Saturday, July 24, 2010

An embarassment of Mangos

I was gifted bags and bags of mangos today, there are so many it is almost embarrassing to have this many. I have to wait a few days for them to ripen but then I will be peeling and freezing and standing at the sink with the juice dripping down my arms!
I have also been painting mango trees under the moon. These frames are a bit funky and very different but i like the oddness of them. These are at the gallery.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Tropical storm Bonnie

Tropical Storm Bonnie should be blowing through the Keys Friday. First close call of the season. Stocked up on Vodka and have the makings of banana nut mango bread. Its always good to be prepared but I think this will just fly by quickly.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Newest painting

Today I painted with the group I often paint with but haven't in a couple of months. It was wonderful and I really enjoyed it. Jim had a pile of mangoes and someone brought their bird, funny enough, named Mango. He is a Senegalese parrot.We all painted and I had such a good time. Will try and get this in the gallery by Friday with just a slat frame I think. It is very colorful and 16"x20"

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Island of Key West

It has been a speedy June and July. I have sorted through a lifetime of "stuff" and packed some away gave lots away and threw even more away. I have become aware of what is important and what I thought was important. I toted boxes and bags up and down stairs and now I am moved in, back on the wonderful Island Of Key West! My studio is up and running and I should have some new paintings this week. I am enjoying being closer to my gallery and events and am ready to get more involved. I will post a few pictures leaving out the boxes There are more things on the walls now and things are finding their place and I finally found the stapler! but I am still looking for the rice cooker lid! I have extra room so come and visit! I am so happy to be back on the Island and did I tell you about how much money I have already saved on gas!?

First Painting from my new studio. "Sunflowers Along the Fence" 11"x14"

"There's something about islands. For one thing, they're not continental. Islands represent the wisdom of isolation and self-sufficiency, surrounded by a common and separating element. Islands promise privacy and the potential for Kingship and Queenship. In works of art they offer a symbolic statement endorsing introversion and the value of keeping your own counsel.Further, there's preciousness. People who live on islands, or even go on them, pick up preciousness as they would seashells or weathered beach wood. Island owners (or passersby) cruise the perimeters to better know their own souls. An island, especially a small one, is something you can get your head around. If you need to feel special, paint islands" - Robert Genn