Friday, July 4, 2008

Christmas in July!

Happy 4th of July Friends! What are you doing today? BBQ? Fireworks? We are heading over to my sisters for a little cook-out and I'm bringing stuff to make peanutbutter smores that you make on the grill, mmmmmm. I found the easy recipe here.

We spent yesterday at the Philadelphia Zoo. Did you know that the Philadelphia Zoo is America's first zoo? They have some really amazing old buildings there. I've been in love with the elephant house since I was a little girl. The next time I go, I'll take some pictures of the old structures for you to see. Between childhood and art school visits I've probably been to this zoo over 50 times and yesterday was the first time I ever saw an elephant swim! It was the most awesome thing ever! She was spraying water all over and making that wonderful elephant noise. I was thrilled but the boys kept begging to move on. You know kids, they don't appreciate how amazing it is that they are standing on the other side of a mere two inches of glass from three tigers that would love to eat them:)

Going home we drove through the city.....oops! I forgot that it was 4th of July weekend.....what other city would you go to to celebrate Independence Day than the home of the Declaration of Independence? Duh! It took us a half hour to travel 6 blocks, eeek.

Does this make you feel like Christmas? I didn't think so but here is my latest painting, available in my Etsy shop now.

I hope you all have a wonderful day and don't forget to make a comment for my give away below. I'll do the drawing tonight.....good luck!


Kim H. said...

I love the photos for the elephant. They are just amazing creatures! I do not think I have ever seen one swim either!

Love your Christmas painting. She is adorable!

Hope you have a wonderful 4th of July! God Bless the USA!

Sandy Mastroni said...

I love seeing this painting enlarged . I clicked on it to see all the detail . It's great

and I went to glitter and grunge
It looks SO good !

Happy 4th of July
and yes
God bless America !

rachel said...

Hello! I would like to win your giveaway! Thanks and have a nice 4th!

Dogpatch Primitives said...

your etsy painting is wonderful!

I loved seeing the pics of the elephants, they are truly amazing creatures, and your photos of them w/ their beautiful surroundings makes me want to travel to the Philly Zoo!
Thank you for sharing!


Heather said...

LOVE this new painting! Its so adorable and whimsical! Lovely :)

Trevlyn said...

What a happy elephant! Super cute painting! I especially love her hat and muff! Enjoy your rain for me! ;)