Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Time ????? Where Has It Gone

I can’t believe that it has been nearly 6 weeks since my last post.  These weeks have been so frustrating. 

I use my photos to formulate what I will write about and I have had trouble getting my photos from my phone into a separate folder that I can access and put into my blog.  I would love to post from my IPad instead of my lap top, but Live Writer isn’t compatible . with the IPad.  Yes,  I know that I can post directly using Blogger on the IPad, but I can’t access all my photos from there.  I take photos with the IPhone, the IPad, my Cannon and my Nikon and all pictures are not accessible.

The other problem that I have had is to getting used to Windows 10.  There is a huge learning curve.  It doesn’t help that my internet connection is not that good.  The connection at the Park is very sloooow and sometimes I can’t even get on, so most of the time I use my IPhone Hotspot, but of course it uses data.  My son has set it up to use a signal booster for the Park Wi-Fi,  but sometimes  I give up on it and go back to the phone.


As to what I have been doing  ???????

I have been painting and sorting.  Some of these paintings are on consignment at a studio in Benicia, CA, “Once Upon A Canvas”, located in the “Tannery”.  I have already sold the Sunflower mounted in a square basket.


In the space where there was originally a leather jack-knife sofa, I put a small painted teak bistro set, (pictured in an earlier Post) but it is now being used on the patio outside.  I have been going through all of my compartments to get all my tools together (outside ) and all my art/craft  materials together (inside).  Below is what I came up with.  There are 20 baskets units that I have covered with fabric.  I can also keep the printer and portable drafting tabletop on top.  All of the larger flat pieces that don’t fit are on the side or in a flat portfolio case.  It seems to be working quite well.  This may change in the future, as  I am considering  downsizing and getting a Class C, although that might take awhile.

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Every Saturday, I monitor a fishing derby for the kids until noon, then I return to the clubhouse for arts and crafts for 2 hours and finishing with movie night (outsid)  (always a kids’ movie).  Of course there has to be popcorn, so for an hour before show time, I’m popping corn.  Fun, Fun, Fun, but it is a long day.  It’s usually after 10pm before I get home. 

Below is a picture of a couple of kids (and their dad) and their finished craft project.  Those are birds perched on their arms.           daughter and mom made craft with plastic 


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I try to have a new craft every week. We’ve done pinwheels, fireworks on tee-shirts, stained glass (effect) trivets, button spinners, toilet paper birds, really big bubbles, and stained glass effect plastic bottle storage containers.


Occasionally I will join a “Meet Up” group of Plein Aire Painters.  In the second photo the painting that I was working on is the large one on the left that has a black frame.  (you can click on the photo to enlarge it)

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More pictures from the fishing derby:

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A couple more paintings:

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Occasionally I am able to get away for a road trip:

That’s Jeannie, one of the other workampers, and all the goodies that I brought home.  What’s your favorite combination of Jelly Belly-s?

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About a month ago a friend and I took a trip to China Camp and for lunch he took me to a crab restaurant in Sausalito, CA.


A couple of weeks ago we went to Bodega Bay. This time we took Angel who sat with us on the patio where we had lunch.  We then drove north to Wright’s Beach.  The tide was high and the water was rough.  We were asked to not go near the water.  The sand was hot and hard to walk in.  It was still enjoyable, maybe next time we’ll find a beach that has more hard packed sand.

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That brings us to last week.

Third Thursday (last Thursday), there was something different, a Pet Parade!


Those are 3 tortoises          a short parade                    Angel glad that it was all over

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And finally, I have decided to offer my painting talents to anyone who would like to have their pet’s portrait done.  Unfortunately they aren’t with us forever.  I know that I am always going back to pictures of my pets that have gone over the rainbow bridge, to remember them.  Below is the photo of Angel and the paintings that I have done from  it, (a 9 x 12 watercolor and a 6 x 8  acrylic).

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If any one is interested, feel free to contact me for more information.  It can all be done by e-mail/snail mail.  (   nessiekatt@sbcglobal.net   )

I want to thank all my followers for not giving up on me and I hope that I have the photo situation under control and will keep you up to date with what’s up with Susan and company.

Thank you for visiting

IMG_2220  Mom and I are sharing her new hammock.

Susan and Angel