Thursday, November 8, 2012

C'est la Vie - right now

C'est la Vie Restaurant in Sarasota, FL
a new watercolor

RIGHT NOW........
I am working on landscapes and portraits - trying to get away from flowers

I went to the Art Museum and enjoyed the Norman Rockwell and Pop Art Revisited shows - the Museum sponsored a charity soup day and you could get in by bringing a can of soup. (I had to forgo joining the Museum this year and also next year - money is tight and since I am saving to go to Italy next year for two weeks, I have had to be brutal and cut almost all of my discretionary spending.)

I received a beautiful handmade soup bowl for my birthday from one of my best friends - as part of the charity soup day, many local potters have been making soup bowls, and then they are sold for $10 as part of the event. My bowl is so perfectly wabi-sabi - ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh - I bought 2 pears at the store and put them in the bowl - a still life
I know you will be seeing it soon in a photo

I just finished Veronica Roth's book Divergent and can hardly wait until I can get Insurgent from the library. I really enjoyed that book! What are you reading?

I am almost finished with my Margaret Dashwood shawl from the Summer 2012 issue of Jane Austen Knits. I am a very slow knitter but I need to get this done: (1) so I can wear it and (2) so I can knit a few presents for Christmas - little cell phone bags and fingerless mittens - fast and very colorful!

I am buying the ingredients for my mother's English Christmas Cake recipe so I can get it made and let it soak in brandy for 4-6 weeks - so so good!

I am enjoying every day as it comes - the weather here is absolutely stunning and I eat lunch on the lanai almost every day - so glorious! 

Hope you are having a beautiful day!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhh Italy!!! How WONDERFUL that would be!! I loveeeeeeeeee your painting!!! GORGEOUS colors!!!!

Deana said...

Wow, Chris! That painting is amazing! And that's so exciting to be going to Italy for 2 weeks next year! How FUN!

Marit said...

Chris, I send you an email the other day but I am not sure if I had the right address and if you received it. Could you contact me at please?

Bending Birches said...

lovely blog, glad to have have found it! Best wishes to you and yours! xox