Rainy day today... we didn't do much except going to the Gun Show and out for lunch. I did manage to finish the painting I've been working on for a week now.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
My mother's mother we called "Hello"... my older brother gave her that name... you see she wanted to be called 'Grand-mother', not MeeMaw, or Granny... so she set out to teach Gene (my brother) by saying to him 'Say 'Hello to your Grand-mother'...every time she saw him...even before he could talk... he learned to talk... and of course called her "Hello".... and so did the rest of us. She loved shopping at Rich's in downtown Atlanta, on Thanksgiving night Rich's would hold the 'Lighting of the Great Tree', local choirs would line the bridge floors between the parking garage and the store... the street would be closed to traffic and thousands of Atlantans (me and my daughter too) would line the street, sing Christmas carols... and ooh and ahh when the final song "Oh Holy Night" ended with the lighting of the tree. I'm really sad that Rich's went out of business and that tradition ended with them.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
My friends sustain me and make my life rich in so many ways... my dearest friend is Carol, she and I have been friends since high school... at our age... that is a very, very long time... I cannot name all my other friends, because I'd surely forget someone, and I don't want to hurt my friends... EVER!! Happy Thanksgiving my friends.
Just found this you tube video... you must see this... click on the picture to see the video....
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Effectively got rid of the 'bad' spot (called a tide mark) ... for those unfamiliar with the term, in watercolor, when gravity pools the water and pigment in one spot... it forms a hard line, like the tide on the beach will leave a line of sea weed or flotsom... thus the name... tide mark
A good man in hard to find...and I've certainly kissed a bunch of frogs and married too many of them in my life... so I especially appreciate my husband's fine qualities, and am thankful we are able to share our days together. They also say a hard man is good to find... and that's true too :-)
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Well our hockey team lost to the Dayton Bombers... a richly deserved loss... if I do say so myself, they were not playing their A game tonight. Been a long day, hopefully tomorrow I'll get my new microwave installed... I have missed my microwave very much...
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
I've forgotten whose blog I found virtualsketchdate.blogspot.com/
on... but I decided to give it a try this month. If you look at the big version of the photo, there's a rope, tied in a knot, hanging in the fork of the tree... I just focused on that part of the photo.... It was fun to draw, not sure I like how my tree colors turned out.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Lola wanted to know what I do for a living... I'm a computer programmer.. the old fashioned kind. I know all the 'new' stuff like HTML, Perl, C++, XML but nobody will hire an old woman to do those things... and I can still find a bit of work, doing the work the kids just out of school can't do... and it keeps me in plenty of paint and paper and in it's own way is a creative outlet as well... I LIKE my job and the work that I do is rewarding.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Tied up some loose ends at work, left over Chili and rice for dinner... got the dogs new harnesses for the trip... still need to pack... then off to the mountains tomorrow.. I'll draw a little something every day... but it's very hard to do in the Jeep... I'm thinking my knitting project may just get finished on this trip.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Used the scanner instead of the camera, so parts of this got cropped off... So lessons learned here, #1 doen't use transfer paper... it shows up on the final painting big time. My rocks are a bit garish in color, in part because my reference photo was so dull in color. So #2, start with a GOOD photo. There's more but I won't bore you with it all.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Spent a lazy Sunday, only 'work' I did was loading up the car with all my painting equipment for the workshop tomorrow. Gracie is enjoying being lazy with me... she's a champion napping dog... whoever thinks JRT's are constantly wild... do not know my Jacks.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Check out www.tyquilts.com she has some great photos of fall color, she and I are taking a drawing class together online... I'm hoping to turn one of her photos into a painting some day. I also found this professional photographers site today... www.evanpike.com and bought a couple of his photos of Japan. Now I'm really pumped to get out this weekend and take some pictures.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
The people are finally having their say... and boy are they. I've voted in every Presidential Election since I turned 18... this is without a doubt the longest I've ever had to wait to vote... and the most people I've seen voting... tonight the cars are still parked in the street and people are standing in line in the dark drizzly rain to vote... no matter who wins tonight I'm proud of my fellow citizens today.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Woman at lunch had a neck that reminded me of football players... I did not draw her while I was sitting there... I waited until I got back to work... I guess I'm too chicken to draw people in public... my drawings aren't that good... and if they are good they may be very unflattering.