Saturday, June 8, 2019

Draw a Bird Day

Today is June 8, and the 8th of the month is Draw a Bird day.  This is my bird.  A blue jay!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Bammy and Jen

This is kind of fun.  My grandmother, who I called Bammy, poses with my daughter Jen.  I was the first grandchild for Bammy and she didn't want to be called Granny or Grandmother.  Her name was Aimee and the best I could do was Bammy.  All of her grandchildren ended up calling her that.  When my mother became a grandmother, she was Gammy, and now I am Cammy.  It works for us!

Jen was about four years old when the picture was taken.  It was in Anderson, California.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Thank You Smith Family

The Smiths (Peter, Louisa, Griffin and Sophia) recently took a Spring break trip to Philadelphia.  By all reports, they had a great time and got to run up the "Rocky" steps and also see those steps from the hotel room. 

One of the fun things they did was to go to the Reading Terminal Market.  They are still talking about it and it sounds like it was a great place.  While there, they bought me some olive oils and vinegars from a shop called "The Tubby Olive."  The little painting on the thank you card is from the shop logo.  Very cute! 

I've improved some of my cooking with "Tuscan Herb Olive Oil," "Basil Olive Oil," "Fig Balsamic Vinegar" and "Sicilian Lemon Balsamic Vinegar."  YUM!

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Great Blue Heron

I am part of a group called Wednesday Studio because we meet with our teacher Ellen Cornett on Wednesdays.   I joined a few months ago.  One of the traditions of the group is to make a painting of a bird every month....posted on the 8th of the month on the group's blog.  This is my bird for April 8 to be posted with some others tomorrow at

Monday, March 11, 2019

Hill Center TREEmendous Exhibition

My painting "River Home" was selected to be in the current juried Hill Center show.  The opening reception is Wednesday, March 13 from 6:30-8:30, and I plan to be there.  I got a chance to preview the work in the show when I went to a different event last Friday.  Some amazing work, and a lot of variety.   It is worth seeing.

The address of the Hill Center is 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE.  The show will be up until April 28.

Monday, February 18, 2019


This is another painting of Jerry sitting in the leather chair.  The first one was small--a thank you card to Nadia for cat-sitting while we were in California for Jenifer's wedding.  I posted it on this blog in January.

I did this bigger version (18"x 24" framed) and I am not sure why.  It was fun, though, and that black on the end of his tail really is his darkest marking.  What this doesn't show is a patch on his belly that I call his belly button.  The funny thing for me is that he only sat in that pose in the chair once...that I know of  Well, I guess I am glad I got the picture.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Feast of Love

This painting,"Pastry Chefs," will be in a new show at Dumbarton United Methodist Church.  It is a fun show, with the theme "Feast of Love."  Dumbarton also has concerts in connection with the art shows and there will be concerts on Saturday, February 16, and Saturday, February 23.  I'll be going to the reception and concert on February 16. Reception begins at 6 and concert is at 8.  I actually have two paintings in the show.  The other one is "Think of Me: I Ching Version," shown below.  For those who are interested in I Ching hexagrams,  this one is 27 "Nourishing."  Right in line with the "Feast of Love" theme!