Tuesday, July 26, 2011


"Sunlight streaming into a room ... never gets old."

Michael Graves, architect

Friday, July 22, 2011

Just for fun!

This afternoon I found two tiny flags leftover from July 4th and casually "planted" them in a pot of flowers on the patio table. When our kitty arrived for dinner ... she had brought a guest! The two of them gave me just enough time to grab my camera and aim ... before this happy little moment disappeared!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sunday afternoon

"What we all need is little more magic in our lives."

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A Taste of Cafe Lago

After struggling with an uncooperative camera for the last week, I finally have a few pics to share from the current exhibition in Austin. As you can see, July was a good month for this exhibit ... since July 4th is one of my favorite celebrations to paint ... I guess that makes us a perfect match!

Cherish Your Freedom!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Goodbye Mister Twombly!

Cy Twombly died last week ... he was 83. Born in the United States in 1928 ... he had been living in Italy since 1957 creating his simple, breathtaking paintings and drawings.

In the summer of 2005 I had the pleasure of sitting before one of his enormous paintings ... where I gazed to my hearts content ... it was a lovely afternoon!

If you ever have the opportunity to visit a museum exhibiting some of his work, give yourself a treat ... go see his paintings in person. There is a mesmerizing collection of his room sized paintings in the Cy Twombly Gallery at Houston's Menil Museum. Even if you do not particularly care for Abstract Expression ... his paintings will almost certainly whisper something to your heart ... that will make you smile! As for me, I am absolutely captivated by the total freedom of his scribbles and marks as they dance across an otherwise blank space! He painted exactly what he wanted ... as he wanted ... for 83 years ... he was an artist's artist!

Thank you, Cy Twombly!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

2 Eggs, Bacon, Toast and Jam Sketch

"I don't wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work."

Pearl S. Buck

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Squiggly Alphabet Sketch

For some reason ... I cannot seem to explain ... drawing the alphabet with my left hand is very soothing to me! This would not be odd at all except that I am right handed which means there is little control over where these marks will lead ... and it is that odd little feeling that has become very, very comforting!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy July 4th!

Yesterday afternoon we drove back into town after several fun filled days in Austin! The mission for our trip ... to hang the exhibit for Cafe Lago ... and, we did! After a flurry of tape measuring and hammer banging ... we all took a deep breath and agreed it was "just right" ... then, we packed up and left fourteen "little smiles" hanging on the wall!

Now we were free ... for the next two days ... to laugh and explore the endless possibilities of "food" in Austin! My favorite new discovery on this trip ... Mandola's Italian Market ... the thin crusted Margherita pizza was delicioso!!

Thank you Cafe Lago!