Monday, July 21, 2008
Apples & Cinnamon, and North & South...
I have been working on another "Dear Little Cup" painting. It's still wet, so I can't make the final adjustments - darkening some shadows, etc. - yet. I'll let it dry while we're out of town... and out of the country for a bit.
This is the week we had been planning to go to Honduras to work in a free medical clinic. But the best made plans do not always go our way, and it has been clear that our plans were in Someone Else's hands for quite some time. A number of things began making the trip more and more risky and difficult. Then a plane crashed in Tegucigalpa, shutting down the airport entirely, which moved the trip from difficult to impossible. So we had to cancel it. Fortunately, the airlines, being no more in control than we were, refunded everything.
So now, instead of going south, we will be going north! We'll be leaving Thursday to go to Boston to spend time with our son's family. (Yea, Grandma Time!) Then we'll go to Quebec City, where I've wanted to go for some time, for a 4-day weekend. I plan to take lots of pictures, sketch a bit, and generally refill my creative inspiration bucket, which has been a bit on the empty side lately. I will also get to see a European Masters Portrait exhibit and a Winslow Homer exhibit in Boston - I don't want to shock anyone, but my small city does not have a Museum of Fine Art, so this will be an exciting perk of the trip as well. If I see anything I think you might want to see, I'll share it when I get back home. Time to pack... a totally different wardrobe than I had planned on packing! Clothes for play, not for work. I think the One in Charge knew that we badly needed some R&R this summer - AND some grandparent time!!