Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Part of our fabulous trip to West Virginia, was a visit to the swanky Greenbrier Resort.
One of very few Five star resorts in the U.S. (well actually it just got downgraded to a four).
Dorthy Parker was the major decorator of the space and its really worth a look. Also the famous Bunker is hidden there.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
My cousin Carol in West Virginia gave me this Blenko vase to paint. I didn't get to go to the shop where they make these pieces....next trip! Obivously I didn't get to paint much while in West Virginia. There were no opportunities for me upload or post paintings! arrggh.
It was a very rigorous journey. Can you imagine we spent every other day on a giant tour bus (we did get off a lot) with a very active 2 year old? With forty assorted family members. We are so exhausted from our vacation. But it was like a National Geographic tour....we LEARNED about W. V......and it is a very interesting and beautiful state. I am so glad that my Dad got the hell out of there though! Coal mining was/is a hard life. I have new found respect for all of the men who do that...did you know that they we laying on their side in mines about three feet tall ?.... for 12 hours? ( well in drift mines that is).
Glad to be home.
Monday, July 7, 2008
I had to laugh when I set this still life up the twin cherries were connected...but they let go..uneasily! They just seem nervous to me somehow. Love to eat cherries and read a good book.
Pears are so much fun to paint. They have such femine curviness...bit of attitude...can't go wrong.
I am going out of town for a week, and am going to try to keep going from a distance. We are going to West Virginia which should provide lots of painting inspiration.
Friday, July 4, 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
The only words I could read on the bottom of the cup were "your'e extremely hot" the part about ' the beverage you are about to enjoy' was hidden from view...hee hee hee. sigh.
I hope the Starbucks close to me (or you) isn't one of the 600 being shut down.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
It's possible that this cup was lifted from my former in-laws beach house...or plucked out of my friend Janet's period kitchen..cast off harvest gold from the 70's. Super hot coffee that tastes a little weird.