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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

With a High Heart

I'm so excited. Thursday morning I rise at an ungodly hour and swoop by Linda's house to pick up her and her husband and then the three of us will be on the same flight in adjoining seats to Boston where we will attend the 2nd annual Encaustic Conference at the Montserrat College of Art. I'll be staying in a dorm room on campus with a room mate just like in college and for 3 days will attend demonstrations, hear speakers and talk wax with other addicts, I mean artists. Oh, the joy of it all. (The above piece is titled "Persimmon" and is 7 1/2 x 12 inches on wood panel.)

Yesterday I painted background pages in my journal so I'd have plenty of room for taking notes. I used rollers, stamps and very thinned down acrylic on raw paper. It was fun.

After filling many pages I made a salad and steamed asparagus dressed with basalmic vinegar and went to my daughter's official Birthday party.

This is my happy Birthday girl showing her beautiful smile. She pointed out that I had taken dozens of pictures of the dogs and none of her and after all, whose birthday was it?

Here is one of the spoiled rotten dogs in question. Cousin Moose and Cousin Coobie get so excited to see each other that they can't stand it. They are best friends, just like my daughter and her sis, above left. Look away if you dont like doggie kisses.

Here is Nate, flinching away from a smooch from Shellie's husband Rich. Bravo, it got a big smile out of Nate!

And my precious Farmer John who is out planting more seeds, more more more all spring until the garden is ready to swamp us with produce. The sun is out for a few moments, in an hour we leave for yoga, I'm ready to pack my bags and life is very exciting in June. Where did those lazy summers go when all I had to do was swim and climb trees? That was so very long ago. I had no idea then that life would turn out the way it has or that I would end up so blessed. I am not a girl who takes good fortune for granted.

12 comments:

Maija said...

I ADORE doggie kisses!

zquilts said...

Travel safe and have a wonderful time !Maybe we will have summer by the time you get back !

Sandra Evertson said...

Gorgeous pieces and that pooch is Adorable!
Sandra Evertson

barbara said...

joy. Thank you for letting me share in your joy... and safe travels.

katie said...

have a wonderful trip missy (and make sure you wear something with big pockets on the plane so i can stretch my legs in there...
xoxo

Heather, paperfollies.typepad.com said...

Ooooo...enjoy that your trip...what a wonderful substitution for climbing trees and swimming!

Leah said...

great pics!! have a wonderful time at the conference!!

Connie said...

This post was just gushing with joy and happiness! Have a great time at the conference...sounds like super fun! Peace & Love.

bridgette said...

have a safe trip!

i expect a full report. :)

Kim Rae Nugent said...

I love the picture of the dog! Every dog (and human) should be loved like that!
:)Kim

Ro Bruhn said...

Sounds like a wonderful few days coming up Judy. I love your journal page backgrounds, the texture is great. I hope we get to see them finished. Have a wonderful safe trip
Ro
xo

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