View Full Version : **DAILY WASH** ~Thursday 2nd December..2004~

12-02-2004, 12:58 AM
:wave: And the second day of summer.. :D

And I am soooooooo bad, I have procrastinated ALL day.. :rolleyes:

Well I must move myself now and get ready to pop up to the Dr's for the results of my xray..;)

It is 4.00pm here..

Have a good one..

Huggles and white lights to all who are ailing, and Huggles just because anyway!! :)

12-02-2004, 02:42 AM
:wave: JJ! Gosh, it certainly is quiet in here! Where is everyone?

I've been shopping online. I'm whittling away at my Christmas gift list. Just immediate family and one friend. We decided to draw names in the extended family this year, so just one gift from that. The family is just getting too large to go around everyone--especially as we are on a fixed income.

I'm generally feeling a bit better than I have for the last five months and my ankle is healing quite well (as far as I know! LOL). Now, if I can just summon up the energy to get out a bit more, before we have snow or ice. My friend wants us to go to her house for dinner and to see her Christmas decorations, so I reckon I'll be able to do that. She also offered to come and help me put up some Christmas decorations, so maybe I'll have more than a wreath and a tiny tree! :D

Best wishes to those in the Waiting Room, the Sick Room, and the Recovery/Rehabilitation Room!

AWATC, may your today be better than your yesterday.


12-02-2004, 03:19 AM


Wow - just after 8am and am up and about - wonders will never cease - mind you don't ask what I will be like later......lol.

JJ - good luck with your results! :)

Lyn - hey bud - fancy seeing you here at this time in the morning.... :D - glad to hear your feeling better and more able to get out and about to socialise.

Well better go get dressed and get some brekky then off to the office - ROTFL - never thought I would be saying that again. Will take some pics today and post them later.

Catch you later gang - love and hugs all around


Pat xxx

12-02-2004, 04:11 AM
Good heavens! I'm in shock! Pat up and posting a bit after 8 am! :eek: LOL, you must really be excited about this new enterprise! Good luck--and you'll get to see a sunrise! :evil: :D

Speaking of sunrises; the other morning we had an absolutely glorious one. From our bedroom window, we can see the mountains and the sun rises over them. It was almost a mackerel sky, and to paint it I would have used permanent rose, tinged with violet as the bases of the clouds and a darker shade of violet--almost black--to paint the mountains. The roof next door is flat, and it collects large puddles of water when it rains. The reflections in the puddles were phenomenal. It made me happy! :)

Hope Kev and Arnold are doing okay.

It is a bit after 4 am here and I'm getting a bit chilly. We are supposed to go below freezing this morning. This has been a very warm, wet fall. We had almost 6 inches of rain in November--one of our drier months! :eek: Think I'll go have a cup of hot milk and try to get some sleep while it is still dark!



12-02-2004, 04:14 AM
Good Morning all,

Just past 4:00 a.m. here in Oakwood. Calm and peaceful outside this morning, but cold.

Was WC down again last night? I didn't get any emails about the threads I posted comments on as I usually do. When I opened yesterday's Wash to see what happened after I signed off yesterday, there were tons of posts. So what happened to the notification????

We had a successful day shopping yesterday for DS's birthday present + some Christmas presents—we did it all in one store too so it wasn't too bad. I hate running from pillar to post trying to find things. This year we are going to give one or two gifts and $$$ to let people get what they really need or want. It was easier to shop when everyone was living at home and we knew what they had or what they were longing to have.

I was surprised yesterday to read about the change in ownership for Wet Canvas. Hope everything goes smoothly and we continue to have access to this wonderful site and each other.

JJ, Good luck with the x-ray. Hope it shows everything is where it should be and healing well.
The photo of your grandkid "presents" under the Christmas tree was darling.

Lyn, Glad you are feeling somewhat better and the ankle is healing. It is good that you have such wonderful friends to help you shop and decorate. Good to see you here.

Pat, I'd say your venture has given you new verve! Getting up early in the morning several days in a row must mean you are pretty excited about your new office and venture. Best wishes for a really successful company.

Today is my final art class which is really our critique and dine meeting. We each bring in one of our paintings framed to show the class and get a critique from them. I'm taking in the cockatoos painting I did recently and showed you all here already. We all bring in a dish to share for a celebratory luncheon. I'm making deviled eggs. They always seem to be something people enjoy eating. We are limited because there is no way to keep warm foods warm. I'll put the dish with the eggs on a bed of ice to stay chilled and safe to eat.

Off to check out the Gallery.



12-02-2004, 05:28 AM

I know what you mean, havent painted for a few days myself, got this cartoon a few days ago...


Having a good day so far, so waving to everyone who follows...

12-02-2004, 06:24 AM

Well better go get dressed and get some brekky then off to the office - ROTFL - never thought I would be saying that again. Will take some pics today and post them later.

Pat xxx
LOL - the world of commerce will never be the same!! :evil: :angel:

Lyn - glad you're feeling better

Mornin' JJ and Dominic.

Sylvia I missed your cockatoo painting, I'll have to go look for it.

I've been meaning to paint the last couple days but I just have too much school stuff to do. By the time I've finished it's just been too darn late to get going on anything. grrrr. Maybe this evening, although I doubt it. Part of the problem is I won't be around all weekend so the work I normally do on weekends won't get done, so yada yada yada the brushes stay dry ...
I'm flying to Massachusetts Friday evening. I'm going to see my mom. She is doing so much better! She was actually able to go to my sister's house for a few hours on Thanksgiving day. I called and talked to her and it was like nothing ever happened!! I'm attributing some of her recovery to all the white light you sent her way. THANK YOU!! :clap: :clap:

Have a great day everbody!!

12-02-2004, 06:26 AM

Well better go get dressed and get some brekky then off to the office - ROTFL - never thought I would be saying that again. Will take some pics today and post them later.
Pat xxx

I reckon Bob, Geesh I think her neck of the woods will never be the same again..:D :evil:

12-02-2004, 06:40 AM
Good morning JJ, Lyn, Pat, Sylvia, Dominic, and AWATYC. It's 3:30 AM here. [Hi Bob - you snuck in while I was posting.]

Three photos from my brief, cold outing yesterday morning. When I checked the thermometer it was 37 Fahrenheit. Now many of you have real weather so 37 is balmy for you. But for coastal Southern California, it's rare. Anyway, after de-icing the windshield (something I've never had to do in 20 + years here), I drove to the local park. I figured I'd document the unusually cold weather by taking pics of the frost/ice on the picnic tables. But I soon got interested in the colors and patterns of extreme close-ups:

1) Cropped, and color saturation & contrast boosted just a bit with PSP8.

2) This one shows some of the ice/frost. No digital manipulation used on this photo.

3) Does anyone know what kind of bird this is? I can't find anything like it in either of my usual field guides. I love the coral-colored feet and the ring around the eye.

Have a good day everyone.


12-02-2004, 06:57 AM
Morning All......... tired yet Petal ? :D

dave...... immediately the name pink footed goose came to mind .. but ahvent checked it out yet........... probably 'cos it looked like a goose with pink feet :D:D

that first pic is something else.......... cold be an animals eye !!! Im even more envious of the camera but checked out prices the other day and today had half my E.bay credit card bill .... GULP..... to copy JJ :D

Cant say Im totally suprised Scott felt it time to hand over the reigns.....its amazed me for some long time how hes managed to juggle everything at once........ Scott. ...cant thank you enough for all youve done to make this community what it is.........all the very best for the future enterprises, success in your studies and ((hugs)) to you and your mum.......... Kerri..... welcome........you'll find we're the friendliest group of pains-in-the butt you could hope to meet.. .......only joking ( I think :wink2: )........ but seriously. ...... speaking as one who had a house full of Wet Canvasers for the best part of a week , theyre a rather special crowd, take it from me........like all barrels theres the odd &**&^ apple ........ but we survive :D Look forward to gettting to know you better.

Thnking of Kington crowd...... JUDYB........ how good to see your smiling face at last.... gal :)

Do we assume Kev got the knife...... as weve not heard it was cancelled.......? More white light that way........... yes Bob. were pretty convinced it works :) Kerri....... another powerful offshot of WC! plenty to spare for all others in need at whatever stage so winging it off now........

wondering whether to get a bit more digging in before a housewarming do thisafternoon ( not mine !!) removing more lawn !!!

CRS except for Uschi's gorgeous prints......... now DONT UNDERPRICE THEM YOU HEAR !!!!!

May not BBL today bit def tomorrow .........

2nd day of summer my foot ...............brrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!

12-02-2004, 07:40 AM
Hi everyone :wave:

Up very late this morning - 10am! What's the world coming to when Pat is up 2 hours before me? Can it last I ask . :wink2:

I'm still suffering from jetlag it usually takes me a few days to recover, although Ruth is feeling better.

Dreamt last night of painting a landscape with negative painted trees, and a winter street scene. Must be time for me to paint this year's Christmas card.

Can't see us moving far today, although we did enjoy our walk around Southport yesterday. The morning fog is steadily burning off, but it looks cold and clammy out there.

Glad to see your ankle is on the way to recovery, Lyn - it has been a long job.

Off to peruse The Gallery now, BBL.


Strawberry Wine
12-02-2004, 08:21 AM
Morning Washers:

I am :envy: JJ, the first day of summer :envy: WE had a touch of snow overnight but we have been fortunate to have had a extremely mild autumn.

Just read about Scott handing over the realm. Good luck on your future endeavers Scott. May they all be as successful as Wet Canvas.

Welcome Kerri, and everything Jaytee^^^^ said .

Here is a question for all you computer techs out there. I opened my "inbox" this morning and received 598 e-mails. 99 % of which were mail that I had already received weeks ago. This is the 3rd time it has happened. I use one of my son's e-mail accounts "research haven" and it is not happening to him. I checked with Rogers and it is not them. Any ideas. ?????? I have deleted all my mail and deleted items and recycle bin 3 times now.

So if any of you have sent me an e-mail in the last little while and I have not responded it is because I may have missed it in delete frenzy :)

White light to Kev and Arnold.

Lyn, glad you are feeling better.

Pat. my goodness, you have been an early bird all week :)

:wave: Doug, How was your trip???

Dave, those photos are awesome. I tried to see but does that bird have webbed feet or just huge feet.

:wave: to Sylvia, Dominic, JJ, and Bob.

Charming one, I sent you a PM Monday. Maybe your inbox is full. ? (of all my delelted ones :D )

Must get moving BBL



12-02-2004, 08:21 AM
Good Morning Everyone!!! There might be sun :cool:

Nothing to report except that I had a nice roast beef supper (senior menu) when I was out with my friend and Flo is coming over today. My friend thought the little prints were wonderful and took about 30 to show to her family :D

Yes, looks like Kev had his operation, I'm sure all went well

Lyn, I am really glad you are feeling perkier

Pat - :angel: :D

Sylvia, have fun at your art class. I am sure everyone will be full of praises for your painting!!!

Dominic - LOL

Dave - Beauties!!!!

JJ and JT - I am going to charge $ 12.50 for the prints. JT, are we going to see photos of all your acquisitions?

Doug, sounds like a nice painting you dreamed of and are going to paint :evil: :D

:wave: Greetings and sending good thoughts to each and every one of you!!!!

12-02-2004, 08:31 AM
Hi Doug. Thanks jaytee, Gail, & Uschi for commenting on photos. Yes, that bird does have huge feet - I think they're webbed, but I'm not 100% positive. It seems that the "pink-footed goose" is a UK bird, so this fellow is something else.

I'll add my thanks to Scott for creating, growing and running this marvelous community. And I join everyone else in welcoming Kerri.

12-02-2004, 08:39 AM
Happy Thursday Morning YOU'ALL!! :D

Well, next week is the end of this semester then almost a whole month off before next semester. I've learned SSOOOO much from this professor in Life Drawing class. We all are mentally exhausted when we leave class. He pushes us without us even realizing it.

Creative Writing has been a blast and I'm taking another writing class next semester. Who knows maybe someday you'll see my name on a book! :rolleyes:

I'm planning on painting some this weekend. BOTH on watercolor paper AND on my family room walls! :wink2: :D MUCH to accomplish BEFORE the Holidays. NEED to get some decorating done too. :o ;)

LOVE the daily pics Dave.

HAVE SO enjoyed ALL of the Christmasy pics too.

I absolutely adore the Christmas Holidays and family and ESPECIALLY all you "friends."

Hugs and white light going out to ALL our friends in the waiting room!!((()))

Have a GREAT day all...
Darla :wave:

Little Old Lady
12-02-2004, 09:02 AM
Greetings :wave:
Hope kev is doing well!
Glad you are feeling better Lynn.
Pat good luck with new life style.
JJ what were xrays for? Mus have missed something.
I am not a happy camper this morning. I have been doing the Art League Newsletter and the Pres. (who did newsletter before me and I thought it was awful) keeps complaining about what I am doing. Got another picky email this morn so am going to resign. Don't need that %$#!
Sorry for venting!
Have a good one!

Kate Mc
12-02-2004, 09:09 AM
Wow. Take a couple of days off, and what happens? WC CHANGES HANDS!! Whoda thunk it? Welcome Kerri, and Bon Voyage to Scott. I know how hard it is to let go of something you've created to move on to other things, but I can tell you that it's worth it. Good luck in all your endeavors.

WOOT! Look what I picked up from the framer's:


This is Guilli's portrait of Dan. He sent it to us and I left it at the framer's before we went to Italy. Now it's on the wall as a part of my WC gallery!

I've been lurking for a few days, because I've been swamped since we got back. So I've missed a few things. But I've searched and searched and can't find anything about Barb. What's happened? How is she? And isn't it today that Arnold is having his surgery? And what about Kev? I HATE being out of touch.

Pat, you early bird, you. Welcome to the other part of the day! I personally love the early mornings. The air is fresh, the light is pure, and I generally haven't scr*wed up yet!!

Doug, welcome back. I know that you had a great time.

Dave, can I snag one of your close up pics??

Lyn, I'm glad to hear that your ankle is better. I'm counting the days till my stupid gall bladder comes out. :rolleyes:

Uschi, I love your prints. What a great idea! Have you thought about making cards too?? (as if you don't have enough to do....)

Weaving to everyone who has been here and to AWAYTC. :wave:

I have to go and turn my studio back into the guest room, so our houseguests will have a place to sleep this weekend. :wave:


12-02-2004, 09:20 AM

Dave, can I snag one of your close up pics??


Of course you can! Which one? And please PM me when you paint something from it - I don't want to miss seeing the results.

Off to brave the early morning cold to take some pics.


Cathie Jones
12-02-2004, 11:35 AM
According to the WC! home page, there are 52,158 WC! members.

There are only 23 posts in the Thank You Scott (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2961115#post2961115) thread. Doesn't seem right after all he's done for us . . .

Dave, I'm loving your photos!

12-02-2004, 12:22 PM

Well after walking home - yes you heard - WALKING home - am ready for a lie down.....lol. Still sorting stuff out in the office regarding all the filing system but apart from that and the fact we have yet to have the phone and internet connected - we are set to go. Just thought I would post some pics for you - notice the Chinese influence....lol.

Oh btw - finally got a call from the hospital - am going in on 6th December now for the pre op then hopefully they will get me in on 13th December for the actual operation - she said it was a day job so am still not sure what they are doing exactly.

Waving to everyone :wave: - hope you have recovered from the shock of me being up early - will ignore the digs about the world not quite being ready for me in the mornings......LOL. :p

Wonder if Kev has had his op - hope it all went well.

This is my desk - notice the two cups.....I needed a few coffees to get going!!


Chinese prints on the wall.


Liam pretending to work.


This picture is made out of donkey skin. :confused:


General view of the office.


I forgot to take one of the sundries corner ....but when we get our Christmas tree up will post another pic.

Well time for a lie down methinks - will probably be asleep before long....lol.

BBL - love and hugs

Pat xxx

Ellen in Ont
12-02-2004, 02:38 PM
Hi everyone :wave:
I'm late getting on today... meetings at work all morning.Good to hear that Arnold is doing OK. Beaming white light to him and Kev.
Pat - nice office :cool:
Dave - great pictures
CRS is setting in... guess I'll just have to post today's xmas pics and get back to wrapping the last of the gifts. Have to be earlier in the wash tomorrow. Easier on my memory. :D

Here is one of my dining room and one of the TV that DH plays his video games on. They are taken during the daytime (today) so some of the details are hard to see. That is a rosemary tree on the table. I will take one at night and post it tomorrow.



Back to wrapping.

12-02-2004, 03:17 PM
Hiya Washers! I'm really late checking in today... it's been *one of those days* at work...

Last evening, Magoo and his best friend Dan participated in an *Improv Olympics* sponsored by all the highschools in our district... my Magoo, who appears to be quite extroverted, is really very shy... I was surprised (and secretly pleased) that he signed up for the project... He and Dan took second place!!!!! There were 60 teams of 2-4 students per team...

While Magoo was at Improv, I attended a watercolour class... I rarely paint anything worthwhile at class, but I think I just might have another Christmas Card!!

White light and good thoughts beaming to Kev, Barb and Arnold...

Best wishes to Scott... WC has had a huge impact on my life and my art... for this, I will always be grateful...

Warm welcome to Kerri... you have adopted a huge extended family of artists...

TMRT this afternoon... I'm sorry...

Gail... I didn't get your pm... :confused: My inbox is virtually empty...

Great pics today!! Gorgeous office, Pat!

Thinking of all of you... sending good thoughts your way...

12-02-2004, 03:21 PM
WOOOT WOOT[COLOR=Black] This is my 1000 post so I thought that I would put it here in the wash.

Pat, lovely office furniture, WOW, no nicks and scratches, what a wonderful feeling. And the desks are so tidy too!

Healing being sent to Arnold and Kev and Barb, may you all return to normal soon, I don't want to forget susan here too. If you remember, she had to go through a year of chemo.

Wishing I were down under with the washers who are having summer. this cold damp (damn) weather is the pitts on my arthrius in my hands, hard to type and to paint and draw., gotta run, bbl maybe.

LOve Otter

12-02-2004, 04:47 PM
Afternoon all,

Just made my cup of tea (Darjeeling) and thought I'd check what you've all been up to while I drink it.

Thinking of Kev, hope his operation went well and he is now recovering and beginning to heal. Special white light to him and Arnold for their operations.

More white light to all others who are recovering and on the road back to good health.

Your office photos were impressive! Looks like a real professional business. Only one complaint—where are your watercolors on the wall???? Chinese posters are great, but surely you can fit one or two of your paintings somewhere.

Char, Congrats to Magoo! Way to go!

Ellen, It's a good thing you seem to have a fairly large home. I don't know where you would put all these wonderful decorations otherwise. Oh, I want your corner TV stand! :envy: I've been looking for one just like it for when we get a new TV.

Congratulations to you too Otter, 1000 posts!

Kate, The portrait of Dan really looks wonderful framed up like that. What a wonderful gift from Guilli!

JoAnn, Sounds like the Art League President and previous newsletter writer doesn't know how to let go of the reins. I'm sure you are doing a wonderful job which she should appreciate instead of denigrate. Hope you work things out with her.

Weaving to all others, CRS has set in.

Our final art class went well. The other members of the group liked my birds a lot, the only complaint they had was about the matting and framing. (I used one that was around the house on another painting instead of putting a new one on.) Looks like I'll have to go in and cut a creamy white 3" mat after the holidays. For now, the birds will stay as is. We had a tasty luncheon, I even got to enjoy some homemade pumpkin pie which I missed at Thanksgiving.

See you all tomorrow. I'm off for a quick check of the Gallery and then off to the kitchen to make dinner.


12-02-2004, 05:14 PM
Thursday already?

Took a couple Christmas packages to the Post Office...rest will be picked up PRIORITY in a week or so.

Stopped at Health Food store to review some new protocols.....hmm

HAP IS GOING TO NORWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! :eek: Norway in December...doesn't that sound special :evil: Better pack his long undies, I'm thinking

Wishing ARnold and Kev good healthcare days

Love the pics...and PAT....walking......and up early *fanning*...I may pass out from the thoughts! :evil: :wink2:

12-02-2004, 05:44 PM
Well, after uploading my holiday photos, I find that the bulk of photos of Alexander are AVI files. However here are three:

Alexander with Dad in the park

Ruth, Peter and Alexander

Quiet moment with Grandma

It was wonderful to spend ten days with Peter, Alexander and Adrienne, shame it can only be a twice a year occurrence. :crying:

Next time we get over, Alexander will be talking. (English)

Hope to establish the webcam again this weekend, so that Alexander will keep us in mind.


12-02-2004, 05:59 PM
Here is a question for all you computer techs out there. I opened my "inbox" this morning and received 598 e-mails. 99 % of which were mail that I had already received weeks ago. This is the 3rd time it has happened. I use one of my son's e-mail accounts "research haven" and it is not happening to him. I checked with Rogers and it is not them. Any ideas. ?????? I have deleted all my mail and deleted items and recycle bin 3 times now.

Gail, I used to have this problem whenever the server that sends me my email would "burp" and resend old messages. Deleting the emails from your desktop doesn’t delete them from the server itself, which is where the “burps” are happening.

You can set your mail reader to automatically delete your messages from the server once they have been downloaded to your desktop (or within a few days). This doesn’t delete them from your desktop, only from the server, so when the server “burps” it has nothing (or very little) to resend to you.


PS. Doug, it is just amazing how much your grandson and son look like you. I'll bet your own baby pic can be superimposed on Alexander's perfectly!

12-02-2004, 06:42 PM
Your office photos were impressive! Looks like a real professional business. Only one complaint—where are your watercolors on the wall???? Chinese posters are great, but surely you can fit one or two of your paintings somewhere.


Put my paintings up!!! - even if there was room they wouldnt let me :crying:

Am thinking I may have to go to the office in the car tomorrow - can't have Pam keeling over now can I. :evil: :wink2:

Doug - that grandson of yours is just tooooooooooo cute - and I have said it before but I will say it again - you will never be dead as long as your Peter is alive.

Nearly finished my last Christmas portrait - just the background to sort out - phew!!

Pat xxx

Strawberry Wine
12-02-2004, 06:44 PM
Evening Washers.

Char I resent the message. :)

Cathie, thanks for the link, I tried to send a message to Scott yesterday but I was not authorized to do so. Maybe others had the same problem in the administrative area. Thanks for letting everyone know of the link

Debra :angel:, THANK YOU!!!!! I will try what you have suggested .



12-02-2004, 10:13 PM
Good Evening All. I am always either very late to these threads, or very early. That's what happens when you work night shift.

I see lots of you are getting geared up for the holidays, shopping, wrapping, decorating. I got some lights up around the house today as well. I wish we would have snow, just for one weekend, then it could all melt and go away. LOL!

I am on a countdown to painting. I'll have nine days off starting the middle of next week. I am really looking forward to doing a couple more little portraits, working on skin tones, getting ya'll to critique for me ;)

Good thoughts go out to all who are not doing well. Let's hope that the new year will hold better things for everyone around the world!

12-02-2004, 10:32 PM
According to the WC! home page, there are 52,158 WC! members.

There are only 23 posts in the Thank You Scott (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2961115#post2961115) thread. Doesn't seem right after all he's done for us . . .

I totally agree!!!!!!!!!!!

Haven't time to read the wash right now got to run..

Cool office Pat, couldn't miss those great pics..:)

Or your gorgeous family pics too Doug.

Yours too Kate and Ellen..

Thank you guys for sharing, it brings us all closer together!!

Huggles all..

mr sandbanx
12-02-2004, 10:53 PM
Is the day over yet? I missed it.