Saturday, October 28, 2017

This May Not Have Anything to Do With My Art, But I Love This Band!

I love this group.  I love this video.  I love this song.  These guys play many different instruments.  They're absolutely delightful.  They are talented, comical and creative.  They do covers and they also do their own music.  Check this out.  I promise it will brighten your day!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJCvwslfIYI

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Happy Halloween!

Jim and I painted the front windows together.  There was a lot of laughter and quite a few neighbors drove by and joked around with us.  A very nice Saturday morning!


Sunday, October 15, 2017

Big Art for School!

5'6" x 9' acrylic on canvas



Saturday, September 30, 2017

Happy September!

I hope everyone had a fabulous September!  I haven't been painting.  I have made some cards from paintings that I did in the past and that's about it for art.  However, I have plans for 2 new projects.  A friend of mine just got back from a trip to Denmark, Sweden and Norway.  She said I could use one of her photos as a reference for a painting.  I'm also going to do BIG ART for Halloween:)  I'm going to paint our front window.  I had so much fun last year for Christmas that I decided to do some more.

The weather here has been perfect.  I love this time of year, except it makes me a little sad as the days get shorter.  I perk right up again on December 21 because I know they'll be getting longer and I can tell the difference by even a few minutes. 

I've been stopping by some blogs and I see that you have all been busy with art.  That inspires me.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

My Afternoon Visitor

When I got home from school today, I turned on the kitchen faucet.  Out of the corner of my eye, I saw something scrambling in the sink.  I was thinking, “Please don’t be one of those giant water bugs.”  It was a teeny, tiny lizard!  Now, in the olden days, I caught frogs, crickets, lady bugs, turtles, etc. with my bare hands and took them to safety.  I actually did bare-handed rescues into my fortiesJ.  The only things I ever kill with ease are wood ticks and mosquitoes.  I doubted that the lizard was poisonous, but my knowledge of lizards is very limited so I looked around for something I could catch him in to carry him outside.  Let me tell you that it is very difficult to catch a small lizard because they are fast and I was scared of hurting him.  I finally caught him in a plastic storage container and put him outside.  I hope he does well out there and doesn’t get caught by a bird.  I’m glad Jim wasn’t home because I think he thinks I’m nutsJ.  

I looked online and found a picture that looked like my lizard, except I think mine is a baby.  I think he's a Mediterranean house gecko.

By the way, only 1 more week of summer school and we'll be on vacation for 3 weeks!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

My Stepdaughter's Wall

Remember that my stepdaughter sent 6" x 6" canvasses to friends and relatives to paint?  She is putting them on a wall in her house in Seattle.  I think she has 4 more that will be going up.  Her dad took some pictures while he was visiting this past weekend.  Here is the wall - almost finished.  I think it was a terrific idea.


Some News for Watercolor Painters!

Happy July 4th!

I received an e-mail from Dick Blick that I would like to share with you.  They're having a watercolor challenge during the month of July.  Paint a watercolor, take a picture of it, send it to them and you will be entered in a drawing for some nice art supplies.  You can enter a painting every day if you like.  Here is the link
www.dickblick.com/landing/watercolorchallenge

Have fun!