Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

What's up for the New Year? More art!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Christmas dogs in 2010...

The winner for posing is Dudley!
Christmas treats and red ties.

I some how managed to get all four still at one time. Thank you for digital cameras. Great fun was had by all.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Brian Vaderrrr...

It is so much fun to find long forgotten slides when they are your children! Brian was a sweet tempered little boy! Still is.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Rural Road washes out in the later 70's...

Grandma and Grandpa Gill take in the hundred year Salt River flood.

Friday, June 18, 2010

It's Davy...

When I did a picture album for my family I had a back page just for him. I've been spending a lot of time in the past lately! I was ten when I got my first camera and was the main picture taker of our family till I got married. I loved "The Monkees" yes I did. I was digging into a box at an estate sale looking for misc. ephemera and found a card, I couldn't believe my eyes at what I saw. I recovered 52 pick up style the whole deck. What a find. I don't think I had these when I was 12, but they look so familiar, probably because I had every picture of the Monkees on my walls! I have shown a few more cards on my other blog, come see.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

He was beautiful...

Rest in peace Elliott, I still see you sometimes from the corner of my eye. I know he still follows me.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

My 50th Birthday present from my mom.

Aunt Jerine's tinted photo. My mom's dad's sister.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Joined Face Book.

I'm finally joining the 21st century. This is the picture of myself that I used.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Sweet Girl Charlie...

Since Elliott has passed this one has been out and about more than usual. I don't think she is as timid because the big bad attack cat is gone. She is now 17! Born on a farm and with no tail. She is the softest cat you'll ever feel.

Monday, August 10, 2009

1971 Brian and Sandy in Scottsdale...

Can you believe I made both of our shirts! That is back when I enjoyed sewing more than art. I could never find cute cloths for Brian that weren't outrageously priced so I whipped them up. I am surprised I picked the print for my shirt, it is nothing I would remember being attracted to but there it is and I do remember sewing it. The cat is Sherry my sisters cat-dad's cat. Brian was the cutest child ever! He's pretty cute now too!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Me and...

Summer of 1966. Me on the right with by best friend Donna Toth at her house. Funny what 12 looks like, if you make picture larger I look quite a bit like my son.

My cousin Carol on right with me in 1987. I had just been down in Mexico for my birthday. This is in my mom's backyard at the Point.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Granddaughter shots in Prescott...

Alexis likes rocks!
One of my favorite shots.

She would like to keep every rock she can carry. ;> XXOOXX

Monday, July 13, 2009

Backyard rain in Prescott...

On one of my visits to my parents home I captured the beauty of the rain on rocks. Hope you enjoy.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4TH of July!

My brother and I and our children in front of us.
1980's in Michigan in Pavlichs' back yard.
This is the age where Brian and Amy constantly teased each other to the point of some one getting mad. Usually me, but there seemed to be no winners. Oh the days, me stopping the car to gain control of the situation, I had to pull into the nearest parking lot, my mother in front passenger seat suggesting we go in to the "Establishment". I looked up and noticed it was the psych unit at Scottsdale Osborn Hospital. What a laugh and for years later too. I wouldn't change a moment! Thanks for the memories!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Michigan Apple Orchard in November.

Me and my sister in first snow camouflage. I am laughing at my 11 year old self with the bangs and knee socks! Mr. Lee putting up with a stick in his mouth and snow on his head. My brother up the apple tree to get the shot. At one time I must have tinted the jackets by hand. What a gray and white scene. About 1965-66?

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Grandparents Beamish in middle...

Grandpa's sisters on either side. Elsie on left has the same birthday as me. I have her middle name. She had polio and this is one of the rare photo's that has her with out braces, cart or wheel chair or walker. They are at a beach in Michigan. I wish I knew which one. I'd guess Burt Lake but boy the trees are not what I remember. Probably second generation after heavy logging in this upper area of the state. It makes me home sick.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Happy Early Birthday Dad...

Yet another picture of my dad standing by a tree, by a pond. I think all his life he has been recreating this moment. Maybe it is the best moment of his life, standing and ready to tackle the world. He has built 3 ponds since at various homes. I love this picture! Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Brian's Birthday week!

This week is Brian's Birthday! This was about 20 or more years ago. It may be the only one with his braces on. It is most likely the last school picture he stood for. My Brian is a free thinker and usually didn't do things just cause you were supposed to. He now does this more than he did back then, funny how having your own child will do this. Any way this is just before he started growing the Mohawk. Get the picture! He was a tow head just up till this year when hormones started darkening his hair. Happy birthday!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Great Aunt Lucille Photo Booth Picture...

My dad's sister, my Aunt Sharon gave me this metal framed picture of my Grandma Gill's sister Lucille. If I saw her on the street I would have known she was in the family. I just love the frames that were used for these little photos. I would love to have one of all my family members!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom!

This is a picture of you in the later 40's. I love the outfit. I wondered why I always liked moccasins? Maybe you got them in Indian River? Anyway have a great birthday!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Niece Amy...

This is the picture I've been looking through albulms to find. I would like to paint it soon. She had just spent a few weeks with us for summer swimming among other outtings. So glad to have the memories and finally finding the photo!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Grandma Beamish.

This is my mom's mom. I loved going up north to see her. She is in Florida where she spent her later winters. This picture here is axactly how I remember her in my mind.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Annette at School.

Dig these outfits! That's mom far left, with her saddle shoes.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Mom with Ruby.

This is 3 years ago when I knitted over 100 of these scarves. They look so cute in the matching colors!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Lush Florida...

My first visit to Florida since I was a kid. 2006

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Summer vacation gift from my sister.

Here is my sister in Santa Monica, Ca. where she took me for my birthday. Doesn't she look great?
We had a lot of fun at Venice Beach. We saw some body builders and found a cool book store. It was a great vacation, thanks again! She looks great for 40! hehe (50).

Friday, January 2, 2009

There were a lot of Gill Brothers!

My Great Grandparents Olive and Lloyd Gill. My Grandfather on right upper with all his brothers. Right to left upper Gerald, Bill,Rich, Lynne, and Claude.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Patty and I love black and tan dogs?

This was Thanksgiving 2008 in Prescott. People left to right
Patty, Jack, and Lauren.
Dogs-L to R- Duddly, Scout, and my Ruby!

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

My mom, this is where the Blondie's at childhood began.
Alexis looks like Brian did at this age in this shot.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A Pre-Chrismas visit get together.

Almost everyone smiling. Brian and Celeste on the left and Frank and Leslie on right.
We all met at the Spaghetti Company down town. A tradition since Brian was a child.
Alexis on bottom had a good time, really!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Alexis Age 5

My only granddaughter. Her favorite color? Can you tell?