Sunday, June 29, 2008

Third in the Series

Here is the third painting in the series that I have been working on. Still trying to get that abstract face to not look too scary...

Little Cloister - Westminster Abbey

This picture is from my Europe trip in 2005 with the kids. It is of a garden in the back of Westminster Abbey. It is called the Little Cloister and is built on the site of the monastery there. I thought it was so peaceful there amongst the noise of London. It is nice to look at the photo when it is so dang hot here in AZ.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Happy Birthday Dad!

I do have a lot of friends and family born in June. One more picture of Dad (and Mom) taken in Prescott. Have a great day, Dad!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

New Art Project

My sister and I have been experimenting with acrylics. Here are my first two canvases. I think the scans change the texture a bit though.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Celebrating the Solstice... or California Dreaming

In lieu of doing 108 sun salutations with other over enthusiastic yogis today, I will focus my intentions on thinking cooling thoughts. I'm out to water my poor plants while day dreaming about the beach. Here is a picture I took in San Diego a couple of years ago. To all my Zonie friends... keep cool!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

More June Birthdays

I love Geminis - I went out to lunch recently to help celebrate June Birthday girls Cindy and Liz. We went to a great new restaurant (at least it was new to me) - Humblepie. It is at the Hilton Village on Scottsdale road. They serve delicious gourmet salads and pizza. We had the Pistachio pizza - it was great! From left: Ames, Cindy, Me, Carol, Kelley and Liz.
I also want to say Happy Birthday to Karin today! (We will also have to go to lunch when you get back from San Diego.)

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day out there to all the Dads I know.

Here are a few pictures of my Dad - you are the best!!!! Photos: 1. Dad at Glacier Park, 2, Dad in Prescott with Lauren in 1988, 3. Four generations of Gill Fathers (dad is the little guy), 4. Dad up at Burt Lake, Michigan and 5. The only time I've seen Dad on a horse!
Love ya, Dad- Patty

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Hello, sun in my face.

Hello, you who made the morning

and spread it over the fields

and into the faces of the tulips

and the nodding morning glories, and into the windows of,

even, the miserable and the crotchety – best preacher that ever was,

dear star, that just happens

to be where you are in the universe

to keep us from ever-darkness, to ease us with warm touching,

to hold us in the great hands of light –

good morning, good morning, good morning.

Watch, now, how I start the day

in happiness, in kindness.

by Mary Oliver

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Happy Birthday Sandy

I want to say Happy Birthday to my sister Sandy.

(Don't worry, I won't say how old you are. Just be sure to do something fun today. Love ya - Patty)

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Happy Birthday Brian!

I made it before midnight. Here are some old photos of my wonderful nephew Brian. He is all grown up now with a little one of his own! Happy Birthday Brian!

Great Lots in Prescott!

If you know of someone who is interested in buying a lot to build a house in Prescott, my dad has the best lots available. Here is an aerial photo of the properties and some photos I took of the lots when I was there in May. They are all an acre or more and have terrific views. My photos don't do it justice. Here is the North Forty web site for more info: