Friday, July 29, 2005

More Watercolors

I haven't had the chance to post my paintings recently, and I've accumulated a lot since my last posting. So at the risk of making this page really long to load I'm going to post some more. :) ENJOY!! :)

Rob took a photo of a random boy in the park. I thought it was cute. Pretty good for my fist "portrait"

Random Mountain shot. I like the misty look. :)

Tropical shot. I love the way the water came out in this one. Really clear and yet misty at the same time. I like the flow. A happy accident! :)

Random mountains and lakes. Not my best but not my worst either.

Fuzzy photo of a fuzzy sunset.


More Yosemite! This one of the fanmed view outside of Wawona tunnel.

Stone bridge I painted from imagination. Not so bad...

Autumn rain. Nice painting, thought the umbrella is a bit opaque. I used the wrong color paint. I meant to use a more transparent yellow, but ended up with the opaque one. OOPS!

I love the Brooklyn Bridge!

River with grasses. The reflection was hard to do in this one because of the contrasting colors. I had to paint it in and then blur it rather than just drybrush it down. The appeal of the shot was the reflection, so I worked hard to get it to come out well.

Rob and I at the top of Killington. I love and hate that mountain!

Mt fist flowers. Pretty good! :) I painted this one in negative space. My teacher put out the flowers and I flipped out trying to get all the details. But then I took a step back and saw the shapes against the background. I painted the background around the shapes first, and went from there. The key to detail sometimes is simplicity. Thats hard to learn!!!

I LOVE this painting. I couldn't get that resd sunset again if I tried. It was a truly happy accident that my watermark, turned out to my benefit. I love everything about this painting. The sunset, the reflection, the beach, the people, the dog... :)

More flowers. The flowers came out great, the vase didn't. Not everything can be a masterpiece.

From Chicago. I like this scene with the garden and the street in the background. This was one of my first where I REALLYH tried to lighten my style. I tend to paint heavily and I wanted to achieve a more watercolor lightened look.

This one was the photo I took in Chicago with the close up of flowers with the buildings behind. I LOVED this photo. The painting came out pretty well too I think!

The ivy covered building on the Chicago River. I loved the look of the shot, simple and peaceful yet so pretty in an urban sort of way. You don't often see an ivy covered building in the middle of a city.

The Golden gate bridge from the car. My favorite photo from our SFO trip. I love the way the shadowing and shading came out on the bridge. But I couldn't do the cars without them looking like tonka toys. But I still like the painting, it just has a more juvenile childrens room painting feel.

And that's that! More when i get more pictures. Hope you enjoyed!

Interesting News Story

I heard a news blurb on the radio this morning on the way to work. I wanted to find the article to read it, but I can't find it.

Sex can make you smarter. A study was done that shows that having more sex increases I think progestin or some hormone like that, which stimulates brain cells and can make you smarter. Not only that, but it also may prevent Alzheimers and Parkinsons Diseases.

COOL! So go and be bunny rabbits everyone! (I've gotta get married soon!!!!!!)

:) :) :) :) :) :) TEE HEE!!! :) :) :) :) :)

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Anyone Know Any Good Recipies????

I need some good recipies for zucchini and summer squash. No meat no mushrooms involved please. (I'm a vegemetarian who is allergic to mushrooms)

Why zucchini and squash recipies? Well I have enough of it to last me a long time, and I want to use it before it goes bad.

How did I come across such quantities of zucchini and squash you ask?? I shall tell you.

One of my friends from work has a garden. In her garden 2 of the things she grows are zucchini and summer squash. She had a lot extra so she gave me some. And, well, I think her garden is next to a nuclear power plant, because these are the HUGEST veggies I have ever seen. (Is hugest a word? oh well)

The zucchini are about 2 feet long each, with a diameter of about 6-7 inches each, and weigh about 5 pounds each. The squash are about half that size with a slightly larger diameter. I took pictures, but I have to wait until my film gets developed. YES I still use film....

So yeah, I have a lot of veggies to cook and I only have a couple of recipies. Any good ideas anyone??????

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

BIG Family

I saw a patient today who had a BIG family. She was 83 years old (and did NOT look it) She was so cute!!
She has 6 brothers and 4 sisters.
She has 5 sons and 3 daughters who have provided her with 27 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

How cool is that! Now THAT'S a BIG family! Pretty good for 83.....

Tee Hee!!! :-Þ~~~~~~~*

Thursday, July 21, 2005

A Panda's Diet

According to my Snapple Cap, Bamboo makes up 99% of a Panda's diet. So what makes up the other 1%?????

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince

I LOVE Harry Potter. I have DEVOURED all of the series so far, and know most of them by heart. BTW, If you haven't read them, read them, they are an awesome mix of fantasy, good vs. evil, fun, good storytelling..... It's so easy to get lost in this wizarding world (JKR thought of EVERYTHING, it's so COMPLETE!), and so much fun to read! Anyway, so as you might imagine, I finished the 6th and latest installment in about 3 days. And that was me trying to take it slow to savor it... Oh well. I couldn't help myself.

I will not tell you what happened for not wanting to ruin it for you. I will however, say these 4 things.

1. I LOVE DUMBLEDORE! He cracks me up. :)
2. The Book was AWESOME, though dark.
3. I cried. :(
4. OH MY GOSH!!!!! :-O

So that's what I have to say about that. Enjoy the book! YAY for Harry Potter!!!

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Marin And Daryl's Wedding Weekend Extravaganza!

My Cousin Marin got married to my New cousin Daryl last weekend. Here are some of the pics. I'm going to add more when I get them. In the mean time, Enjoy!

First there was the Luau.

Hey look! Rob got leid! ;-) Posted by Picasa

And Brian And Stoofie too! What about me!?!?!?! Posted by Picasa

Sisterly love with leis Posted by Picasa

The Fab Four For a Fantistic Feast! Posted by Picasa

All dressed for a luau Posted by Picasa

Then there was the Main Event. DUM DUM DUM THE WEDDING!

Me in my blue dress, all dressed up Posted by Picasa

My BLUE DRESS!!! I love that dress. Posted by Picasa

Me and Rob. Doesn't he look so HANDSOME in his Tux?!?!?!?!?!!!! Posted by Picasa

The Levine's all dressed for a good time. :) :) :) :) Posted by Picasa

Stoofie and her Brian. How cute! Posted by Picasa

Me and Stoofie all dressed up Posted by Picasa

The Wedding aisle to the chuppah (Wedding Canopy) Posted by Picasa

The chuppah. Pretty! Posted by Picasa

Rob caught me off guard with a close up Posted by Picasa

Me and Stoofie pretending we love each other. All smiles :) Posted by Picasa

My dad and his two gals Posted by Picasa

Me and Stoofie and the Bride and Groom, Daryl and Marin Greene. YAY! :) Posted by Picasa

Our extended cousins who we rarely get to see but love seeing when we do. YAY! :) Posted by Picasa

Me being silly at 2:30 AM in my Blue Dress :) Posted by Picasa

And That's all I have for now. More when I get them!