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Sunday, September 09, 2018

Short Timers ...

Our time is running out in Angel Fire.  We leave a week from yesterday.  I will start packing my art stuff today.  I bring way too much.  I'm thinking of taking Pomona's watercolor class in Bastrop so I can just take a watercolor sketchbook when we travel.  I color in some of my sketches but would like to be better at the washes and blending.  Of course that would mean studying .. so maybe not!

Yesterday, Gene wanted me to take a video of him as he flew down the mountain on his Catrike.  He has been trying to top 50 mph.  Completely crazy, but what can I do.  He is 3/4 of a century old and has a mind of his own.  I found him on the other side of the mountain coming back to AXX and then came ahead and waited where he told me to wait.  I started a quick sketch but as I saw the cars coming down, I knew I had to be ready or I would miss him.  The speed limit there is 45 mph and I saw it was taking the cars about a minute to come by me after I saw them on the curve.

So, my sketch was in the small Canson Mix Media book with a Sharpie Pen.  A very few minutes.

Number 5, landscape

I may try to do a quick pastel this morning before I pack them.  Sounds reasonable and a way to put off packing for a while.   (Evil grin)

Which brings me to the class with Pomona.  She is teaching in Bastrop at the Lost Pines Art Center in October.  You can sign up on-line:


Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

if Gene gets caught going 50 would he get a ticket there? I know he would here

Jo Castillo said...

Ha, Jennifer Rose. He can only get it that fast for a few minutes. Then curves and uphill..... They could probably give a ticket. Not sure. :-)

Bag Blog said...

A ticket would be the least of my worries - going downhill 50 mph on a bicycle - geeze Louise! Gene would love to be stopped by a policeman - give himself a chance to dicker with a fellow cop! I can see it now!

Jo Castillo said...

Bag Blog, I cringe.... Luckily the downhills aren't too long. There is one at home where he gets up to 35 or so. He says it is one of the few things that get his blood pumping in the "golden years".

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