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I welcome your comments and hope that as we journey together you will find, as I do, that it's more fun making a journey along with others and with each new work or adventure there is also growth and expansion. Come back again soon.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Springtime has Arrived

As we approach the beginning of Spring tomorrow and daylight savings time on Sunday I am so grateful that whatever virus or "bug" I seem to have had last week seems to have gone away.  I found myself yesterday in my art studio reworking the foreground on this 7 1/2"x7 1/2" tile acrylic painting I did quite awhile ago. When I bought the tile I decided I'd paint over it, did that and when finished realized the hangers positioned it hanging upside down so my husband came to my rescue and custom made the display for it.

I am also in the process of painting four birdhouses and finished the base coats and did a little more detail work before spraying them to move into the final phase on each one of all the real detail painting to finish them up.

Here is an original oil painting on 16"x20" canvas I finished and sprayed with the final spray.  I THINK this is finished and don't have a name for it as of yet so only time will tell if I pick it up again or not (smile).

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Wonderful Weekend Last Weekend with Friends & Bosque del Apache Visit

What a wonderful time I had last Friday and Saturday with friends in and around the Socorro, New Mexico area.  We ate lunch at the Owl Cafe and Bar in San Antonio and then found some of these beautiful birds and creatures at the Bosque del Apache.  Now considering it is not peak season for birds there we were pleasantly surprised to see as many as we did.
Returning home Saturday I even had time to watch the NASCAR Nationwide race and was elated Sunday after a long rain delay to watch and become very emotional when my favorite driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the Daytona 500.  I was MORE than happy and excited when his Aunt Cathy and sister, Kelley, both responded to tweets I posted on Twitter.

I have enjoyed a busy week and ate at El Charritos on Central Avenue in Albuquerque with a dear friend Thursday afternoon.  I just loved the food, the red chili was thick, spicy and wonderful on the tamale that I ate along with a cheese enchilada with beef taco and rice and beans.  Then Friday my husband and I enjoyed buffet lunch at Sandia Resort and Casino where we saw many friends who work there we have gotten to know over the years.  My allergies have been reacting the past week or so and last night I felt worse and worse so stayed home and enjoyed some relaxing and downtime with my husband.  

This morning as I did my daily journaling I became very grateful that I am hardly ever not feeling well or sore, headachy, stuffy or just plain sick.  I'm grateful for the life I have, friends and family who love and support me just the way I am and for all of the artist's and connections I have gained through Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.