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Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Belated Happy Birthday to Joanna! and Sketches

I did not post for Joanna's birthday!  Shame on me.  It is on the fourth of July so I usually post for both occasions -- not always, but usually.  We had a good time for her birthday.  We went to live music with Joanna and saw some favorites, Jenny Reynolds http://www.jennyreynolds.com/  on Thursday and Byrd and Street http://www.byrdandstreet.com/ on Friday.   On Saturday the family got together for lunch at Mama Fu's in Austin.  Very good and some nice birthday celebrations.  So again, Happy Birthday, Joanna!

I made her a quick birthday card and she took a photo for me so I could show it to you.  I forgot as usual.  It is watercolor on a watercolor postcard and put on a note card.

Blues for Joanna
4 x 6 inches

I sketched this morning in the living room.  It was a bit warm and muggy outside.  I sketched a page in the large sketchbook with a Micron 05 and a purple Micron 005.

For Scavenger Hunt 411
Number 8, ear buds
Number 9, something that starts with B - book
Number 10, something I love - Gene
Number 11, plant - on the table
Number 12, secret pleasure - dark chocolate Kisses

Gene and I both came down with colds and prevented our leaving tomorrow.  We are better and will be packed and ready to leave on the weekend!  No Palo Duro again!  All these years in Texas and we haven't been there even when we lived in Lubbock.    We will make it one of these days.  Really!


Joanna said...

I love my birthday card! (And, my other gifts.) I'm glad I got to spend some quality time with y'all. Thanks. And, I'm really glad you're feeling better. Big hugs!

Jo Castillo said...

Joanna, I'm happy that you like the card, maybe by the end of the summer I can make a real watercolor painting for you, not just a sketch. :)

Bag Blog said...

Your watercolor birthday card is great. Watercolor and sketching - look at you go!

I hate summer colds. Hope you are well and have a great trip. The grand-babies all had colds this past week, but are better now.

Jo Castillo said...

Bag Blog, thanks. I need to practice mixing colors. Got a bit muddy.. Take care this summer. Hope to see you!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

happy belated birthday to Joanna! sounds like you all had a really nice day :)

and very nice birthday card :D

hope the colds stay away and you guys can be on your way :)

Jo Castillo said...

Jennifer Rose, thank you very much. We are improved and packing up and getting ready.

Joan Tavolott said...

Pretty card! Hope you feel better. Have a safe trip!!!

Jo Castillo said...

Joan, appreciate your comments especially since your watercolors are so special.

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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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