http://www.faboverfifty.com/ started by a business acquaintance of mine. On her blog their are a variety of links, so I clicked on http://www.thelisaportercollection.blogspot.com/ On her blog was a post about a china basket that she liked from http://www.my-sparrow.com/ I ordered the basket, it was here within a week. I loved it, so while my daughter Bree was at the grocery, I asked her pick up some strawberries. She brought back huge bright red dipping strawberries. They were so perfect even the seeds were in neat little rows. I set it up on a shelf in partial sunlight. Well, there you have it. How long did it take to paint? A week of applying many glazes of color; reds are a pain to paint because they are so transparent. Getting the shadow side of the basket gray enough took more than a little courage. Were the strawberries good? Unbelievably sweet.
Oh, come on Linda, why did you name it Strawberry Swing? In homage to a song of the same title by Coldplay.
8"X8" Oil on hardboard firstname.lastname@example.org Sold
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Pastel 18"X22" Pastel on paper. Collected
Sunday, July 18, 2010
6"X6" oil on hardboard
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
6"X6" Oil on hardboard
Monday, July 12, 2010
On a recent trip back to Chicago to see my parents, my father gave me this little army sewing kit that belonged to him. It is battered from the war and missing it’s thimble. I wonder about the thimble. The simple answer is that my grandmother needed one and just used the one from the kit. Maybe it was lost in a foxhole while trying to mend his uniform or sew on a button. Maybe it was lent to another soldier. Maybe, it still lies in a field somewhere, buried for someone else to find. We are all grateful he made it home, so many did not.
Thanks for passing this on to me Dad, I'll take good care of it.
6"X6" Oil on hardboard.