Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I'M FOR SALE!!!!!! ON ETSY!!!! I can't believe I actually did it, now hopefully I won't be completely disappointed by no bites, I'm looking forward to adding blocks though I have beautiful set I finished at home that just simply says imagine so we'll see what happens! Check me out on Etsy my username: AContemporaryWorld.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

another new painting, and this one is for sale! I'm going to submit this painting as well as another one I'm working on to a place called art is art down on Henderson off 75. I'm really excited and can't wait to sale my first painting! I'll keep you posted.

Friday, January 16, 2009

LOOK! I've been painting! I've found a new love and could spend almost every minute of every day painting. Here's a couple of recent creations they are unnamed at the moment but I'd like to take suggestions for names so if you have an idea when you view the painting leave me a comment!

Also, check out the blog entry below I've created a couple of online portfolios using blogspot, so if you've ever wondered what my work looks like check them out!

To view the paintings larger just click on the pic...

Hey guys, check out my new portfolio blog if you have a minute: Rachel Maples : Design Portfolio

also I just created a Freelance Portfolio if you have two minutes check them both out

Sunday, January 11, 2009

This past week Matt and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary....We've spent the week thinking about all the wonderful, horrible, weird and wonderful things that have happened over the last 10 years. Here's a few things we've learned.

1. Life is never what we expect it to be, and that's okay.

2. Love can withstand the craziest of storms.

3. Children freaking change everything!

4. We're never quite prepared for the next phase.

5. Contentment is not in our vocabulary.

6. Friends will come and go but we have each other and that's all we really need.

and most important.

7. We love each other and always will.

We also spent a good part of the last week living it up. Celebrations started Wednesday evening with a yummy dinner, Sprinkles cupcakes and then hours spent sipping wine at a wonderful wine bar (Vino100) and talking about what the next 10 years might bring and what we'd like the next 10 years to bring. Then Friday my parents cooked dinner for us (really sweet) and Matt surprised us with Sprinkles cupcakes and we had cupcakes & champagne for dessert. Then to cap it all off, Saturday Matt's mom kindly took Dealey off our hands and we spent and evening in Ft. Worth eating amazing Italian food, drinking wine & cocktails and laughing our butts off while watching one of our favorite comedy troops Four Day Weekend. But really the sweetest part of the whole week was Matt's surprise of a night at the Worthington in Downtown Ft. Worth. What made it so special? It's where we spent our wedding night 10 years ago. It was an amazing week spent with an amazing man, my hero, my love, my Matt.

Here's a few pics, us in the hotel room before we went out & me getting a little goofy after a few glasses of wine and cocktails at the comedy club :o)