Friday, July 22, 2011

My precious grandson, Russell... Almost 3 months!!!

This is my sweet grandson, Russell.  He is named for his mama's brother, Edgar and for my daddy and brother (David Russell).  They would be so in love with this baby.  He will know their love through my sons  and through me...They would love him so much and be so proud for him to be their beautiful, happy, precious grandson...I love you so!!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Installation Art Lecture...

Just returned from an interesting lecture given by my friend, artist and teacher, Mary Elizabeth Kimbrough, at Space 301. The topic this week was Installation Art.  As usual, MEK, as she is affectionately and widely known, did not disappoint.  I learned some new things tonight and that is always GOOD!  I will see with new eyes when opportunities arise for this modern approach to art. Installation art takes into account the viewer's whole sensory experience.  I want to know more about KaprowImgp0608 who before tonight I did not know...must read more on Duchamp as well. It is nice to attend an event like this just for the sake of learning and broadening one's horizons.  There is always so much more to know...

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Surprise Visit from my First Born...

Powell is here just for the night...he had to come to town as part of his job with the law firm in the Ham...So excited to see him even for a moment!!! 

Lovin' a Rainy Day in Alabama...

It has been raining all morning and into the afternoon...that slow, gentle, soaking needed!
I love rainy days!

Friday, July 15, 2011


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Curing nicely...

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Murphy's Law...

If something can go wrong, it will... The concrete crew worked really hard, did a beautiful job on the pool surround, gathered up their tools, and left...about 30 minutes started to R.A.I.N....for about 30 minutes...steadily...It wasn't a problem for MOST of the decking, but for the last areas finished  (and for ME!) it was a problem...Where the eaves dripped (poured) water, now there is a TRENCH! 
The crew is on its way back to FIX IT!!! I'm OK!!!!!!
I think it WILL BE FIXED...I'm SURE IT WILL BE FIXED...because I have not paid the tab yet!!!
(Seriously, they are great and they will make it perfect I am certain!..BREATHE!!!!!
oh, the DRAMA!!!!!
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Pouring Concrete

Today a crew is here to pour concrete around our pool and resurface/enlarge the old patio,  I am really looking forward to enjoying the outdoors more, especially this fall when it cools off a little.  Hopefully, I will be inclined to actually get in the pool and EXERCISE...without all that sweaty thing that happens with other forms of physical activity in the deep south...just stepping outside can sometimes take your breath IS the HUMIDITY, fo sho!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Just Getting Started...

I have lived in L A all of my life (Lower Alabama).  I attended Auburn University and the University of South Alabama, earned Bachelor’s and Master’s of Elementary Education degrees, and recently retired after having taught elementary school for 33 years.

I have two amazing and wonderful sons, a beautiful daughter-in-law, and the most brilliant grandson on the planet...born in April! I also have the sweetest golden retriever "grand-dog ever! I enjoy traveling with friends and family, painting, and "making stuff".

I work in encaustic, acrylic, pen and ink, watercolor, collage, assemblage, mixed media, and textiles...I love it all!!!  I have shown at the West Regional Mobile Public Library, the Joe Jefferson Playhouse, Barnes & Noble, The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, and Art(ology), Inc. 

My artwork can be seen at Art(ology), Inc. on Cathedral Square in downtown Mobile. My art often featured on the Artology website as well as on fb.