Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Gonna be another hottie today. High nineties and lots and lots of humidity. Early morning or late evening is the only time to be outside.
Yesterday was the hottest day we had all year a 96 degree day.
When you opened the front door and stepped outside, you were greeted with a cloak of air so heavy, I wanted to turn around and rush back inside. Maggie would have none of that because she had her outside duties to attend. I moved further outside onto the sidewalk and my crisp outfit began to crumple. Slowly, I headed to the drive with a now drenched outfit to the welcome of the shade from the little pin oak.
Maggie was not affected and went about sniffing for visitors that had come and gone during the night. I sat on the bench wishing for RAIN as I peered into the cloudless sky.
I am still working on "The Sisters" and plan to take it to the Art Center to finish it today. I am not satisfied with the sky and I have already added more shadows and color to the mountains. Once finished I will post another photo.
Got some really good news via email yesterday. Our local publisher said they would like to use some of the photos that I submitted in their poetry and art book due out later this year. My payment will be two copies of the book when it is printed. Can't wait to share it with you when completed.
I was thrilled to have some of the photo submitted picked. I still get a little tingle just thinking about the fact.
The kitty justice is you do not enter you cannot be picked.


For The People said...

That sunset is so beautiful. The oil is great too. Have a blessed day!

Lady Di Tn said...

That is a sunrise taken by Prince a few months back. However, it looked hot so that is why I used it. I painted with oils in college but now I work in Acrylic. They dry faster and they are more forgiving. Peace

Mary said...

Lady Di,

The sunset is awesome and I love your painting. You are a very talented lady. I'm glad some of your art work was chosen for the book. Congratulations!

One day I will post some photos of my dog collection and tell you where they came from. Thanks so much for your comments.

It was hot and humid here all last week. Saturday a thunderstorm rolled in and gave us some rain. It has rained every day since except today and it's been sprinkling off and on. Toronto got a torrential downpour that caused roads to flood and a man hole cover even floated away. We are to get the storm later tonight. I hope some rain comes your way to cut the humidity.

Take care, my friend.

Lady Di Tn said...

That is the east side of the house and we get only sunrises, the sun sets behind the trees out front. I know it is colorful enough to be a sunset but alas it is a sunrise. They chose photos I have made not art work. Oh if I could be so lucky. I finished "The Sister" today. Peace

Marcel said...

I like your big version of the Sisters! Nice work.

I will of course look forward to the next time you post a photo your Sisters painting.

Congratulations on your photos being selected. You will soon be famous.

I hope it cools down for you soon. I know I’d just roll up and die if it was that hot here. The last two days I have worked comfortably outside in short sleeved shirts and I don’t think the temperature got over 55 either day. Yip, the upper 90’s would just plain kill me. However, I do like your idea of a little sharing of the cold and hot.

Stacey Huston said...

Wonderful sunset photo. Congrats on being chosen for the book. You are so correct, if you don't enter you can't win/be picked.. The painting is looking great can't wait to see the finished product..

Lady Di Tn said...

It did cool down some last night. Must have been a schatter shower near by. I like sharing weather too, so next I am gonna ask for some of the rain from Dollie in South TX. thank you & Peace

Thanks. Glad your blogger issue have been solved. Peace