March 31, 2010

Seems like it will never end, 40 days and 40 nights - ok not quite, but the flooding is historic here in CT/NE. Many roads are blocked and many are flooded and I thank God we do not live next to a body of water (except our pool which is continually pumped down). Funny how many Rain songs are going through my head. Rain drops keep falling on my head Cloudy (my thoughts are gray and wet and cloudy) Stormy Ain't no sunshine (when she's gone) Who'll stop the Rain? I can probably add more later.

March 30, 2010

Brunch

We split this plate and I had a cup of tea, it is always nice to go out for breakfast.

March 29, 2010

Dog Daze

Just for fun - I love my dogs! They are getting older ( although they do not seem to know it) I cannot bear the thought of losing them. We have had the invisible fence for over 10 years, rarely do the dogs even need to wear collars, they know their boundaries and stay home!

March 26, 2010

March 23, 2010

Spring Ahead

Officially spring Hit on Saturday the 20th, and here in Connecticut it was absolutely glorious - I am ready, bring it ON!

March 17, 2010

EDM 264 Floor

This was fun!

Let there be Cheesecake!!!

Wow, what a place, at least the Naples Florida Cheese Cake Factory was awesome and Cheese Cake TOO!
Shells from the beach, always facinating.
On one drive across state I sketched some items on interest. It did make the 3 hour drive pass quickly (no I was not driving too).

March 16, 2010

Florida Fun Part 1

Each year we head to Fort Myers with a few friends as an annual rite of passage to support our Boston Red Sox team. This due to some health issues it was in jeopardy but luckily we could still make this trip-
A car is essential for getting around, a new vehicle is always an adventure, this one was a totally new experience. The lights even dimmed automatically. Our hotel overlooked Sanibel Harbor and it was magnificent with huge patio doors opening fully to enjoy the view. Unfortunately the first 2 days were rainy, but the skies were fascinating to watch.

March 8, 2010

EDM 263 Cleaning Product

Looks like a blob here, but up close I think my little brillo turned out kinda cute ;-)

March 5, 2010

Encounter of the Red kind

An encounter last week left me with a beautiful picture in my mind. Not more than 5 feet from my view through the window I was blessed with a good 10 minutes watching this lovely female cardinal as she viewed the landscape (and me) It was a lovely 10 minutes. I hope she decides to nest here.

March 4, 2010

Montage

Many talented artists create interesting montages of their day/week/trip. I struggle way to much on placement and looseness but, practice is always key to improvement. This was my yesterday, I sketched periodically through out, added color, detail and text by the end of the day. Not as bad as I originally thought , but that green of the pepper is WAY overworked, and why is that crayon piercing my dinner?? :-)

March 1, 2010

Trusty Trio

This page was inspired by my friend Jane LaFazio's post here http://www.flickr.com/photos/71309146@N00/4381534885/ I love the water brushes - although I wish they could use a real bristle - But without these trusty tools I would do very little painting on site.