Saturday, September 12, 2009


Well, today my sister and I were to be at the Marble Falls, Texas Arts and Crafts Fair peddling our wares. After 3 months of drought...we are having a deluge. No complaints...the rain is sorely needed. But here I am blogging instead of raking in beaucoups of Dinero (Hahahahahahaha!!!!!)

This month's subject for Windows to the Words Art Challenge is Cats...CATS UP!!
I have posted 2 here, but there are 4 delightful little critters posted on WTTW to be used as reference for feline-inclined artists. AND, this month, something new...PRIZES. You can see all four puddies and the details by clicking HERE.

Next....I was unable to ship all my paintings from Costa Rica due to expense, size, etc. Some have been in galleries, but most have been stored. Well they are now on display and for sale at a Rio Casa Blanco EcoLodge in Guapiles, Costa Rica.

Casa Rio Blanco is a delightful place. Herbie and Annette are from the Netherlands, and some years back decided to make Costa Rica their home, and did so by establishing this Ecolodge at the foothills of Volcano Turrialba and on the outskirts of the rainforests of Braulio Carillo National Park. Herbie and Annette are marvelous folks and their lodge is enchanting.

Nestled among Palms, ferns, heliconias, orchids and other lush tropical foliage, Casa Rio Blanco provides a home for toucans, monkeys, sloths and all kinds of other rain forest inhabitants. An intriguing hiking trail winds down to picturesque Rio Blanco (White River) where ctystal clear water from springs and upper level rainfall flows magically over rocks and boulders that are even older than I am.

Herbie and Annette have graciously displayed my work for sale throughout their facility. I have posted a few photos of Casa Rio Blanco here, but you can view more scenes and details by clicking CASA RIO BLANCO.

And lastly, I've been a bit under the weather for the last few days....kinda like hitting on 3 cylinders. My sister asked me if I might be coming down with the Swine Flu. I don't know where she got that idea. So I went into the bathroom and looked in the mirror and took a photo....Hmmmmm...she might have something there. What do you think?


  1. The rain will keep the dust down too. I'm sur you'll do well with your amazing paintings.

  2. Hi Mr James Parker!
    I am so happy some rain drops found their way to you! Go soak in some nice fresh rain from mother earth!
    Thanks for sharing the information on the new challenge. We had a wonderful time following all the famous artists that entered in your dog Window to the words challenge. We have visited some of the artists site and see they do all kinds of art work. You are such a genius to create all this fun and love for the world. I don't know if you know it or not, but on my blog
    Sept 9, 2009- i spoke of you and your challenges,
    Rest and recoop my friend
    your loving admirer

  3. Hope you're feeling better! That last photo is horrifying! What on earth is that?

  4. Jane...I hope that photo is a doctored-up fake. If not, I'm gonna start locking my doors at night.

  5. Love those cat pictures. Sorry things did not turn out the way you were hoping. And yes....looks like you are coming down with the swine flu.

  6. Oh the timing of the rain. But it sounds a welcome site nevertheless.
    I am not sure, but I always thought you had more hair.

  7. It's always fun to visit your the dogs and cats. I hope you will feel better soon.... you are not looking good.

  8. Get better quickly James - you don't look so good in that last photo!

  9. KITTIES...YEA! Can't wait to paint them.

    Your stories are always hilarious. Too bad about so many paintings being stuck. Maybe you can get them back a few at a time?

    About the picuture...I was so relieved to see you look better than the last time I saw you!

  10. I'm trilled y'all finally got rain. I think that thing's kinda cute.