My friend Marilyn is a talented watercolor artist. She’s sort of a perfectionists, though, and sometimes when she messes up she throws her paintings away. I’m the type who saves everything just in case I can make it into something. So I tell her, “Don’t throw away that good paper; give it to ME!” Well, this is one of her throw away birds. I cut up the paper around the bird and saved it for the center of this piece. I think this red bird is adorable! I can’t take credit for it’s body – that’s Marilyn’s work. (*See more of her wonderful paintings here 🙂
Warning: do not try to focus on these pictures. It can’t be done; they are super blurry from zooming in to get closeups behind a plexiglass safety barrier.
And there were other little girls out there skating besides #33, doing their best to protect the puck, assist and score. But she’s my granddaughter, the one my eyes followed throughout the game.
My favorite photo from this day immersed in the world of girls hockey is of Bella skating off the ice toward Coach Daddy who’s grinning from ear to ear 🙂
Recently I was rearranging some tables in my studio and noticed an old typewriter tucked underneath with boxes of supplies. I’d found this portable Royal Caravan at an estate sale for $7. When I first showed it to my young grandson a couple summers ago he went crazy over it, mesmerized by a keyboard that clunked with each punch of the key… and so slow…! It occupied him for hours just examining the mechanics of such an ancient tool. I had forgotten about it until I opened the case and found this message:Translation: Helo Nana, how are you doing since I saw you last? I can,T wait to see you again! You are soo fun, and I love seeing you! I wish we could just live together. I think we should be neighbors! That would make our life sooo much easy er! We could get everything we want done I hope you have been having a great time without seeing me, and without myself seeing you, because of school. We have to find time to see each other again!
Someday he will be a grown man, busy with lots of responsibilities. I know that, so I’m cherishing our times together now.