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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Magnifying with Pastels, Photos

This Scavenger Hunt is over today.  I didn't do my average number of items.

Scavenger Hunt 518
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1436858

Number 5, magnifying glass - Gene's glass that fits in a little bag to prevent scratching.  This is on Canson paper and took about 15 minutes at most.  Small, about 5 x 8 inches.

I had the idea from the beginning of the Hunt, nine days ago, but had not bothered.

Here are a few photos from Veterans Day in downtown Bastrop, Texas.

They have a huge car show, well huge for Bastrop.  The cars are lined up on the curbs side by side for three blocks.  This old pickup added some fall color.  I wonder if that helped to garner a prize?

This military vehicle was at the beginning of the cars at Pine and Main.  I visited with the crew for a few minutes and thanked them for their service.


Gene did not walk in the parade this year.  He did stand for the Air Force song with fellow airmen.  I took two or three photos of him on his bike and cut off the US Flag in all of them.  Sigh.....


They had a fly over with a minute of silence at the end to honor the Veterans.  Only two old planes this year.    This post from 2014 has more info and photos of the celebration here in Bastrop.
https://jocastilloartblog.blogspot.com/2014/11/happy-veterans-day.html

The photos looks much the same.  Makes me smile.

It is always a happy/sad, proud day!  Thanks again to all the Veterans!


6 comments:

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

very nice pastel, thought it was some type of glass right away :)

Joan Tavolott said...

Looks like Bastrop did a nice celebration. Hope you had a good day!

Jo Castillo said...

Joan, thanks. We did have fun. So proud of all the vets!

Jo Castillo said...

Jennifer Rose, thank you. Glass is fun to paint, actually you paint the light only.

Bag Blog said...

For some crazy reason, they had the Veteran's Day parade in Duncan last week on the 4th of Nov. Kind of odd! Lindsay's grandfather was in the parade this year. He is 94 year old Navy vet who served in WWII. His kids, grandkids, and great-grands were all there cheering him on. Pretty cool.

Jo Castillo said...

Bag Bog, that was cool. It was nice to see many of the elder vets with families. Some without, though. I like the feel of the day. They had a bagpiper to lead in the color guard, but I wasn't in a place for a photo of that.

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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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