Monday, January 25, 2010

Coming soon to a gallery near you?

So this is my next show

If you're in the area February 10 to March 8, stop by. There are some pretty fabulous artists in this (and I am not referring to myself...however, I'm not quite chopped liver.)

Monday, January 18, 2010

Sometimes sadness is lifted a little when it is shared

Well, at least I hope so. I'm not looking for sympathy, I just need to write about this very sad and tragic event. A dear young man has been taken from us. David is his name. He is the young man in the light blue shirt. He was flying back from a business trip and his plane crashed in the Gulf of Mexico. He was the pilot and had 2 friends with him. There were no emergency transmissions. Smoke was seen coming from his plane, then flames and within seconds it spiralled into the Gulf and burst apart. I pray that it happened so fast that he didn't have enough time for panic or pain, that all of them were spared this. David has three children who will miss him terribly. He also has many, many friends. He was such a well liked young man. He was married to my daughter for a short time. Sadly, it didn't work out. Our family liked him very much. We will miss him terribly.
This didn't work. I am still very, very sad. Tears are blurring the keys.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Lovely coincidence

Just spent a much too brief hour in a local coffe shop reading a tolerable book about Matisse in France, and wishing through it all that I could travel there. When I was topping off my
to-go cup at the coffee pots, two young girls shared the space with me filling their cups and speaking French.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

They're BACK!

So no pictures, but there are more deer tracks in my front yard.
I'm just wondering why the deer aren't being "harvested" for food for the poor and homeless in the Chicago area. There is such a huge deer population in this metropolitan area, it seems to me that their meat could benefit the people who have little or no meat. The Forestry department could handle the "harvest" of the deer, (and the geese for god's sake too!) and then the meat could be frozen and sent to the food pantrys to be served in the missions and soup kitchens. Who do we need to suggest this to? It just seems like such a no-brainer!!!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Oh deer!

Guess who was in my front yard...

 least two of them!

Pretty amazing for where I live. Guess they are just getting so over-crowded in the forest preserves that they need to "move to the city".