Sunday, April 20, 2008

Spring Cleaning

I have not been painting for 2 weeks because I am doing some thing awful, called spring cleaning. I like to read and had so many books piled here and there and I like nice clothes so my closets were bulging, so cleaning and clearing out had to happen. I gave four boxes of clothes away and gave two big bags of books to our local hospital. Still have 5 stacks to give away. I'll be calling my friends to ask them to come and look over the stacks and take what they want. I also have about 8 art books that I am going to give to some of my students. I want to share lots of books so this will be an ongoing, give to friends. It feels good. It also feels great having one room totally clean, windows and mirrors, closet and drawers. So freeing, but now I have three paintings screaming to get out, first the tree to finish and a 24 x 36" painting of the Burr Trail, Utah and my biker son Paul. I am really excited about this one. The last one is going to be abstract, it will be a long thinking one.

Saturday, April 5, 2008


The painting is a tree and view of Brice Canyon, Utah. The roots are huge and all above ground on rock. the distance view is of Brice. I hope I can make this look great.

The beginning of a new painting

I started this painting last week but I have been really slow lately. I want to paint today so will make this blog short. This has been quite a winter. Cold, snowy, rainy, raw, just a tough winter. It is soup weather, and I have been making lots of soups and stews and homemade bread. Today I am making Grecian Lamb Stew for tomorrow. Tonight we are going to my daughters for Homemade meatballs and spareribs on Spaghetti. I made some cloverleaf rolls and we will also have garlic bread and a special dessert. Sounds good doesn't it? When my daughter asks us to dinner we very quickly say yes because when she cooks it is always good very, very good. Now I am off to paint. To all my friends and bloggers have a happy weekend.