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We both love your painting of the tugboat. It is just beautiful, and it looks very complete to us!! Happy day to you!
I learned from Uncle Joe that this tug was build in Texas. Its first mission was to go from Texas to Korea. It was the start of the twin screw tug designs and the most powerful tug in the world at that point in time.
Sounds like a good mixture of projects – writing, sketching, painting, music.
What might happen if you combined all of the various project types into a single project?
Yes, it’s a good variety of activities, and depending on what I’m doing, they often occur in the same project (usually stories). All four together would certainly make for a video or live performance of some sort, conceivably a gallery opening (art on display, written descriptions and adverts, ambient music)–or something else inventive. Some children’s books also come to mind–the kind that had one or more buttons along the side. Each one played a specific sound or melody, and pictures of them within the story cued the reader to push them.
I will be very interested to see where the seagull-spoon story leads. It could have a variety of paths / entanglements beyond the little that we saw / experienced / knew of when it happened however many years ago. Sounds like a fun adventure! I wonder, do seagulls build any sort of nests like many other birds. If so, how might a seagull use a plastic spoon in that process?
If you would like, I could send you a picture of an orange plastic spoon. I still have a set of the orange plastic in my eclectic collection of knives, forks, and spoons.
Have fun with this and all of your other projects.
Lots of love,
To my knowledge, seagulls generally build nests on rocky outcroppings or right on the ground and usually are just a ring of vegetation–grasses, reeds, etc.
A picture of the orange plastic spoon would be fantastic. Please send one along!
I had two primary aims in creating the art for Terry Treble Music Adventures:
1. To capture the spark of childhood discovery, for instance, by making the illustrations look like a child could have done it (bright colors, outlines, and the cartoon style). Look well–you might find some surprises!
2. To design and portray two-dimensional characters that could interact in a three-dimensional world, like a playground, and portray figures on a two-dimensional plane, such as a sheet of music.
And to have a little fun, of course.
CONGRATULATIONS! That is great!!
Keep up the art and the punny phrases!
That’s awesome! Enjoyed looking at your work and both websites. Hope you are having a good summer and doing lots more artwork!
Thank you! Summer is just fine & more artwork is indeed in the works. I trust summer’s good for you, too!
Good job sista! 😛 Making some awesome progress 🙂
From ur babeh bruddah
Why, thank you. What a professional response, mon cher petit-frere. =)
Looking good ;<)
Happy punning, too!!
Thanks for the update.
Safe travels and enjoy the conference. Where do you travel for it? Happy writing, learning, networking, and hopefully, some selling, too.
It’s in good ol’ dairyland: Wisconsin–a lovely, lush place to be this time of year.
Very nice! Thank you.
Another event in November is Genevieve’s birthday. I hope you have an enjoyable one.
The same to you, kindred spirit!
Hi there, Ms. Jauntily wading into 2015
May your jaunts and haunts be happy, healthy, highly hopeful, humorous, and hardly hyperbolic. ; < }
Maybe they turnip in unexpected places, too?
It’s always good to get your updates, Genevieve. Thanks, and smooth sailing!
This sounds like a great project and a good opportunity. It will be fun to see how it turns out. Enjoy!
I also found a Mr. Clean multi-purpose cleaner around the house that took off the mildew more quickly than the rubbing alcohol. It was Multisurfaces “Summer Citrus.”
Love this joyful expression. years ago I saw a cartoon of a airplane and his airplane wife. she was knitting a little airplane and they were so happy. Later the baby arrived and it was a JET! they were so appalled. the little jet loved his parents and later on saves his dad in a situation.
Have you ever seen that darling little movie? if you can find it someday you will love it too.
That doesn’t sound familiar to me. Perhaps one day I’ll find it.
Loved reading this. I will pass along to Joy.
Happy for you!
Way to go, girl! Congratulations on your success. Sounds like this was a perfect venue for your talent. I was so glad to see the notecards you made of the painting of our sailboat in the photo of your table. Keep up the good work.
Thank you! It really was a good opportunity. I even sold some boat cards. 🙂 See you both in a few weeks.
AWESOME! Congrats on making table the first night AND getting the free upgrade to ‘First Class’!
Glad it worked out so well for you, Cap’n G of FDtE…
Very artistic and yummy looking. Thank you for sharing.
A different state? Hmm. Devoured?
Clever, but not devoured yet.
Happy New Year- I talked to your mom after she dropped you off at airport on Christmas. Thanks for tips about making a chocolate house.
Yes, she had mentioned that–glad you two could catch up a little. Happy new year, too!
beautiful work as always its fun and fine to see a new result you create. Love Lynne
Jordan is graduating this year wow.
=) Thanks. And yes, wow–go for it, Jordan!
How did you get him to pose so well ; < ).
what great drawings. I will see him in the morning!
Adorable…such a special gift.
You are so talented…I am so glad I got some of your lovely note cards.
Happy New Year!
what a great present for your family. I love seeing all the things you are doing. Thanks for sharing it.
Sounds like very creative and satisfying projects. Enjoy.
Joy and I will look forward to details on your latest work.
Those are cool. I will show Joy.
Neat ;<} Thanks for the demo!
What a difference the paintings make.
Definitely! Brighter & more beautiful.
Thank you for the details, Genevieve.
There are plenty more details to come. =)
Terrific accomplishment! Congratulations. It is so uplifting to make such a beautiful change. Thanks for sharing.
Happy continued painting ; < )
Joy and I have enjoyed all of your posts and pictures.
Also, congratulations for the recognition you received for Coda’s painting. Thanks for keeping your site so up to date…wally
Very impressive, Genevieve!
Tres bon, beau. Aimer le détail dans les rochers.
Love your painting! Evelyn
Thank you for sharing this beautiful painting. I am from the North but have lived in Florida for the last 19 years. I sure do miss my favorite season up North but your painting brings it closer to my heart. A friend from Ohio just sent me a “pop-up” card with a lovely, colorful Autumn tree in the center which I keep prominently in a position where I can look at it every day.
Wishing you a lovely day filled with peace and joy.
Thank you. Glad you enjoy it. I love the colors of autumn, too.
hello there! One graduated upper school and is studying animation getting a 18 ms certification here in LA. She is loving it. The other is a SR this year and will graduate in May. I have such perfect memories in your home, your art on the walls, wriggling doggie and cat on stairs, generosity of your family, the snowfall at 3am and my running outside to video it under the lamplight. I am fostering a Chinese girl for 3 years to a local high school and having so much fun. I have a USC retired watercolor teacher on Fridays. I have flowers in the garden attracting butterflies and hummingbirds, two parakeets trying to hatch babies maybe next Sunday to start. So much gratitude and good. Thank you for sharing the art and drawings. I dont have a picture in my mind of were you are living right now. I know you will always be traveling to Fla and around. Love Lynne
Hello back. Nice to hear from you. I’ve been in Princeton, NJ, for about a year and a half now, but yes, I still visit Florida now & then. Glad you & the girls are doing well–including the “newest” one from China and perhaps even more when the birds hatch.
Hi Genevieve, Your harvest squirrel painting is great.. Those rascally squirrels really do enjoy eating pumpkins.
Our pumpkin on our front porch has already been chewed on by a squirrel. Thanks for sharing your painting. Paulie Knadler
Glad to share. Maybe the cats can help shoo away any other squirrels from your pumpkin.
Congratulations on the show…I enjoyed hearing the special news. I am enjoying my Panda grams and note cards.
Thank you, Evelyn! Nice to hear from you. I’m glad you are enjoying the cards.
Neat drawings and aeronautical language to match. You can even use ‘ropes’ in this mode of travel!
Happy Panda-gramming, land, sea, sky..or outer space.
Fabulous…I love it! You did a wonderful job capturing the movement with such depth.
Thanks for the voyage and the photos of the process!
I like the red against the water and sky.
Thank you for the invitation, though I’ll pass on the N. Atlantic crossing. Been there, done that. It was interesting when submerged. December 1971 headed back to New London CT.
I am not sure it would be very comfortable on the surface under sail in a great ship especially with winter storms whirling around and really rocking the boat.
Beautiful and inspiring. I was on the Big Island from Sept 20th to the 27th. My only time that I have visited it.
I was amazed at how large the volcano was. I just learned last evening that all the flowers that look like orchids on the grounds around the volcano were brought in by the Chinese many years ago and are called “Bamboo Orchids.”
I am so happy for you.
Thank you, Evelyn. It looks like we overlapped a little and didn’t even know it. “Amazing” is a good way to describe the size of the volcanoes.
Glad you had the trip to Hawai’i.
Very nice artistic memories of your trip.
Sea turtles, volcanoes, and black sand beaches…Some day I hope to travel there to experience them and many other sites, sounds, and tastes.
Definitely much cleaner and less chance of unwanted sharp object punctures!
Neat and Cute!
Also no fire hazard.
Thanks for sharing.
Lots of love and trick or treaters!
What fun you had! Hope you had a wonderful day.
Sending much love to you! Evelyn
Lovely feeling to that whale. Thanks for sharing.
Happy planning and finishing any projects for both shows.
How very wonderful! I know your artistic talent is giving you and others much joy. Wishing you much joy. Evelyn
Thank you, Evelyn!
And may springtime bring everyone fair breezes and full sunshine.
This looks suspiciously like a porthole view of the coastline. Very interesting!
Your suspicions are correct (though it is not a specific, real location). 🙂
Thank you Genevieve.
Cute panda theme, appropriate to the time and occasion!
That is a good sized turtle. I like the greens.
I love it. Congratulations!
Thank you, Evelyn.
I like the purple better than the original color of your oboe.
Thanks. I thought purple would be more fun than black, too.
Regarding your Daniel Craig comment I was watching a c1993 British tv show called a Heartbeat where a very young brooding Daniel Craig was a murder suspect. The clip featuring him is available on you tube if you want to check it out. Enjoyed your comments about being creative during this challenging time.
Nice to hear from you. I’ll see whether I can find the clip.
Hi, I’m a friend of your parents and attend Prin Summer Session every year – for the last 30 years! Your parents have been hosting Rackham for the last couple of years which is how we got to know them. My question is what are the BEST pencils to purchase for a beginner like me. I think MIchael’s has a good selection, but I’m never sure what to buy. Many thanks for your help.
Hi, Joanne. Are you thinking of graphite pencils (regular/grays), colored pencils, or both? For colored pencils, I highly recommend Prismacolor. I’ve used them for years. (There is also a colorless burnishing pencil you can buy for blending/smoothing. It has a whitish lead.) For graphite/lead pencils, a small set of different weights is good to start with: something that has 2B, 4B, 6B, 8B, and maybe a 2H. (B weights are softer lead/graphite, so they are darker as the numbers increase. H weights get harder & lighter.) I’m not too picky about the brands for these, but I have been using Staedtler Mars & Koh-i-noor sets for a while.
Love your sketches! Thanks for sharing. Hugs…Evelyn
Thank you, Evelyn. Happy to share. I hope you’re doing well.
Really enjoyed the pics and discussion
Love your sketches…excellent work!
Thanks as always.
It’s great to hear from you and read about and see what you have been / are doing.
Your new storage cabinet looks great. Hope it works well and lasts a long time!
Your re-organization project looks like more fun than mine has been, also still in progress. Fall cleanup, including getting rid of some things no longer needed or useful. Move easily moveable furniture and other large items to clean, vacuum and freshen up carpeted rooms with a water-essential oil spray.
Clean / mop vinyl floors, after moving out everything moveable except the range and refrigerator.
Original Pine Sol does a great job. It even acts as a decongestant though probably not an intended use.
I wish you well with sorting and digitizing your older artwork!
I think if I stick to papers only, it will do well. Small canvas board or hardboard paintings might knock the panels. Happy cleaning on your end.
Congratulations on a task well done!
We must all have some inspiration for order these days. I have donated four carloads, trunk, back seat and passenger seat loaded with goodies to donation centers in the last few months. What a good feeling to have the storage area, closets and garage looking so much better, and hoping someone else may find something useful. My art room is ready to use…now time for just the right time and inspiration.
Wow, 4 carloads! Quite an accomplishment.
It’s always good to have a tidy art space ready.
What a lovely message, lovely artwork – cheerful and so full of Soul. Thank you.
Christmas blessings to you!!!
Love, Joanne Battista
Very lovely sketches, art work, etc.
Thank you for sharing.. Hugs
Very special…love the sketches.
I loved checking in with you today what a gift !
I was listening to kathy merrill from the peace haven website – her message from the lesson was Jesus came to heal and thus break away man from the adam dream and mary baker Eddy revealed that woman would break the Eve dream. I think I am rightly stating. I’m grateful that we are witnessing a time
Of recognition true equality is that there is no gender nor race separating any one in the whole representation of Mind, Love, Life, Truth, Soul Spirit and Principle the 7 aspects of all
Hi, Lynne. Thanks for your thoughts. I hope you & the girls are doing well.
Thank you for sharing your art in the virtual Art Walk and for the cultural information. It is very inspiring to see how creative you are.
Thank you, Vicki. Glad you enjoyed it. More to come!
Your drawings are lovely and very enjoyable to review and look at. Thank you for sharing!
Thanks, Barry. It’s been enjoyable for me, too.
Great to see these, mostly for the first time that I recall.
Fun, happy, whimsical!
=) Thanks. Fun for sure. Perhaps the last drawing looks somewhat familiar from seeing the final painting at graduation.
What Fun. Keep up the good work!
Hi – I had a chance to receive either the calendar or the set of cards as a donor. I selected the calendar & looked through it hoping to see your artwork and was disappointed to not see your name listed. I would like to order a set of your cards please. Congratulations!
Aha, a choice — thanks for the inside scoop. I’ll send you a separate email about the cards.
Thank you for the blog. I am glad to hear that Prin selected the SV Tommy Dundee for a card. Perhaps next year Prin will select one of your pieces for the calendar!
Thank you for resending the link that shows the development of the SV Tommy Dundee painting. I appreciate seeing the process again. I continue to be amazed at how much work goes into a painting.
Keep up the great creativity.
You’re welcome. Even though I know to expect it, sometimes I also am surprised how much work (and time) goes into a painting.
Thanks for sharing these, Genevieve. I enjoyed the Art Walk.
After ‘while crocodile.
Glad you caiman (came and) enjoyed it.
Nice seeing you recently. I hope the forest fires in NJ didn’t affect your area.
Nice to see you, too. No fire trouble here.
Interesting ‘walk’ with a variety of topics. Fun stuff! I’d go with the wolf…
Your Grandpa B, my Dad, would enjoy your word plays, puns, et al.
Kitties, now. Dogs, soon!
Thanks. More pun/fun to come next time.
Thanks for the art wok and an umber of laughs to end the week and tiss-erious.
Glad you not merely survived it, but enjoyed it. “Art wok” is a gouda one–an appro-brie-ately cheesy contribution.
Wishing you a beautiful New Year. Thank you for the precious work you are doing and for sharing your creativity.
Much love to you and HAPPY NEW YEAR.
With much love!
Thank you, Evelyn. Happy New Year to you, too!
Love the art work and the reason for it. Wonderful!
Amazing..really wonderful. Wow, you have been busy.
You do keep busy! I like the new drawings, or at least new to me, that you posted. The Aerth tile game looks / sounds interesting.
Very nice retirement drawing. I like the bright colors and the joy and happiness you captured in it.
I look forward to more about your long-and-mid-term projects.
I checked out your Pinterest artwork. I did not recall you mentioning that before.
I tried the Artfinder link a couple of time and received this message: Oops! Page not found.
Happy spring! Happy art work!!
I created the Pinterest account maybe 10 years ago as a “bread upon the waters,” hands-off attempt at spreading awareness of my art, letting people do the sharing via pins. I don’t refer people to it since I have never actively used it. At the least, it might have helped a woman find me once to let me know someone else had unlawfully used one of my Pandagrams in a design in an online shop.
I deleted my Artfinder account a few years ago & removed it from my contact page. Glad you mentioned it since I hadn’t thought to search for links in old posts. I put a note about the deletion in the post where you found the link.
Wishing you a beautiful day!
Sounds like a great event. I like the lively poster!!
I hope the weather cooperates both days so you have a great Bazaar and a great Sunday, too!
Yes. That is my hope.
I hope the Princeton Art Bazaar went well this weekend! Was thinking of you while away at camp.
See you around the neighborhood,
Hi, Daphne. Yes, it did go well–and without rain!
I am glad that the weather was cooperative !! for the Art Bazaar.
What a fun post. Thank you Ella for your great narrative and photos!!
Maybe a co-authored book in the future, too?
Thank you for sharing the description of the planning process. It shows how much is involved to prepare for a bazaar or fair. I have much more appreciation for the folks whose booths we walked through in G-bury and elsewhere for art and craft shows over the years.
Congratulations on your sales, too. That is very nice after all the work to plan your booth for the bazaar along with the work to create all the items you display.
Have a great week.
Thanks. I thought Ella’s perspective would provide a fun change.
Wow! how wonderful..
Such fun seeing your cat and your work.
So happy to hear about the sales.
Keep up the great work.
Love to you! Evelyn
Thank you, Evelyn! Ella knows how to make things fun.
Hope you got my message of Congratulations and what fun it was to see your cat.
Wonderful good news!
I look forward to buying your new book & set od Pandagrams
Very nice artwork. I have loved my trips to Japan and Okinawa. One daughter lives in Okinawa for ten years,teaching school and another taught in Tokyo a few years.. wonderful art you are doing
Thank you as always. Fun to learn that your daughters taught in Japan.
Thanks for the photos and some art history and technique lessons.
Voici le Brandywine reminds me of our junket northbound in the Great Dismal swamp in 1994.
Pyle’s paintings definitely contributed to our collective, idealized, impression of pirates.
The other works in this missive are interesting. I had to chuckle at Dante & Virgil…
Good to see the Morgan again, even without the sounds of rigging, salt air, and waves lapping its hull.
Thanks for giving us some water in which to dangle our feet while we wait for part-two.
Thanks for this post.
Attack on the Galleon was useful for me—handling of water.
Nice you could see some of these works in the flesh
Hi, David. Thanks for sharing. It’s an instructive painting.
Good to hear from you.
You’re welcome. Glad you enjoyed.
Very interesting! I did not know that illustrations were so big
You gave us some great tour guide notes of the artwork and the buildings along with some excellent photos.
Thanks for all the details and the photos.
I loved sharing these wonderful photos…a great joy!
Thank you so very much.
Thank you, Evelyn. I enjoy sharing them.