Oh Canada!

Sport is huge in our house and the Olympics are a high point along with the Tour de Franc in July. You can be sure we are glued to as much TV coverage as is available. We watched every minute of the Olympic opening ceremonies and could not help feeling excitement and a little pride when the culture of Newfoundland, Canada was featured in the segment with all the beautiful leaves, dancing and fiddling. We lived in Newfoundland for a time when our kids were small and the mention of St. John's and George Street brought back happy memories.
We were outsiders -"come from away", as they say; - and foreigners, but they treated us like there own.
To our Canadian friends: all the best for your Olympic hopes.


Women Artists Of Colorado Featured in Estes Park

This month Women Artists of Colorado are being featured in the "Works of Love" Show at the Cultural Arts Council Fine Art Gallery in Estes Park. The show celebrates Women's History Month and opens with a party on February 21st. This is my entry, a 6"x 8" done last summer in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

A Day in Amalia- Brrrrrr

Three diehards from San Luis Valley all went down to Amalia, NM, a week or so ago:
Dave Montgomery, Sue McCullough and myself, on a field trip to visit Randy Pijoan who has his home and studio there. It is beautiful country just south of the Colorado border, north of Taos. We took a chance on a break in the weather - which paid off, but the morning was desperately cold - and how cold is that? Well, it was -5 when we drove out of my driveway and I know it must have been warmer by the time we got down there and set up
. . . . but, not much.
I think I hit my cold threshold; and I am giving up on those 'chewy' granola bars - they turn into little frozen crumbles. Sue did a little better and was still out and finishing up after I had gone to the car.
Go to her blog - she took it much more in stride and finished with a nice piece.The photo to the right shows my kit and my view and underneath is the finished
12"x 9" painting.
After about 2 hours of painting we all went up to Randy's studio to warm up, thaw out, and eat lunch. About that time the sky cleared off for a spectacular day, but the wind also picked up.
No winning here. What we got, we earned.