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Friday, March 18, 2016

Hunting Unicorns and Photos

I (We) are feeling somewhat better which is good because it is baseball day.  I'm pretty sure we will actually get to the game!  Woot!  (I'm not sure what that means?)

I wiped off a demo I did on a piece of Colourfix Pastel Card, 9 x 12 inches, and sketched for Scavenger Hunt 443.  I used a variety of pastels that were already on my easel from my last painting, whatever that was.

The item was U- underwear or other U item.  Well, I considered my underwear and went for another item.  Gene gave me this little stuffed unicorn and it was looking at me so....  It hangs on the wall in my studio on a bag from Columbia.  The wall is off white, but my paper was used.  This took about 30 minutes total from wipe off to photo.  It always take longer to post than to sketch.

 Number 8, U - Unicorn for Scavenger Hunt 443 http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1400929

I listened to the UT Baseball game on Tuesday night.  I listen on the internet to most of the "away" games.  They lost last weekend to UCLA and lost Tuesday night to the Texas Aggies.  Pbftttt!!  The Aggies have only lost one game this year.  There were a couple of good things for the Longhorns.  No one had scored against the Aggies in the 9th inning all year.  The score was 4-0 in favor of the Aggies in the top of the 9th.  The Longhorns caught up with a couple of doubles and walks.  So exciting.  Then in the bottom of the ninth, the first batter, the Aggie catcher, worked a full count including an extra fly ball, then hit a walk off home run to win the game.  Deflating to us Longhorn fans.  We will see what happens tonight against Tulane.  Hook 'em Horns!!!

I keep score during the games and in between innings I doodle.  This was Friday night's doodle in my travel sketchbook!

And speaking of traveling, a few more photos from the New Mexico trip.

Another house in Vaughn.

A row of sheep between Roswell and I-40.

Coming into Albuquerque on I-40.

Roger by the stove after they got it moved.  We were anticipating tortillas, but were too busy and will have to wait for the next get together.

Huston entertaining us.

A trip down to our old hometown of Magdalena.  You have seen paintings and stories about Magdalena Mountain.

 We took the back road from Magdalena to Grants for a change of scenery.  The black lava doesn't show as much.  There is more growth of cactus and other plants now.  It is definitely rough country.
I finally remembered to show you the altitude.  It got a bit over 8,000 ft. just before this near the Great Divide .

 The narrows.  The road goes between these bluffs and the lava flow.

 The natural bridge/arch is a roadside attraction.

Looking off another bluff to the lava flow.  Beautiful day, eh?

Coming into Grants.  There are so many trains, the tracks parallel I-40.

Can't have New Mexico photos without a photo of the Ladrones.  This is between Grants and Albuquerque.

Near Plains, Texas, on the way home.

Typical scene in West Texas, probably near La Mesa. This must have been left from the going photos as the sun is shining.  It was cloudy on the way home.....

Many, many wind chargers (a name from the old days) along the highway in West Texas.


Joan Tavolott said...

What a cute unicorn painting!!! Love it! Great photos from the trip.

Jo Castillo said...

Thanks, Joan. Can't go wrong painting unicorns. Who knows??

Bag Blog said...

The unicorn is cute. The doodle is fun, too, except for that longhorn thangie in the middle :)

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

awww what a cute cuddly drawing :D

Jo Castillo said...

Bag Blog, Thanks. I needed the laugh as the Longhorns lost yet again. Not good this year so far, a young bunch is the excuse.

Jennifer Rose, thank you so much.

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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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