Friday, March 31, 2006
Thursday, March 30, 2006
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Beth's team, Thunder, is the youngest in their division. Their ages are 9 and 10. Last night they played a team of 13-year-old girls, and Thunder beat them! As well as playing in the local league, Beth also plays in a select league.
Monday, March 27, 2006
Last night we had a great meal. Our friends came over to join us. One of them, Jim Dillard, is our Texas state area biologist and writes a column included the Nature Writers of Texas Blog. We had a wonderful time visiting and eating, and we hope to do it again very soon!
Sunday, March 26, 2006
Dale Marsh came from Arlington to sing Saturday night at H2Jo. Dale is a very good singer/singwriter, and H2Jo in Mineral Wells, Texas, is a wonderful place to sit and read and listen to good music. And it's family friendly. Dale will be playing in Mineral Wells on May 20 at the Famous Water Company's Saturday Night Live. Check their website for information.
Saturday, March 25, 2006
Friday, March 24, 2006
Then I had it...so this is Sasha's monster :-)
Not just any day
But another day
A day of work and play
Friday before Satuday
The weekend comes away
Not another day
But any day
A day of play - a play day
Thursday, March 23, 2006
I painted a redbud stem twice. The first one I did is the one of the right. It is pen and watercolor. The second I did in watercolor only. Can't decide which I like the best..
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Monday, March 20, 2006
Saturday, March 18, 2006
Question: the first took about 10 minutes...no color, etc. The second took about an hour, and it doesn't look like the woman at all. What's the answer??
Thursday, March 16, 2006
This week's prompt for Cloth Paper Studio in the Be Prompt! challenge is FLY. So I decided to draw a crane fly. I discovered a lot of information about the Crane Fly, as well. I drew this with my Micron pens and colored it with Derwent Graphitint pencils and then used Niji water brushes to brighten the colors of the pencils.
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
We had a car full Tuesday as we took a trip to Glen Rose, Raf and I, Remo and Cynthia, and Bethy and Bailey. First we went to Fossil Rim, then to Dinasour Valley State Park to see dinosaur tracks, and then into Glen Rose itself to wade in the Paluxy River. It was a nice day, and we all had fun. It was nice to renew old friendships and for all of us to be able to go together. The girls enjoyed each other's company, as well. However, I have learned not to go to Fossil Rim during Spring Break. There are too many people, and the animals hide!
Monday, March 13, 2006
I took this photo of Jake this morning. Actually his head was turned the other way until I took the picture, which I didn't look at until tonight, and it's fuzzy! Oh, well. Jake was having a very restful day today. He is about 2 years old, and we rescued him from the forest in Tennessee when we were staying at an RV park...almost 2 years ago. We called him Tennessee Jake Brake because we kept hearing jake brakes coming up the Mountains.
Anway, I have not sketched for two days!!! But I did machine embroider two shirts because we are taking Beth to Fossil Rim with Remo, Cynthia, and Bailey. I embroidered the girls shirts that had a giraffe on the back with Spring Break 2006 and their names on the front. I did not digitize the graphic because I am just learning to do that!
So...as Dell Shannon's Luis Mendosa used to say in her detective stories..."Tomorrow is also a day!"
Saturday, March 11, 2006
Friday, March 10, 2006
Thursday, March 09, 2006
The sweet soft green of new Spring buds on great oak trees surrounding our home are glowing brightly in the rays of morning sun. Last night was the first tornado warning of the year! Today Blue Jays, Robins, Wrens, and Doves are flying overhead and calling. The flowering quince is bursting with new green leaves...soon red flowers will appear. Rooster tails are growing long on the old oaks. The wind is whipping the long tree limbs which no longer look like skeletons but rather like slinder women adorned with new green dresses of Spring. One half expects Baccus to appear on his old donkey with sprites in new garments dancing all around as they prepare for their first Spring feast. The sky is powder blue and small, whispy clouds rush overhead as if pursued. A few winter birds are left in the trees, as if deciding whether it is truly safe to return to their northern summer homes. The local birds will gladly see them go so they don't have to share places with them on the feeder tables. The hectic pace of Spring's arrival is hastened by gusts of wind blowing from the north...or perhaps the north wind is holding off for one more round before he allows full Spring to come in.
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
One of the Election Clerks
Yesterday was the primary election for the state of Texas. Raf and I were election clerks. There was a very low turn out...Republicans 62 and Democrats 58...and this was for 4 precincts. I believe this was the same all over the county (Palo Pinto).
There were only two contested races in the county, both Republican, and several folks signed in, went to the NEW voting machines, and decided they had signed in at the wrong party table! Some people refuse to read even when it's right there before them! It was a mess...that and the fact that the machines didn't work right, but we got the election done, and it was really not a bad day. Can't wait to hear the results.
In Texas you are not registered with a party; therefore you can vote in either party's election...but not both, of course. However, if there is a runoff, you must vote in the same party that you voted the first time AND you may not vote in a runoff if you do not vote in the primary.
Hope everyone out there voted!!