Monday, January 31, 2011

why haven't you posted?...'cause I been busy having FUN!!

Last week my buddy Shelly had a birthday and we had an amazing lunch at Carlitos in Santa Ynez....Isn't she cute!

Then I had a birthday hoedown at the Art Clinic with lots of well wisher dropping by and a really nice lunch at Fresco. Thank you Jack and Sukey! Susan brought my favorite cake..white on white...from of course the famous Solvang Bakery. That night went the the fam to the Solvang Brewery for dinner. Earl snuck in the red plate tradition for good grades etc. I said look they have a plate like ours...Earl says that is our plate...funny...Then Earl and I went to see True Grit....Later I got a call from LE. It was a perfect day. My brother Neale had left me a message too. I also got wonderful cards from friends and family and tons of Face Book good wishes...Really feels good. Thank you all.

Then....Pam and CharChar (Pam Garrison and Charlotte Lyons) hit town....Mary joined us and we had 2 fun packed days together. It was great. We ate and laughed and painted and laughed and thrift scrounged and laughed and laughed some more. Love you guys! We had drop ins by other artists and we did a lot of exchanging of ideas and experiences. My head is still spinning with ideas. Charlott came out from NY to teach at French General. We got to see all the class samples and her amazing sampler patterns. Pam brought her wrapping paper made out of her journal pages by Papaya. It is in a tablet form that can hang on a cool. The only thing I did not do was get very many pictures...


sukey said...

what a nice blog post! felt like i was there in person for all the activities even tho i wasn't. the red plate is a wonderful story.

pam said...

hi syd! i miss you and all the fun already. happy birthday and thanks for hosting such a GREAT time. your art clinic is awesome. can't wait to take your online painting class, i learn so much from you. xox