Do it Yourself) screen printing and found some great resources on how to screen print easily with materials you can get from the craft store. Also I can print things in my tiny apartment. =)

I found many tutorials and blogs explaining the process and all seemed to be very similar. I took all those instructions into consideration.

Materials....
embroidery hoops - 1 for each design
Image to use printed out in B&W - you can draw one or create one on the computer.
Sheer curtain fabric - go to a local fabric store such as JoAnne's in the home decor section.
Mod Podge - this is a water soluble glue
Old paint brush
Speedball Fabric ink
piece of plastic to squeegee with - try an old plastic card
Oh and a t-shirt or something to print on.

Directions....
1. Create a design to Screen print. You can draw one or use your computer to make one. Make it simple and B&W so it is easier to Screen print it. 
2. Take embroidery hoop and place the sheer curtain tight into it. 
3. Turn the hoop upside down and trace the image onto the bottom of the fabric with pencil.
4. Turn the hoop over and with the paint brush put the Mod Podge all over the negative area. Make sure all the parts that you don't want printed are covered.
5. Let dry completely.
6. Once dry, you can practice printing on a scrap sheet of paper to make sure it comes out to your liking. 
7. When ready, take the hoop, place it on the t-shirt, put some ink at the top of the design, and use the plastic card to squeegee it down. 
8. That's it and your DIY home Screen printing is done.

Halloween is Coming!




Halloween is so close and I still need to find a costume. I was going to be a rag doll and bought some pink polka dot ribbon, but I didn't buy enough to make the size bow I wanted. 
I am supposed to go to a party this year, so I want my costume to be good. I also want my husband and I to have a couples costume and he won't be a doll with me. =)

So I have been thinking hard about costumes. I always make my own because they come out just so much better and more creative. My next adventure in researching is masquerade costumes. I have masks from New Orleans that we could wear. My husband has this bright blue suit that he bought down south when he was in the army years ago and he loves to wear it for Halloween. He insisted on wearing it so I need to come up with something that goes with this suit that is not a pimp or gangster costume (he's down those to many times).

Well off to thinking! 

Pink kitten rag doll and 13 nights of Halloween




Last night was the second night on ABC family's "13 nights of Halloween." If you do not know what this is, every night for the 13 nights before Halloween, ABC Family shows a different spooky movie. These movies are creepy and ooky, but are for the whole family to watch. 

They aired The Goonies and tonight is Beetlejuice. I missed Monday night but they played America's funniest Halloween videos. 

Well, while watching the movie, I worked and finished 2 more Droopy Heart Dolls. I just listed my second doll on Etsy and I absolutely love it. She is pink with little kitten ears, polka dot bows, and a cute little bell. 

I named her Rachel Sara after my sister and she is $19.95.

Yummy and easy Halloween cupcakes



So besides art and taking care of my animals, I have another passion (cooking). I love to try different recipes and experiment with many things. 

One of my favorite thing to cook, besides pasta dishes, is desserts. Now I am no chef, just someone who loves cooking for my husband, and myself of course. I cook semi homemade dishes, like Sandra Lee and I think every thing comes out yummy and saves lots of time.

I am going to a Halloween party and was thinking of goodies to bring and I stumbled upon this great little recipe and picture off the pillsbury website. It is for Halloween cupcakes that are so easy to make and look very yummy. 

All you need to start is...

Ingredients for cupcake:
1 container of vanilla frosting
orange food coloring
1 box cupcake mix

To make gravestone:
black decorating gel - 1 tube
oval filled peanut butter cookie sandwich - 1 for each cupcake
1/4 cup chocolate cookie crumbs
candy pumpkins - 1 for each cupcake

Directions:
Bake cupcakes according to package.
Put frosting in a bowl and put some drops of the orange coloring into bowl. Mix well.
Frost cupcake when cooled off.
Write RIP or something creative on each cookie with black decorating gel.
Place cookie into cupcake.
Sprinkle crumbs all around the top of cupcake.
Place a candy pumpkin on top next to gravestone cookie.

Enjoy and eat! 

Ways to promote your art and online shop.



As an artist I am always looking for different ways to promote my artwork and now my online Etsy shop. I have been doing a lot of research on the internet and reading books on how to promote and market artwork. I plan on doing more research and checking some books out of the library so hopefully I get more information to shear with you, but for now this, is what I have.

Always bring business cards, wherever you go. You can pass them out easily and almost everywhere. Place your card in with a tip at a restaurant or at a bar. 

Post the business cards up at local businesses such as boutiques, galleries, art stores, or any other venue that allows you too. You can ask your hair stylist, a friend with a business, etc. 

At these places that you post business cards, also post a flyer to go along with it. Make sure to put on the flyers your store, website, and blog links. Also include your contact information and some images of your artwork. I also make those little pull tabs at the bottom of the flyer with information on them so people can pull them off and take it with them. Make sure to cut each tab. 

I give my friends and family business cards and flyer also to post and give out to people.

Join facebook and create a fan page so people can become fans of you. Put this on your blog and any other social networking site to gain more traffic. Add updates and keep the fan page fresh.

Join twitter. It's free and easy to use. You can follow as many people as you would like and most people follow you back. You can read their updates and they can read yours. I always add my art and my dolls to twitter as I post them for sale.

I advertise on craigslist because it is free and a lot of people look at it. I advertise in multiple of cities. I don't advertise my shop or just one piece of work, but my artwork as a whole. And don't forget to upload your products into Google Merchant so they will be visible on google shopping.

These are just some ways to market your art and online shop. There are many more ways and not everything works for everybody. I am still trying to drive traffic to my shop and it is an ever growing process. Always keep researching new ideas and most important never give up.

Hope this helps!

Droopy Heart Doll Collection - Rag dolls




I recently learned how to sew (thanks to my husband for teaching me) and decided to start a collection of cute little, big eyed, rag dolls. 
 
The rag dolls are called the "Droopy Heart Doll Collection" and each has their own name and personality. 

I sew the dolls with cotton fabric and wool felt. Each features an upside down "Droopy Heart" and has a hand painted acrylic face. The dolls measure about 15 inches in height.

I listed my first "Droopy Heart Doll" on Etsy and I am so happy with it.

Her name is Clara Ann, and is playing dress up. She wears little black bunny ears and tied on cute polka dot bows around her. She is $20.95 and is so cute. ChecK her out!

How to Matte a Piece of Art - Tutorial



How to Matte a Piece of Art - Tutorial


As an artist I am always looking for tutorials on how others in this field do things such as take photographs, frame their artwork, prepare canvas, and so forth. It is always interesting to me how there are so many different ways to do the same thing. 


In this blog post I will show you a tutorial on how to matte a piece of artwork. I was actually taught my freshman year of high school by my photography teacher, who is still there today and has my little sister (we are 10 years apart). Please remember that there are different ways you can matte art, but this is how I was taught and how I matte my artwork.


So first you will need your materials....

1. Matte board - This comes in all different colors such as blue, red, yellow, black, white, etc. I usually use a neutral color like black, white, or grey for more formal artwork and fun colors for less formal types of artwork. 

2. Pencil and sharpener


3. X-ACTO knife or some type of utility knife.

4. Rubber surface protector for cutting on.

5. Ruler - I use a ruler with a cork bottom because it doesn’t move and shift as you use it. 

6. Artist tape - Use one that is acid free so it doesn’t discolor your art down the line.



Once you have all your material you can start.

1. Measure the length and width of the image part of your artwork that you are matting, such as 8” x 10”.

2. Now if you have an 8” x 10” piece you will probably use an 11” x 14” frame. 

3. With the ruler and pencil, first draw out the frame (11” x 14”) measurements on the back side of the matte board forming a rectangle. Do this twice so you have 2 rectangles.

4. Next, take ONLY one rectangle and draw inside the artwork measurements ( 8” x 10”) making sure you leaving and equal amount of space on each side and top. The bottom can will have more inches in between the 2 rectangles. 

5. Take the matte board and place it face down on the rubber cutter. With the ruler and X-ACTO knife cut out the 2 outside rectangles. 

6. Now take the one rectangle with the inside measurements and cut out the inside rectangle. This is so you will be able to see the artwork.

7. You will now have one full (11” x 14”) rectangle and one (11” x 14”) rectangle with an (8” x 10”) inch cut in the middle.


Once you have all you matte cut you can start assembling.

1. Place the full matte board on your work surface face up.

2. Above that place the cut matte board so the two are touching.

3. Take your tape and tape the two together along the edges that are touching. 

4. Use the X-ACTO knife to cut the tape on each side. 

5. Take your artwork and place it on the bottom board. Arrange it so you can see it through the top cut board window. 

6. Tape down the artwork in the desired position with three small pieces of artists tape. 

7. Fold down the upper cut board.


And your done!


I hope this helps someone out there like so many tutorials helped me. 

Home Based Business Help and Answers.



I have been doing a lot of research on starting a home based business. I have recently re-opened my Etsy shop, but with a different approach. I am no longer looking at it as just a place to sell my artwork. I am looking at my shop as my business.



My mother in law gave me this book (picture shown above) about starting a home based business. It is called "The women's home-based business book of answers" written by Maria T. Bailey. It is not a new book, published in 2001, but it did talk about many great things dealing with starting a home business. 

The book talked about marketing and promoting as well as tax information and keeping records. It is also geared only towards women, so it focuses on being a mother and juggling a business. You can find it on amazon used for like $2.00 which is great price.

I highlighted some nice points that were mentioned and will shear some with you.

1. Your marketing strategy should be built on extensive research of your current and potential customers' buying behaviors, perception of value, and spending patterns.
2. The most powerful means of marketing is word of mouth.
3. Concentrate on the presentation of your deliveries. 
4. Some important things to get... matching business cards, letterheads, envelopes, and mailing labels.
5. No task is too big to overcome.
6. You must go through fire to get to steel.
7. Write your goals down because a person is more likely to reach her goals if she has them written down. 
8. Contact websites and blogs that market to working women
9. Do NOT quit.

This is just one book of many books that talk about starting a home based business. I plan on reading another book, but one that focuses on arts and crafts. This book focused on all businesses.


Fun Night and Free Tickets to the Mets Baseball Game!



I was so busy yesterday that I forgot to mention what I did on Wednesday night. My husband got free tickets to a Mets game from someone at his work so we went to the game. Now being originally from Buffalo, I was never really a baseball fan probably because we never had a major league team. We do have the Bisons, but Buffalo is more a football / hockey city.

I was excited to go to the Mets game and to the new baseball stadium "City Field." The stadium was amazing. It was so big and we had great seats very close to the field. 

I am still not a huge baseball fan, I hate to say it but I was kinda bored, but the experience of being at the new field was really fun. I will say that going to the Buffalo Bisons game was just as fun and they are not even a major team. I still got my hot dog, which  was not good at all. Buffalo hot dogs are so much better. I also got a pretzel which was really good but the cheese that came with it looks like chunky cheese soup with lumps. It was so gross and my husband and I couldn't stop laughing. I had to throw the cheese away.

Overall I had a lot of fun and GO BASEBALL!

New Orleans Vacation, Laundry, and an Art Update!



I have been so busy today. I'm leaving for New Orleans on Sunday so I have been running around the house doing 50 million things at once.

I am doing laundry as we speak, along with posting original art on Etsy, writing this blog post, and I wanted to post on Zazzle. I also have to start packing for my trip. So much to do and so little time. 

I can't wait to set foot in New Orleans though. I absolutely love that city. It is filled with culture, entertainment, beautiful architecture, art, and of course great food.



Now for a little art update. I posted 2 originals acrylic paintings on Etsy. I am going to hopefully get 2 prints up on there as well. You can view the Etsy shop at juliafinucane.etsy.com

Inspiring starfish poem from childhood



I am not feeling to great today. I do not know if it's a cold or what, so I sat all morning and read a lot of blogs. I found on one of those blogs, a poem that I was told when I was in my very Catholic elementary school. I remember this poem meaning a lot to me and a few of my friends who I am still close with today. I feel that it is a great way to live your life. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. 




“One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed
a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean.
Approaching the boy, he asked, ‘What are you doing?’
The youth replied, ‘Throwing starfish back into the ocean.
The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die.’
‘ Son,’ the man said, ‘don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish?
You can’t make a difference!’
After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish, 
and threw it back into the surf. Then, smiling at the man, he said…‘I made a difference for that one.’"

This Starfish Story was found in ”Star Thrower,”
a collection of essays by the naturalist and writer
Loren Eiseley 1978 

1 month marriage anniversary and art update!



I am proud to say that today is my 1 month anniversary of being married. YAY =)
Ok, enough mushiness for one day.



Well, NYC is on it's 4th day of a heat wave. It is so hot and sticky that you can't even go outside, but it's kind of hard not too. Today is supposed to be the last day of this heat wave, but then it's going to rain the rest of the week. So it seems like we either get rain so w can't enjoy outside or we get a heat rave. I think I prefer the rain because at least I have my umbrella to go outside with and I can't bring the air conditioner. 

Art Update:
I advertised in a 2 free newspapers from Buffalo, NY yesterday in an attempt to do more promoting. I also plan on advertising in craigslist which I haven't done in a while. 

I also joined this site called LinkPartners.com which is basically a huge link exchange site. You can go on there and exchange links with people. We will see if this actually brings more traffic or if it's just another thing to add to the already busy day. I think that it will work because linking is never bad. 

I also started the drawing for my next painting a few days ago and it is coming out pretty good. It will measure 18" x 24" so it is a larger one. I am excited about this one and I will post a picture as soon as possible. 

Last but not last, Ebay listings are still up. 3 days left on this drastically discounted Ebay auction for 5 items. 

Lowbrow Art Gallery In Montreal, Quebec - Galerie d'art Yves Laroche





When I was in Montreal, Quebec on my honeymoon I went to an art gallery that I just happened to stumble upon. The gallery is called 
Galerie d'art Yves Laroche and that is the photo of it above. I got the photo off the website. It is a Pop Surreal, Lowbrow, Graffiti art gallery located in the heart of Old Montreal. 

My new husband and I were just walking the streets trying to find somewhere new to eat at (we ate about 5 times a day). We were looking in all the little windows and that's when I spotted a Kathie Olivas doll in the window. I ran in the gallery and was amazed at all the great artwork. I am not sure if there was a group show going on or whatever it was, but the paintings on display were of Kathie Olivas, an artist named Jonathan Bergeron (This is where I confess I have never heard of this artist but have seen some of his work), and many other pieces by other artists. The gallery had sculptures and toys as well to go with it's beautiful paintings. 

My new husband is a little old fashioned when it comes to art. Even though I have shown him Pop Surreal art before, he must have not been paying attention because when he went into the gallery he was surprised and a little amazed at the look of the art. It was nice to see the look on his face at something different. Although he still tells me he likes abstract art better, I think he finally realized I am not the only person who likes this kind of art. 

Anyways... if you are in Montreal, Quebec ever and like Pop Surreal art or just like going to smaller art galleries, this is one to check out. It is located in Old Montreal on 4 St-Paul Est. The website for the gallery is...  http://www.yveslaroche.com/en/index.php

Have fun!

I'm Back - And ready to create some Art!



So I'm back!

I have been away from my art and the computer for about 3 weeks now because I have been so busy. But I am so ready to get back to creating. I have so many idea's for some new paintings, I had to write them down so I wouldn't forget.

The reason I have been gone for about 3 weeks is because I got married and it was the best day ever. It rained a little, but we were under a big white tent so everything was perfect. We got married on the USS Little Rock, which is a Navy boat in Buffalo, NY. 



It was also very windy so when it came to picture time, all of the girls hair where blowing in their faces. It was so funny. The pictures came out great though and I wouldn't change anything. 


The reception was so fun. We had it at the Pearl Street Brewery and Grill in downtown Buffalo. The food was great and the DJ kept the dance floor full. We had a wonderful time. It just went by so fast. 

We then went to Montreal for our Honeymoon. The city was beautiful and I loved it. We went to the Basilica, the river front, Old Montreal, we went shopping, and we went on a ghost tour. We took a lot of great pictures. I also stumbled upon a Pop Surreal Art gallery in Old Montreal that had a few paintings by Kathie Olivas. This was exciting because I enjoy her artwork.



So I have been busy, but it is nice to finally not have 50 million things on my mind. I get to focus my attention now back on my artwork.