Tuesday, June 2, 2009

By the Seashore

Boy this is sure where I'd like to be!! How the heck did I ever get all the way out here in Nebraska, in the middle of cowpattyland??? LOL!!! Originally being from California, I do miss the ocean so much! I lived in what is now called Silicon Valley/lived in Sunnyvale/Mt. View area. When I grew up there, it was laid back, with lots of small fruit orchards all over the place. My family would load up in the car on weekends and drive through the Santa Cruz mountains over to the shore. We'd spend of day playing on the beach, swimming in the ocean and eating french bread and dry salami! Oh yeah...and Granny Goose potato chips. Ah...those were the days!!! What great memories!!

Anyway, here is my latest creation. It is a Ros Stallcup design that I have loved for years. I finally got it painted. I am going to get it framed and hang it in my bathroom, where the theme is Seashells by the seashore!!

I have signed up for a new class that starts next month. I am so excited about it. Martha Lever is going to be offering an online calligraphy class with brush markers. She is a very talented lady and I can't wait for it to start. Here is her blog http://marthalever.blogspot.com/ if you might want more info. The class is reasonable $$$ and offers many videos and class material. Go and sign up...you won't be sorry!!!
Have a great day!!!


Martha Lever said...

Oh Sue, you are so sweet to link me!! What a surprise that was!! Your painting is lovely and I love the story of living in the cowpatty and heading toward the shore. Well, I live near the ocean and I grew up near cow patties and I miss the cow patties!!! I really do---believe it or not I even miss the smell---well--day- old cow patty--not fresh! Only you and I can relate!

presious said...

Well hello,

I just came across your blog from Elvie Studio. I saw your icon of the little girl with all that cute hair! She is so adorable!

Love your art. I'm not an artist. I tried sketching for a good while in high school. When I moved to San Diego for college, it fell by the way side as did my piano playing. I too miss the beaches of southern california. I don't live in San Diego anymore, but definitely plan to return in the next 5 years!

Anyway, congrats to your retirement and to your new adventure :). I hope for great success for your.