Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Rainy Days & Friends

Rainy days make for good painting. Well any day would make for good painting, but rain makes me not want to work in the garden. Started a new watercolor. Getting back to basics and what brings me joy to create, horses of course! Cathy and Victoria came over for a little inspiration and instruction. Victoria is new to watercolors so we got her started.

Rory provided side show entertainment. He was cleaning out one of the sheds and found his childhood toys. Lyle now has a whole bunch of new toys. I also got my barn out and horse collection. I've started up that obsession again.

I'll post the progression of the watercolor as it comes along.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

New Favorite Places

We ventured out to the Island again this weekend. Each time seems to be more fun as we figure out exactly what is fun and what is not. Plus I'm figuring out how to do this boating thing. Like loading and unloading from the trailer, or when and how to jump from boat to dock to tie up, stuff like that.

My goal is to be able to run around the entire boat without going overboard. ( I have not if you are wondering.)

Lyle is learning the fine art of fishing. He is definitely more interested in the act than the fish so far.

After fishing, the fish stories where swapped until late in the evening.

We had a midnight snack and watched the sun set before bed.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Setting up shop

I'm starting to wonder which is more difficult, running a gallery or setting up an etsy shop. I hear that your descriptions are important and I end up agonizing over them. Writing dose not come easily for me. I have a dilemma, generally I don't like to even title my work because I like to leave the interpretation up to the viewer. They perceive it in their context and it has meaning to them. I think I may just need to stop trying to make listings "perfect" and just go for it and get them out.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Birthday Celebrations

We started celebrating on Saturday with a party for Lyle. Moving out of the terrible 2's and into the big 3. The BBQ was a success despite the rain. We did move inside for cake.

Many Grandmas where in attendance. Grandma Linda could not get a flight on such short notice, maybe next year.

Of course, the Guys where watching drag racing.

The next day we headed out to The Island on Big Lake. It was our boat's maiden voyage after 30 years on shore. She was a float and made it out to the island and a trip around the lake.

We haven't quite finished the boat. I need to repair the front windshield. She is hand built, solid wood and since I'm the woodworker in the family, the would be my job.