Thursday, August 13, 2015

July 2015

Changes abound!!! A visit to San Luis Obispo to see Kara and Nick resulted in momentous decisions:
After 32 years in our home and 45 years in Southern California, we are moving to SLO!

Major decisions: Sell the house, rent a new house up there, cull through all our STUFF.
Trips to Goodwill, books to donate to the library, tons of STUFF to throw out, some to sell.

House sold in 10 days. Now for the inspections, the moving estimates, the gathering and filling of boxes. We secured a new rental home. Life is in session, adrenaline pumping. Feeling exhilarated at times and crazed at other times. But, it's all good! Time for change and new experiences!

June 2015

June was all about the Ladies Victorian Tea Party
to ease me into my 65th year.
There was a surprise element:
Queen Victoria herself made an appearance.
Played by the incredible Cecilia Urwin, who was interviewed by
Claire Boothe Luce (ably written and performed by Jacky Mason).
Old and new friends, cousins and fellow artists helped in
the celebration and it was more than I ever could have
imagined it would be.
Wonderful memories will carry me for a very long time.

Monday, June 22, 2015

May 2015

The Merry Month of May
My birthday month was rich and full
of culture, celebration and friendship!

Day trip to The Getty Center

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett
at The Hollywood Bowl

Having Queen Victoria visit me
at my birthday tea party!

April 2015

Created a piece for the City of Temecula
that speaks to their credo:
Temecula Has Heart.

March 2015

"Getty Villa" was chosen by the SCWCA
to be in their exhibit at LA Artcore in Little Tokyo
called "Pulse of LA."

Monday, March 2, 2015

February 2015

A remarkable moment.
My husband discovered a hummingbird nest in our orange tree.
It appears to be lined with dryer lint.
And it is so small it could barely hold a walnut!
We have two hummingbird feeders in front of windows
and it is an utter delight to watch them flutter
and feed.

Monday, February 9, 2015

January 2015

The poor air quality makes for stunning
sunsets in Southern California.

This was a last minute shot from my
back yard.

I posted it on Flickr and EXPLORE on Flickr
picked it up. There are now over 8,300 views!
Who knew. I think the color and the path of the
waning utility poles lead you in. Also, the
juxtaposition of the beauty vs. the intruding
poles, add to the interest.