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07-14-2008, 01:44 AM
Good Morning World,
I'm back from my weekend in the caravan and ,by and large, weather pretty good with lots of sun yesterday, even did a little plein air...a bit of a novelty for me these days.....today dull and windy again, usually the case when I'm thinking about a few holes of golf after a day working! Bought a poseable wooden figure model from a car boot for £0.50/USD1 and another salt pig for the collection....
Results back from hospital and chemo seems to have worked this time so can now look at booking some holidays as they don't want me back for another three months..........
Must catch up of last three days washes...back later
07-14-2008, 03:42 AM
Morning Geoff, good news on the chemo.
Had a nice outdoor lunch with friends yesterday although it was a mite expensive for us - £50 donated to charity.
Weather is dull here too, but no sign of rain.
No plans for today except some food shopping at the local Tesco's.
07-14-2008, 03:45 AM
:wave: HI Geoff :wave: HI Doug.
Sneaking in here before getting a bit of sleep. Haven't been up late doing Wet Canvas for a while, so usually the Wash is into it's third page before I get a glimpse.
Have a GREAT day folks!!
07-14-2008, 04:04 AM
Hi Geoff! Looks like you had a good weekend. Are you going to post those plein air paintings? :)
Hi Doug, Jen and all to follow!
We had a good weekend. Went for a drive on one of the highways close by. It was raining a bit and everything has turned green on the outskirts of the city. It was very refreshing, however I wasn't able to get any photos this time.
Had some friends over for dinner this time, and my baby kept everyone well entertained :D with all the noises she makes and by showing what all she has learnt.
HAVE A GREAT DAY!
07-14-2008, 04:52 AM
Good morning All it is Sunny here - at last!
Geoff - really pleased that the chemo worked.
Doug, we had a BBQ and cream tea yesterday with the local parishes - all to meet the Bishops we are looking after prior to the Lambeth conference- One from Ghana and one from Georgia USA and only a few spots of rain under a threatening sky.
good morning Jen - sleep tight!
Monika - I bet that baby is growing
The painting class went well, but we have a three line whip to produce something for a little exhibition. So I decided to have a go at making a watercolour of this photo I took in India - rather than flowers.
I will hold myself to ransom and post te painting later in the week!
Greetings to all who follow
07-14-2008, 05:19 AM
Morning Jen, Monika, Robin.
What a terrific phot Robin, I look forward to seeing your painting.
It's 5 .35 here in Oak Ridges and just startingto get light. Not sure what we are going to be doing today. Probably have a relaxing day at home after our busy weekend other than a shop for some food.
Thats a great photo Robin, really looking forward to seeing the painting.
Great news about the Chemo results Geoff.
Monika, I expect your baby is growing fast and learning new things almost daily.
Hi Jen, Its nice to see your name so early in the wash. I hope when you have read this you have had a refreshing sleep.
Expensive meal Doug, but worth it if its for charity.
Hi to all who are still to visit the wash. I hope the event went well Gail. Looking forward to hearing all about it.
07-14-2008, 05:47 AM
Good Morning all,
It is just about quarter to six in the a.m. here in Oakwood and light is beginning to appear between the leaves of the tall trees outside my window. Birds will be singing soon. :D They just started while I was still typing. :lol:
I'm off to painting class this afternoon so I'll finally put more paint on my Bee Balm Flower painting. Haven't done anything with it since last Monday. I'm still trying to write a coherent lesson on composition for Wednesday's class. I also need to find some good examples to illustrate various points.
Glad you had a nice weekend caravanning. Good news about the results of the chemo. :thumbsup:
Hope the lunch was a good one. :lol: That was a good donation for a charity.
Hope you are enjoying a restful sleep.
Glad you had a nice drive. Babies are so irrasistable when they begin to exhibit their personalities. :D
That photo is going to make a wonderful painting. Look at those direction lines from the rails and the posts of the fence and the guy wires on the telephone pole. The light of the steam from the engine is wonderful. Can't wait to see it when you get it painted. :thumbsup:
After your busy weekend, you probably will enjoy just taking it easy (and maybe even painting a little bit????).
:wave: to all who are yet to come.
I'm off to look at some paintings.
07-14-2008, 06:02 AM
Robin...what a cracking picture..love the steam and smoke...look forward to seeing your 'challenge'!
Monika,unlikely that my plein air from weekend could be translated into a downloadable form for wash this time as currently unable to scan.......
07-14-2008, 06:34 AM
Just on 6:00 am here in Uxbridge, Ontario. Overcast and about 16 degrees. A sliver of sunshine on the distant eastern horizon. I awoke early with a backache from all that walking yesterday! No gain without pain?
Off to the hospital as usual later this morning to see Luella, but with all my visitors lately I must do some serious housework around here first. I haven't lived alone for 56 years, so I'm finding it difficult to cook for just one person but I'm determined to eat properly, make my bed each day, do the laundry regularly, and keep some stability in my life. Oh yes - once my visitors have all gone I will get back to painting again. I had to postpone a club demo I was giving on painting metal in watercolours, so I must get back to preparing that.
Talking of painting, I just looked in on an interesting video by one of my Facebook friends http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1348841859#/video/video.php?v=528298977847&oid=2388266003
(Would someone please tell me how I can replace such unwieldy URLs with "Click here"? The demo was called "Distant Foliage" Nice background music too.
I had quite a run-in yesterday with the local manager of Country Style, a coffee shop chain here in Ontario. They just did away with all china mugs, plates, and metal cutlery and now only serve all that wasteful paper and plastic. One of the staff gave me a china plate from the deli at my request and he tried to snatch it away! He had the grace to at least get me aside to tell me is side of the story.
His excuse was that staff were not properly washing the dishes properly and people "complained" and requested disposable stuff. I told him this was going against everything our society needed to do to bring about change, and that he was simply externalizing his costs by dumping his waste in landfills. I don't know about you, but I feel this whole business of drive-in coffee places causes millions of liters of gas to be wasted and generates tons of waste. He said his hands were tied and "head office" dictated what he could and could not do. If I were younger and had the energy I'd start a website or Facebook page to put stop to this sort of thing, but I guess that's a cop-out isn't it?
Enough of the heavy stuff.
Geoff: I had chemo for prostate cancer a few years ago, and, touch wood, I caught it in time. Hope everything stays OK for you.
Robin: Love that photo, in spite of all that pollution! This would make a super watercolour, and I agree with Doug - please post the results?
Jen: is that you snoring?
I must be off. Back exercises first with a very low-tech device I've had for years, then a nice hot bath to sooth my aching limbs. Have a great day everyone.
07-14-2008, 06:47 AM
Morning Ona, Sylvia and John.
John to make a link, first copy your url, then type the text you want to see, highlight it and then click the link icon http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/images/editor/createlink.gif above and paste in the url. This gives linkable text like this interesting video.
How I agree with the wasteful nature of fast food outlets - I hate 'em.
I hope Luella continues her recovery and can leave hospital soon.
07-14-2008, 07:24 AM
I applaud your determination to keep up standards around the house. :D When you are cooking, make a normal recipe, then divide it into two or three servings and freeze them. That way, when you are in the middle of a painting or visiting with Luella, you can come home and pop one of them in the microwave and still have a good meal. We do that a lot and on days like today when I have an art class or something else happening, I get one of my "ready-mades" out of the freezer for dinner. :D
I don't like the plastic and paper food containers for aesthetic reasons as well as the ecology standpoint. The food just doesn't taste the same as it does on a porcelain or china plate. :rolleyes:
Time to wake up Larry and get things moving around here. We have a lovely cool breeze coming in the open windows this morning. :cool:
After your busy weekend, you probably will enjoy just taking it easy (and maybe even painting a little bit????).
You bet:):):):):) I'm really into the mask eye painting I'm doing so just about to sit down to get some done now.
Hi John. I totally agree about disposable plates. May be he should just teach his staff how to wash dishes!
07-14-2008, 08:45 AM
Rain, storms, pressure changes have played havoc with my oxygen needs and my old buddy, Arthur Itis. I hurt today. :(
So, I'll just say that I hope all have a good day, and a good week.
07-14-2008, 08:58 AM
HAPPY MONDAY WASHERS
We had a good weekend. It rained on Saturday so we cleaned the house spic and span. Yesterday (Sunday) Larry worked outside all day...cleaned gutters, weeded veggie garden, mowed the lawn (both ours and daughter's), fixed daughter's bed, and much more. I weeded the perennial gardens, did the laundry, baked a nice cherry cobbler, and made a nice BBQ'd boneless pork chop, baked potato, tossed salad, broccoli, green beans dinner!:thumbsup: It overall was a nice weekend.
I feel pretty chipper this morning so must have slept well last night.
I've been lax in doing my walking on my treadmill so must get back at it. I much prefer walking outside this time of year but where we live the way the vehicles travel I'm much safer walking inside on my treadmill.:rolleyes:
Tonight I'm planning on doing some painting....son Josh's Grand Opening for his Tattoo shop is being held in a Lounge and he's having an art show there and wants some pieces. I have older pieces that will work but I'd like to create something new.:thumbsup:
Lovely, sunny morning here and we turned off our A/C and opened up windows....lovely breeze and pleasant temps.
Well, best get myself busy here at work now. I hope you all enjoy your day and I'm thinking of all those who are in need of white light and gentle hugs.:grouphug:
07-14-2008, 09:40 AM
Good Morning Eeryone!!!
Gorgeous day, no humidity and heat expected until Wednesday.
I slept in again, I always know it's late when I wake up to the sun shining in my face.
Yesterday I did all my laundry, had a looong chat with one of my neighbours, did some planting, bought more plants:rolleyes: :D finally moved the soil that was sitting in a huge plastic bag ON my front yard (the delivery guys plonked it there instead in the diveway:rolleyes: :rolleyes: ) to a spot in my backyard; went for dinner at son's.
I have had a horrible step to my front porch and front door almost from the beginning. The builder made the wooden step too high and the earth underneath the large tile on which the step was sitting had sunk so the step moved away, is too high and wobbly and unsafe.
Tried to get a handiman to fix it, to no avail, they didn't even return my call, so son and I are going to tackle the problem tomorrow and while we are at it I am going to extend the tiled area so need to go and buy more tiles today and I will go for my "morning" swim.
Geoff, :clap: :clap: about your results!!!!
Lyn, sorry about your oxigen problems and aches.
John, my biggest gripe is the plastic packaging that is impossible to open and needs to go into the landfills, waterbottles etc.
It's getting late, need to do my exercises, hve breakfast and get ready for my swim so :wave: to all here and all yet to come!!!!! Have a good day!!!
07-14-2008, 11:25 AM
Zipping through, but wanted to say hello. Busy week last week with relatives from New Zealand. My great nephew requested a blended wet in wet wash lesson…..which 'made' me get my watercolour paints back out again…..and they are still out!:lol: :lol: :lol: Had to pack up my oils anyhow as we should be moving again very soon, and everything has to go back into boxes. Love, love, love doing my washes again.
Great news Geoff. Robin ~ can’t wait to see what you do with the composition in the photo. Sylvia, (just my thoughts) you could take some 8x10 printouts of photos…the same scene, and show how the composition changes depending on which way you crop it, using lots of different formats….and then show different thumbnails in values etc....
Big hugs to everyone who has already been to today’s wash….big hugs to those yet to come.
07-14-2008, 11:44 AM
Good Morning All. Kind of a quiet day planned here. I have class tonight but that is it on the agenda. Paperware etc. is just the tip of the iceberg in my book. All that trash that comes in the mail. It just goes from mailbox to trash can. I really wish there was a way to send it back to the sender at theri expense. Maybe then it would stop.
07-14-2008, 12:36 PM
Good morning everyone - here's one of my many photos of the 3 bucks I saw yesterday:
although you can only see 2!
Geoff - wonderful news.
John - I totally agree with you about disposable cups, especially as a lot of them end up on my property!
Darla - I too have been neglecting my treadmill (busy traffic here too), I tell my self gardening is enough, but it really isn't.
Mickey Jane - have any of your poppies opened yet? Betty:cat:
Ellen in Ont
07-14-2008, 01:39 PM
I am feeling like a walking zombie this morning. I worked nightshift with no nap before hand and then my eyes flew open at noon after just a few hours sleep. :rolleyes: At least I don't work until dayshift Wednesday so I can catch up.
It's raining again. :crying: I don't think we will be getting a summer this year.:rolleyes: Lots going on in the wash yesterday and today but too much for me to remember in my fuzzy state. I'll be more awake tomorrow. Off to get a bite to eat.
07-14-2008, 02:13 PM
Good morning Washers!
Fairly hot weekend here, stayed inside most of the day as temps soared up into the 90's (we seem to be about 6-10 degree's warmer than the "official" temps). Thankfully it gets down into the 50's at night so we can open windows and run fans to cool the house down a bit.
Still Culling the first edit of the Tall Ships and it's slow going, but I expected that and am not letting it get on my nerves :lol:
Here's one for Pat, he's not a mountie, but he is Canadian!:lol:
Today I'm going to tape up a bunch of card sized paper and
be ready to paint some more postal cards..Have not been able to wet a brush for so long I'm running quite low on cards for sending out!
Hope everyone is having a great day!
07-14-2008, 03:33 PM
Just zipppppping through - DB has informed me we can claim all the VAT back on the building work we had done on the house so have now to trawl through a ton of paperwork and put it on the VAT program.......aaaaargh.
Finally got into work today - luckily nothing much to do - Liam had actually got everything up to date - see what happens when you give someone responsibility.....lol. :thumbsup:
So I just had 300 and odd emails to sort - 297 of which were junk!!!
Took Mum for another blood test this morning - also managed to get an emergency prescription as I ran out of my tablets phew!!!
Some cracking photos - Hap thank you - how did you know I love a man in a uniform :evil: ;) - might be asking you sometime if I can snag it. :thumbsup:
Ok gotta go - DB is chomping at the bit to get this stuff sorted.
Waving to everyone :wave: and sending hugs all around.
07-14-2008, 03:54 PM
........day nearly over, quite hot and still without rain....couldn't get on golf course as tooooooooooooo busy!
Thanks all those who sent their best wishes on my good news.....can look at some holidays now...probably France, as usual, in September sometime.......
Back tomorrow hopefully...........
07-14-2008, 04:39 PM
Good afternoon folks!
It is a hot humid day again. We had a lot of rain last night. Now we didn't have to water the garden today, yeah!
Last night we went to the free concert on the town green. A woman singing blues from Maine, was the entertainment and she was terrific. Just as she started the last song it started to drizzle and as soon as she finished it started pouring and poured all night. Perfect timing!
Nelson is having a nice time visiting us. We are happy to have him.
I painted two paintings and will post them. I am not too thrilled with either but, by submitting them I will learn, so i will post them later. I am very excited as i learned there is a local art guild and I called the chairwoman and she was very helpful. They meet weekly but lost their place and are negotiating for a new place and should be meeting in Aug, They get together and paint and help each other. They also are trying to get a class going. She also asked if I would help out and be on their committee. I said yes and am looking forward to it. We have a Zuccchini fest in the town in mid Aug and she is looking for entries of paintings of Zucchini either whole sliced, animated whatever. I may try my hand at it or should I say, my brush!
I am going to go start dinner.
Geoff- congrats on your good Chemo report!
Uschi- Good luck with your steps and tile.
Lyn- I hope you feel better. I have bad arthritis in my hands and knees and can sympathize. Hope you're breathing better.
Robin- love that pic and am looking forward to the painting!
Darla - Good for you walking on your treadmill!
Ellen- Get some rest.
Jen, hope you had a nice nap.
Sylvia- sorry about your squirrels in the swiss chard.
07-14-2008, 05:47 PM
Just checking back in gang!
Pat, I knew you were looking for Mounties when you were visiting our neighbors to the north. I took one look at this strapping lad and figured while he may not be a mountie, he sure looks like he could fit the uniform!:lol:
If I post it here you can feel free (and so can everyone else) to snag it and use it to your hearts delight!
chat with you all later!
07-14-2008, 08:17 PM
I'm feeling much better this evening. The humidity has dropped drastically and the sun came out, which helps. Also, the rain apparently cleared the dirty air out and our air is much clearer. So the arthritis and oxygenation are both doing much better--which makes me a happy person. :D
Didn't do much today; but hope to paint tomorrow. I need a new painting for an exhibit next week, and still have to finish my o*l.
07-15-2008, 03:37 AM
(((Lyn))) I'm so relieved that you're feeling better :heart:
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