Summer Daze into a Fall Haze


End of Summer
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Wow! What a whirlwind these last few months have been!!  It is hard to believe the summer is over, school has started back up and the fun of the Autumn months is upon us.  Not the heat of course; it's still a simmering 90+ degrees here in Texas!  But, we have hopes for that first real cool front to come through soon! We've been busy getting back into those all familiar routines and schedules with the beginning of school and all that comes with it.

We had a great summer!  Probably all the more reason it flew by!  The kids and I were kept very busy with drama camp and a month full of swim lessons!  I enjoyed watching my kids become stronger swimmers and more confidant in the water.  They loved being outside and being able to find relief from the heat in the water.

Diving Board Brave

We also made time for a family vacation to the beach and enjoyed some much needed R & R after a busy summer of my husband traveling with the youth on their annual summer camp and mission trips.  We headed to Galveston and stayed at the amazing historical Hotel Galvez!

In the lobby of the Galvez.

We enjoyed lounging at the pool!

And had fun jumping in the waves!

On the artsy side of things, I've been teaching a lot this summer which is always fun! 

The Painting With a Twist studio where I work.

Also the studio franchise where I work held a company wide art contest for new art to be created for our gallery.  I submitted two paintings that can be taught individually or together as a couples painting.  I used several of my favorite things...trees, words and some of my favorite colors.  I'm hoping it is a painting that people will be excited to come paint at the studios and then hang in their homes!  They are called Faith Trees.

My PWaT submission: Faith Trees 1 and 2
Created by Jennifer Snellings 16"x20", acrylic paint

I'm teaching both of them later this month.  I can't wait to see how everyone's turns out!!

Finally, our big news is that we moved...again!  LOL!  This time thankfully, it was just about 5 minutes away from where we used to live.  We found a larger home directly in the neighborhood where our daughter goes to school!  This home was totally a God thing; He brought all the details together.  I'm especially excited to now have my own studio space, while my hubby will have his own office/man cave space!  No more cramped sharing!  Not that I don't love working in the same room, it will just be nice to have the extra space!!  So, we've been unpacking and settling into our new place.  We really love it!  I'll show you a little peak of my new studio space soon!!
Well, I'm so excited that Autumn is finally here and I'm looking forward to the fun fall happenings that come with the weather changing, visiting the pumpkin patch, sipping warm cider and cozy homemade soup nights.  It makes me want to do some fall creating as well!!  Maybe some autumn trees with all the beautiful colors are in order!

Pumpkin in leaves
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Happy creating,