Thursday, August 29, 2013
These two paintings I delivered to The Hermitage in Onancock,Va. yesterday. The Eastern Shore Art League has a lovely display of art there.
A Sadie story of course.. I must tell you this silliness.. She and I were walking in the woods. ( After our Christmas Tree dies-- I place it back in the woods for the birds to use as cover or whatever.) Sadie,found the trees, grabbed one, and hauled it back into the backyard.. I was pulling on one end--and she the other.. tug of Christmas tree war.. She is so very strong and I'm not.. sheesh --where did my strength go.. anyway.. TOOT-- The United Parcel Man. UPS.. pulled up( he must have a package for John?), she stopped ,and darted for the front yard ,I slung the tree into the woods and ran to protect the UPS man.from the fuzzy yellow lab!!.Ha ha,,. If only I did cartoons..
Talk to you soon,Love to each of you,Diana
Sunday, August 25, 2013
|Willis Wharf, 8x10 framed, $99|
|Look how big Sadie is!! Fifty two pounds!|
|Two to Go to Display|
I haven't been able to decide what to paint lately. I need a zap to get it going.. what are you painting? What has inspired you lately??
love to you,Diana
Friday, August 23, 2013
Ps. How do you like to eat crabs? I love soft crabs fried,crab cakes...This is the crab that we can catch here on the Eastern Shore. We used to go string crabbing --tie a chicken neck on a long string with a weight on it and throw it into the bay,sit on the dock near the line--our feet dangling off the dock, and hold the line until we felt the tiny tug.. Hollar(Yell loudly--even though the person is sitting right next to you!!) for someone to get the crab net and slowly pull it up as they dip the crab and place in a bucket to be steamed as soon as we had enough!! It was a delightful day, I still like to go string crabbing. Have you ever been??
Thursday, August 22, 2013
|crab.. in progress|
Monday, August 19, 2013
Sadie, our puppy, had to go out so out we went.I decided to move some dirt into the area the well people left with clumps of gray dirt.( Horrible dirt that hardens and Sadie loves to eat.) So I'm digging and burying the clumps. Sadie wanders into the woods and will not come to me. I'm calling and calling.. here she comes.. oh my gosh.. oh no..
She is regal in her prance and carries a half of a dead buzzard, wing fully extended..I can smell them coming.
She puts it down and backs away as if to say "Aren't you proud of me?" She snatches it and I make a quick grab for it ,into John's car washing bucket it goes and I hang it in the crape myrtle tree. Oh does it smell. I know she needs a bath now. But Sadie hates the hose... so I grab a soaped up rag and soap her down and pour a container of water on her. Off she runs.. and will not come to me. I'm chasing her around the yard,finally,finally, get her to come in and dry her off--- soaped areas too. Whatever..
I'd heard the phone so I called back-it was Beth, she's home from Montana. As we talked I saw Sadie chewing and chewing on something.----- She had eaten holes in her new Serta mattress( my mother brought it to her-- have you ever heard of a Serta Mattress for a dog.. talk about luxury.. good grief). So I got it away from her and as she took a nap I sewed it up.Suppertime was here.
Saturday, August 17, 2013
|Sunflower in garden in Cape Charles,Va.|
|Blooming Devil's Walking Stick.. the butterflies love this. It's in my backyard!|
|My adorable Sadie.|
Sunday, August 11, 2013
|" On Kellogg's Corner," original plein aire watercolor|
|Sidewalk showing of work|
|Kellogg's building in Cape Charles,Va.|
|Someone napping on the job.(Sadie)|
Friday, August 9, 2013
It also kept me busy with the painting , I kept coming across Nancy's notecard.. Nancy is one of my students and a dear friend who sent me a lovely handpainted note last year when I had back trouble to wish me well. I cherish it and I'd been thinking of her so much. I had heard she had pancreatic cancer and later that night I heard she passed away. She was a sweet person.. a biology professor.. she loved colors and told me she bought just about every tube of new color she could.. She said she had a bushel basket of them! I''ll miss her and my love and sympathy to her family. I came up with the idea and started doing checkerboard paintings with her.. we did a pear and she used a different color in each 1/4 inch square. It was lovely.
This weekend, Sunday I will be painting plein aire in Cape Charles Quick Draw. A 3 hour event..(it's short ) from 9am-12 noon we paint, then are judged.. It will be fun. love to you all and have a great weekend! Diana
Sunday, August 4, 2013
|Butterfly Class at NBG|
|Marion painting in class.|
As we were leaving the rain started in, and it was pouring with strong winds as I got to Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel to travel home. Some travellers were pulling over on the emergency stopping areas.. I just kept going slowly,gripping the wheel.. and here's a photo as I'm coming off of the 17 mile bridge tunnel. Glad to be home!
Have a wonderful Sunday, Love,Diana