We had a great time at The Peaks of Otter! The last time we were
there we took the bus up to Sharp Top and walked down. I don't remember
the quarter mile trek mostly up stone stairs to get to the top after
the bus drops you off! That was not easy for me in spite of all the
exercise I get and the yoga I do every day. My pulse was racing.
mountain man husband and son zipped on up without any problem. Oh
well, it was great and the lunch at the lodge was perfect. I think they
must make their own bread. The bun for my chicken sandwich was
Cloud Swirl over The Peaks of Otter Original 24" x 18" Oil Painting $864
super happy with my new mouse! Once in a while the pointer is in the
shade and I think the signal is lost! Oh no! I can't bear to have
Zippy the Wonder Mouse acting like the old rat. So far, I am always
wrong and Zippy is connected and clicking away! Oh yes!
is at his usual word play and he doesn't know if anyone else has come
up with this one but I am going to print it anyway in anticipation of
Beauty Salon Halloween Special - Scaredo - Half off
It is great to sell a Skyline Beauty print! This time it is on a
Christmas ornament. If you like my work but are out of room on your
walls be sure to check out my work on Zazzle and Fine Art America.
Prints on clothes, ornaments,computer accessories, phones, clocks, music
accessories, kitchen items, bedroom items, etc.! Check it out!
Richmond on the James Original Acrylic Painting SOLD
am so pleased with our new mouse! It zooms all over the screen,
clicking everything in sight and it works for half the pay of the old
one - just one battery! Also, so far it has not lost the signal once!
told Clyde I am going to name it Zippy the Wonder Mouse. He said that
was a good name since it is a wonder that it works. The old rat
That's for sure! So glad we chucked that
one! Actually, we still have it. Where is the recycle burial ground
for computer mice?
I am so pleased that another print of Reaching Out was sold to a
great Nevada patron! My best seller really gets around. I can now add
another state to my sales. I now have artwork in 27 states and six
countries! Yea! My work marches on.
Reaching Out can still be
seen on The Mindy Project on Hulu! The show ran for three seasons on
Foxtv. The print is located across from Mindy's desk in her office.
Reaching Out Original 24" x 18" Charcoal Drawing $20,000
I am so pleased a great Presbyterian group licensed one of my
paintings for an issue of their magazine! I will certainly get a copy.
After all the time I have spent trying to get compensation for all the
theft of my work it is great to be asked and paid for the use of my
work. I find image thieves practically every day and most of them are
beyond the reach of my lawyers.
Alan on the Couch
will be in the Horizons Nov/Dec issue in an article called "Extra
Adults" in the department "Stories from the Ages", an intergenerational
look at faith.
Alan on the Couch Original 40" x 25" Oil Painting $10,000
new addition to our computer family has arrived! What a great little
mouse. I can't believe we put up with that lazy rat that kept losing
connection and moved like a snail. We really should have chucked it out
the window a long time ago.
The new one is black with a red top
like some sort of racing car. It zooms around the screen, never loses
signal and has a right click. Clyde said it is one that can travel so I
guess we have to buy it a little suit case. If I could feed it
computer cheese once in a while, I would!
I am not a great sleeper. Never have been, but last night was
awful. Not much sleep at all. I finally gave up at 5:30 and just got
up. Oh well. I always have lots to do but today is especially
loaded with computer and art chores so I wish I had slept. Time to
quit griping and get to work.
I really should not be
complaining. I shipped Cloud Color to a great New York patron and last
night she purchased Rolling Autumn! I hope to get that one out
tomorrow. Great to get more and more of my work out to the public.
am still hunched over a laptop and not happy about it. Clyde is going
to get a new mouse today. He is going to see if he can get one that
attaches to the computer. The wireless one has been a real pain in the
neck. Do people still use that expression? It has been losing the
signal since we got it. It just doesn't like to stay connected.
want a new rat that can be tethered. I came so close to hurling the
other one right out the window. The computer is too big to throw out
the window so I make sure there isn't a hammer in the closet. I keep my
hammers on the other side of the house. It is safer that way.
hate it when the computer is acting up. I don't back all the desk
top stuff on CDs like I should so now I can't get a lot of my work
done. The mouse is being a real rat. I hope we can either fix it or
buy a new one that won't be hurled out of the window. Meanwhile I am
hunched over a laptop. I will have to endure this position or move it.
I think it will be moving soon.
Blue Ridge Morning Original 24" x 18" Oil Painting $864
What a week! I am really doing the Friday dance which is kind of
silly for me since I am a workaholic and don't quit on the weekends. Oh
well, it is the thought that counts! Anyway, I got all the
illustrations for Fiddling at Midnight's Farmhouse done and just mailed
another Blue Ridge painting to a lady in California.
painting was purchased by a great patron in Washington for her friend!
Crates for paintings really take some time to make but I got it done in
addition to the illustrations and tons of computer work. Big pat for my
Rolling Beauty Original 12" x 9" Oil Painting SOLD