This month has just been whirling by---so much going on! I'm not sure it's going to slow much yet---but I'm about ready for a totally empty day to just sleep, relax, do nothing, sleep, read, clean house, sleep... Can you tell what I'm missing most?!
We had a nice party on Father's Day to celebrate my brother's graduation from OSU, + his birthday the next day along with the actual holiday festivities equaling good eats & companionship. Right after though, I was home packing to go with my painting group to Menucha ( http://www.menucha.org/ ) the next morning. Menucha is a lovely retreat "resort" on 128 acres above the Columbia River. Most of the painting group stayed 2 nights, but I was just going up for Monday night since we had another party to attend Tuesday evening. Spent a lot of time hiking around the property, worked on 2 1/2 pastels---one of Crown Point, the other of a gold fish pond, the 1/2 just a quick sketch, ate great meals, slept lousy (my two elderly roommates snored 1/2 the night!) and had a great time chatting with the other painters.
Started & finished up 2 more pastel paintings yesterday---small 5x7" pieces---one as a gift for friends moving away to remind them of their home here, the second to frame and sell eventually.
Next on the old agenda is framing photos for my upcoming show in July---along with popping out another painting to go with the acrylic I just need to sign. Time to frame a couple of paintings for a show at the Eugene library that goes thru the summer---to be delivered for hanging next week. I think after the first part of July I might get to catch up on that missing sleep....
Here are some pics from Menucha:
Painting by the pool & the almost finished painting below:
This shows the pond I painted with Wright Hall behind---where we had our meals.
My version of the pond:
Lastly, here's one of the little 5x7 pastel paintings I created yesterday morning:
Time for a nap... ;)