Friday, October 30, 2009

Studio Work

More collage with my papers, some areas will be reworked (another layer of paper collaged over or painted over).

Yesterday I worked for a looooooooonnnnnnnnnnng time making this piece of "complicated" paper (15" x 10 3/4" or 38,1 cms x 27,3cms) : small pieces of my stack of 23 previously shown papers, either torn or cut that are glued over a piece of deli paper. I will be able to cut shapes out of this paper to collage onto my figure...still no color.
Sorry, pics are not great, can't spend the time:)
The color will come later....I think!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Meanwhile in the Studio

Some of the papers, utilitarian, in other words, to be used...savagely:), cut or torn.

Working on a large piece of 300lb watercolor paper (14 1/4"x 22 1/2"). I rolled black gesso on it and now I am collaging pieces of the papers I made , a la Bagby! Learning a lot! Stamped here and there too.

Sunday, October 25, 2009


At the bottom of the canyon meanders the Virgin River.
Zion national Park is so magnificent that there is little to say except that the immensity of these rocky walls dwarfs us little creatures and that the pictures cannot even begin to render this.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Snow Canyon

Named after early Utah leaders, not after the snow which is actually rarely seen here.

The sand here is so fine that our shoes leave incredibly crisp details and the path is protected enough from the gentle winds that they remain there for a long time. We only met one couple on this walk and the shoe imprints were plentiful, signs of many visitors.

Just outside St.George, a beautiful place with a mixture of red sandstone cliffs, white ones and black lava rocks.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Oops...Here Comes the Best.... In-N-Out:
The "animal fries". (earlier I called them "dirty", Steve corrected me)

Judge for yourself! I am not kidding, that's their name and we ate them, well most of them anyway, I more than Steve.....shame on us

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

St. George: The Food

So sorry, St. George folks, but the only food that was good was to be found there:

For those of you who have not yet experienced the In-n-Out epicurean delights, if you have a chance go, no rush to it! There are to be found in a very few western states, like California, Arizona, Utah... Forget the calories and the artery clogging concept there:)

That's the fancy decor inside

Oh my!.....

Everywhere else it was either mediocre or plain bad.

Huntsman World Senior Games: The 5k Road Race

The Start

The Finish

The in-between

Stretching after the race

They had a wonderful breakfast for us afterwards

From left bronze medalist Mary, Gold, you know who and silver medalist DeLynn from Missouri a very pleasant lady!

Huntsman World Senior Games: The Track

Nice young man, very sweet

Several colorful layers for the Barbados team


This lady from Barbados won many golds, she was fast but fortunately not in my age group, younger!

It was fun watching these guys...they too are FAST!

Hubby watching the track events

See, we were there, we were not making it up

Stretching on the field. I was a bit nervous

Nice lady, retired Phys ed teacher, older age group, I had to pass her, sorry!

Here we are after the events. I am surrounded by 2 younger women. Candy #467 was very fast! My legs were skinny, having stopped my training because of the knee injury....did not prevent me from running though:). #478, Helen, early 80's and Kathy #462 from Canada

Kathy, originally from Liverpool, England and I parading our medal.

Sunday, October 18, 2009


Yes, tomorrow the continuation and end of our trip to Utah....including some shots taken at Zion National Park

Fresh Running News

At the beginning...was Albuquerque downtown

The start. Steve and Marion are in the center

A few runners pass by!

Steve giving his last push

Marion congratulated by Heather

Steve and Marion ran the Duke City Marathon 5K this morning, both are happy with the results: Steve shaved 1:26 from last Sunday's race to grab the 2nd place in his age group Marion shaved time too and arrived 1st in her age group Bravo, bravissimo to both.