Tuesday, August 20, 2019


When Georgie wants a better look at something, he stands on his hind legs.  He's not balancing using the leashes.  He's just standing there.  Jim and I both think this is hilarious.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Keep Your Fingers Crossed!

I submitted one of my paintings to Art at Lake Las Vegas.  If it's accepted, it will be on display at Lake Las Vegas Sports Club.  I know this is probably silly, but I have my heart set on being accepted.  The reason is that the reception is on my birthday AND the reception will be followed by a performance of the Henderson Symphony Orchestra on the patio.  The concert attendees get to sit on blankets on the lawn and listen to the music as the sun sets.  Doesn't that sound like a fun birthday celebration?  Of course, I have a Plan B.  If my painting isn't accepted, Jim will take me someplace fancy for my birthday dinner AND there will be plenty of cake!  It's still over a month away, but I'm keeping everything crossed for luck:)

A Sunday Morning Walk with Jim and Georgie

We took Georgie to Mt. Charleston today.  We got started early, took a nice little hike and enjoyed the scenery.  The weather was perfect.  It was about 75 degrees F. 

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Lazy Days of Summer

What to do on a Friday morning in August...  Check out the graffiti along the alleys on either side of Main Street from Oakey to Charleston.

What to do on a Saturday morning in August...Check out the gorgeous sky while walking with Jim and Georgie.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall in Concert!

 Saturday night, Jim and I went to see Herb Alpert and Lani Hall at The Smith Center in the Cabaret Jazz Room.  The show was wonderful.  They had a bass player, pianist and drummer appearing with them.  All of the musicians were excellent.  You could tell they love working together and they were having a good time.  Herb Alpert can still play and Lani Hall still has a great voice.  During the show, there was a screen behind them on which photos of Herb's paintings and sculptures were shown along with some old and new videos.  I love his paintings and I like his sculptures, too.  This show touched my heart.  Lani and Herb have been married for 45 years.  You can see how much they love each other in the way they look at each other.  In addition to being a gifted musician and artist, I think Herb Alpert is a very kind man.  He told a few stories and was an absolute delight.  One thing he said at the end of the show was, "I hope you remember the songs we played tonight - no, you probably won't remember the songs, but remember the feeling."  I believe I will always remember the feeling.Check out his art and let me know what you think.  I read that he says his paintings are jazz.  I agree.


Thursday, May 9, 2019

Hibiscus Completed!

I finished this today.  It's a hibiscus in my mom's garden.  It's on 22"x30" Arches cold press.  I think I'm going to start another floral tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Hibiscus WIP

I'm working on this painting of my mom's hibiscus.  Her roses and other flowers went crazy this year giving me lots of subjects to paint.  This is on 22"x30" Arches cold press paper.  I hope you're having a fabulous Tuesday!