Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Updating my blog and Sketch of Mystery House
I don't like to post without a painting or sketch so I opened my sketchbook to find an unposted sketch, and there it was! The mystery house with the orange door in Magdalena. This house was vacant on and off for many years. It was probably a two room house and has grown to four or five small rooms. It was updated by a young couple a few years ago and then they had a job opportunity elsewhere. It was vacant again and then about two years ago was rented. It was renovated to the extent of a new roof after years of leaking. In May of 2006, the renter was gone, but the little car was parked on the street. Before Christmas someone came and took the car. The house is still empty it appears. It doesn't seem to be for rent or sale. What happened? Hmmmm.
On another note, I hesitated changing the template of my blog because Blogger said that I would loose some of my information with their new Google system. I did loose the links and information that I had added on the sidebar. It is taking me a while to get the information back the way I want it. I wanted my blog to look more like my web page and feel a little bit more connected. It seems to be getting there, slowly but surely. I did not like the "brown" of the original template I used, but it was one of the calmest and cleanest looking templates before. The directions for change said my original front page would be here forever to compare. I have yet to find it. Oh well. I think this new look is better and hope you all agree.
- Jo Castillo
- Bastrop, Texas, United States
- I Grew up in a small town , Magdalena, New Mexico. I enjoy art and the pleasure other people get from my work. I always donate some of my sales and art to charities, especially for children. That started in Bolivia with Para los Niños. (Link on sidebar) "I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns." -- Winston Churchill
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