Sunday, July 31, 2011

Go, Team USA---Michael Phelps 2012

I know, I know...he appears fearful.  This unusually talented swimmer captivated us in the past.  Here he is looking up (which I found difficult to show) as if to see the scoreboard.  Let's hope his mother does not see this.  Michael Phelps has unusual bone structure, but I do not believe he fears anything!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

African Grandmother #1

Last week in Denver, I attended a class with the wonderful instructor, Rick Brogan, at the Art Students League of Denver.  We worked on charcoal portraits, wonderful practice.  Loved working with charcoal. 

I learned a great deal from Rick.  He is generous and helpful and dedicated.  

This beautiful grandmother looks out over the market place, wondering how to provide.  My daughter and a friend of ours were in South Africa on a mission trip earlier this summer.  Their tales have ignited my curiosity about these brave women who have all the responsibility for the welfare of their villages.  What courage. 

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Morning Light

This landscape is an early morning scene out here in the country.  Hot and atmospheric!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Have a Seat, Cowgirl

Remember Picture Day at school---the photographer in deep West Texas called everyone 'cowgirl' or 'cowboy.'  This outdoor chair would make a nice picture-posing place.  Hot, but restful.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

El Grado

Glass bottles are so pretty. This one is turquoise crystal, long-lost tequila. There is a guy in Texas who makes it a community project to re-use bottles by making them in to glasses. The community part lets anyone come learn about the cutting, sanding, etc.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


This pas de deux is a little reminder of friendship: one falls, the other provides a strong support. Warmth in the shadows is another gift of companionship. What metaphors we draw from sweet Bartletts.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Sweet Land of Liberty

These aspens seen through the shadows---poetry.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Dancing at Breakfast

We are in sweet Louisiana. Yesterday morning was spent dancing at breakfast in Breaux Bridge. We had a great time at Cafe Des Amis. Terrific zydeco band.