Saturday, March 15, 2008


Hi. Welcome to my blog and thank you for coming to visit me. I am looking forward to getting to know you.
(Scroll down for later additions. See a picture of the porcelain egg (#33) given by KarenW )
My name is Dixie. I have been married for 48 years. My husband Charles spent 22 1/2 years in the US Navy. And then he worked the next 17 years for Tennessee Valley Authority. That brought us to Alabama where we have been since 1984 - the longest we have ever lived in one place.
My main hobby is china painting. I have been blessed to be able to take seminars from a wide variety of wonderful teachers.
I never dreamed that I could paint portraits. Here is the first one I painted om 2006. I named her Elaine as that is my teacher's name for that portrait plus the middle name for me. our daughter, and her daughter.

This is going to be an exciting week. Enjoy the party!


JanMary said...

Have a lovely Blog Party. Hope you can maybe drop in and say "Hi".

I am giving away a digi-scrap gift voucher, and also have a St Patricks Day giveaway coming soon too.

Love your egg painting - you have such a talent for it.

susan said...

You know, I was raised as a Navy Brat, but I spent my entire childhood in San Diego. People always complained that they moved around so much...I just felt really left out!

I love you artwork...those eggs are amazing!

it's me, Val said...

Gorgeous paintings! Happy partying!

IL Social Worker said...

What an amazing skill to have! Years ago I had a friend who was a ceramist and I used to love to just sit and watch her work in her studio. Happy blog party!

Rebecca said...

You do beautiful work!

Congratulations on 48 years married! Quite an accomplishment.

Blessings to you and your family!!

Happy blog party!

Nise' said...

It is so cool that you have three generations that blog. I love your egg!! Beautiful

Nadine said...

Your work is absolutely beautiful. I came by from the party. You are a talented woman. I often visit your daughter's blog Karen.

Have fun at the party.

bleeding espresso said...

Wow, what gorgeous work! I look forward to looking around your site and seeing more of your creations :)

Come visit my party in sunny southern Italy when you get a chance:

Bleeding Espresso

Natalie said...

Good job on the painting! :)

Quirky is a Compliment said...

Hey! I'm looking at the TVA towers in Knoxville right now! I can see them out of my window. Small world huh? I love your work! So talented. You really have a gift.


Terri H said...

Your artwork is lovely. I'd like to see what else you do.

Have fun!

EclecticGypsy said...

thanks for the party. Your work is beautiful. if you get the chance, come over and party with me. Brenda

Natalie said...

nice to meet you! your painting is very good. the only mediums used at my house these days are water colors and finger paints! :-) stop by if you get a chance.

Debz said...

Great post! Hope your enjoying the party! I’ve been meeting tons of new people! Hope to try to visit at least half of them before Friday! You never know when you may meet a forever friend. Pop by for a visit if you get a chance! Enjoy your day!

Judy Thomas said...

Happy Party and what a beautiful plate you painted. I've never done any painting, but love watching others.

I'm so glad you dropped by and I'm very glad I've gotten to meet you.

I'll be back :-)

judy said...

Wow you are talented. Just beautiful. judyb

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Scrapping Servant said...

Hello, nice to meet you. Welcome to the party, even though we are coming to the end. You are a very good painter... I wish that was one of my creative strengths... for now I only Scrapbook... Hopefully I will see you again soon.