Sunday, February 24, 2008


While Jon's birthday was really on Friday, Feb 22, we're celebrating today, Oscar Sunday, with an Oscar gathering at Jon's favorite Chama River Brewing Co. in Albuquerque. This year's Oscar slogan is fitting, as Jon truly is "The one. The only."

(Say it with me: Awwwww!)

Monday, February 18, 2008

Move Over Da Vinci...

Here are finished pieces from Val's art class this weekend--Introduction to Acrylics. It was such a gratifying class! I'm now ready to take on some larger canvases so I can paint some pieces to hang in our home, or to give to friends and family. This art gig is too much fun!

Click on the sunflowers to see how we got to play with texture:

OK, this next one was just an exercise in working with the color wheel, specifically "split complementaries", as well as layering, masking, and working with textures. I had absolutely no plan for this painting, just working with the materials, but it turned out to look a little like a 2nd grade project on recounting 9/11....So I call it "Armageddon" or "Sunrise in New York", depending on if you're a glass-half-empty or glass-half-full kinda person....

Definitely not something I plan to hang in the house, or give to friends and family. :-)

Friday, February 8, 2008

Snow Time in New Mexico

Evidence that it really does snow in New Mexico....