Lazy day around the house today... cold snap made us not want to venture out too much. Last page in this hand*book, I started it on 10-01-2009... another reason I like these journals so much... lots of pages.
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Our retiring Congressman Henry Brown was there, along with candidate Stovall Witte who is running for the seat. It was an interesting meeting, the food was tasteless... it was supposed to be a good restaurant so I was surprised the food was so bad.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
RIcky Holtman was a friend I never met face to face, but he was my friend none the less. I found out about Ricky's passing today... my condolences to his family. His life and art, his struggle with cancer all touched my life deeply and I will miss him.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Spent the day in the forest with the Jeep club, great BBQ after the ride... tonight Hockey. Our team is number one in the league right now, and tonight they get their rings for winning the Kelly Cup last year. Should be a great game.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
I am so proud of the people of Massachusetts... the Dukes and Duchesses in DC don't get it yet.... and it may take a few more elections before they do... the ENTIRE Congress is up for election in 286 days... wouldn't it be grand if ALL of them were NEW... I don't care what party.. it's time for some REAL change, and that means NEW faces.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
I watched this movie at my daughter's house, with the grand kids... it's a very good movie...sad beginning but very fun cheerful ending. It's out on DVD... even if you don't have kids to watch it with... see it..
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
I draw my dates sometimes days before the actual date, after I scanned this page I realized how odd the smiley face date looks on a page dealing with such a tragedy. The earthquake in Haiti in nothing to smile about, so many people have lost their lives and the survivors are suffering still, they are in my thoughts and prayers.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Simply things... a paddle with a ball attached, low tech, VERY low tech toy... I can remember my cousin and I used to try to see who could keep it going the longest without missing. Do they even make these any more? Do children still play with low tech toys?
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
I didn't like dolls much as a little girl, but I did like my Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls that my mother made for me. She used the material from a favorite dress of mine to make Ann's dress.. and under the dress Ann had and embroidered heart too. She wasn't a 'store bought' doll and I think that's part of why I liked her so much.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Send in the clowns... spent the day exercising my first amendment right... we started with breakfast and speeches by the lawyers running for Attorney General in SC come November, then drove to Columbia for a rally for Freedom on the State house steps.... the PEOPLE want all votes in SC to be 'roll call' votes so that people will know what their representatives are doing (that transparency thing starts at home you know), and we want them to pass a State Sovereignty resolution... no politicians were allowed to speak at this rally...
Finally back home to thaw out after spending the day outdoors in the cold... I'm beat.
Friday, January 8, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
This is not the first time I've tried to paint this duck, I really like the way his head cocked to look at me. He was at Magnolia Plantation Gardens last January, when I went there for a Plein Aire outing.. they've planned another trip this January... I do hope to attend again this year... I just hope the weather warms up a little.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Well I tried something... and it did not work, it did not work at all... this is my try at EDM #256... something bubbly... these are bubbles... in case you didn't recognize it... Some days the paint just won't flow LOL
Monday, January 4, 2010
If this weather keeps up... I'm going to start thinking the 70's scientists that thought we were headed for an ICE AGE were right after all ... maybe that's why the Global warming people want to call it 'Climate Change' now... The weather man even thinks it might SNOW here later this week EEK!
Sunday, January 3, 2010
I used the photo located here...http://www.flickr.com/photos/aquagloriacouture/4203667192/ as the reference for this painting....
Now the struggles with this... it is 9x12 on what I thought was a piece of Arches 140 lbs watercolor paper... I really struggled trying to get a wet n wet effect and didn't figure out what the problem was until I tried to remove the paper from the block... turns out I have painted this on the cardboard backing for the block (which is white on Arches blocks)... which explains my difficulty.. and makes me feel like the village idiot right now.... but there it is...
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Friday, January 1, 2010
We're not party people, so we missed the celebration at midnight last night... Ron had to work today, so we went to Olive Garden for lunch. I got the background colors on the painting I'm working on... I should be able to finish it tonight.