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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Traveling Where?

Now I call this a great welcome for the first night on the road.  Needles, Ca. sunny and hot on the way. We are keeping track of the news from Texas because of all the rains and tornadoes striking that area. Scary.
We are blessed to have family staying at our house and caring for our animals and watering our plants.
We are surprised to hear from our friends through Facebook, this is great fun. We heard from one of my cousins in Scottsdale, and going to spend tomorrow evening with them.  A friend emailed and we are meeting her in Cottonwood tomorrow morning, before we do a little more walking around Sedona.
Speaking of Sedona, what a shock, the city has spread out, there are 11 traffic circles to drive around, lots of traffic, but we expected the traffic, but not the size..  We did not make arrangements before, but drove to the hotel we stayed at 25 years ago.  Sky Ranch Hotel, and they had a room. Walking distance to the airport, which is atop a mesa.  And we need to walk. 
If you fly in, you can only make one mistake, and then over the side..  There is a new restaurant at the airport with a fantastic view.  We had a dinner of pulled pork.. Ralph and I decided that we would split our dinners. and so far that is working out fine.. No left overs to worry about, and hope we come home weighing less.
 On the way here,we had a lovely visit at a town called Ashfork..  we saw a sign  Museum, and it is on Route 66. 
Ralph is the one in the tan hat, playing poker with 3 dummy's.  Delightful ladies told us about the area, and how their families came to the town.  Ashfork is also the Slate capitol, mining slate from the local mountains. 
This Dr.'s buggy is like the one at the Coarsegold Hist. Museum.

As we left there we could see snow on the top of a mountain called Humphrey's Peak. over 12,000ft.
We are about 6,000 ft. elevation  in this area driving towards Flagstaff.
 Then onward to Williams, there was a Dairy Queen there years ago when we drove through and Ralph has his heart set on Ice Cream.  Wow, that area has changed and we could not find the Dairy Queen.,, will show photos we took there, next time.
More tomorrow, need to plug my computer in.
I usually re- read my blogs, before I post it, but with this trip, I will probably post right away, so please excuse any typo's..

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

New Exhibition coming up, July and August.

"Celebration of Tasteful Art at Timberline Gallery", 

I know it is a long name, but.... I have not been blogging because, should I say it?  Too much on my plate, ugh. Here is a taste of starting my piece.


As with somethings in life, one has several ideas, so I made two pieces. One for the wall and one for the table.
In addition for planning a trip, packing, cleaning house, yard and then Timberline Gallery is in for lots of changes. Come by the end of next week.
  
We are having new carpeting installed, and we expanded with additional space and the addition of artists. Are you an artist that would like to be in a gallery, come check us out.

Very exciting!
Not the carpeting installation part, but thankfully, several of the artists are very system oriented, and we will be moving all the art, off the walls etc, into an adjoining space, and the workmen will put down the carpet. Then additional cleaning and rehanging.  Long time in need and it will be beautiful.

When I read over this, I realize this is why I have not painted my walls, to much time out of the studio.. It is a good excuse, but.

In the mean time I pulled those wonderful weeds in the nice rained on soil and now have a sciatic nerve issue in my leg.. I walk like an old lady, no, I am an OLDER lady, not old.

Hope this goes away soon, nice Dr. said it could take months, Chiro, and massage person, helpful but... no promises.
Hippity Hop onward! Surprises to come. 

Saturday, May 2, 2015

New hair style

My hubby wanted more color.. I like the pastel myself. But now I worry about what Ralph's 90+ year old Aunts will think when we travel to see 6 of them in the coming months. I can't do the braiding myself, wonder if I or Jennie ( Magic Shears- Oakhurst) can teach hubby to braid my hair.. would be cooler for the trip!

It has been a busy couple of months.  This week-end, whoops it is the week-end, Tonight is the reception of Yosemite Western Artists at Timberline Gallery in Oakhurst, 4-6. Do stop in and enjoy. I think this is our biggest year for entries.  Meet the artists, and hear all about the art that you like, and yes, there are some munchies. .. There are big changes happening at Timberline Gallery.  Watch for them.


Then Entries are due for Sierra Art Trails( first week-end in Oct.)  Have to jury in every year. Only missed two in 15 years, out of town at that time.
AND
there is going to be an interesting Exhibition in July at Timberline.

"Celebration of Tasteful Art at Timberline Gallery",
July 18,25th and August 1.
No, Pre - photos at this time..

This will include 17 of our local restaurants and 17 artists at Timberline Gallery.

Watch for more information keep those dates open 2-4  Artist, weaver Jacqueline Kurtt and I have been busy, and I do mean busy with the plans and enjoying contacting every one for this project. There is still more to do before we leave on vacation.

Sorry to miss the entry for SAQA 12"x 12" , so you know I am a bit frustrated that I can not do it all.
Bet that sounds familiar.
I see so much on the net and wonder how these ladies get all the projects done, guess it is organization. Oh, yes, and I have read those articles also...

Long time ago I showed some photos of my studio, I was so happy with all the flat places I had to work on.  Well, anything that is horizontal and clear does not stay that way for long. I keep collecting items that I want to sun dye, and the pile gets higher and higher..

Off to hem my hubby's jeans, you say that is not creative, hummm, would be if I added patterned fabric to the end..  NO!



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