Friday, July 07, 2006

I'm Still Here

Your Alias Should Be:

Izabella Simone
Just a little fun for Friday. - Joyce Brandon

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Oh My Aching Muse!
Last time I saw her she'd become entangled in a huge roll of wire fencing. Prior to that she apparently bonged herself with a post pounder... And before that she was hiding from the scary new neighbors.
The poor old girl is afraid to come out in the light of day, but last night she gave me a series of dreams about going all out on a bunch of works in charcoal.
I hope the offer of a couple of weeks with me all to herself during the day will lure her out in the open! Cross your fingers - Joyce Brandon

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Savior~Faire Fabriano Samples!
I was surprised to find a nice big envelope in the mail yesterday from Novarto, California... My Fabriano paper samples have arrived!
Inside I found the following samples:
300gsm/140lb sheet hot pressed traditional white watercolor paper
1 hot press ultra-white, 1 cold press ultra-white, 1 cold press w/ watermark, 1 cold press traditional white, and 1 rough ultra-white.
I can't wait to try them, but it may be a week or so. We are working hard on our fence and are down to just under 350' along the roadside... but it'll take a bit longer to allow for drilling post holes and letting the concrete set around the gate posts.
Our children will be visiting their grandparents in just a couple of weeks and my husband and I are very excited at the prospect of our first vacation alone together... ever. Even though we're not going anywhere - LOL! - Joyce Brandon

Monday, July 03, 2006

How Art Made the World
If you haven't seen it yet, check out your PBS station and watch "How Art Made the World." I apparently missed the first episode in the series, but saw tonight's "The Day Pictures Were Born"
Very interesting... - Joyce Brandon