Carol & her husband are serving a mission for our church in the Philippinnes! They've been there almost 2 years now and will come home in July, 2010. She's been able to send us some little paintings she's done while being so far away...she's been without her studio and favorite paints & supplies and we can't wait for her to come home and paint the amazing things she's experienced while in another country! She and my Dad lived on the Oregon coast for many years and the paintings above are of my kids at the beach or of Haystack Rock...all scenes from our visits to the beautiful North Coast! The very first painting is something she sketched & painted that will be going into a children's book my hubby is writing! Her paintings hang throughout my home and many, many others as her artwork was displayed in many galleries in Oregon...she's received awards and acknowledgements for her paintings and I think she's just amazing! Love you Mom!