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Monday, December 09, 2013

First Friday Art Walk Door Prize Winner and Sketches for Hunt 339

You folks up north won't have much sympathy for us, but it is still 35 degrees F.  Brrrrrr.  I know that in Montana, Michigan and Canada you are in the minuses and I sure feel for you.  However, we should be in the 60s so you see we are having a cooooold time for us!

My First Friday Art Walk was very nice. I met some new people from Bastrop and the area. Even at 35 degrees, a few brave souls were actually walking around looking at the various art venues and visiting with the artists. Most of the visitors to Baxters on Main were coming in for dinner and the Sagittarius Birthday Party.  A few artist friends including Michal Hubbard, Corporate Photography, stopped by.

I gave away the door prize at the end of the evening, a choice of a 5 x 7 original painting against glass, not framed on a little easel.  There was a young lady, Olivia, five years old that registered for the prize.  Gene and I thought it would be great for her to do the drawing.  She reached into the bunch of tickets, felt around and pulled the winning ticket.  Her mom, Tiffany, was the winner!  Tiffany, a bit embarrassed at winning, let Olivia choose her painting.  As Olivia was deciding between the four paintings I had there, Gene asked her how she managed to pick her mother's number.  She held up her hands and closed her eyes and said, "I just closed my eyes and opened my brain and pulled my mom's number out!"  She was precious.

Olivia picked this pastel for her mom:

Pastel on Pastelbord
7 x 5 inches

Gene and I had dinner there at Baxters after the Art Walk.  Gene had prime rib and I had tilapia with green chili sauce. We shared a creme brulée.  They add some pecans to the caramelized sugar.  Coffee and wine.   Excellent dinner!

Thanks to all of you that stopped by and Terri Knop and the great crew at Baxters on Main.

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I sketched for Scavenger Hunt 339 with my normal sketchbook (which is almost full) and the Prismacolor Premier 03 fine line marker/pen.

Number 7, plant 

Number 8, flower- a couple of the last blooms from our Thanksgiving gift from the Mear family.

Number 9, side by side
Number 10, Sits under
Number 11, Sits on


Joan Tavolott said...

Sorry you are so chilly down there. Winter weather has really arrived up her. I was in the city yesterday all bundled up and it was cold! Sounds like it was a fun walk and the little girl sounds so cute. Love the painting she picked...a nice richness to it.

Jo Castillo said...

Hi Joan, we can't really complain about a cold spell, just that normally we would be 60 or so during the day. That is why we live here. I can't believe you get out so much. I really like your out and about sketches. Love seeing your area.

Joanna said...

Love the story about the little girl's magical powers. :-)

Jo Castillo said...

Joanna, she was just precious. It took her a while to pick from the four paintings I had there. :)

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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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