Wednesday, January 29, 2014

It has been one hell of a year that's all I've got to say about it for now. 

Just one highlight I would like to mention, my Grandson, Emery has return safe and sound from Afghanistan.  We traveled up to Kentucky in May to welcome him home.  It was fantastic to see him get off that plane.  Thank you Jesus!  In September, his hitch with the army was over and he is back home and working.   He is continuing to protect his country by serving for the next 18 months in the National Guard.

Emery and Monique

Emery and his dad Ray

For the last couple of days we have been having an ice storm down here, temps in the 20's.  We have had the longest and coldest winter that I can remember.  It's not that we don't have cold weather but it usually does not last continually.  Enough already!

I have found something to pass that time away that is quite pleasant.

My sister told me about a very interesting project that she has been doing.  I thought I would pass it along to you all.   It is called "The Virtual Paintout", here is the site:

The concept is simple, a location is chosen and you use Google street view to pick something from that location to paint.  It is your choice of media used and you can alter the scene to suit your interest.  You have the whole month to complete your project and if you like you can submit up to 3 pictures.   I just started a couple of days ago so, I just made the deadline.  I can't wait to see what location is picked for February.

I have just finished my first submission for January.  It was so much fun and since I was stuck at home because of the weather what  perfect way to spend my time.

It has been a very long time since I've picked up a brush to paint and watercolor is so demanding but I do like the finish product.

Virtual Paintout January 2014 Cape Cod

Meadow on Meadow Avenue

Location link

Watercolor 8 x 10  paper

Hope you enjoy the post. 


  1. Thank goodness your grandson is home safe - I can imagine the whole family's relief. He's an American Hero for sure.

    You painted that scene??? It's beautiful! You are really good - wish I could do that. Maybe some day when I'm settled in one place I'll take some classes. It must be wonderful to create something like that from nothing. :)

  2. Thank you, I had so much fun doing it.

  3. Very impressive...can't wait to see it framed and hanging. Liz


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