Saturday, November 30, 2013
Wishing you a wonderful rest of weekend. and today was and is my last day posting for the month of November. Tell me truely--do you think blogging is good to do each day for a month?? Did you get tired of it??I was afraid it was boring at times. .. let me know. I'm kind of glad to be done.. it is a challenge to blog each day for a month.. love to each of you,Diana
Friday, November 29, 2013
|Sadie as a baby.. adorable!|
|Here I am..|
Thursday, November 28, 2013
HI Everyone,Wishing you a Beautiful Happy Thanksgiving!! or a Beautiful Day if you live somewhere else.. The turkey here is almost done. Still got more cooking to do. We're having roasted turkey, mashed white potatoes, sweet potatoes, giblet gravy, homemade dressing,baked pumpkin,string bean casserole, turnip greens,corn bread( my great grandmother's recipe) and my first attempt at cheesecake! Mama,Daddy,our son Clay, and my husband John will be here,me too. Happy Thanksgiving.. I can't seem to add a photo.. wishing you love,Diana
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
|My pumpkin watercolor on masa paper. It's framed and now in the Red Queen Gallery in Onancock,Va.|
|Sadie, the puppy..|
Sadie has been bad today. I awoke to her and John standing next to the bed.. Him hollaring DON"T EAT THAT.. and I reached over pried open her jaws and found part of a disposable Bic Razor in her mouth.. It was the blade part. No she didn't eat it but it was close.. oh my gosh.. He was following her in there and trying to get it out of her mouth.. It's raining here and windy and cold so we've been inside most of the day. She needs exercise..
I just heard our son is on his way home. Wish our daughter could come but she's having a big sale after Thanksgiving at the store.
I did throw a little water and color on a scrap of paper just to play a little this morning.. but other than that I've been cleaning.. and straightening.. and cooking. no painting.. maybe some sketching later tonight. I hope you each have a Happy Thanksgiving.. and if you live somewhere else may you have a wonderful love filled day. Love to each of you! Diana
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
|My lovely watercolors at Smiling Dolphin in Nassawadox,Va.|
|more of my watercolors there|
|Karen Pruitt's Lovely watercolors and acrylics at Smiling Dolphin!|
|Some of Jenny Floyd and Patsy Stiths' work.|
Monday, November 25, 2013
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Stay warm and love to you,Diana
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Hi, I just got in from a romp in the woods. Sounds delightful ,doesn't it? Sadie the rascal,our lab puppy lead me thru some lovely brambles.. thorns.. I had her leash on her. I've got scratches on my wrists.and legs.. good grief... I had gloves on and a bright red coat. It's hunting season here(one of the reasons for Red)..Sounds like War sometimes.. ah well enough grumbling.. sorry.. Here's the monarch with a little more done. I am comparing as I paint to ensure both wings are the same size. I've still got more to do.
Next weekend,on Saturday I'll be showing my work at the Smiling Dolphin in Nassawadox,Va. Jenny Floyd owns this adorable framing shop and gallery which is upstairs. She also sells art supplies one of only 2 places on the Eastern Shore you can buy them. I've got to go on Monday or Tuesday and set up my work. I hope to finish and frame the butterfly and the others in the 2nd photo. That's what I sent to my email list inviting them to the show, hope to see them there.Are you cooking Thanksgiving Dinner?? I am.Tell me what you've been doing.. love to you,Diana
Friday, November 22, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
|Heron Watercolor In Progress|
|Diana at Art Table,with Sadie|
I hope I get to paint much more tomorrow. I need to for my peace of mind.
John had brought 2 huge bags of turnip greens and kale for me to cook for Thanksgiving.. I did all that this afternoon.When Sadie went out today we stayed in the backyard, to keep her safe..and will be there as much as possible.Monelle came over. She is painting a lovely surprise for someones Christmas.
Tell me what you are painting or creating today. Love to you,Diana
Monday, November 18, 2013
Sadie ran into the road and chased a tractor trailer truck and disappeared. I was running after her.. although I will admit the moment she took out after that truck I froze and can't say How I got running but I did.. I was terrified..Nowhere.. I didn't see her anywhere..oh my gosh.. I thought she was hurt and crumpled somewhere. I jumped into the car..as I was backing out of the driveway she ran from the nursery across the road into our yard. I hooked her to her leash and Scolded, and yes-- with a few taps to the backside. and Yelled.. poor baby but she has to understand she can't go into the road.. She's fine..she was tired and I washed her face and neck.. but she is fine. Beth, our dear friend came over and gave us hugs.. but we are fine.
Too much excitement for me. She has never done anything like this before.. I was with her.. I took her out on the leash later.. she hated it but I felt much better.
love to each of you and hope you had a calm day.. Diana
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Class went well, a small group. Very nice ladies, we painted landscapes. Afterwards I stopped by my parents home to see my sister,Terry, she had come over from Richmond,Va.to spend the day. Home to check on Sadie and Rudy, the kitty.I let them out as I was unpacking and the cat disappeared into the woods,then Sadie did. They paraded out,first Rudy, then Sadie in the back with a buzzard wing hanging from her mouth.... wonderful..good grief.. I got all but one feather.. and she swallowed that.
I'm so tired. Going to go lay down. love to each of you! Diana
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
The weather here has turned cold,we may actually have snow furries. I hope so. Sadie has never seen snow!! She's been very energetic today,and I've wanted to stay inside where it's warm. Stay warm tonight.
love to you,Diana
ps. It's my sister's birthday so I'll call her and sing Happy Birthday to her. My singing has only been loved or liked by one living creature. that was Dusty, Gran's dog! She liked anything!!!
Monday, November 11, 2013
Sadie knew I was going somewhere as I was packing paintings,so she ran into the woods and looked sheepishly back but kept going.Gone, I couldn't see her.. I bribed, I demanded--Come,Sadie.. all to no avail..So I called Vera at the SDG and told her I was on the way but had to go into the woods to get my dog. I got her on the leash after climbing over downed trees,smelling the cool but wet smell of leaves..... and after some trying time for both of us.. got her in the crate in the house and got on my way. We have to crate her when no one is home. She could eat something..ok, would eat something. Anyway when I got there everyone was so kind. .. the first thing they said was "Did you find Sadie..is she ok.?
Did you get any painting done today?? I drew 3 red carrots in my datebook.. I couldn't find the orange pen.. I'm tired.. have a restful night!! love,Diana
Sunday, November 10, 2013
What have you been painting??
Sadie is enjoying a new bone.
Love to each of you,thanks for supporting me during this everyday of the month blogging., Diana
Saturday, November 9, 2013
The bazaar was wonderful. I got up and went out there to the church this morning. I had made brownies too for the bake table,and took the sunflower watercolor for the auction. Everything looked lovely, so many Christmas decorations to buy and so many cakes!! I know they must have done well! I bought a huge radish,4 coffee mugs--tall and skinny for John--that's how he likes his mugs,a cup of coffee to sip as I visited and meandered,and a couple of books.
Tonight we are going to watch Taken 2-- a new movie on tv. Sadie, on her Serta, ha ha and Rudy, the cat, on John's lap will snooze the night away. Have a great relaxing evening. love,Diana
Friday, November 8, 2013
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Sadie has been pretty good today. She still wants to play now-- I guess she still has some energy. I lost mine about 20 years ago. ha ha..but I do have coffee!. Talk to you tomorrow. Love to you,Diana
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Well ,we've had a day. The camera still isn't doing right --that's why you can't see the new heron yet. I've added cat tails and water to the bottom of the watercolor.. Hope to show it to you soon. Right now the plumber is here working in the bathroom, he's replacing a heater. Sadie stole, or rather thought it was hers anyway a half a chicken breast from the kitchen , while I was letting Webster in.. she was so excited to see him and Addy. I'd been making chicken salad for supper. Hope we have enough.. Of course everyone only comes to visit her, Sadie is a dear .. She also took 2 chocolate chip muffins from Monelle's purse this afternoon as she was walking up to the house..I managed to rescue the wrappings and most of the muffins.. oh dear. Well I'd better go check now we have banging.. here.. maybe I'll turn on the music for a spell. love to you,Diana
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
|I'll be teaching a workshop at ESO next week on landscapes.Nov.14th|
Monday, November 4, 2013
|Out my window|
|Sadie's baby photo.|
Tomorrow am I'll be taking Sadie to the vet. She is having her 2 canine bottom teeth pulled. I'm nervous about it, I hope it doesn't affect her bottom jaw. They are in the wrong place and are cutting into the top of her mouth. Dr. did suggest braces.. but we can't do that. I started laughing when he suggested it and he was serious. So she'll be up there for that most of the day, she's such a sweetheart. I will miss her terribly but may get to paint more. I'll talk to you tomorrow. love to you,Diana