Saturday, June 23, 2012
what a nice time!!!! - we ventured out to bandon for dinner - thanks to alex, our bar tender, we went to a little italian place called alloro wine bar and restaurant. and i am telling you....a great find!! - great people...we didn't have reserves..but they had a spot for us at the bar..we were joined by two wonderful gals - bets - who's known as elisa in her european tour business (www.tours-europe.com) and pat who is a masseuse here at the lodge...they were delightful and knew the place well...even shared their olives and almonds with us...the owner, lian schmidt, who's husband was trained in italy and is the chef...was also a delight!! and the food!!!!! - unbelieveable!!!! - the ex-mayor was visiting and happened to be celebrating his 62nd birthday so of course we had to sing..i may have instigated it..i'm not sure... and of course we finished off the night at the cigar bar - learning more about the area from alex. we have decided to venture off the reservation again tomorrow for dinner - this time to a restaurant called red fish in the town of port orford...westernmost point of the US...great food and great views! - we play pacific dunes tomorrow...alex says it's the best one...and it's not supposed to rain..so we'll see...
Friday, June 22, 2012
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
yesterday was BIG!!!!! davey's last day in the ER...he's finally graduated!!!!!!..i had already planned to play in sally's guest day so i wasn't here when he got home.... had a minor meltdown before golf...but pulled myself together and did all right - we didn't win but we played with some lovely gals and enjoyed lunch afterwards..it was a two man best ball out of the foursome and we each bought 2 mulligans - i used one on a putt and one on a drive - hit one ball in the water - shot an 86 - but not really a true score! - packing up our clubs and heading out tomorrow. they tell us we shouldn't even keep score at bandon - it will distract from the scenery - i'm taking my computer and plan to post some of the pics..i'm taking my watercolors and maybe i'll paint and maybe i won't but i sure hope i can!!!
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
12x12 oil on gallery wrap canvas
there was this lovely family next to me - they have a booth all summer and i highly recommend them! - i just wish i could remember their name...i hope they contact me so i can tell you later! anyway - the children were so well behaved and pleasant ..very accomplished...josiah was about to head to indy and put on a tux in the dreadful heat to sing in a choir...the younger girls also sang and they all did daily chores on their farm as well as being home-schooled. anyway - i bought two of their breads - the one was called a ladder bread with bacon and cheese - yum! and i can't remember the other! - i should have written it down and i should have taken a photo of the setup - i think it would be fun to do another painting with a dark background with the bread on a breadboard...anyway - it was a lovely day and i saw so many people i haven't seen in a while...and it was a good opportunity to paint - something that's been at a premium this summer. getting ready to leave for indy on wednesday and then fly out for oregon early thursday morning. i'm getting ready to review my golf lesson right now and then head to indy tomorrow for a guest day with my good friend sally. can i get any busier?????? we did have a lovely father's day celebration here and the aftermath of our wing-dings is always huge! - since jen did all the cooking i wouldn't let her help in any of the cleanup...but it's always fun to reminisce as i work...so no worries...
Monday, June 18, 2012
6x6 oil on panel
so i set up at the downtown farmer's market saturday morning. my plan was to purchase something from one of the vendors and then do a small painting. i took some of my smaller things along and had a lot of nice compliments but no takers...maybe i should have mentioned that i take master card and visa?...anyway - this is the first painting i did..a little batch of gerber daisies...lots of thick paint and it isn't dry yet! i did another which i'll try and post before i leave.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
ok - so i haven't been painting but i've been getting ready for golf - my lesson is kicking in and i'm ready for the dunes!! - just found out i will have a spot in our local farmer's market this saturday. i plan to set up and paint!!!! maybe something i purchase from one of the vendors?...we'll see...but i have to take my stuff over to the Venue in bloomington tomorrow so all of a sudden life is getting very busy...all of a sudden??????