Saturday, September 29, 2012

Got myself too busy these days

As I wrote to KJ and Lo today - I have a full schedule every weekend from now until after Thanksgiving.

This weekend (let's call this weekend 1)  - spend a day with DH and a day with BFF
Weekend 2 - Art is ....You - in Stamford Conn, also get to see family
Weekend 3  - a seminar on "How to Publish a Children's book"
Weekend 4 - go to see Mom in Florida (and scruffy of course)
Weekend 5 - spend a day with DH, and then leave for a business trip to Germany
Weekend 6 - come home from Germany, do laundry, catch my breath for a day
Week between weekend 6 and 7 - go on a business trip to Minneapolis
Weekend 7 - annual girls weekend away with 2 friends - known them both since '86
Weekend 8...Hmmm....a weekend free?  better spend it with the hubby as by this time he's feeling rather neglected don't you think?

I think that brings us up to Thanksgiving - and thinking about it this morning got me thinking about Christmas and yes...I bought my first Christmas present, but I won't say who or what since they might see it here.

I'm also taking my usual Comic Class and a watercolor class, and working long hours.  The funniest part of all this is that I'm very happy and content and don't feel stressed....which is good!

So that is why I have been absent from the blogs - too darn busy having fun!!!

I catch up when I can and send kisses and hugs to you all,

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Water Lily Girls - redux?

uh oh. I've done 20 drawings and paintings in a month.  Am I turning into a crazy lady?

Watch this - have you ever heard of this guy?

I love his artwork, but wow - talk about obsessive.

I'm going to get the video somehow and watch it - I've read that the writing was difficult but the drawings were amazing.


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Animal Wednesday - a brief glimpse of some animals

I had to go to a meeting in Detroit last week, so instead of coming home, I zoomed out to California to see mom at her rental house in Cayucos.  Here she is in front of a very cute house, and you can see little Mr. Scruffy  - who is leading the life of Reilly out there in CA.  Daily walks on the beach, a dog cousin to play with - JUMPING ON THE SOFA!!!  That dog has the life.  Doesn't mom look cute in her pink bathrobe?  She'd be so mad if she knew I was posting this photo! 

This is the dog cousin, my brothers dog Lulu.  She's a sweet dog but totally devoted only to my brother.  She tolerates the rest of us, and we get a polite wag of the stumpy tail when she greets us, but she goes into body spasms with Jon and simply adores him.

This is a long shot of seals (aka shark food) in Morro Bay - where I always visit to go to my favorite shoe store - Sole Mia.  Awesome shoes, not cheap but worth it once a year.   Anyway...the seals were barking like nuts and doing tricks for food closer to the tourists.

A seal back - I wasn't too swift with the camera this day.

Mom liked my Water Lily Girls stuff and I worked on a new panel with her.  This is going to be an intro drawing to where they (the WLG's) go to school, showing that it's an upside down boat. We had fun trying to name it, looking at letters that work both right side up and upside down.

Im signing up for a workshop on "How to publish a childrens book" which I understand is very difficult to do.  So I will self publish once I figure out how to use the Lulu site - it seems complicated to me!

HAPPY Wednesday  - Animal or not!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Test for lynn

Lynn has been asking how to upload pics from her iPad to her blog. I tried it and blogger saidnthatni have pics in picassa web site.  And frankly, I have no idea how they got there.  Maybe they are pics that I've posted here?  And it won't let me correct run on words like you see in this post.  Very odd, not user friendly at all

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

I am three kinds of animals today

Since I am traveling today I will be a bird, but since I started a diet (again!) this week, I will also be a crab!

and oh yes...since I still am human last time I checked....I am still a Human Animal.

And being Human, I am rather annoyed at Blogger right now as it won't let me update photos, or put them in the right place.

I'll just let it go right now!! see ya and Happy Animal Wednesday

Sunday, September 9, 2012

I've been obsessed!!

I have been absent lately  - well, I've posted but mentally I haven't been here.  Aside from having that damn stomach bug, which set me back a few days - I've been obsessed with completing the Water Lily Girls paintings.

Now I think I'm finished with the basic paintings.  I have to add detail and contour and shadow.  But also now I have to write a story to go with the pictures, so in the long run the pictures might change, which is why I've waited to add those final details.

But here is the link to Flickr where I think/hope you can view them all in sequence.

Now the tough part - adding words.  Oy.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

September 8th

32 "official" married years

37 together.

Thru thick and thin, rich and poor, sickness and health.

And that's only so far.

Happy Anniversary to my Delicious Husband.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Post Labor Day

Aside from War, Hunger, there anything worse than the " stomach flu" ?

DH had it at the beginning of the week ( mild case) and I had it at the end of the week - NOT mild.

Hurray for indoor plumbing, aspirin, cool cloths and ice water.  Couldn't have gotten thru the past 48 hours without you.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Labor Day weekend - Day 2

No explanations needed.  Lovely day.

Labor Day Weekend - Day 1

Yesterday we spent the day on a beach on Martha's Vineyard, where two friends have houses.  Perfect weather, perfect friends, lovely day. Very end-of-summer-light and a fall feel in the air.   Their hubbies were fishing, mine went kayaking in ponds and ocean.

MV has a light of it's own making the grass greener, the flowers more richly colored, the beach more beach-colored and the sea blue- green.   From a scientific point of view, I'm not sure how and why this happens, but I love it, and always look forward to the clarity of the view anywhere on the island.

Perfect day on the start of  a long weekend. Today we see our nephews and their 'rents.  Could be another perfect day.