Sunday, June 26, 2011

Doodling with Matisse

Yesterday afternoon, looking for a way to escape the summer heat, I grabbed a book from the shelf for a bit of reading. The book, Henri Matisse by Louis Aragon ... a present for my 20th birthday in 1971! With sketchbook and pen nearby, I had a lovely, cool afternoon reading an old friend and doodling ... with one of my favorite artists!

Friday, June 10, 2011

The Bishop's Garden

In the Bishop's Garden today ... you could smell roses and mint and honeysuckle in the cool morning breeze

In the Bishop's Garden today ... you could sit quietly on an old stone bench shaded by a Jacaranda tree

Outside the Bishop's Garden today ... you could see one singing blackbird perched on the back of a very curious longhorn ... wishing to come in!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Where did May go?

Last month flew by ... somewhere in between celebrating Mother's day ... driving to Austin for my nephew's graduation ... preparing for the Cafe Lago exhibit ... and the very humbling experience of watching Oprah's final show (realizing I was 35 when she started and celebrating my 60th birthday the day she said goodbye) ... the month just disappeared ... vanished!!

While we were in Austin, I started reading this book ... "A Homemade Life" ... it was my little treat to me ... read in 15 minute handfuls ... and it was a treat! A very quick read ... fun stories, fun recipes ... and ... best of all ... her final words went straight to my heart! Thank you, Molly!

"Underneath everything else, all the plans and goals and hopes, that's why we get up in the morning, why we believe, why we try, why we bake chocolate cakes. That's the best we can ever hope to do: to win hearts and minds, to love and be loved."
Molly Wizenberg