Happy Fall! Just about a month late, but I will take it!
I had an urge to paint over an existing painting. I have never done that before. I was thinking that I would paint something to hang on the cabin walls.
What I thought was a random act was more.
As I was prying off a saints card of the Virgin Mary, a brass cowgirl boot, a paper skirt… I realized I didn’t need Painting My Dream any more.
I painted my way to New Orleans with this painting. That was only half of the plan. The other half of the plan was owning a camp. In the painting I have an airstream. In reality it is a little cabin. Either way, the dream is complete.
You might notice the bigger cabin is about to fall into the river. 🙂
The best part is the river.
I started a painting for the cabin. There is really such a thing as small owls with long legs. Burrowing Owlsare less than a foot tall, have bright eyes, and nest in the ground. They fly and run.
I am planning on painting over another painting. I want to paint a family of Burrowing Owls. They are so cute.
Summer is sure heating up. Record highs in so many places. I am on a road trip to Memphis. It is an extremely cool town, but I don’t have a travel blog, so I am sharing Maggie’s Blue Dog Art Camp adventure.
Maggie had an opportunity to go to a super well-staffed art camp put on by the Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts. Her class had about seven 3-4 year olds. She had so much fun and learned about different media and techniques.
I sat in the class one day to see how they ran things, secretly hoping George Rodrigue would pop in.
Next year, Raffi can apply.
I like the grittiness of city life. Kids don’t get too soft or entitled when they only have 8 feet until the sidewalk.
NOLA Groundswell, our non-profit set up to rebuild the parks and green spaces in New Orleans, received an email from the New Orleans Recreational District last week. Samuel Square Park might be chosen for a big grant! I envision a refreshing water area where the kids can play, accessibility for everyone, cool climbing structures, drinking fountains… Dream big if you are going to dream. Why not?
Last, but not least, we are combining a Gator Girl Art Open House with a Nola Groundswell Party in early August. Antonia, a guest from Austria, is a video blogger. She is going to capture the evening on video. Sometimes dreams are bigger than I even dreamed possible.
Until next week,
Take care and stay cool. If you can’t’ stay cool, drink some water.