Time is flying and here we are in April already !!
This past week from March 30th till April 3rd I was in the Hill Country with
other artists painting Plein Air and having a wonderful time in the bluebonnets.
On our way home we decided to go on a photo expedition and take some wildflower pics for painting later....We were zooming down the road and spied a bunch of cars on the opposite side of the highway and people climbing up the incline next to the road with cameras so we knew there had to be something photo worthy .....my husband wheeled the car around, and my brother and sister in law did the same.....we all jumped out cameras in hand....there at the top of the hill by the fence was a beautiful display of red and yellow cactus flowers!
we were all snapping away when Mary, my sister , whispered in my ear...."Jennifer, they are silk flowers..."
well the joke was on us all.....someone was probably hiding behind a tree laughing and taking his own set of pics......
tWe had a fabulous time in the workshop this weekend.....I kept a fire burning in the fireplace and made sure my ladies were nice and toasty !
It never fails to amaze me how talented the people are that sign up.....I always hear the same thing...."I can't do this....I have no artistic ability..." but when they get all finished up there are masterpieces in the studio !!!
My helper Isabella was in her element as usual and a great help to everyone...they all love her! All in all it is fun to see how strangers connect and become friends after spending the day together!
I am not quite finished grouting the pieces so I will post them in the next couple of days........
We have lots of exciting things happening around here! The biggest news is the new puppy Max got for Christmas.....'Riley Joy'.....she is a German Shepherd Dog and the cutest thing you have ever seen. We got her just before Christmas and she is now 10 weeks old. I really felt she was much to young to leave her mother (5 weeks old) , but, it was now or never....people were standing in line to buy her and Lisa wanted to get Max the dog he had always wanted.....soooooo it did end up working out ....I cooked her chicken and rice for the first 3 weeks and then we were able to change her over to a really good puppy food. The vet informed us that her feet indicated she would probably be at last 80 lbs.......we grow 'em big here in Texas.....