Thursday, August 26, 2010

Happy Campers

We are just walking in the door after a great camping trip into the deep redwoods. Annie took her whittling to a new level, and lived in the river for three days.
I took a ton of photos that I need to comb thru, and I'll post some as soon as I do.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Baby Hogging

Annie and I sped down to Central California to meet the newest baby in the family, Bryn! Oh, new life is intoxication and so fleeting, so we didn't want to miss a moment. She was ten days old and very alert, when she wasn't fast asleep. My sister-in-law let me really hog the baby, which is so generous of her.
To top it all off LaLa Pat and her two grandchildren, Lucy and Hollis, sped up California to spend the day with us swimming, playing and getting in a little baby hogging too. Here are some photos to document the day.

Oh yes! The new shoe painting was a big hit!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

I Liked This Very Much

I love to see movies, and since Annie arrived on the scene over nine years ago, I just haven't seen many. Enter Netflix to the rescue. I admit, I am still helplessly out of the loop as to what is in theaters, especially Independent and Foreign releases, so I've been snooping around Netflix and streaming movies onto my TV, and voila!, so many films.
Be warned that my tastes run far from mainstream when I say I loved Seraphine. I loved it. A quiet, based-on-true-life period piece, that moves slowly and ends without everything tied up in a smart little bow. Oh yes, it's about an artist.
I love the actress who played the lead role and all the supporting characters, none of whom I've seen before.
If you see it, let me know what you think!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Shoe Re-Do, Done

My Sister-in-Law Sara and her new husband Brad just celebrated their first wedding anniversary a few weeks ago and just Thursday night welcomed a new baby daughter, Bryn Nicole Roberts, to their family!

This happy event nudged me to stop stalling and finish the wedding shoe painting for my MIL and I'm just now completing it today. Some of you may remember I posted about it way back,
and I will say that yes, I did decide to paint over the original canvas. Mostly because if I had one more obstacle to scale (like driving to the art store and buying a new canvas) I might never have finished it.

So all I have left to do is to sign and date it. Unless of course any of you have any feedback that might make me moisten my brushes again.

Bryn Nicole Roberts

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

After the Faire

LaLa came for a long weekend, and it was the best weekend ever!
I'm still recovering.
Saturday was one of those spontaneous magical days that one simply cannot plan for. That happens a lot when Pat and I get together.
Sunday was the Alameda Point Antique Faire which takes super-human powers to see thoroughly. And we did see it thoroughly. The picture above is me when we got home. Pat must have taken it from where (I thought) she was dozing in the rocker across from me.
Thanks for coming Pat!
That lump I get in my throat when you leave, is still with me...

Hey! That's not me snoring. It's Harpo!