Well, I'm trying to reassemble bits and pieces of what little sanity I once possessed. The last 2 weeks of moving back to the States from Costa Rica have been a bit trying to say the least. For one thing, I accumulated ten times more "stuff" in the last three years than I would have thought possible. Two, there's those "unexpected problem demons" lurking behind every palm tree. And three, there is an overabundance of "open palm" hidden expenses. I encountered almost $300 of unexpected expenses (including bribery) in getting Pokey and TacoBelle legal and ready for the flight over. But we're here and safe....a mess but blessed.
I apologize for not doing much "blog-visiting" lately. My Sister and her husband, have graciously been giving me the "Grand Tour" of the hill country. This used to be my "stomping grounds", but it's been about 15 years. Much has changed, but, thankfully, much has not changed...and it is beautiful country. We've also been visiting Texas antique shops and art gallery/shops and what-not. She is in the heart of the Texas Art Community, and we have two locations that want to display some of my art. Let ya know on that.
I will be going back to Costa Rica and Panama from time to time, but for now my art direction is gonna be directed towards a more SouthWest and Texas theme...windmills, jackrabbits, wild turkeys and a big plate of juicy Texas spare ribs barbecued over a smoky mesquite/hickory grill just dripping with tangy Texas sauce and fresh potato salad, and......OOps...lost my train of thought.
In tribute and as a passing shot to Costa Rica I am posting three of my red-eyed tree frog paintings. I did several jillion frog paintings while in CR, but I don't recall ever posting any of them....So here they are.
There are already some very nice painting/portraits submitted on Windows to the Words Art for this month...but there's plenty of room for yours. Also, for next month's Art Challenge of "Beautiful Sunrises/Sunsets" I would sure like to have a photo of a sunrise/sunset from your part of the world. Snap one and send it to me.
That's it for now....don't let the IRS spoil your day...the 16th is just around the corner
Thought for the Blog...."If you see someone without a smile...give them one of yours"
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