Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Snow!

My posies have a bit of snow on them.   How fickle the weather is these days.   I think that is just the nature of spring.   One day it is here and the next it hides. We know it will soon come around again . 

I have taken a day's vacation to take my Mom to a special place for lunch.   It is about fifty miles south of here called "Raven's Glen Winery".  It has a lovely view along the river.   They grow their grapes near by. 

We will have a fun day I am sure.  Most likely we will make a stop in Amish country.  There is always something lovely and interesting to see.

I have been revisiting Carl Purcell's book the "Artist's Brain".  He teaches you to see with your visual part of the brain instead of your intellectual.  I find it very helpful with drawing and painting.   I  often find myself focusing on the details instead of the larger shapes.  I would recommend this book to anyone struggling with drawing.

Hope you all have a good evening.   God Bless!

5 comments:

  1. Hope you and your mom had a great day! Thank you for visiting my blog and taking the time to comment. Blessings

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  2. Your day with your mom sounds so wonderful! I've only been through Amish country once but so loved it. I truly admire and respect the Amish lifestyle. I think we're due for a trip to Shipshewana soon.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and visiting. Actually a great majority of my neighbors are Amish - in fact the farm right next to me is Amish. Yet when Mom and I want to go shopping we vist Walnut Creek - Berlin - Charm which are approx. 50 miles away. We had a wonderful day. Do treat yourself to a visit tp Amish Country - it is fun!
      God Bless Debbie

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    2. I have had the pleasure of attending four of Carl's plein aire workshops in Zion Canyon's beside-the-Virgin River. His masterful techniques have inspired me beyond review!He is my inspiration, par none!

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  3. Thank you Vicki for stopping by - did have a lovely day. It is always fund spending time with my Mom.

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Joy

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