Some Days I’m More Thirsty Than Others.

Last Friday there was a blizzard here on the shore of the Long Island Sound. Oooo, so pretty:

That’s the Champagne-O-Meter in the center.

On Saturday the sun came out. Sill kind of attractive, in a good old Winter kind of way:


On Sunday the forecast called for warming weather. Winter is starting to look worn out:


On Monday I had to remove the Champagne-O-Meter from the side yard to the fridge because I hate to see warm champagne. Now it just looks sad out there:


On Tuesday it rained all day. Those are small puddles of grey water pooling in between the dead grass:


On Wednesday it was Spring-like and the trees look like dead sticks and the yard looks like crap:


It’s now Thursday and the yard still looks like crap but it’s way cold. As soon as I finish my blogging I’m going to the fridge and opening that bottle of champagne because I’m pretty sure I won’t be needing it for any more blizzards this Winter and I have something to celebrate: I have champagne in the fridge!

Also, a wonderful new reader from Australia emailed me that she went to see the blockbuster Toulouse-Lautrec exhibit at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra — and found Le Road Trip  on sale in their book shop! I can’t believe that I wrote a book that the National Gallery of Australia sells in their book shop. I feel very important.

I’m itching to show off my Australian accent to my cats, but  I can only talk Strine when I’m slightly loaded so I am DYING to get to that champagne.

Have a great weekend everyone!



8 Comments, RSS

  1. Parisbreakfast

    Love your glops. They give so much character to your paintings. They make them particularly Swiftian…
    Love that 1st photo of the lone champers out there braving the L.I. elements..
    I still think some thumbnail work is on order.
    Look at Wayne Thibaud -a great fan of thumbies. It might save you redoing paintings since you can solve a lot of problems doing small thumbies IMHO
    Bottoms up!

  2. Friday..

    the weeks fly by~

    i will come back and study all this..
    I am amazed at how quickly your snow leaves compared to here.
    I still have feet..a whole wine fridge could be least ..

    I bought 2 more Road Trips as gifts..I love it so much I feel others should have it also.. 2 art lover friends..

  3. Oh, if only “thinking time” didn’t have to figure in the amount of time it takes to do anything! Sometimes I’ll get very proud I was able to do something fairly efficiently and then realize how much time the agony (oops, mental self-discussions) plays into it!

    Of all the lessons I’ve learned here so far, masking fluid seems to be the best. Self-taught doesn’t always find such things!

    Do enjoy your champagne. I’m headed to a wine tasting tonight so I’ll lift a glass in your honor with thanks for another great lesson!

  4. I just read a review of your book on Jeanie’s blog – she also had a link to your blog. My birthday is in 10 days so now I’ll know what I’ll ask – copies of your books. I am French but have lived in the US for decades. I always like to read what people think of France, whether it is good or bad (I do have posts on my blog on French bashing.) I saw that you started traveling early. I had my first passport at 13 ½ years old for a trip to London, alone (with a group though) to go to a host family for Christmas, then I came really alone at 21 to the US (San Francisco.) I have only been to 58 countries so far, although I went to several many times, such as going back home to Paris while my parents were alive, twice a year for decades. But there are still many countries out there. I love you artwork and will come back to look at your past posts.

  5. Jeannie

    Painting all of those fronds would have had me reaching for the champagne! They look wonderful. I love rocks and always wondered how to paint them. Thanks! (Rumor has it that winter isn’t over. It was 70 here on the left coast. Who is right?)

  6. Gigi

    Oh, I do so love the rocks and the tree trunks that are so exacting. Best of all, I love the sprightly palm fronds that are brought to life because of the color variations. I am taking notes – and loving this! Bubbles and cheers! Tomorrow, I pick up the framed koi pond. Yes!

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