Tuesday, June 13, 2017


It's been a long time since I posted any of my artwork. There's a reason for that . . . I haven't been doing any art work for several months.

Much as I appreciate and love my art instructor, Barbara, it seemed it was time to move on to a different venue. Barbara didn't seem too eager to teach watercolors, and that's what I really want to learn. 

Since we've started worshipping with the Salado church, I've gradually becoming more and more involved in Salado village activities. There is a group of artists known as Salado Village Artists (SVA), who meet once a week to work on their individual art projects. Some of them do watercolor, so I joined SVA and am hoping to get some encouragement and instruction in watercolors. During the month of June, they offer an "art camp" for the Salado school children. Today I stayed to help out with that. What a fund day; I love working with children!

Anyway, this painting is NOT watercolor -- still acrylics. But I had been out of practice for so long that I thought doing something I was familiar with, in order to get back into the swing of things, was a good idea. 

I did this painting with a dear friend in mind - Bea, from Juneau. I hope to take it to her when we go up there later this summer for my 50th high school reunion. 

Saturday, June 10, 2017

A Day with Kelsey's Family

Once again, Kelsey invited us to join in on the fun of her family reunion (her mother's side of the family). So yesterday morning we headed south to Wimberley, where the family gathers at (Texas State) University Camp. The campground itself sits on the Blanco River, which is the attraction that keeps the kids and adults alike occupied for much of their time there. I didn't do a headcount, but I think there were 10 or 12 kiddos there this year, including, of course, our two grands, Clara and Robert. We only stayed for the day, but the family stays for three nights, in the bunkhouse, which is attached to the kitchen/dining area.

We had a great time, watching the kids swim and play, eating lunch and dinner with the family, and catching up on all the news.

I spent a good part of the day sitting in a lawn chair, under these very trees, talking and laughing with Chris and others.

We arrived back home as it was getting dark. We saw the sunset as we were a half-hour or so from home.