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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Time Out and Award

I will be out of touch, well, posting and reading blogs, for the weekend. Jennie and Larry our two youngest children will be visiting here in Albuquerque and we will be taking in the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. Sounds like fun, don't you think??

From Jo Castillo Art Blog

This painting, Full of Hot Air, was painted after our visit with Jennie and a trip to the festival a couple of years ago, so hopefully I will get others done this year! This is 12 x 12 inches, pastel on Pastelboard.

I will post a few photos next week for you. :)

Also I was given an award by Susan. We discovered each other during the Virtual Sketch Date for September. Thank you, Susan. I do appreciate your support and link.

I have a hard time with passing the torch on these awards. Instead of trying to pick 6 favorite art blogs, I nominate all of you that have blogs I regularly read. Consider yourselves recipients of this nice award and if you care to pass it on, please do.

You know I try to keep up with at least fifty art related blogs. I will make a list soon and post them, so you can check them out. Some are artists I like and some are marketing and help sites. I also look at some Austin area news when we are away. I use NetNewsWire as my RSS reader. It is so handy to check who has posted something that you wish to read in a glance. If you don't use a reader you are missing out. There are many options for this if you don't have one, just Google Rss Readers.

See you in a few days, have a nice weekend.


fishing guy said...

Jo: What a great painting of the ballon lift off.
Congrats on your award, you deserve it.

The Tile Lady said...

Lovely painting! So glad you are getting to go back to the Balloon Fiesta...it's so wonderful! I have some great photos taken the time we were there. Will look forward to your pics and later paintings. Also, congrats on the award!

Joan said...

The balloon festival sounds like a lot of fun. I'll be watching for another painting of it.

Valerie Jones said...

I'm envious! The balloon festival sounds like a blast! Congrats on the award!!!

Jo Castillo said...

fishing guy, appreciate your comments on the painting. Thanks.

Tile Lady, The Balloon Fiesta is so special. It doesn't get old... Thank you.

Joan, Thanks for coming by and your support.

Valerie, I'll think of you and post photos.

Nancy Moskovitz said...

Jo, thanks for so kindly expressing my current thoughts about awards and blogs. My favorites are my favorites; the list stays pretty constant.... those plus blogs from the big kids sandbox like Seth Godin...and others of interest to me but not necessarily my readers. Ditto on recommending a Reader to keep up.....eventually. Think I'm a bit late with this post.

Also I love your painting. It's a challenging subject.

Jo Castillo said...

Hi Nancy, You are right, so hard to keep up. If I miss more than a day I just mark them all read and peek at the favorites when I have time. My problem is everyday, depending on my mood the favorite is different. Ha.

Alina Chau said...


Jo Castillo said...

Thank you Alina. You have some beautiful sketches on your blog.

Rhonda Hurwitz said...

Wow, Jo, this painting is stunning. I love the colors and the subject. Fantastic.

Jo Castillo said...

Hi Rhonda, Thanks. Nice to see you once in a while. Never enough time, huh?

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