Friday, November 09, 2012

My blog has moved....

With all that I have going on...just to try to stay afloat...I no longer have time to update this blog.
I want to keep it has so many things I don't want to 'forget'....
but I will not be updating it you can probably tell.

You can find me now at Another Painting Blog...on blogger.

Friday, October 14, 2011

A New Arrival

I've got a new grandbaby...
Oliver Aurelius was born
September 12, 2011.

He is such a sweetie...and guess what....
I will be watching him 4 days each week beginning
November 2nd.
It's necessary for his parents to both work..
and daycare for newborns is
just too expensive.

Jaime will be helping me out...
our biggest problem is that my puppy, Skittles, is
a little 'jealous'.
So..I'll need some help breaking her of that.

Friday, July 22, 2011

It's Been Almost A Year

It's been almost a year since my last post.
Suffice it to say that in the course of my daily life
I've been busy enough that I tend to forget some things.

Anyway....I thought it would be nice if I updated
this blog with some 'news' from the artists.

I've recently moved to a new house...still renting...but
house is smaller...more manageable and cheaper.
I got a little companion...Skittles...a Maltese/ Yorkshire Terrier Mix...
and I love her soooo much.

Patrick is in his Senior Year at the University of Nebraska.
He's so busy with classes and theatre that he hasn't
had time to paint much...certainly not anything
that he would be able to offer for sale.
I put the last of his paintings on my site
and they were snapped up pretty quickly.

Jaime is still busy painting pretty much everyday.
She's built quite a following and does quite a few
custom paintings every month.
She's partnered up with Mike to share the workload of
their Etsy Shop and they're doing a brisk little business there.

I've put up a free little ZOA Group website for anyone
who is interested in our whereabouts, since leaving eBay.
We've even had comments on our You Tube videos, inquiring
where we can now be found, so I thought it might help.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Some Art From the 'Group'

"He Loves Me..He Loves Me Not"
From the 'Heartache and Poetry' Series by
Jaime Zatloukal Best.

'What?' Mike Best

'All in the Moment' by
Charlene Murray Zatloukal

Thursday, July 01, 2010

The Joy of Real Estate

I know this doesn't pertain to the ZOA Group in particular...but it does pertain to family and I thought it worthy enough to devote this month's post to my brother-in-law, Jerry.
For as long as I can remember, Jerry has wanted to write a book...well, now he has.
Also, for as long as I've known him...he has mostly been in real estate. seemed fitting that his first published book be about...The Joy of Real Estate.

I am very proud of him.

I'm not quite done reading the book...but almost.

My family is going to Iowa over the week-end of the fourth of July to spend the week-end at Jerry and Jan's...for a wonderful family get together. We did it last year and it was we're all excited about the trip this year. Now we'll all have something else to catch up on.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Patrick E. Zatloukal - We Miss You So!

Patrick E Zatloukal
November 6, 1946 - June 18,2006

Loving husband, wonderful father, excellent grandfather.
Great brother, son, and friend.

Gone from this earth...but never forgotten.

Friday, May 14, 2010

News from the 'Group'

The piece in the bottom left corner is one of mine.
It made Etsy's Front Page on Mother's Day...from 8 pm to 9 pm. Apparently a very 'good' time to appear on the Front Page.
While it didn't translate into a lot of sure translated into a lot of folks who made that piece, as well as my Shop, one of their favorites.
That was the first time for me in that particular time slot...and I was quite impressed with all the attention. A nice little 'Mother's Day' present if you will.