Tuesday, August 9

WHEW!

It's a busy, busy week in kenju-land and still hot as Hades here. Friday and Saturday I worked; there were seven weddings to do and deliver. Sunday, we drove to Greensboro to visit our son and his family, and after a delicious lunch prepared by my wonderful daughter-in-law,  we were taken to their swimming pool complex. The water was so warm that I stayed in the pool for about 90 minutes altogether. I had sunblock on, but it didn't do much good. The upper half of me is quite pink (in-between the freckles).

On Monday night, six of our neighborhood women went to Wine and Design, and painted a beach/water scene. I'm not very happy with mine. The last time I tried to paint anything was in the 1970's and I was using oil paints. Acrylics are a whole 'nother animal (as they say) and it takes a while to get used to the speed with which it dries. I'd love to go back there sometime and paint one of their floral canvases. Last night was fun, and it was a treat to see what everyone else was doing. There were 40-50 women there, and no two canvases looked  much alike when we were done. I guess the instructor wonders what goes through our heads (or how it translates to our hands!)

On Tuesday morning, I went to the Flower Shuttle. Wednesday evening I go to the flower shop where I've been working, for a group photo shoot and dinner/social. On Thursday, five of our neighbors are preparing and taking lunch to our shut-in neighbor (for which I will make my 'adult' macaroni and cheese) and on Friday, I am pleased to be flying (in a small plane) to my home town for lunch with 10-12 bloggers, all of whom first met through the web-site WV Surf Report. I have met most of them, and I am looking forward to meeting the others. I am sure the Indian restaurant we are going to will never be the same again. All my family members think I am nuts to fly in a 4-seater, but I am thrilled to be able to tag along with two good friends, so I can see all the others again. There is nothing on the calendar for Saturday and Sunday - and that, my friends, is a very good thing!!

14 comments:

Thumper said...

I LOVE THAT!!! Seriously...how can you not be happy with that? It's beautiful...

Beverly said...

Whew! is right. That sounds like a fun, exhausting week. Wonderful!

Evil Twin's Wife said...

I can't wait to see you again! I am going to eat like a pig while I make the rest of you take care of my 5 year old. j/k (LOL).

Betty said...

Although I prefer oils, I do like acrylics for their versatility. They don't blend very well, but they can be treated like watercolors, which is fun.

Grannymar said...

Talented lady, no wonder you are always so busy. Enjoy the meet-up with bloggers.

Pat said...

There's a lovely primitive look about it. I'd hang it.

Arkansas Patti said...

Mercy, I am dizzy from your schedule.
Have a wonderful visit with your friends and enjoy that small plane experience. I would fly in one of those ten times quicker than a commercial airline.

Granny Annie said...

I am not the least bit surprised at what a nice job you did on your painting. It is terrific and definitely a keeper.

Kay Dennison said...

Sounds a though you're busy albeit a very good busy!!!

Star said...

Wondering how you find the time to blog !

tiff said...

I quite like your painting! You have talents aplenty.

Anonymous said...

Judy--If you don't want the painting, I'll take it! Good job!

As to flying in small planes (as a pilot, I admit to prejudice), it all depends upon the skill & judgement of the pilot and on the upkeep of the airplane. Enjoy your flight!
Cop Car

Sparkling Red said...

That's a gorgeous painting! How wonderful! :-)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I think your painting is TERRIFIC, Judy! Really! I'm surprised you weren't happy with it..But then, the Great Great Sculptor, Giocometti was never happy with anything that he did---so, you are in good company! (lol)...I don't know how you do it Judy....You pack more into one week than many many people a lot younger than you...! I think it is great!
I hope your plane trip is fun---I used to love to go up in tiny planes---and I hope that your time with all the Bloggers is just filled with great fun and frivolity, my dear....