Thursday, September 25, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
My wonderful daughter Haley came down from the great white north to spend some time with me and soak up some sunshine. We had a great time on our trip to Idaho and Banff. Now we are going to go hike the Hoodoos. I find old trucks everywhere!
Monday, September 22, 2008
We went to the International Draft horse and mule show in Sandpoint Idaho on Friday. The dapple grey mules are just the prettiest things! Now I want a mule to ride around the village. The driving skills of some of the teamsters is quite phenomenal
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Boogers! I messed up the date yesterday. Just imagine if I had people all over the place swaggering and talking like a pirate on the wrong day! Shiver me timbers!! In 2006, Pynelogs invited all pirates to attend the September art reception. That was my pirate garb.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
If things hang around here long enough, they will get painted on or painted over. I went back into this paintng and beefed up the values. I love the grills on the old trucks. They are so dashing!Tomorrow's the show at Strand's restaurant. Wish me luck!
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
I loved the crazy mottled colors on this old car.
I see there is a cowboy happening taking place mid-october in Ruidoso N.M. How I wish I could go.
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Last weekend, my wonderful daughter Morgan came down from Yellowknife to visit me. We had a great time. We also took part in a beginner Ikebana course. I was amazed at all the wonderful bouquets that were created with minimal instruction. Accolades to our instructor, Chizuko.
I was inspired by the violet gladiolas (and a Robert Burridge video I watched while recuperating from a migraine). Robert makes everything look so easy, he just slaps on paint until he ends up with a stunning painting. I thought I would take a stab at it. Initially, I was very literal about following the photo..then I decided the painting was bland, drab and uniteresting...so I did my usual thing and flung lots of color at it. It's not working and I'm not sure why. I'm just very frustrated!! Comments and suggestions would be appreciated..or it dies!!
Thursday, September 4, 2008
However, I had to think long and hard about my picks and finally came up with:
Jennifer Woodburn, my painting friend that is now painting in Eastern canada. I think she shows great promise and talent.
Kay Cox, a wild gypsy woman with something to say.
Angela Morgan, a canadian artist who I love for her sense of color and whimsy. www.angelamorgan.net
Erin's Dress a day is a great site about dresses and fashion. Where does this chick get all her time to sew and blog?
Kristi Bridgeman, a wonderful artist and great marketeer from Vancouver Island.
FYI...The Origin of The Arte y Pico Award and Rules if you choose to accept.
You might be interested in the origin of the "Arte y Pico Award" The designer of the award puts it like this..."The Arte y Pico Award has arisen from the daily visits that I make to many blogs which nourish and enrich me with creativity. In them, I see dedication, creativity, care, comradeship, but mainly, ART, much art. I want to share this prize with all those bloggers that entertain and enrich me day to day. Doubtlessly, there are many and it will be hard to pick just a few."
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