Sunday, September 25, 2016

Old and New

I was over at my Mom's house and I took a picture of a painting I did in 2002.  My mom liked it, framed it and has it hanging in her living room.

I did this one a couple of weeks ago when I was experimenting with aquaboard.  You can lift easily off of it, so that is neat.  If you try to work very wet, the paint just sits there. 
Well, I'm off to do lesson plans and listen to the Packer game.  Happy Sunday!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Clark County Museum

Here are some photos from the Clark County Museum.  We loved it.  We didn't get to see everything, so we're going back.  There are homes that have been relocated and restored, a print shop, a railroad depot and a lot of other neat things.  There is music from the '30s, '40s and 50's  playing in the homes.  It's magical.  It costs only $2.00 for adults and senior citizens can get in for $1.00! 


Thursday, September 1, 2016

A Different Kind of Art

I know I'm dating myself, but...  We went to see Tony Orlando a couple of weeks ago.  It was a wonderful show.  He sang all of his hits that I could think of.  He's high energy.  He shares the spotlight with his wonderful musicians.  He tells interesting stories about his early days in show business and about the other musicians in his show.  He loves what he does.  He also seems like a very nice guy.  He had just finished a tour with Dawn.  It was a success, so they're all going on tour again next year.  If they come to your town, go see them.  You'll love the show!  If he comes back here with Dawn, we're going to go see him again. 

One of his friends in the show is Toni Wine.  She wrote A Groovy Kind of Love, Candida and a bunch of other songs with writers like Carole Bayer Sager.  She sang in the Archies.  Do you remember Sugar, Sugar?  She also sang backup on other people's hits.  What an amazing group of people were on that stage!

Fun, fun, fun!


Work In Progress

This is a lesson that I am working on from Roland Lee's web page. 

This is a painting that we did in class.  Note how well-fed my dragonfly looks:)  Years ago, an artist friend of mine told me that my animals (I'm including insects) look like Disney animals.  I thought, "Oh, boy!  I'm better than I thought!"  Then she said, "They're happy and well-fed."  Okay, so I don't have the skill of the Disney artists...yet, but I do have the love for animals!