Well I'm off tomorrow for Idaho. My husband and I will be driving. John estimates it will be about 3,000 miles roundtrip so I'll be gone for a while. Belle & Bazil, our two Yorkies, are going to stay with Phyllis and her two Shelties. Belle likes it there but this will be Bazil's first time, not only there but, away from us. What can I say, I miss them already but I'm sure they'll have fun.
We are going to stop off in Wyoming for a couple of days to visit Ginger at the ranch. Last week it was snowing but she said they had hummingbirds. I can't imagine going from the sweltering 90's here in Texas to snow. Maybe I'll get to see another Spring...if Idaho is blooming this will be the third Spring I've seen this year. I was in Ohio two weeks ago and it was beautiful. Even though I'm frequently in different States I very seldom get to see much so I'm really looking forward to this trip. The batteries are charged in the cameras so I guess I'm ready to go.
You all take care and I'll post some pictures when I get back. By the way, leave a comment, I'd love to hear what you have to say....Linda
Monday, June 9, 2008
No, that's not the title. I say that is because I intended to send my green apple on a red plate, "Having Fun With Red and Green" to Nationals this year to be included in the silent auction....BUT I submitted that picture to the Prismacolor competition, I am embarassed to say, before I read the rules and guidelines ...um hum...now you know why the "oops". Let this be a good lesson not only to me but to any of you who enter competitions. Read everything before you do anything. Anyway I decided to do something else for the silent auction. It is green and those of you who have taken my workshops know greens are harder to blend. Wow! I had a time getting it to do what I wanted it to. Nevertheless, it is rendered on 800 grit Uart sandpaper with Prismacolors and it measures 8 x 10".
By the way, I just posted pictures from my three latest workshops. Make sure you see them all.
Are these pots white?
How about this vase, is it white? I know this is a white vase because I took the picture but most importantly I see it as white even though I don't see much white on it. How many colors do you see?
You may wonder why I use the same photo in my Painting With a Dry Medium workshops...it's because the red Prismacolors seem to be softer therefore they blend easier. The greens however are harder to blend. So in a two day workshop, with my help, everyone gets to try something a little more difficult. I wouldn't want anyone leaving and not feeling they actually could do this on their own.
I guess as they say, "Better late than never." Yes, I am behind posting pictures from my workshops. This one was at Northeast Community College in April 4 - 5, 2008. Teaching this workshop here was a great honor for me. I spent eight years at this college from 1985 - 1993. To come back and teach was something I never expected.