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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Hunting for 526

 We went to San Marcos yesterday.  Fountain or landscape with water was on the list.  Our lakes find themselves into my sketches so often that I decided to sketch the river at Ivar's River Pub.  (The only web presence I could find was on Facebook so I won't link to that.)

Scavenger Hunt 526

Number 9 fountain or landscape with water

I sketched in the purse sketchbook as you see.   They had kayaks out when we first got there. I didn't take a photo of the scene.  Irritating, it was a great view and the food was good.  Nice to see Larry.

Number 7 tray and 8 bottle
These were in the travel sketchbook with a Micron 01.

We were in Austin the day before and I sketched the paper tray in the doctor's office.  It is very austere in that place, weird.  Only one painting on the wall and black chairs.  No plants or magazines.  It is Gene's neurosurgeon's office, do they want to keep your brain blank??  We love the doctor and staff, I need to remember to ask why it is so bare, maybe it was a temporary place and has just turned permanent.  Hmmm.

The bottles were at the Front Room Wine Bar in Smithville for dinner.  They were mostly scotch bottles on the glass shelf on the beautiful bar.  We had sushi, saki, coffee and wine.

For lunch we went to Sao Paulo with Joanna and had Brazilian food.  Dr's checkup and banking and shopping.  So .... a busy day with  international food and relaxing at the end.  We put about 100 miles on the car.  The trip to San Marcos is about 100 miles round trip, too.

Number 3 healthy - yes, that is an apple
Number 4 grinder
Number 5, yummy - Nutter Butter cookies, nice that they have stayed in our world, been eating them since I was a kid
Number 6, tableware
These sketched at home in the big sketchbook with the Pilot fountain pen.

I'm working on Christmas cards again today and will continue writing with the fountain pen and see if I can figure it out for drawing.  It must be good for my brain to deal with it.  Real ink was a favorite in the old days, but it is messy and drippy.  Plus you need to buy ink.  I'm on my second cartridge much like buying ink for the printer.


Bag Blog said...

I received my Christmas music! Thanks. Since then, I have been sick. Tonight is the reception for the CTAC art show, and I'm not sure if I will make it, because I'm still puny.

Jo Castillo said...

Bag Blog, you are most welcome. Having the crud is not good. Hope you got to make it to the show. Hugs.

Joan Tavolott said...

I like your waterscape! Sounds like you've been doing a lot of running arounds and dining!!!

Anonymous said...

Aw, this was a very good post. Taking the time and actual effort to produce a good
article… but what can I say… I procrastinate a lot and don't manage to get anything

Jennifer Rose said...

with really bare doctors offices, I find its usually due to keeping things as clean as possible

Jo Castillo said...

Jennifer Rose, maybe you are right. Usually there are some plants or paintings/photos and magazines here.

Jennifer Rose said...

everything got taken out of the drs and dentist offices when there was that swine flu scare a few years ago, even fake plants :p

Jo Castillo said...

Jennifer Rose, that could be it. Especially since it is the neurologists office and they deal with things like Parkinsons.

Jennifer Rose said...

neuro offices tend to be pretty boring and very clinical :/ thankfully i only see them once a year :p

Jo Castillo said...

Jennifer Rose, Ha!! Gene goes to the neurosurgeon twice a year for his Parkinson's. This was an extra visit to consider entering a trial. Too expensive. We always thought trials paid you to experiment on you. Not the case here. : )

Jennifer Rose said...

I thought you didnt pay for trials either. you are a guinea pig so shouldn't have to pay :/

Jo Castillo said...

Jennifer, seems right, so we declined. I'm pretty sure they have some kind of grant money to to the styles.

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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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