Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Old Painting


Blog buddy, Jo posted a painting she had done on black pastel paper. It reminded me of this painting that I had done, and I wanted to post it again for Jo. When I went to look for it, I found it on my May 2007 post. Geeze, was it that long ago? My how time flies! Looking through the May 2007 posts sure brought back some good memories – like getting Zoe, my Great Dane. I was also doing my "Painting of the Week" back then. I should really do that again – I should…

With the cooler weather, Jesse and I have been throwing more pots. We have enough to bisque fire and try our new glaze. You see, the wheel is out in the barn. Although we open the barn doors and put on a fan, it is still hot in the barn. You can work up a sweat just standing there. It is hard to wipe the sweat off your brow when your hands are covered in clay. Jesse, being younger and hardier than me, has thrown quite a few more pots. But I am catching up, which means we need to buy more bats (plates that go on the wheel) and more clay. It is always more – just ask Toby. Jesse is getting quite good. Our plan is to display and hopefully sell a few at the Wine on the Chishom Trail coming up Oct 2. The Art Guild has booth space there. We don’t usually sell much, but we have a great time drinking wine and visiting. Yep, there are some things about the Art Guild that are fun.

Today, my friend Naomi is coming over to paint with me. Naomi is deaf, so I get to practice my American Sign Language. She will be starting our ASL classes up again later this afternoon. Just an interesting fact: Because Naomi can speak, in the deaf culture she is considered a "hearing person" or "hard of hearing." By hearing people's standards, she would be considered deaf. Naomi can read lips and communicate quite well, but when she signs, she is like watching poetry in motion – a most amazing lady. She plays classical piano and is a very good artist. And she is beautiful. I’m looking forward to visiting with her, painting with her, and learning from her.

Jesse may join ASL class. Yeha! Someone to practice with. My DIL signs and so do the GGs, but I don’t have them around to practice with all the time. I do love having GBN1 spell out whole sentences to me – now that she has learned to read/spell. GBN2 does not spell, but she does sign. Blog Buddy Jo, got to see GBN2 spell her name out in ASL, although GBN2 had just stuffed her mouth full of bread and informed us that she could not sign with her mouth full.

10 comments:

Andy said...

Lou, that is a beautiful painting of the old cowpoke. And yes, I would very much enjoy a painting of the week.

Naomi sounds like a fascinating lady. Will be looking forward to the reports.

Just don't let her help y'all on the house. You'd hate to kill her or something. Nyuk...

Bag Blog said...

Andy, So why don't you drop by sometime, and uh, bring your hammer.

Buck said...

I found it on my May 2007 post.

I remember it well. The "painting of the week" WAS a good feature, yanno? Mebbe you could change it and update for current conditions, like a "pot of the week" post. Nah... you'd get too much riff-raff coming by. (The pot double-entendres are ENDLESS...)

I think you'll sell more stuff at the DAG event than YOU think, based on the pics I've seen at Jesse's place. As I said over that way... all y'all are SO talented!

Joanna said...

Nice painting!

Dad laughs a lot about your granddaughter not being allowed to talk with her mouth full. :-)

Bag Blog said...

Thanks Joanna. Yes, your dad hooted when Sophie said that.

Jo Castillo said...

Hey, that painting is so cool. Thanks for posting it.

I am anxious to see your pots. If you have any questions Lea Cundy on my sidebar is so good and generous. She has been doing pottery for some time and can point you to less expensive outlets, etc. Knows about glazes, etc. Tell her, "Jo said!"

Yes, Sophie said she could not talk with her mouth full. :) We sure enjoyed meeting them.

Buckskins Rule said...

I love that painting!

I also love that GBN2 can't sign with her mouth full :)

The Friendly Neighborhood Piper said...

yup...i remember that'n too...awful purty ma'am!

Bag Blog said...

Thanks Jo. I do have lots of pottery questions, but I have found from some local potters that Dallas is the best place to buy supplies. OKC does have a place to get supplies, but they get their stuff from Dallas.

BR, I used to do quite a bit of western art. I will have to post some for you sometime.

Hey Piper, I was thinking of you last night. We need to get together.

Old Retired Petty Officer said...

I like the painting.