Sunday, October 31, 2010

"Things that make me smile ..."

Ten years ago I doodled this drawing while my dogs napped peacefully on the floor of my studio! I remember that time with a smile ... it was a very happy morning! Today that drawing hangs on my studio wall ... it is a reminder of things that make me smile ... and one very lovely morning long ago!

"Things that make me smile ... my dogs, my family, my friends, reading...reading... reading, amaryllis, morning glories, Christmas, grasshoppers, blue and white stripes, Richard Giglio, basil, bright green lizards, tangerines, agapanthus, wild English gardens, Pierre Bonnard, nasturtiums, koi, white, Louisiana, ice cold watermelon, rainy days, Sam, kindness, zinnias, picnics, Gloria Vanderbilt, Lizzie, surprises, trees, lilacs, music, croquet, doodling, "Z...z", raspberries, fresh air, mint, Matisse, simplicity, firecrackers, laughing out loud, Rosie, blackbirds, Albert Einstein, kites, thunderstorms, courage, batik, teacups, Italian food, Carl Larson, Beatrix Potter, screened porches, starry nights, The Little White Horse and roses ...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

In the studio today ....

Today was a good day! Here is a peek of the longhorn I worked on while watching the amazing rescue of 33 Chilean miners ... it was an incredible day to be alive! I love this longhorn! In a few days I will begin the final detail work on this painting ... but for today ... both in and out of the studio ... it was a very good day!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Nancy Fyfe Cardozier Gallery

Yesterday I drove over to Odessa to deliver a painting, "Oogy", to be included in a group exhibit, Fem Fantastico at the Nancy Fyfe Cardozier Gallery. "Oogy" is a favorite subject of mine so I am delighted that he will be a part of this exhibit. The gallery itself is fun, vibrant and a great place to showcase art. It is located on the UTPB campus in Odessa. This exhibit will highlight the strength, talent and diversity of art created by Texas women and I am truly honored to be a part of it this year. You can bet I will be back for the opening next Friday night!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Oh, happy day!

This is my favorite day of the year! I am not sure why but I look forward to it as if it were the beginning of a brand new year! So I have been celebrating this afternoon ... actually doodling ... wondering what this new year will bring into my life! Time only knows ... I have finally learned to enjoy the road! Here is a peek over my shoulder on this lovely afternoon!