Month: September 2009

  • Old Time Music – All in the family

    It seems that we have a family tradition, it is old time music. Donald’s mother remembers her own grandfather playing fiddle tunes. My son is lucky enough to own the fiddle he played them on. Little did we know that so many years ago that old time music would bring so many different parts of…

  • Portrait of a Stanford Student

    Due to the hiring and layoff rhythms where I work, about 10 years ago we were at a strange place, where everyone in our group was close to 40 or older.  It was depressing to see the  the most important age group  missing here.  With the advent of the 787 programs we finally started getting…

  • PRUGNI – Italian Plums

    This year the raspberries weren’t too great, the figs were a terrible disappointment, but we have plums! They are also called Italian Prunes. Now why would someone paint Italian Prunes? It came to me in a dream. I was frustrated because my paintings haven’t been inspiring me lately, and so I dreamed that my husband…

  • Itty Bitty Cat Paintings

    A fun way to paint little kitties is to use a very small piece of watercolor paper to paint them on.  Next, you stuff the paintings into a tiny little frame. PRESTO!  These particular kitties are being donated to an auction to benefit Feral Cats, but if you want one, I can make one for…