Moon had a workout this morning before Lorrie left.
Berlin and Abbe just wanted to stay cool.
The high temperature today was around 87....muggy.
Instead of having art here today, we all drove out to Connie's to mat and frame some of the student's work and have lunch.
What a beautiful setting.
Connie is an artist and her husband Tom is a photographer. Their work is everywhere and they also have quite a collection done by others.
Above are a few of her drawings of buildings (most done for class).
Below are several of Tom's photographs.
Every room was jammed with character.
This was a texture project.
Part of their collection (with a reflection in the glass).
Connie has a beautiful studio....
This is a papier mache bowl...another one of our past projects.
Throughout the years many artists have learned to paint buy going to galleries and copying the work of the masters. Normally, I don't want my students to copy someone else's work...BUT just this once I let them. This was Connie's choice. How about the pattern in the curtain???
Tom loves to cook and has quite a collection of equipment.
Now for the spectacular lunch part....
mango and banana salad
Tom made us a tomato/bread soup served with sour cream and fresh basil.
Dessert...rhubarb, strawberries and blueberries ala Madonna.
What a meal. By the time we left we were all very full and ready for a nap.
Thank you Connie and Tom.
Did very little work outside this afternoon as I was roasting. Our flower gardens are already loaded with weeds and the lawn needs to be mown already since dandelions grew up overnight.
I'm starting to do chores at 5 instead of 7... Abbe and Moon are too fat and we are giving them less time on the pasture.
A cold front came through and the temperature must have dropped 15 degrees by the time Gary got home from Jen's. He ate there....and I had a salad.
Pouring by 8 so the girls are in for the duration.