Saturday, July 23, 2011


Kimberly is spending the weekend with us.  We started this beautiful morning by having breakfast at Luna Park Cafe outside in front.  Then we meandered around the Admiral District looking for cool things at garage sales, before we went to the first showing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part II at Southcenter.
It is an excellent movie!  Go see it.

Afterwards, we went to Georgetown for a Teriyaki lunch then perused the Saturday Market there.  There are alot of weird and wonderful things to see in Georgetown.  Darrell bought some Wenatchee apricots (I haven't heard the verdict on them yet).  I bought an interesting little wooden pose-able woman stick-figure for $7.  I thought about buying some beads and an African mask that the man wanted too much for.  We had some great ice cream bars from Whidbey Ice Cream Company.

We came home for a little while.  Kimberly and I went up to the studio and painted a little.  She got her hands really dirty playing with my pastels.  Then we took Lucy with us and went to the very crowded Waterfront for a fish and chips dinner. We found a parking place right off the bat.  

It was a very nice day.

Thursday, July 07, 2011


A couple months ago, I started on this painting and hated it.  The face was horrible.  I kept reworking it and reworking it.  Children are definitely different and I don't know how to paint them.

I let it sit, covered up.  Yesterday I pulled it out and went about it at a different angle.  I don't think it's quite done yet... but it's definitely on the right road.