I can tell things are winding down and summer is on its way. I’m not talking about the weather, I’m talking about my classes. My art students have been few and far between lately. It could be that things are busy for everyone, but I tend to think that they are just tired of "going to class." Even my ASL class has had very few people lately. I try to make it to ASL even when I don’t want to go. I just feel that the teachers travel to Velma and give of their time – and I should do the same. We have two more ASL classes, and then we will break for the summer. I will do something similar with my art classes. I usually stop the younger classes for the summer and only keep the Thursday class going. It is a good break for both my students and me. Since my Thursday class has dwindled, I may include the older ladies in the Thursday class. My Wednesday art buddies are planning on continuing through the summer. I am looking forward to dropping a few classes for more time with my new art buddies.
Here is a few more paintings that I have done with them.
I also started a pastel – here is the pastel after one sitting. Today I will do some more work on it – ‘cause it needs lots of work to look like the Diva’s Daughter. But I thought I would show you what I was up to.
Tonight Toby and I are planning on going out to eat and then to opening night of Jesse’s play, "Noises Off." Jes seems to be doing well – knows her part well and shows little worry. I know better – she is ready for this to be over with and will probably not do any more plays or at least not for a long time. We will see – maybe the glory of being a star will take over – not. In the meantime, I will take photos and report back on the play tomorrow.
My friends Anny and Bear were supposed to meet up with us in Austin where they were attending a different wedding last weekend. We were both so busy that we did not meet. Anny emailed to tell me about her weekend. The rehearsal dinner was held on a party barge on Town Lake (Lake Lady Bird). Anny said that as they were leaving the barge, they saw a truck backing a boat into the lake. The truck just kept rolling right on into the lake. It turns out that the driver was not in the truck and it was rolling on its own. She said that they shouted and shouted, but the man did not pay attention to them. His truck went underwater. When Bear and Anny went to try and help the man, it turns out that he was deaf. Anny wrote: We drove the Tahoe partway down into the water with me hanging my head out my window yelling "I know some sign language!!!" The guy never looked at me...he couldn't hear me LOL.
I wrote back to Anny telling her I should have been there to help, because I could have signed, "Friend, you are screwed." I happen to know that sign.