Thursday, December 30, 2010

2011 Coming Down

Reading list for 2011 - part of it anyway - I also have three Catholic books - one about the Theology of the Body

Also finished another painting - except for the glazing and taking care of the edges. It think this one needs prints made. It is much more beautiful than the lousy camera shot. I think I'll get prints made....

Preparing for New Years - a bottle of pink champagne a day -

Seriously, I will be slipping back into my roll of semi-normal housewife and grandma. Soon.

Next month I will be 66. Beware my friends. OR Celebrate! Midlife crisis can't even compare to the wonderful mid sixties!

Here's to the New year - Yay - come on! I'm ready with open arms!



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Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Sliding into the New Year now! Didn't get many Christmas photos - we had sort of a weird Christmas. My youngest daughter and husband had the flu and over the long period they have been sick, they've had four emergency room visits combined, and Christmas was subdued - we went over and exchanged presents, and kept grandson with us to keep him from getting flu.

Then we loaded up Guido and went to oldest daughter's house in Mobile, where we had a warm fun time with the three grandkids and three dogs.

I've done much pondering about the last year - it was a year of incredible personal changes for me, and it's been like I can barely stay on the roller coaster, so to speak, as it has moved as quickly as a roller coaster. I almost feel wary about the coming year - how could much more transpire in the way of changes? Not only personally, but our world, everything is changing at a rapid pace.

Preparing now for a show at the gallery for the new artists. I have one done, The Owl and the Pussycat, and needless to say, I don't think I will ever tackle a painting of a peacock again. In fact, I've switched my plans and will take down photos of island life. The theme of the show is "Art and Soul." I also have to find one to donate for a silent auction which is all the thing in P'cola, art for charity.

I did have a blast, with youngest grandson's help with a "Paint the World with Hope and Healing" party Thursday before Christmas. It turned out amazingly well and it was like a Christmas present to me to see the kid's work - all were "creation" works.

Signing off now, as Blogspot is doing weird things............HAPPY NEW YEAR!


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Merry Christmas

The cats send their greetings too, but they aren't so willing to pose.

Love to all of you.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Update - December, year ending

Hello everyone. Yes, I'm so absent from Blogspot any more. And I'm half hearted with Facebook. I'm beginning to doubt the value of posting my feeling of the moment as I fear to appear as a bona fide manic depressive. This has been a really strange year - wonderful, but strange with the highest of highs, wonderful adventures, lowest of lows, and all stages in between.

I'm getting boring as all I can think about just about is painting or creating. The gallery has been a good move, though. I just sold the Pears yesterday at a good price!

One of these cages will fit over the Peacock in the painting I'm working on now...I'm using the one below as a model.

The Owl and Pussycat from Edward Lear's poem. I don't think it is quite finished, just don't know for sure what it needs for sure. So its at the maybe, but gotta study it phase.

My next grand attempt at painting will be this peacock. It sort of matches the Owl and the Pussycat - its been posted on Facebook - at any rate, here it is if you haven't seen it. After he's done, I'm taking one of the metal birdcages I have and impose it over him.

Christmas is one week away just about - no, not everything is done - but it will be what it will be.
Then 2011! If I don't get on before then, here is wishing everyone a wonderful Holiday.

Friday, December 03, 2010

Still Here!

What can I say? So much activity in the last year, so much happening, so many changes!
For the most part all is well, finishing up September flood mess, trying to get everything done I was supposed to do days and days ago.

Tonight watching Avatar with grandson. Wish I was built like one of those creatures - oh my! I would like to have the tail too - looks like it would be great balance. I would like to live in that beautiful psychedelic world too!

Yep, still daydeaming. One day dream has come true - my art is now in the Blue Morning Gallery.