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06-27-2003, 04:44 AM
Good Morning, looks like it's going to be a loverly day in London again, i spent most of yesterday catching up with work and WC, nearly their now, how is everone else this morning?

Jackie - i can see your up early too:D

Mikki Petersen
06-27-2003, 05:40 AM
Hi Smudger! Isn't cyberspace funny...you and Jackie are up early in Londontown and I'm burning the midnite oil packing up my studio here in California.

I'm so excited because I was just notified that I won the Ebay auction on both paintings I bid on by CarlyArt, our very own CH Clements! Before I frame them for my new living room, I plan to study them to death! I love her style.

Packing is hard work and I'm so tired. Trying to pack my studio is really hard because I have several paintings in progress and I keep wanting to sit down and play. I dropped my Artbin box of 132 Rembrant pastels and they spilled all over. What a mess! Well I have lots of little pieces to work with now...

We are almost done packing up and then we are going to relax at our son's house for a week before the move to the new place. Then we get to do the whole thing in reverse...sigh! I'm really looking forward to August, when this whole adventure will be at an end and I can relax and get back to some serious painting.

Hope it's a beautiful day for everyone!

06-27-2003, 05:53 AM
Good Luck with the move...make the most of the rest at your son's...good luck

06-27-2003, 05:57 AM
Mornin' all! Good luck with the move Mikki........Smudge......we wanna know how you like NY!

It's raining here......it's very damp and hazy. not nice. Am supposed to read today, but am very, very tempted to start another painting after reading Scott Burdick's demo's just now.
hmm...maybe I can do a little of both today.

Wonder what Dawn's been up to............where is she?? On holiday?

06-27-2003, 07:23 AM
Will try to post pics of NY later... it was a fantastic few days!
i Love NY:D

06-27-2003, 07:25 AM
It does seem quiet around here without DS:D

06-27-2003, 08:58 AM
well, we're all waiting in silence for your stories from the other side of the pond! Is everything really bigger and grander and more extreme? Do they really all eat burgers and do they eat pancakes for breakfast? ;) Have you seen the gap from the twin towers? What's the difference between Europeans and Americans?

Well, that should keep you chatting for a bit......:D

Started painting btw....could not resist.....going quite well, I must say!

06-27-2003, 09:02 AM
Good morning! It's sunny here and will be hot, I can count on that anyway! The week-end is supposed to be rainy and we were supposed to go out Sat. on a casino boat, but don't want to if it's yucky weather. The idea of sitting on deck in the rain isn't that appealing and I don't gamble.

I think I remember Dawn saying she was going away and specifically she was going through a big tunnel!

This is for Mo - lucky bamboo:

Actually, Mikki, you should get some for your new house. Commiserating on the packing duty, hoping to do the same soon. Lucky that you can rest up at your sons house in between though.

06-27-2003, 09:12 AM
What about NY then?
We had a superb time but didn't get to do half the things i wanted to, there was just so much going on we run out of time.
I did however get to go to the Blue Note an ambition of mine for a long time and bought some Unisons and some art spectrum pastels in Pearl Paint (a must for all visiting artists) Mrs smudge come back with 4 new pairs of shoes!! she really likes the shopping in NY... anyway here's some of our favourite things about NY

The Architecture


The Park



The Deserts


The Romance (excuse the very English legs)


And the street artists


We're now saving for a longer stay so i can get to see all the galleries:D

06-27-2003, 09:17 AM
Oh that looks great!!! All of them......that photo of Mrs Smudge 'oohing' over the desert is a classic! LOL

06-27-2003, 09:26 AM
well, we're all waiting in silence for your stories from the other side of the pond! Is everything really bigger and grander and more extreme? Do they really all eat burgers and do they eat pancakes for breakfast? Have you seen the gap from the twin towers? What's the difference between Europeans and Americans?

MMmm lets see...

Is everything really bigger and grander and more extreme?
Yes especially the size of the meals:eek:

Do they really all eat burgers and do they eat pancakes for breakfast?
Yes but not Burgers as we know them theirs have meat in them:D Mrs smudge had 4 huge pancakes smothered in hot maple syrup for her breakfast on the first morning!!!!

Have you seen the gap from the twin towers?
No we didn't... we did get close and that was emotional enough, there are reminders of 911 everywhere

What's the difference between Europeans and Americans?
Besides the accent the only difference that i could see is that they have a passion for life, great self belief and a pride in their communities that we don't even come close to

Oh and the maddest Taxi drivers in the world:D

06-27-2003, 09:43 AM
Great pix Smudger! There is nothing like NY cheesecake! But we don't all eat burgers and pancakes!

Did you get to any museums, see any plays? There is always so much to do in NYC that you have to go back another time. When we lived in CT, NYC was so accessible and now I really miss it. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

06-27-2003, 09:49 AM
Great pix Smudger! There is nothing like NY cheesecake! But we don't all eat burgers and pancakes!

Don't i know it!! the variety of wonderful looking food was mind blowing, my personal fave was the Maryland Crab Cakes... MMmmm:D

06-27-2003, 09:51 AM
Oooh....you make it sound soo tempting.......I WANNA GET OUT OF THIS RAINY PLACE!!! Let's go to NYC!!

06-27-2003, 10:00 AM
ooohhhhh love all the pics and talk about NY.......I have never had an urge to want to visit america .......but you might just have changed my mind here!
The one place in the world i would love to go is the Maldives.....so gorgeous and peacefull.......yes i'm a beach babe!(i wish!).......lol
It's chucking it down here.......might just see if i can coax the kids for a nap.......

06-27-2003, 11:40 AM
Hi everyone, Doe for me :) thanks , need that right now...whats the best place to put it, in the window, in the shade and how often do I water it, must keep it nurtured now. :)

Hey Smudge great pics, you need to expose your legs more often, get them tanned :)... love the look on Mrs. Smudge's face eating that delicious looking piece of cheesecake.... looks yummy.
Sounds like you both had a fabulous time.

Well it was chucking it down here ealier, but now the sun has come out and it's a lovley day again.... Mikki good luck with your move and take advantage of the rest at your son's.
Must try and get motivated now.

06-27-2003, 12:54 PM
Hey Soap how's that painting coming???:D :D

06-27-2003, 01:01 PM
Hi there - am justing calling it a day now....painting is coming along very nicely! High time to stop and look at it again tomorrow. Shall I scan and let you all have a look and a say? mmm......might be very useful, am running the risk again of going on too long. But I'll have to scan it in two parts...stich it together....wish I had a dig cam.

Oh, and your legs......you should see mine! Need sunglasses for those.....bright white!! :D :D I am no beach babe such as Hayley.....LOL..

It finally stopped raining.....drizzle now.

And I did not read anything I was supposed to read today! tuttuttut.....no discipline whatsoever.

06-27-2003, 01:08 PM
yeah lets see it... the painting not your legs:D

06-27-2003, 01:11 PM
ok...no legs.......

Kathryn Wilson
06-27-2003, 01:24 PM
Hey, Smudge, welcome to the US! NYC is incredible for its food (I miss it in the south), Pearl Paint is awesome, the Museums you can't miss! I grew up on Long Island and miss the cultural activities you can do every day!

Mo - I have Lucky Bamboo - and come to think of it, I've had some luck lately - LOL.

Y'all - let's have a white leg contest! Mine are whiter than yours!

We have a Code Red Ozone Elert in the south today - burns my eyes and my throat and I am inside!!

1mpete - where are you retiring to? Hope you have a safe and swift move after your rest.


06-27-2003, 02:35 PM
A white leg contest, yeah - at last an area where I can compete. I'm fishbelly-white by nature all over, and don't expose myself much when going out to sketch, what with West Nile and all.

Smudge, I'm consumed with envy for your visit to New York. I went twice, many years ago, and always want to go back but our dollar has been so low, sigh. Now that our dollar is performing better, who knows what the future may bring? Did you see the Frick collection? The MOMA? the Met? the Guggenheim?

Of course Americans eat pancakes for breakfast. So do Canadians. My family likes buckwheat pancakes whenever we have time to make them. Sometimes we have them for lunch, and occasionally for dinner if we forget to take something out of the freezer soon enough.

It was hot here yesterday, and I planned to go out to sketch in the evening when it's cooler and the shadows are nicer, but now it's clouded over so I'm going now before it rains. See ya!

06-27-2003, 02:45 PM
Originally posted by Smudger
It does seem quiet around here without DS:D BOO :evil: :D

06-27-2003, 02:50 PM

06-27-2003, 06:04 PM
Originally posted by soap

Me too! That's too funny - just popped in here before fixing dinner and Dawn must have just come out of the tunnel!

Mo, the cyber-bamboo won't need anything, but the real one needs water once in awhile and I'm not sure about light - it'll be trial and error for me there weren't any care instructions.

Hey Kat - I was born on L.I. too! My parents are still in NY, but moved upstate a long time ago. Do you know what we're supposed to do with the bamboo? Didn't know we had a code red ozone alert today, so I guess it was a good idea to stay in and clean the house.

You would think that I would be tanned living in FL, but I use sunblock now rather than burn or worse, get skin cancer. White legs are better than no legs!

Kathryn Wilson
06-27-2003, 06:39 PM
Boo Back At Ya! Hope you're having a good time!

Mo: I have had my bamboo on my kitchen counter next to a window, but not in bright light. I water every so often and they (lots of bamboo) are doing marvelous. My question is that they are becoming fairly tall - do you cut them off to keep them in check?


Doe: My family moved to upstate NY after I graduated - where did you wind up at? Where did you go to school on LI?


06-27-2003, 06:45 PM
Originally posted by kyle
Boo Back At Ya!



*echo to be heard coming out of the tunnel ........

LOLOL ....... Not!!! in our life time :D

06-27-2003, 07:45 PM
Dawn!!!!! BOOOOO:D:D

I've not been getting any updates for this thread. :(

So okay who's going to own up as having the sexiest WHITE legs. :D:D... not me... mine are tanned. :)

Kat I don't know anything about bamboo plants... except that Doe says they bring good luck, ... hey if you cut the top off, you could make a flute out of it. :)

06-27-2003, 09:23 PM
Well, ok, the lucky bamboo is probably just another chinese scam, like the fortune cookies, but it's really cute and yes, Mo, you could make a flute!LOL

My legs aren't the sexiest white legs either - too many freckles.

Dawn aren't tunnels scary enough without you coming up behind us all the time and scaring the daylights out of us!:eek:

Kat - we moved off LI when I was in grade school so it was a PS# that I've long since forgotten. I was born in Freeport and we then moved to Bellmore. Ultimately after living briefly in upstate NY we ended up in CT, then my parents moved back to upstate NY after I got married. So most of my family is there and of course I'm here in FL where almost everyone from NY and CT end up. How did you end up in NC - you're supposed to be in FL or AZ!

Kathryn Wilson
06-28-2003, 01:37 AM
Doe: My dad moved the family to upstate NY to the Finger Lakes region - love that country except in the winter.

Moved to NC on a job transfer - wished we moved to AZ!