Monday, April 28, 2014

Memories of Paris

Fiesta time in San Antonio is a great time to be in the city. The weather is beautiful and there is so much going on. After visiting the Fiesta Art Fair at the Southwest School of Art, Mr.Tabby and I took a walk along the river for a little quiet time in the middle of the celebrations. Wandering our city brought back memories of Paris last year...

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Happy Earth Day!

This week of Earth Day, stop to smell the roses and enjoy the wonder of a perfect flower.

Monday, April 21, 2014

On the Easel

The inspiration for this one came during the night when I wasn't able to sleep. I couldn't sleep because I had gotten fantastic news and my mind would not stop. This is the first layer. I think I'm still in the spring "lilac" mood. We'll see where it takes me next...

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Bart's Big Adventure

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I was finally able to take a day off this past weekend. Roadhouse Arts has been taking up all of my non-day-job time and I haven't had a chance to play in a while. So, Mr. Tabby and I took the dogs downtown to the Farmer's Market at the Pearl Brewery. 

Bart is the rescue who came from my dad. He is the sweetest dog, but, boy is he skittish. He was not quite sure what to think of the crowd and the noises and the smells. But, after a while, he calmed down and began to enjoy all of the people who patted his head and told him he was the cutest thing ever. It was quite a big adventure for him. We will definitely have to take him out more often. (Lulu was with us, but she would not cooperate with the camera at all!)

While we were there, we strolled on the Riverwalk. This is one of the newer sections that has been created to give us public place to enjoy our wonderful city. It was so nice to see so many people (and dogs) using our public spaces.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Seth Apter

Seth Apter
We just completed a call with Seth Apter. He has agreed to teach at Roadhouse Arts next fall! Happy dance, happy dance!

His work is amazing and he is the nicest guy. We will have such a great time creating and showing him some Texas hospitality!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Spring Concert I

Spring Concert I - Lisa Meyer
Spring Concert I - Lisa Meyer
This is the end result of the "bunny threw up" canvases. This has turned out to be one of my favorites. I love the layers and complexity underneath within the birds. It will be on display at Roadhouse Arts soon.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Art is the Stored Honey

K turned nine this week so I took him to the San Antonio Museum of Art to see the Bob Kuhn exhibit. He loves art and he loves animals. This was a perfect combination for him. Of course, his favorite was the giraffe painting. 

In the parking lot, they even have some artwork on the side of the buildings.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Texas Carpet Baggers

Texas Carpet Baggers

We are spending the evening with Becky from Texas Carpet Baggers at Roadhouse Arts. Her bags are made by her here in Texas. The wine is flowing and the tunes are on. It is going to be a good night!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Easter Bunny Threw Up...

I finally finished my last painting and have started on two new ones. It is true that I am in a spring state of mind now that the sun has arrived. My paintings always have tons of layers and go through the "teen-age" stage of looking nothing like the final product. That is where this one is.

After looking at it last night, my always supportive Mr. Tabby said it looks like the Easter bunny threw up. Not quite like the edgier painting I just finished. It may end up looking like spring, but hopefully the throw up will be gone. I'll let you know how it goes...