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Monday, May 15, 2017

Sketching Blooms, iPad Sketch

I sketched yesterday out on the porch while waiting for the kiddos to come for Mother's Day.

I sketched on my iPad because I was too lazy to go get a sketchbook.  I used the app Brushes and my fingers because I was too lazy to get a stylus or try a different app.

It is so easy to fall into a pattern and get in a rut.  I'm good at that!  Probably my best skill.  Hmmm.

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Number 5, bloom - This is from our neighbor's Mimosa Tree.  It is very pretty and they are so delicate looking.

It was a great Mother's Day.  Joanna, Jennie and Larry were here and we went to lunch at The View at the Mansion at Colavista Golf Club.  There aren't many restaurants open on Sundays here and few that take reservations so we decided on this one.  We usually cook at home because of the crowds.  We enjoyed each others company and the view.  :-)  We were a bit disappointed in the menu.  I didn't check and it was brunch only.  We were there at 2:00 p.m. and had all eaten breakfast so .....  They did offer a couple of sandwiches so Jennie and I had hamburgers.  Very passable.  Joanna had a nice looking omelette and the guys tried the buffet which had mostly breakfast items with some sort of chicken, salmon and rice and macaroni sides.   We opted for dessert at home.  They did have mimosas for the moms.  I tried one, they put in a couple of blueberries and a strawberry.

We didn't take photos of course.  Here is a photo of Larry playing golf there many years ago when we lived in the other house.  The golf course and the restaurant have pretty views with the Colorado River in the background and the beautiful trees.  Some nice photos on the restaurant page http://www.theviewatthemansion.com/  and more on the golf page http://www.colovistagolf.com/

Way back in Peru our daughter Jennie was begging for a gerbil because a friend was giving one away.  I said definitely not, she had a dog and that was better company.  She was very unhappy.  A couple of weeks later was Mother's Day.  Surprise!  Jennie's gift to me was a gerbil!  How could I refuse such a gift from a very young daughter?  She would take care of it and keep it in her room.  Right....

For the cage we had to get sawdust as a "bedding".  I would guess now in the States there is some sort of stuff like kitty litter to have a more appealing atmosphere.  She put the cage near the window and the gerbil used her pink curtains that I made for her room as something to chew and make his life more comfortable!  She had to take the gerbil back after a couple of weeks!

Gene has been wanting a storm door for the front door.  I wasn't too sure -- a nice one is pretty pricey.   He got one and is working on putting it up today.  Surprise!  My Mother's Day gift!!


Bag Blog said...

My one and only Mother's Day treat was to go to the Arts for All Festival in Lawton. It was fun with some fairly good art. Although the day was only in the 80's, it sure seemed warm. I was zapped and had a big nap when I got home.

Sounds like you have been a better mother than I, or you have better kids :)

We got my mom a parakeet one year. It didn't last either.

hmuxo said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful day! I had my two daughters with their family come over.....always a good day when they come over! Your sketch is wonderful Jo....!!!!

Mary said...

Jo, it's cute how some of your Mother's Day gifts are exactly what the giver wants--gave me a chuckle, and you obviously take it in stride with a chuckle of your own. I had a very pleasant Mother's Day weekend with nice surprises on both Saturday and Sunday.

I love the soft "fringy" look of your mimosa branch; very nice. It has been fun to scroll down to see all your recent sketches as well. Your choice of subject for each challenge category is always so creative and fun. Thank you.

Jo Castillo said...

Bag Blog, Sounds like a good day for you. Awww, your kids are great, you are joshing! Love the parakeet idea, too!

hmuxo, happy you had a good day for Mother's Day. Thanks for sharing with me (us)!

Mary, Mother's Day weekend. Yahoo! Thanks for your nice comments as always. :)

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

very petty sketch :) and its the thought that counts with gifts?/ lol

Joan Tavolott said...

Sounds like you had a nice Mother's Day! It is great to be surrounded by the people you love. I smiled at the story of the gerbil. I have to give her a lot of credit for thinking that up. lol Nice sketch too!

Jo Castillo said...

Jennifer Rose, thanks! Yes, the thoughts with gifts are the main thing. :)

Joan, it was a great day. Jennie gets the credits, she is always thinking!

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