I’ve got a lot of drawing to get done in the next few days. One pen & ink watercolor wash, and two pen & inks. I’m ready to start on the watercolor wash tomorrow. I’ll post pre and post pics of that in the next couple of days. ■ Tomorrow morning I’ve got my weekly chamber networking group meeting. Up early for me. Then tomorrow night we have to drop Holly’s car off at the dealership to get a wheel bearing fixed. It should still be under warranty. ■ Time for bed. Goodnight. ■
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Saturday, September 24, 2011
I’m busy cooking six racks of ribs for our neighbor’s birthday party tonight. I wasn’t sure I was going to get all of them on the grills (I borrowed my neighbor’s Weber), but I did. I’ll take a quick picture and post it in a little bit. ■ And now I’m hoping the rain will hold off. No fun grillin’ in the rain. ■
It’s our next-door-neighbor’s birthday tomorrow. Her husband is throwing a surprise party for her. I have to bbq six slabs of ribs for it – gonna take some time. I drew their home for them quite a few years ago and thought I’d do it again, but this time do a watercolor wash over the pen & ink. What do you think? TFB. ■
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
It was a great Chili Fest. 18 years of Chili Fest – that’s a long time. (pictures to the left are a portion of the pictures that were taken by RockHeart Photography (http://www.rockheartphotography.com/) ■ This year’s music was probably the best we’ve ever had. Great musicians. Thanks for playing everyone. ■ Next year I’m thinking a live webcast of the music. I’ll have to see how to set that up. Technically I don’t think it’s too hard, but we’ll see. And would you tune in to it? Hmmm. ■
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
My neighbor and I finished painting my window sashes. He did the lion’s share of the work – going up on the ladder to the second story. I’m not great with heights. ■ Chili Fest in coming up in a couple of days. I still have to make my chili. Lots to do in prep for the fest. ■ Tomorrow I’ve got a Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting. That’s 3 chamber events for me this week. Too many. ■ TFB.
Monday, September 12, 2011
It’s been very busy here lately. My neighbor, Steve, is helping me paint my window trim – it badly needs it. Actually he’s doing most of it – bless him. I’m not real comfortable with heights and doing those 2nd story windows puts one up higher than I’d like. ■ I’ve got 3 chamber of commerce meetings to attend to this week. One tomorrow on social networking for business; a presentation of my business to my networking group; and then a chamber breakfast on Thursday. I’m trying to find time to clean the garage and make my chili. ■ And my wife pointed out that I have a “bruise” on my right shin. She says I’ve had it for a couple of weeks. I hadn’t noticed it and it doesn’t hurt at all. The only think that hasn’t completely healed is my left big toe. I still have to soak it in some medication that starts with a “B”. ■ I’ve started work on a book for myself of my paintings using the iPhone/iPad app Brushes. It’s going slower than I had anticipated and right now I don’t' have a lot of time to devote to it. ■ Got a text message from our son – he starts training for duty in Iraq in October and then goes to Iraq after the first of the year. We don’t know any more than that at this point. ■
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Good news – I received a thank you note from the recipient of one of my pen & inks. That’s it to the left. I’ve removed their name and address to in the name of privacy. The drawing was of the home they had just sold in Cary. The drawings are great – they hold so many memories . . . ■ The not so good news . . . Abby has heartworms. The vet is running a 2nd set of tests, but he’s assuming that they’ll come back positive. It means 3 shots for her and caging her for awhile so that she’s not active during the healing time. Hopefully it won’t be too bad. I’d hate to see her hurting. ■ And it’s getting towards the time for our 18th annual Chili Fest. That’s coming up pretty fast. Got to get to bed. Good night.