Sunday, June 12, 2011

My Sister Told Me to Post Something

I've been inspired by a couple of things this weekend.  The first is that Jim is taking a rendering and illustration class and he's going to draw every day.  The second is the four artists going on holiday together in Provence and blogging about it. http://paintingprovence.blogspot.com/  What fun!

Today I pulled out the watercolors and started a painting of one of my African violets.  I also took photos of the art that is hanging in our living room, so I could show you how things look since we did all that work in the living room.  However, there is a great big honkin' flash mark in the middle of each photo and I don't know how to shut off the flash on Jim's camera, so...  I'll not post any photos today:)

We're going to have our granddaughter stay with us a few days while her dad is in Houston at the end of the month.  I'm going to get some of that jumbo sidewalk chalk and a long jump rope.  I have to brush up on my jump rope chants.  I can remember two.  Jim says he'll jump rope with us.  He knows a chant I've never heard of.

Well, it's time to do some lesson plans.

14 comments:

padmaja said...

Look forward to your work to be posted soon! I checked out the link you provided and it is truly inspiring, like minded people getting together to do a task is always so much of fun and a learning experience as well!

Candy said...

I'm glad you checked out that link, Padmaja. I know those women are going to have a blast and we'll get to see a lot of beautiful artwork even if we can't be there.

AutumnLeaves said...

You are so busy, Candy! I think if I jumped rope, I'd be sore for a week! (Not that I couldn't use the exercise, mind you.) Glad your husband is taking that class and I'm hoping you are inspired too!

Anonymous said...

What? No hula hoop? You definitely need to get some hula hoops, too.

Jimmm said...

It is a very POWERFUL camera....

Pat said...

Looking forward to seeing your photos!
Provence looked lovely - those sketchbooks will be treasured xx

Anonymous said...

Down by the river, down by the sea,
Johnny broke a bottle and blamed it on me,
I told Ma, Ma told Pa,
Johnny got a spanking so ha, ha, ha,
How many spankings did Johnny get?
1,2,3,4...

Mermaid's Palette said...

Have fun jumping rope and maybe drawing a hopscotch out on the sidewalk with the big chalk!

Candy said...

Sherry, you're the busy one! It's getting hot here now, so if we can't get our little one going early enough to beat the heat, Grandma will want to go to a nice, cool movie theater:)

Gammies, thank you for the suggestion and for remembering "Down By the River".

Jimmm, I agree it is a very POWERFUL camera, so maybe you'll be my photographer:)

Pat, isn't it cool what those artists are doing?

Candy said...

Hopscotch! Great idea, Sheryl! It's going to be like being a kid again. My sister and I were trying to remember the rules for 4 Square. I may have to Google it. At least I can remember how to play hopscotch:)

Cobalt Violet said...

Hope you post your violets!
Things were crazy and I am starting to get around more and get organized.

Hope you are doing great! I will check out the Provence artists! :)

Tracey said...

Hi Candy,
Thanks for stopping by and asking where i've been....guess i just dont have much to blog about. I hope you had fun with your grandaughter :)
Tracey

Tracey said...

Hi Candy,
Thanks for stopping by my blog....I don't know why I haven't been posting...nothing to post about I guess.
I hope you had fun with your granddaughter!!
Tracey

Katherine Thomas said...

You must be having a very busy fun-filled summer! Can't wait to hear about it soon!