Tuesday, February 10, 2009
A Single Blossom
Hello. Long time no check in. You haven't missed much. The painting lessons continue. We finished our first painting yesterday. It is a landscape with hills in the distance and rocks and grasses in the foreground. My sister in law took hers home yesterday and if she brings it back I will photograph the three and show you.
We are starting late today as sister in law had to work this morning. She will arrive in about an hour to start a new painting. This time we're doing a sunflower on a 9 1/2 by 11 1/2 stretched canvas. Aunt J leaves on Thursday so unless we kidnap her for longer, we are then on our own.
I have to tell you a story that has had me laughing all week. A friend of mine had a hysterectomy a couple of weeks ago. She's a bit shy so every time someone asked her what kind of surgery she was having she jokingly told them a boob job. When she was waking up in the recovery room she could hear some nurses and a plastic surgeon talking about cosmetic surgery. She piped up and asked if her boob job was over. The nurses came over to her and said, "You didn't have a boob job, Dear, you had a hysterectomy." Everything suddenly came back as is wont to do when coming out of anaesthesia. She was embarrassed but I've been laughing all week every time I think of it.
Kat's blog, Keep The Coffee Coming is my source of news these days. I had not heard until I read there yesterday, that Blossom Dearie had passed away on Saturday. Please go to Kat's site to read an obituary on Blossom. I'm a huge fan of her music and I'll miss her. She was performing well into her 70's and you can see lots of those performances on Youtube. Here is a link to her Wiki page and here in no particular order are some of her songs: