Thursday, November 22, 2018

My Latest Christmas Card & Georgie

This is my latest Christmas card.  I'm going to make a few more - just simple ink drawings with a splash of Christmas color.





This is Georgie today.  He's resting on my left foot😊😊😊.

Happy Thanksgiving!

This morning Jim and I took Georgie for a walk.  It was sweatshirt weather - cool but not cold.  It was raining softly.  While we walked, we talked about how small things can make memories that last a lifetime.  About 6 years ago, we went to see Barbara Cook at the Cabaret Jazz Room at the Smith Center.  We sat at table 13.  There was another couple seated at the table - Charlotte and Walt.  They were an absolute delight.  They told us about how Walt had worked on the prototype of the Chevrolet Corvette, which was top secret at the time.  The guys took it out for a test drive and got chased by the police, pulled in to the building they worked in and took the Corvette up in the elevator and kept it hidden.  They told other stories.  I wish I could tell the stories as well as they did.  We all loved Barbara Cook.  We ended the evening by making a pact that if she ever came back to Cabaret Jazz, we would get tickets for table 13 and sit together again. 

I am grateful for the opportunities that I've had in my life - finding friends in the most surprising places like Cabaret Jazz, the Internet, the classroom both as a teacher and as a student and at various jobs I've had.  I love my family and friends.  Life is so sweet.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 12, 2018

Another Mystery Solved!

Two artists worked on the building I told you guys about.  The big beautiful art project is completed and signed.  We took these pictures today.  The artists are Mallory Dawn and Holly Rae Vaughn.


I LOVE this!

Saturday, November 10, 2018

The Mystery Artist

 We solved the mystery.  The artist making big art on the building near our home is Mallory Dawn.  The building has been painted white, making a canvas for her to spray paint her wonderful work on.  We got some more photos and one of these is an action shot of her in the man lift.  You can barely see her baseball cap, but she's there:)






Here is a link to an article about her.

http://vegasseven.com/2017/09/12/artist-mallory-dawn-unlocks-creativity-cosmopolitan/

We are going to stop by tomorrow to take more pictures.  She has been making progress.  She has someone assisting her.  We saw another artist working on the leaves on the side of the building.  What fun!

Making Christmas Cards!

It may seem early to get started, but this is going to take a little time.  I'm making Christmas cards.  I have some watercolor cards, but the paper is light so I'm making 2 kinds of cards.  I'm doing small watercolors on 140 lb paper and gluing them on the cards.  I'm also doing simple line drawings with a splash of Christmas color directly on the cards.  Here are the ones I've finished so far.








Sunday, November 4, 2018

Big, Beautiful Art!

Jim and I went to the grocery store yesterday.  We noticed that across the street, someone was painting big art on a building.  I don't know who is responsible for the art, but I'm going to investigate further.  I LOVE this!  It's only about a mile away from our house.  I can't wait to see it when it's finished.  Jim took these photos.



Saturday, October 20, 2018

The Cactus Garden and Flowers

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend!  The weather here is perfect right now.  I went out to the Ethel M Chocolate Factory cactus garden the other day.  I got there around 8:30 a.m.  I had almost the entire place to myself.  It was fabulous.






  I painted these flowers to use on cards.  They're watercolor on 7-1/2" x 11" Arches 140 lb cold press paper


Barbra Joan, just as I settled down to make this post, I heard this from downstairs, "No, Georgie.  I said no.  Go find Mommy."😊😊😊