Friday, November 29, 2013


We had a wonderful Wednesday night dinner at my brother's. He made fettuccine by hand and topped it with Alfredo sauce and flounder, delicious! 

Early Thanksgiving morning, I ran an 8K race (5 miles) in 25 degrees. Miserable. But a Turkey Trot is my tradition! 

After a fancy buffet in the hotel, we had a nap and then spent the afternoon in a heated pool.

Very wonderful holiday with the family.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Friday, November 22, 2013

Where would you go?

My father emigrated to the interior of Mexico and became a Mexican. American-Mexican? If I was going to emigrate, it would be to Paris. My husband votes for Italy because it's warmer.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Art Journaling in Jamaica

I was at a resort in Jamaica last week with my husband, who was attending a continuing education conference. Every morning I started the day with coffee and some travel journaling.

I started off with some exercises in painting water from Gordon MacKay's book, "The Watercolorist's Essential Notebook - Landscapes." 

Then on to painting en plein air. I'm no Gauguin, but I had a great time. Locals on staff came over and started conversations with me while I was painting, very nice way to meet people. They were all very encouraging, too.