Art is much less important than life, but what a poor life without it! ... Robert Motherwell
"All great art is expression of man's delight in God's work, not his own." John Ruskin

Saturday, December 30, 2006

The Paint Brush is Working Again

After an involuntary hiatus, it is time for the brush to start flying again. As you might have noticed from the lack of paintings appearing here, I have been in somewhat of a winter slump. But the other day, the sun was shining brilliantly and the temp reached about 50, so the paints and brushes came out. Voila! I'm not very adept with lilacs, but here is my first attempt with them. I have alot of trouble controlling the amount of pigment, but without a challenge watercolor painting would be no fun anyway. I can't wait for the watercolor classes to begin again! Not only am I able to work out problems and have questions answered, but it is a definite time set aside just for painting.
I received a wonderful little e-mail from a very special young lady this morning in which she directed me to her new website. Wishbone Arts features Brandi Richards paintings, drawings, photography & mixed media work. Pay her a visit at I was quite impressed and I think you will be too.
I pray that everyone has a safe and wonderful New Year!! I will be visiting with my brother for his annual gathering and for my birthday. So, until next year...........................

Monday, December 25, 2006

Family & Friends, Puppy Mugs, and Healthy New Babies

1. Its always good to spend the day with family and friends! We drove to my brother's home and spent the day with him and his girlfriend, along with her kids, friends and all of the dogs. It was nice to visit with them and share a wonderful meal together!

2. A sweet 5 mo. old Boston Terrier puppy with the sweetest face! Dodger is the kind of puppy I have wanted for years.

3. Receiving a call (and email) with news that a dear friend gave birth to a new baby girl today! What a blessing! 3 little boys and now a baby girl....born on her due date and healthy too!

Sunday, December 24, 2006

A working computer, A beautiful view, & A good read

1. I truly enjoy logging on to my computer and finding it works like new! I had to take it to be repaired as it just was full of yech! and it was running slower and slower. But, now it runs like new! Woohoo! now I can begin to try to keep up with my blog.

2. Sitting in my window (working on my computer) and having a perfect view of the bay! I figured since I had to send the computer in for repairs, I might as well rearrange the furniture too.

3. In the evenings I love to curl up with a good book....what am I reading now you ask? Alla Prima: Everything I Know About Painting by Richard Schmid
For all of you who love art and painting!