Today is usually a painting day but I just decided to enjoy a visit with my grandson. He is totally entertaining and funny. We watched Godzilla, very interesting indeed. He practically knows it by heart. His Mom came in from work and we had a great dinner. Now it is quiet and I think I will go into the studio to paint for a couple of hours. I am busy working for my next art show and using acrylics is a big change for me. The colors are great and I find I am painting differently, course I am painting the Utah landscape and that alone is mighty different. When I went on my motorcycle trip with my son, it really was a trip of a lifetime. First of all he is very organized and I had complete trust in him. I love being on a motorcycle, just love it. He has a BMW 1200--, can't remember the two letters after the 1200. Anyway it was very comfortable. We wore helmets and motorcycle outfits and boots and gloves, not one inch of my skin was showing. You would be surprised how cold it gets on a motorcycle. We went in May and had the most beautiful weather and the most wonderful time. I could not have asked for a better vacation and the most wonderful trip any Mother could ever have. I love thinking about it and sometimes I get teary just wishing for a day on that bike. We met my other son and his wife and my grand daughter in Zion, that was the highlight of our trip. A great reunion.
I have been an artist for as long as I can remember. I went to college when I was 37 years old. I loved it so much, I was a sponge and absorbed anything and everything about art. I started out wanting to be a portrait artist but ended up using pencil and colored pencils. I made quite a name for myself with my drawings. I won many awards. When I needed a break from that I went into oil sticks and just loved them and again did very well with awards. I finally went back to my oils but always felt frustrated with them I wanted to be free from all constraints, I am now working in acrylics and loving them. So now the sky is the limit. I just want to go and do everything I feel and want to express.