Thursday, December 25, 2008

MERRY CHRISTMAS DAY!

Had a lot of family and friends over to visit this morning, and guests from the resorts too, came to the gallery. It's a really beautiful sunny day, cool Caribbean breeze blowing. Merry Christmas all!







My son Charles, me and George, who was hiding his face because he got it scratched up in a car accident a few days ago.



We got him to put his hand down!




Rafael harassing Santa for his saxophone!



My son has a new car.








Master BibiCat Esq has a new basket. He loves it!





A new series I'm doing, miniatures on wood. This is the first one of a series of about 8.



Four Ladies on driftwood.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

NO SKINNY DIPPING

I'm baaaaccck! Was missing for a week, computer was suffering from a hangover, had constant hiccups, headache and vomiting. But I worked on it myself today in desperation (the doctor hasn't showed up yet) and lo and behold IT DID NOT EXPLODE IN FACT IT'S WORKING AGAIN! Well not perfectly but it's working. Enough for me to blog. Here's a new addition to the art show 2009 family, called NO SKINNY DIPPING, and a few more for the gallery walls.




9 X 12 - THE KEYBOARD MAN

9 X 12 - WASHDAY

9 X 12 - HIBISCUS II

9 X 12 - DUGU DRUMBEAT

9 X 12 - ONION

Thursday, December 4, 2008

WEEKEND WITH MY GRANDSON



I got my grandson Kameron over the weekend and he and I decorated the tree. It was so much fun and we played Acid Xmas cd's.















Headbanger like his gramma! Here he's rocking to a heavy metal Xmas song.







Here he's working on his first still life. I know right away when he wants to paint - he presents himself in the workshop and peels off his shirt!





Another 9X12 for the 2009 art show - WALKING THE DOG (of course, what other name could I give it? WATERMELON BUTT?)




Monday, December 1, 2008

THE SANTA CLAUS COLLECTION

So I have a thing for fat hairy men who dress all in my favourite color and plays with toys (Jesus I just realized, I'm really in bad shape). Anyway, I been collecting these for 14 years now, I started with two that belonged to my mom and it just kinda grew on me. I took 'em out and displayed them as I do each year, and I still like them a LOT! There's always room for one more so if you feel charitable and in the Christmas spirit send one over to join the collection! (Don't you think the one with the saxophone looks like Barn?!?)

















These are two older ones, from my mom. These are gorgeous carved and painted wooden ones.

The one in the middle was from my daughter.



Friday, November 28, 2008

LOLA'S TURKEY TACOS




Okay you got all the leftover bird, I know there's probably a million recipes out there telling you how to deal with this poor skeleton, this totally torn apart carcass, so here's one mo' to add to the list! This one is my favourite actually.




Finely shred leftover turkey meat, fry in a little oil with chopped onions, stir in black pepper, oregano, a little cumin and a little chili powder. Stirfry until nicely browned. Drain well. Heat corn or flour tortillas, put a couple spoons of the turkey mix on each, top with shredded cheddar cheese, diced tomatoes, Salsa Casera (drain salsa first), shredded lettuce and chopped fresh cilantro. Yum!!


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

TURKEY DAY NEARLY HERE!



All them gobblers gonna be stuffed and baked soon! I'm sure looking forward to that! Meanwhile, I got another done for the 2009 art show (can't give the name it's for the giveaway)






This 15 X 21 was commissioned by a return client, a lovely lady who comes for her commissions just around this time each year.





A bouquet from the garden.



Monday, November 24, 2008

I'M BACK!

Okay, them cards have been sitting there long enough. Time to be blogging. We've had some stuff going on the last few days. Of note was the Ebony and Ivory poetry reading held at Wendy's in Placencia on Saturday night the 22nd, featuring two powerful women - Angela Gegg and Adele Ramos. Wow!!! is all we could say. Made us who write poetry get all excited all over again, and the outcome? Well Lita Krohn of the PPAA said she would publish an anthology for us peninsula poets if we got the material together!!!!! And Barn of As The Coconuts Drop blogspot will take the photos for us for the anthology!!! We want to put a photo of each poet along with their work. Super cool!! There was an open mike after the Ebony & Ivory readings and we enjoyed a poem from Mariko Wallen and yours truly. Mine was called "Life On The Peninsula". The appetizer buffet put out by Wendy was fabulous, man they had some conch fritters there, whew I was ashamed to be going back for thirds but then I saw everybody was doing the same!! And for fourths too!! Anyway, here's some pics...




Paul from the PPAA, Adele Ramos and Angela Gegg














Nichelle of the PPAA who did a lovely job with the decor, and the gorgeous Theo - James Bond for 2028!!

The loco bunch - Rafa (stooping), Lola, Jose and Iso




Then there was Garifuna Settlement Day on the 19th, I didn't get out to take photos alas, I was so busy, but I got Iso in her beautiful Garifuna dress...

And my god-daughter Finita (in pink) and a friend.