Saturday, February 20, 2010

Sunshine Award

I want to thank Ann Rogers for honoring me with this Sunshine Award! I am really excited about this. I didn’t know that my blog was award worthy. This will definitely spur me on to better blogging in the future. Thank you Ann.

The rules for accepting the award are:
Put the logo on your blog or within your post.
Pass the award onto 12 bloggers.
Link the nominees within your post.
Let the nominees know they received this award.
Link to the person from whom you received this award.
So I am passing this along to these 12 boggers that I follow and admire their work!

Susan Moore
Dominique Eichi
Carol Nelson
Gringo Zero
Linda Smith
Diane Morgan
Sally Tharp
William Cook
Barb Hillier
Nancy Tasker
Elaine Magliacane

Friday, February 12, 2010

Karin Jurick Thank You

This is my submission for the Thank You Book for Karin Jurick.

In December 2009, Karin Jurick through her wonderful website "Different Strokes From Different Folks", mounted a portrait challenge. 180 people from around the world were to submit a head and shoulders photo of themselves to Karin so that some other person of the 180 would paint it. Painters painted each other anonymously and then Karin posted all of the wonderful paintings and drawings.

As a Thank You to Karin Jurick Tribute, 118 of the above 180 artists (those who could be located) painted a portrait of Karin from a photograph supplied to them by Jill Polsby. She created a link to the Picasa album for everyone to enjoy. Album:

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Motel Capri-San Francisco

This month’s challenge for the Virtual Paintout is San Francisco! I love San Francisco! One year my friend Susan and I went to the Empty Spools Quilting Seminar at Asilomar, then drove up to San Francisco and stayed at the Motel Capri. Susan and I had the best time, we walked everywhere or took busses, and we could get to everything from the Motel Capri at the corner of Greenwich St. and Buchanan St. Here is my painting from the Google street view of the motel.