Sunday, January 30, 2011
Thank You Melissa, you were a very good hostess, your new place is very nice and comfortable.
We ate and ate and talked about the book a bit and ate and ate....Yummy !! All Italian , every ones favorite... Congrats go out to J. and J. that's wonderful news!!!
I got home at 5:30 to find a girl standing down by the pond, I drove down toward her and she turned to walk away but was on the phone with someone, and as I parked there to watch her go , her friend came strolling out of the little log cabin .I ask what they were doing and he answered he was checking it out, and by the way could he have the old bottle he found in there? I answered did you see the no trespassing sign and he said yes he had and he was sorry, then he turned and walked away ,getting on the phone to his girlfriend, as I sat and watched them go!!!
Note to self, Time for a new lock on the log cabin door!!!!
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Is it any surprise to anyone that I awoke today with the first migraine of the new year?? certainly no surprise to me, Stress Much??
Today is our book club meeting and I am bring the soup, We shall see how that goes over. It is being held at Melissa's new condo [that took her over six months to get,] but she is finally in,and I am taking her the two dog paintings as a house warming gift ,so that should make up for the soup...
I sure hope everyone has a great Saturday... Happy Gasparilla to all... now on with this beautiful day!!!
Friday, January 28, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
The teacher of the evening ask me to teach her Friday night class this week, so I had to go yesterday A. M. to do a pre- paint, so while I was there I ended up doing two paintings at once...while a morning class was being taught...
In my usual style, I was using the thumbnail picture as my guide, not realizing that there was an 8x10 on the back I could have been using..so they both turned out fairly well considering ....They are going to both be three hour classes and I was able to finish both in three hours and ten minutes, I was pleased.. These are all done in an Impressionistic style and me being a realistic painter, it is going to loosen me up but good... another one of life's lessons I am getting to learn. I am so looking forward to teaching my first class,(getting that over with.)
I made my self sick I was so worked up before the night began Tuesday, so I got that over with and won't have to be so nervous tomorrow, Right??? I guess we shall see!!!
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
It is cloudy now, but a mild 64 and we are expecting a storm at about the start of class time tonight.. Oh Well ,we will have fun no matter what!!!
I worked on The two dog paintings before I went to Mom's yesterday and when I got home I worked on the sketches from the sketch crawl... Now I'm off to coat the paintings and get this day rolling!
Hope yours is a good one!
Sunday, January 23, 2011
I have learned so much from Urban Sketchers web sight and from doing all my drawing on location ,as they do. Who knew it could be so much fun cramped in a car, trying to get just the right angle and putting pencil to paper no matter what else is going on around you... WOW!!! If your not already doing it, you don't know what your missing, go for it.. It makes you be a part of this life not just drifting through it..
It makes you SEE WHAT YOUR LOOKING AT !!!! CHECK OUT URBAN SKETCHERS.ORG
Friday, January 21, 2011
I want to say Thank You to all who are reading my blog, I am really having fun with it and am very surprised how easy it has been to get into it...Thank you Pattie for the link you added to your new blog for mine..Hey Taylor, Congrates, I am so happy for you and Caleb....
Its raining this a.m. and 63 but the rain is bring the cold back...
I am headed in to work on the second dog painting in this family of dogs and then later its off to the eye doctor for pressure checks... bye for now!!!!
Thursday, January 20, 2011
We had the most beautiful day yesterday, 77 degrees, sunny, light breeze.. Wy and I worked out in the yard some, enjoying the small break from our winter season.. tomorrow its back down in the thirties again...Brrr!!
Very bizarre scene here yesterday afternoon, Wy walked out to the greenhouse and there hanging above his head in a tree branch were the bones and skin of a dead opossum. All we can figure is the buzzards we saw in the trees yesterday must have dropped the remains and they got stuck on the way down.. never a dull moment around here it seems!!!
Saturday is the 30th sketch crawl with Urban Sketchers and I am so looking forward to it. Teresa and I are going to make a day of it. It is also her birthday so we are going to lunch too! It will be cool, temperature wise, and loads of fun! Yay! I missed the one in November so this will be a treat.
Monday, January 17, 2011
The thunder is booming and the rain is pouring down today already ,supposed to do this all day and evening . I guess I will get my sketch book out to amuse myself indoors.. Most people have the day off, but it doesn't look like a good day for parades here...I can suggest reading and watching movies snuggled in P.J.s .. I am looking on the bright side as usual, we really need this heavy rain here...so no complaints from me.. Picture in my p.j.s for Halloween 2009 look'in good!!!! smile!!!!!
Friday, January 14, 2011
We certainly had a bit of excitement at our house yesterday afternoon, while I was getting ready to go to the painting class. We heard sirens going by, but when they stopped out front ,I went to look out our bathroom window to see why they stopped so suddenly, I saw flames in our yard and the Firemen were there putting out the fire... Thank You, Thank You!!!! Thank You also to whomever it was who called for us. We had no idea ,and so are very grateful for that help...
I had so much fun at the class last night, it was great. There were 35 people to take the class, a full house, and it made for a lot of fun. I pretty much forgot about the fire for the whole time I was there..Tobey did a great job teaching the class and I am excited to have gotten to watch and learn from her. She was able to have two assistants to help for such a big class and everything went very smoothly.
Tonight at Skippers Smoke House is Marcia Ball and we are planning to attend , so on with the fun...
Thursday, January 13, 2011
This is my first sketch for the sketch book challenge January, "Highly Prized' . The title is "Every Stitch By Hand" . My mom made everyone of these soft sculptured dolls and many more. Here is Popeye Olive Oil and Sweet Pea, Little Lulu, Mary Poppins, Betty Boop, Snuffy Smith and Wheezy, plus more that she designed herself.. These are all highly prized by me!!! The sketch was done in a moleskin sketchbook with prisma color pencils. Mom is 84 now and still sewing every stitch by hand.. I am so proud of her!!! I am so grateful that she passed her creativity on to me, Thank You , Thank You!!
I am heading for Painting with a Twist Tampa tonight for their preview night class and I am very excited to get to partake in this evenings festivities! It opens today at the corner of Macdill and Bay to Bay from noon to four, come see what it's all about Y'all. Bye for now.....
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
I had a great time last night , being a part of a whole new concept in painting classes. Thank you! Thank you! I got to do what I love to do and to see how the whole process works.I think everyone at the class had at least as much fun as I did ,and at the end of the evening a nice sense of accomplishment as well as a finished painting. I am hoping to be included in this company's list of artists at some point ,as they are opening a store in Tampa and I have applied for a position there.(wouldn't it be lovely). Anyway keep positive thoughts for me in this pursuit. Please...