I decided to make a little use of my idle sicky time and sketch in the big book again. I put it on my footstool and went from there. I used a Micron 03 and some colored pencil. Yellow was one of the items. I can never find anything yellow in my house but we did have bananas. Boring I know, hence the colored pencil so the "yellow" would show.
Number 7, yellow - bananas
Yesterday we ventured out for a short, slow paced walk about .9 of a mile according to Gene's app on his phone. It was very nice out and is again today and should reach the mid 80s. Yikes!
From our New Mexico trip:
http://jocastilloartblog.blogspot.com/2008/04/road-photos-new-mexico-back-to-texas.html Along with many variations of the same scenes. We have been that way a few times, ha!
Vaughn, New Mexico, is a pretty bleak town. It is on the high desert, flat, dry and windy. Hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It was a crossroads for the trains and has stayed alive somehow. Never a favorite of mine.
This type house had the four sided, peaked roof to help keep the wind from blowing them off. Makes sense to me. Our house in Magdalena was like that, too.
There are some fun things on facebook about March Madness in New Mexico being wind and tumbleweeds. That is one reason I was glad to leave our home town -- wind and dirt, allergies. Lovely in the spring ... or not!!
We always had Easter egg hunts in school. We had real eggs in those days. Students had to bring hard boiled, decorated eggs and the school (teachers and caretakers??) would hide them down by the rodeo grounds near the cemetary or up by tank hill (the city's water tank). The dust would blow, eggs found, cracked and tossed by the rowdy bunch, then we all had to eat the eggs and our lunch. I tried not to find any but the teachers would "make" us eat one. By lunch time they would be full of sand and busted up. I still cannot eat hard boiled eggs unless they are cut up in salad or made into sandwiches .... disguised in some manner. Deviled eggs don't count as disguised, I won't eat one. My teeth are gritty just thinking about how much dirt I ate!! You youngsters have it so easy with chocolate eggs!
By the way, Gene loves hard boiled eggs. Do you suppose he held some back so they wouldn't be cracked and yucky?? Hmmmm. He did get away with a lot in school.
Thursday is the reception for the Austin Pastel Show, it is a good show. Here is the schedule for viewing. The reception will be fun...
Free parking for the reception in the parking garage attached.