Is our #TexasFreeze winter storm over? A wrap? Done and ready to be forgotten?
Well…despite yesterday and today’s lower 80s temps and clear blue skies, it’s certainly debatable if the necessary blame has been settled, the necessary preventable measures agreed upon (much less started), or the even more necessary restorations and repairs completed – but, for everyday living, beginning to celebrate with family, and welcome all the creatures who were able to fly away or hide for awhile – the new bird feeder, a delayed Valentines Day present from the 8 year old grandson to his mommie is a welcome reminder – good things will continue despite all the obstacles.
In addition, Sheila and I are wrapping up plans to move back closer to town, closer to where the above grandchild and others are currently living. It’ll be a transition a couple months into the making, but be good to also be closer to our son, the oldest granddaughter, the middle granddaughter gallantly continuing her nursing education at UT, and even close to some grand old art standbys of mine, like The Old Bakery & Emporium (hopefully reopening this spring or summer).
Plus, Sheila and I may finally get our 1st round of vaccinations for those over 65!
And, I’m beginning to be able to upload new paintings to Fine Art America, plus post some new PhotoPoems.
So yes, there’s no one I know or spoken with who feels something very wrong and very unnecessarily wrong happened to us recently. Cost some folks the lives of loved one. And cost other folks untold dollars in inflated heating bills and / or structural repairs.
But #TexasStrong is a real thing.
And we’re living it now 💕
Stay well everyone!
Touch or tap tweet above to like and share 💕 or for blog post click –
My Related Posts Here On My Blog
My Related Amazon Affiliate Search Products
My Amazon search for Winter Scenes –
My Latest Posts On My Website!
- July 25, 2021 – Where I Left Off Before Our Trip, New Watercolor on Canvas in-progress, Developing the Right Figure to AddAs you can tell from my top pic, my efforts to progress from my value study and digital studies below are not going great, lol! I take solace from several things —
- July 24, 2021 – My Newest Poster Upload @FineArtAmerica – Barton Springs Greenbelt Austin Rocks at the Flats PosterYesterday posting about my resuming progress on a new watercolor on canvas (with absorbent ground) via beginning a study process for adding a figure to the nearly finished work, I mentioned I’d spent my 1st time at the nearby greenbelt in nearly 2 weeks! It was a pristine morning, warm, sunny, lightly breezy, and hardly crowded at all – in other words : wonderful! 😊
- July 23, 2021 – Where I Left Off Before Our Trip, New Watercolor on Canvas in-progress, Preparing to Add a FigureLike my prep work for my 1st watercolor Austin Greenbelt poster on paper, I placed my source image and line drawing in one side by side file to work from – blocking out our friend’s face for privacy. Then I decided I should probably do a digital value study too, lol!
- July 22, 2021 – Where I Left Off Before Our Trip, New Watercolor on Canvas in-progressAt 25×40 this new work has stretched my memories and my muscles of years ago when I did much larger work. I just figured it was time to explore working on canvas again for a bit 😊 Below, on the left, is the work as posted back July 11th about inlaying light modeling paste, working with the pen and ink I hand applied 1st (vs printing my ink pattern as I did with my recent watercolor posters on paper).
- July 21, 2021 – Three Weeks Running! My Most Viewed Image For the Week @FineArtAmerica, Summer is a Lady : #Watercolor on Paper #ContemporaryImpressionismIt seems extra special to have Summer is a Lady repeat again as most viewed, joining a few other posts with repeated viewing rankings, some even crossing months or even years on my site 💕 A couple good examples are —
- July 20, 2021 – 1st Trip in Over 3 YearsTime to wrap up our short but wonderful stay with the 8 year old and other grandparents ♥️ Soon there’ll be another sunrise.
- July 19, 2021 – 1st Trip in Over 3 YearsI’d forgotten the feel of an immense sky above us – that’s the other grandpa in pic ❤️ It was one of the things I took for granted in Galveston, was amazed about in Costa Rica, and very much surprised about along Lake Champlain in Vermont 😊 Big skies!
Thanks again, everyone! 😊