Mardi Gras, Valentines Day and SNOW

In the after math of the string of fun, from Powderkeg to Shovel races to the Mardi Gras ball last night (thank you, Krewe H.), I must have been crazy to try to dig out the gate to the side yard (and the propane tank...what were we thinking, putting it behind the fence?!). Snow blown from the driveway piled high against the gate and made it completely accessible...though it was frozen solid enough a long legged person could have just stepped over! Unfortunately..the snow on the other side was well worn down by the dog nesting on it, laying guard lest someone should dare enter her turf.

Anyway, dig it out I did and now my shoulders are screaming at me. I stretched, heated and now I'm resting, computer on my lap, leaning back in a comfy, puffy, leather chair. A dose of bromelain will help ensure my flexibility for painting this afternoon at the Visitor Center.

Speaking of which, I didn't actually realize it's been two weeks since I posted. hmm. Where did that time go?! I promised I'd put the piece I was working on up here, and so here it is:

36 x 18 Acrylic on Panel...and I sold it just before I got my signature on at the bottom (Yay)

Today I have to finish a landscape I've got going, 30 x 24 acrylic..and then I'll start on a diptich, which i think will be more sunflowers. I had alot of fun painting this one. Was in a way sad that I sold it so quickly! My husband John never even got to see it except for this photo. Not complaining, mind you. Kind of blown away.

So, sore shoulders and all, I'll lug my portable studio back to the Center and be there at 1pm! It'll be a hub of activity as the staff will be decorating a float for the Mardi Gras parade....and OH....HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!

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