Pizza and Brownie Night with the Kids and Grands

Rabbitt Matisse Watercolors 010Blake 1Tuesday I called up my son Blake and said, “Y’all are coming over for supper.”  He said the Maggie and Will were at home and I said go get them. He called Cindy and they came. Well, they forgot a hair appointment and it wasn’t the best time, but they came. I don’t see them much. It is hard to connect with our schedules. I had Tuesday night off and wanted to use up my Sacred Heart pizzas I had bought for them. They live at Springfield and it is always something to pick up everyone, get stuff at the store, and get home 20 miles down the road. I invited another family member that by request shall remain nameless on all my social media. Of course, they had something scheduled, but they did go and got out early and came for supper. I fixed two of the SH supreme pizzas, a store-bought cheese and a pepperoni pizza. Everyone now is so picky. All people never eat the same thing. I fixed my loaded brownies. Two brownie mixes, a big bag of M&M’s and a bag of pecans. They were wonderful except I did burn them a little around the edges. A fun night.

 

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Rocky the Rooster – King of the Hill Primitive Watercolor

matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 010I wanted to do another primitive country village watercolor and when I started researching building/city scenes, it sorta took on a life of its own. I sketch then draw on the watercolor paper. It’s a building process for me. I start with an idea and then keep adding. These small watercolors have so much in them I have to always consider how the darks and lights will flow, and is there enough contrast to see everything at a distance. You can tell by the sketches that I jump from different parts of the painting.  I must have balance and  since everything is small I must have something interesting in each area. I named this one: “Rocky the Rooster – King of the Hill.” Did you find him? I like the barn in the upper middle and the chickens and chicks in front in the hill. I painted them a little larger to make them important in the picture.  I enjoyed this one, but it took about a week. Teaching and life gets in my way of creating some weeks.  I love the mannequins in the mercantile windows. Smaller than a dime. What do you think?chicken Watercolor 001 chicken watercolor 1b chicken Watercolor 002Chicken Watercolor 1Rabbitt Matisse Watercolors 008

 

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Father Charlie’s Easter Bunny Came Early

Rabbitt Matisse Watercolors 002 (2)I got to school Tuesday morning and it was foggy.  I got my stuff sorta organized and set down at the computer by the upstairs window. Something white flashed across the lawn. I have what they call floaters in my eyes. They are dead cells that are caught in the watery membrane that float around and zing and zap across my line of vision. Well, I thought it was one of those, but it wasn’t. It was a HUGE white rabbit. A descendant from Father Charlie’s white Easter bunny days. I have seen it before, but I thought they had either all been killed or removed from the school and church campus.  I watched it for about 20 minutes playing around the statue of Jesus out front in the island. several cars drove by and it really didn’t bother it. It brought a big smile and wonderful memories of the days with Father Charlie and Sacred Heart.Rabbitt Matisse Watercolors 001 Rabbitt Matisse Watercolors 002 Rabbitt Matisse Watercolors 003 Rabbitt Matisse Watercolors 004 Rabbitt Matisse Watercolors 005 Rabbitt Matisse Watercolors 006 Rabbitt Matisse Watercolors 007

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Wednesday was Paint Day during Spring Break

11091222_10204112952723869_6555730757567515387_n[2]Wednesday, during spring break, I decided to have a paint day with my after school art bunch. I got there at 8:00 in case anyone needed to be dropped off early and we painted until 5:00.  Six came and we had a blast. We went to lunch at Penjamo’s and had a great lunch. Here is some of the things they did. Rabbitt Matisse Watercolors 016 Rabbitt Matisse Watercolors 035Rabbitt Matisse Watercolors 017 Rabbitt Matisse Watercolors 018 Rabbitt Matisse Watercolors 019 Rabbitt Matisse Watercolors 020 Rabbitt Matisse Watercolors 022 Rabbitt Matisse Watercolors 023 Rabbitt Matisse Watercolors 024 Rabbitt Matisse Watercolors 025 Rabbitt Matisse Watercolors 027 Rabbitt Matisse Watercolors 029 Rabbitt Matisse Watercolors 031 Rabbitt Matisse Watercolors 032 Rabbitt Matisse Watercolors 033

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Building a New Matisse Painting

Matisse - "Blue Lady"

Matisse – “Blue Lady”

This week I had nothing to do. Several of my running buddies were out-of-town so I decided to be artistic and work in the art room at school. Friday was a dud day. Friends were supposed to meet me to paint, but they ended up moving family furniture. I decided I was going to paint another acrylic Matisse. I had another canvas board and I knew which one I wanted to do. The original was basically on a square format and I had a rectangle canvas. So I needed more stuff in the picture. I went to the net and found tons of ideas This is what I came up with Friday. A Matisse painted from about 10 other Matisses.  I do like it and enjoyed painting it. I added a crown, because it reminded me of Amy Martin Mason and I added a cross to the beads in her hand to make it a rosary. I have no room or wall space to hang it. Just something else to put in the closet. Matisse B 1 Matisse B 2 Matisse B 3 Matisse B 4 Matisse B 5 Matisse B 6 Matisse B 7 Matisse B 8 Matisse B 9 Matisse B 10 Rabbitt Matisse Watercolors 038

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Yard Work Central

yard Matisse 006Saturday, was the day I started cleaning my yard from all the limbs, and leaves from the fall and winter. I had a man come and do most of the cutting and trimming and pruning. I was amazed that the whole yard was covered in leaves and pine needles from an average of 6 to 8 inches and where they had been blown together they were a foot deep or higher. I have to get rid of it all or I will never have grass again. I had a neighbor that had a back yard that was nothing but dirt, because all the leaves killed the grass below.  Gonna be so nice to get it all done.yard Matisse 001 The end of the story: It rained and he couln’t finish Sunday. Bummer.yard teacup gardens 001 yard teacup gardens 003yard Matisse 002 yard Matisse 003 yard Matisse 004 yard Matisse 007

 

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My Lecture Photos from the River Valley Quilters Guild

matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 095These are the photos my friend Dorothy T.  took at the River Valley Quilters guild meeting in Russellville in March. My lecture was on scraps and how to make scrap quilts. Thanks Dorothy T! Which is your favorite? matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 035 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 036 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 037 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 038 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 039 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 040 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 041 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 042 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 043 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 044 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 045 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 046 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 049 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 050 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 051 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 052 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 053 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 054 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 055 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 056 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 057 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 058 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 059 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 060 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 061 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 062 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 063 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 064 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 048 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 065 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 066 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 067 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 068 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 069 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 071 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 072 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 073 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 074 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 075 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 076 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 078 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 080 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 081 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 082 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 083 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 084 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 085 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 086 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 087 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 088 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 089 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 091 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 092 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 093 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 095 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 096 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 097 matisse Teacup gardens watercolor 036

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