Mirror Ball

Spent the morning in my art studio. Got to get out my paints and get messy! I have a few ideas on what to do with these round canvas panels. Today, it was mirror ball time. It aint a party, till the mirror ball gets going!

Do it for RBG

This year, with the most corrupt and inept person in office, I urge all to vote. Trump is a sociopath and a puppet to worse leaders of the world. He is a dictator wantabe. He is a pathological liar. It is also critical to pay attention to candidates on the lower part of your ballots – Most current Rebublicans, and those who wish to take office, have enabled Trump to be cavaliar with our democracy. It is time to vote his enablers out!

Mail-In Ballots or Absentee Ballots have always been a long standing and safe way to vote. Send it back, using the correct steps outlined in your voting packet. Do this early!

Here’s some voting resources – each states had slightly different rules, know your state’s rules!!
Better Know a Ballot

Vote.org

Vote, in honor of Justice Ruth Bader Gingsburg

My inner Sunset

The Inner Sunset – San Francisco neighborhood – the place I lived in my early adult years. It was an exciting time – relationships, jobs and having fun. I lived here on an entry level non-profit “salary.” I could walk to Golden Gate Park and the de Young Museum; longer walks to the Ocean (usually a bike ride). It had a neighbood feel. We came together after the big earthquake or celebrating the 49ers wins.

I moved to the other side of the park (outer Richmond) and then to upper Castro, before making the journey to the other side of the Bay.

We love doing day trips into the City – often going to the restaurants we onced took for granted. Love my City by the Bay!

More Suburban Bliss

This house painting is of my childood home in Syosset, NY. I lived there from 1st grade through college. I loved going in to NYC and driving out to Jones Beach or Cold Spring Harbor. We had great pizza and bagels nearby. Lots of fun memories.

Suburban life

I had a lovely morning – I was able to go to our community pool and do laps before work. It was so refreshing to do this. I have a light work schedule and then book club this evening. Skys are clear. If feels like the idealic suburban life!

We will be discussing “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane” – by Lisa See. I really enjoyed this book – it really captures the life of Akah minority in China and how their way of life changed so quickly during the Revolution era. I recommend this book!

new work

Art done in Procreate – I am learning more each day how to use this amazing art software. I have had MANY duds and I know that this is part of the process. I am happy with how this one came out. Source Image by Tess Pixy256 from Pixabay

Hummingbirds bring me such joy. For a little bird, they are surprisingly loud. I love when they stop for a few sips in my hummingbird feeder. It gives me a brief moment of joy. I can only imagine the impact of our poor air quality on their systems.

It’s Seymour Time

More playing with Procreate! I just uploaded some new brushes and I cannot wait to give them a try. This Seymour painting was done with the original set. Although there’s a ton of brushes with the app purchase, I found that many are too specialized. I would like to move to a more illustration look. More exploring!

Hens & Chicks

Done in Procreate – I love the subtle hues of Sempervivum. Whenever I come across these, I usually take a picture. They are so pretty with their rosettes and the many blue and green hues.

I am officially acquiring the knack of Procreate. There’s so much to learn! I have also learned that I will need to get more brushes!

Rollerskates

More experimenting in Procreate. I am totally having fun with this app. My daughter just got herself a pair of rollerskates. I have the song “Brand New Key” stuck in my head. I LOVED that song back in the day. I hummed and sang that song when I put on my strap-on skates. I later advanced to real quads in a roller-rink. Lots of fun memories!