Friday, June 17, 2011

Thank you my dear blog followers! I was so excited to be the featured artist on Dan's weekly tip. I feel so bad because I have been so busy at my office and taking continuing education courses at the USC Dental School, I haven't had time to set up my pallete and start my still life #6. And next weekend we will be at our place in NOLA. Last time we were in New Orleans , we went for a day trip to the Lake Northshore, to Abita Springs and Convington. Our destination was to visit John Preble's mistery house - If you don't know him, he is one of the artists lic=ving in Abita Springs and he is known for his different versions of his Marsh Island Girl . His mistery house, is a museum of recycled stuff and collections of pocket combs, old cel phones, the largest paint by number paintings collection... His Dioramas are fantastic... my fav one was the trailler park with an tornado... we can't wait to go back. Of course the major treat was to meet John and see his studio... and while we were visiting him Alan Flattmann stopped by to bring a couple souvenirs he had brought from Spain for John. Allan is one of the best pastel painters in our country - which I'm a big fan, and that surprise visit and meeting him made this daytrip really magical. I can't wait to have a chance to get my brushes working. I'll keep y'all posted. Oh, the pic, is me sketching at Picasso Museum in Paris, jan 2007.