Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving All!

Very Grateful today for my husband and my kids.
Happy that I saw my sister Amy yesterday.
Glad I went to bed early after an hour on the phone with a friend.

The last month of both of us job searching has been exhausting and fun and frustrating and rewarding all at the same time. Now its time to pray about our priorities and, again, what is best for our family. Please say a little prayer of thanksgiving that we actually have a choice when so many are looking at a bleak holiday season.

Still praying and thinking over here.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Where to see my Mom's other art!

Dorene invites you to visit
VALLEY HANDS Where Artists & Gifts Collide
We have an appealing selection of one-of-a-kind items handcrafted by local artists –
many of which are Cursillistas!

Diane Daigle – handpainted ornaments and watercolors
Terri Mariani, Barb Griffin, Kathy Tobin – Forget-Me-Not gift baskets
Dianne Murphy – watercolor and oil paintings
Dorene Pennell – floorcloths, Wish Art, note cards and prints
Jan Peters – pottery
Susan Rohm – wall and table vases using recycled materials
Roma Wilk – handpainted clothing and portraits
And many more . . .

OPEN Thursdays and Saturdays 12noon – 6pm
and 2nd Friday of Each Month 4-8pm for Meet the Artist Event
Chat with the artists, pull up a chair and Watch Art Develop

Mark your calendars! Artist demonstrations:
Friday, Nov. 13 – Mimi Lempart from Florence, Jasmine Thomas from Springfield and Ramiro Davero-Comas
Friday, Dec. 11 – Lisa Benson from Northampton, Susan Rohm from West Springfield and Shelly Dziubek from Amherst
Thank you for your support, Dorene
Where Artists & Gifts Collide
342 Pleasant Street ~ Northampton ~ Park right out front
Exit 18 off I-91, head toward Northampton Center, we’re on the right just past Memory Lane Antiques
and before Keller Williams Realty. Look for orange awning.