Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Thrill of It All


Spice Girl graciously guards her new territory and daily roams the beach at Youghal, Ireland.  This Florida born  rescue dog who grew up listening to southern American voices now listens to southern Irish accents with many Gaelic words included.

I have not met Pamela from the house of edward.blog but I imagine she has a soft southern American accent.   Some time back, Tish Jett from afemmeduncertainage.blog wrote of Pamela and her dog Edward and in passing said, "someone should paint this image".   I thought to myself why not give it a try.   I am a plein aire painter and took the opportunity to set up my easel on Youghal beach in the brilliant light of  day.  

Pamela & Edward oil on canvas

In my right brain, and oblivious to all things logical,  I painted to my heart's delight.  A couple stopped and said "Are you from Indian Rocks Beach, Florida"?   I said "yes, how did you know"   They said "we saw your umbrella"


My latest read "The Thrill of it All" by Joseph O'Connor.  When I finished the last page, I immediately returned to page one and read it again.  It is set in England, circa 1980 and is the story of a rock band called The Ships.   Joseph O'Connor is brother to Sinead O'Connor.
Hearing an author's speak about their work is also thrilling  Joseph O'Connor

Hope you are blissfully enjoying sunshine and blue skies

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Summer and Lost Buttons

Helen Tilston in Sarasota, Florida

I hope you are having the best summer ever.

There has been lots of excitement here and several trips both local and international.

My second blog Plein Aire Cottage Artists explains my lost button and I would greatly welcome assistance.