Wednesday, December 29, 2010
One could spend an entire day at Versailles and not see everything. Even Ponzi Scheme Perpetrators don't live as well as Louis and Marie. They came to a bad end, which is what I wish upon all Ponzi Scheme Perpetrators.
Speaking of living well, my husband and I now have iPhones, thanks to my diligent shopping and ATT's good customer service. We have spent many, many hours figuring out the phones and downloading special ringtones and apps. My husband used to say, "I just want a phone that's a phone!" until he got this one. We had a very nice Christmas and it's hard to get back in the painting groove. My pace was interrupted. I need a good dose of painting with the Pieces of 8.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
My fellow Daily Painter, Karen Appleton, is painting wrapped boxes with elaborate bows, and says she is greatly helped by her iPhone and its various applications. I have an iMac, and i must admit that i want anything that begins with lower case "i." iPhone, iPad, you name it. i even dreamed about Steve Jobs one night, and he was presenting me with an iPad. i have a bad case of the iWants.
BTW, Karen has a great thing going, called Present and Accounted For. Check it out!
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Street View Paintoff, in which artists paint from a Street View in Googlemaps. This great idea came from Kay Zahn, and every month she sets the boundaries to be used for that months' entry. December's boundary is the state of Iowa. This is a competition, so please click here to vote for me if you like this painting.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
I'm starting to prefer painting apples to eating them. I haven't had a good apple in months. Is it because I'm in Florida and they have to be imported? What's with all the mealy apples? If we can import fresh tulips from the Netherlands, how hard is it to get fresh apples from the northern U.S. (which to a Floridian means anything north of South Carolina)? At least they are still beautiful on the outside, so I get a little of my money's worth by painting them.
Note to Tia's Grandmother: I can't answer your comments because I don't have your email address. I'd be happy to make a print for you. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, December 6, 2010
This is the demo painting I did yesterday at the Studio Tour Sale. The Pieces of Eight had a good time and we met such nice people all day long. Two women came all the way from Orlando.
This little girl is the granddaughter of my cousin in Alaska. I just love seeing children ponder their own shadow. It reminds me of a poem in one of my childhood books:
"I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me,
And what can be the use of it is more than I can see."
Now we know the shadow's use--it's for artists to enjoy painting...
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010