View Full Version : Daily Happy Mumble...Sept 13 2003

09-13-2003, 02:19 AM
Hey all...I'm baaaaack!!! Beginning of vacation was a bit adventuresome...mudslides, flashfloods, high mountain roads with no room for error...visiting at friends just below a fresh burn area...the slide was further down the road thankfully, but a tense night!!! Saw Shiprock the next day...was really cloudy with another thunderstorm rolling in...don't know if pics came out yet but it was like a huge mythical bird rising out of the desert, found that was the name the Navajos give it...the second last day in Arizona was awesome...saw some gorgeous red rock country...may have a chance to move down there:clap: :clap: :clap: will know in the next few weeks...then I guess I'll have to learn how to do landscapes...yowza is it beautiful...the skies are the most intense blue! Didn't get a chance to do any sketching...but hoping some pics came out...see everyone has been pretty busy around here...swore I would wait til tomorrow to catch up on threads but have spent last 4 hours oohing and ahhing lol! Didn't want to jam up the boards so only answered a few...but I saw some gorgeous stuff here...and my Holbeins are due Wednesday...wooohooo!!! Missed you all...now give me a butt kick to get me started again!!!!

09-13-2003, 08:21 AM
Welcome Back! Glad you are rested! Now go forth and PLY THOSE PASTELS!



09-13-2003, 01:45 PM
Welcome back traveler. SOunds like you had an intersting and terrific trip!
I'm still trying to get settled back in after moving back home from our Maine summer. Having some personal family issues too which are making me very distracted...seems like it's always something, right?
There is so much neat art going on here it is impossible to keep up with it. But I am enjoying looking at everyone's work, even if I don't always comment.


09-13-2003, 09:50 PM
Can anyone please tell me what the heck museums put in their floor that suck the energy from you so fast?

And why do art museums always face their couches twards the uninteresting paintings?


the tired

09-13-2003, 10:05 PM
to get their money's worth

teehee...what museum...see anything good????

09-13-2003, 10:10 PM
Smithsonian national museum of art :D

Saw lots of goodies, a davinci with no brushmarks, lots of really good sculptures, some degas, cezzane, monet, cassat.. oooh, lots and lots. and some dutch guy named coorte who painted thees teensy little still lifes that were wonderful


09-13-2003, 10:29 PM
oooooh, sounds lovely...no brush marks???? :( but how to learn??? and is the Smithsonian as large as it must be to have all that great stuff??? Man..that's not molasses...that's the dust of ages!!!

Kathryn Wilson
09-13-2003, 10:41 PM
Greeble: And I thought I was the only one that happened to in Museums. I usually come out totally exhausted and sleepy. I have been to the Smithsonian too and it is so big you can't do it in one day and do it justice.

My grumble for the day/month . . . we had to cancel our Utah trip due to my health problem. Just didn't feel well enough to travel . . . so no more Canyon pix for awhile. Hopefully a trip to a specialist on Monday will give me some answers.

For those of you who have been following my Canyon WIP, I have posted the final. I need to move on to something that will inspire me to get better.

:crying: :rolleyes:

09-13-2003, 10:57 PM
Kat, you know my heart is broken for you...but there will be trips down the road for you and to many beautiful places...and your painting came out soooo lovely...wishing health your way with all I have...

09-13-2003, 11:35 PM
Wow - folks are surfacing slowly but surely.

Sue - welcome back - Enjoy those Holbeins and do share some of your photos of your trip. We'd love to see them.

Kat, I'm so sorry you won't be able to travel as you had hoped. Perhaps the specialist will clear you soon and you'll be able to reschedule something. If not, perhaps you can the vacation $ and buy some new pastel and art supplies!!!

Jen - Love those museums at the Smithsonian, especially the Portrait museum, but have to agree you just get worn out walking those hard floors. Perhaps it also has to do with walking...standing still... walking... standing still... etc. It's tougher than a long walk at a steady pace. Hope you enjoyed it throughly.

Sandy - Just ignore those family issues as best you can and happy painting. HOpe you settle back in to your new routine. does this mean more classes on figure drawing? Weren't you doing that before you left?

As for me... I'm off to finish up some thank you cards. I figured in 2 weeks on the road I spent nights at about 8 different homes and have to thank them for their kind hospitality.

Oh.... Just for fun - here's a photo of me at Dakota Art in Seattle - I was thinking of all of you!!!



09-13-2003, 11:39 PM
One more thing.... has anyone else discovered the delicious voice of Norah Jones and how wonderful she is to paint to????


09-13-2003, 11:49 PM
teehee...bet you were thinking of us...
Sandy...somehow missed your post, sorry there are family troubles...loved your seascape...
ok...here's a tease....



we just drove thru that valley and are standing on top of an identical cliff...

ok...one more...above the cliffs...I love these trees...I look so petite beneath them :D


09-13-2003, 11:53 PM
Love that RED Rock!!!! I'm so jealous!!!


Sue you have time to chat in the chat room?

09-13-2003, 11:56 PM
sure, but never used it...think it's on main forum page...will go try!!!

09-14-2003, 07:33 AM
Welcome back Sue.
Great photos......barb ...that was just plain cruel!......lol