Monday, 27 December 2010

Ambassador Class Christmas Party

Last Tuesday evening we had our Class Christmas Party. A wonderful Roast Beef dinner with many trimmings...good desserts (I chose Pumpkin Pie), and then wonderful entertainment by some very talented people. A good celebration of the Season. Before I finished my dessert and coffee, I got out my sketchbook and recorded a few things. The centerpieces were so pretty--and the decorations made it so festive!
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Sunday, 19 December 2010

I just had to post this...the Choir was awesome today with The Music of Christmas. And the Decor and the orchestra and Pipe Organ all together made for a worshipful and meaningful time. Didn't color this until I got home.
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Saturday, 18 December 2010

Those Bright Colors

Saw some persimmons painted on someone else's blog--so I decided to try them. I had never tasted them either. SO I painted them with a couple other colorful fruits that I bought at the same time. The persimmon was quite tasty. Starfruit, I can take or leave it. It's quite tart--but I did like trying to paint it. I have purchased pomegranates many times, but let them dry so I could have a Christmasy-looking bowl to display. I looked on "Google" to see how to cut them properly. It's quite simple, but you must follow the steps. We used to just cut them and try to get the seeds out, which makes your fingers and anything around quite messy! Having fun trying to fill my watercolor journal with everyday sketches and painting....can't wait to start my new one!
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Friday, 17 December 2010

Merry Christmas 2010

This is our Christmas Card this year. I painted my version of a window that I saw when we visited Charleston, SC--but I filled the flower box with pointsettias, and added some clip-art to make it more Christmas-like. Also thought I would post the inside of the card--then I can greet anyone who stops by my blog. Again, Merry Christmas. Did I say it enough times? :-)
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Friday, 10 December 2010

Thursday nite we went to Mitchell's Seafood for dinner...really good! I started to draw the salt shaker and pepper grinder and then noticed the "wallpaper with a porthole and maps" on one of the walls, so decided to use it for my background. It does keep me painting.
I had Pecan encrusted Whitefish and Cliff had a Seafood Combo (I think it had Salmon, Scallops, and some kind of whitefish). Looked good. He had some Oysters to start (ooeeww! not me) so I had a lettuce wedge with house dressing.
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Monday, 6 December 2010

Just Finished

Just finished making my latest Watercolor/Sketchbook Journal...Now I'd better get painting & sketching :-) The first one I made is getting quite filled. It's a lot of fun making these, but I need to "limit" myself. I was quite excited to run into a (Bookbinding) classmate of mine (Betsy V.) at Hiller's Market. We couldn't stop chatting--we did make plans to take a trip to Hollander's in Ann Arbor together, so she can get the pieces she needs to start and finish her book. I realized when I started to work on this black & white print paper that is was fairly soft (?) and I wonder how it will "hold up." We'll see! The trouble is that I already have a paper in mind for my next book. Better get my brushes and finish up the first book. :-) I'm having too much fun! (isn't that what this is all about???)
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