Thursday, February 22, 2018

Day 2037: Unsolicited update on things you may not know.






Spotlight: ink drawing, junk mail collage & digital












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An unsolicited update on things you may not need to know.





How's that for a stretch?
I came home to do this quick random blog ...



 
and on the way saw these beautiful clouds!




Maybe more stunning because of the blue sky behind?








We're having a cold snap here, at least cold for SoCal ...





Grand-dog Laker found & claimed a slice of sunlight.





The only downside was the lady taking photos ...





"and it doesn't seem like she'll give up easily."






I just want to take a nap! Somebody make her go away?






Sometimes sacrifices are necessary in the making of a blog.





For FB Throwback Thursday ...


Maui, 2003












A smile for Thursday ...







Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Day 2036: What's up with you?






face: ink sketch, journal page. collage & digital













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What's up with you in your neck of the woods?
I am home to do a quick blog #2036 ...
and it probably will be a bit chaotic, but that happens, right?

Then back to Grandma time till Thursday,




that means Grandhunk #3, Laker and me.
Grandhunk #3 is 17 and mostly self-sufficient, so it's mainly ...
 




But, Monday night I had Grandhunks 1, 2, & 3 plus
Grandhunk #2's girlfriend, who I call "Grand-cutie!"
I've been kicking myself for not taking real photos
which would have made this blog easey-peasy.





WonderWoman & Superman left tons of great leftovers.
Monday night is family meal night together & there was 
lots of warming up, eating with brotherly goofing around, 
Olympics on TV, all going on at the same time & I forgot!
After dinner, I did get a few candid shots ...






Brotherly love shows up in various ways.















Gets quiet when older brothers go home & time for homework.






Laker agrees.

 




BTW: Monday, 6:15 AM, Anaheim Hills, CA ... 31 degrees!
Even Siri said "Brrr - 31 degrees!"
















A smile for Wednesday ...











Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Day 2035: Personal best.





Alice: acrylic, graphite & collage, 14x14" canvas












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I've been watching a lot of sports.





The Winter Olympics, 


 

the recent tournament & more.




And even though I don't know a lot about downhill, 




curling, snowboard acrobatics etc. ...
I just love watching people brave enough to try.
The act of putting themselves out there, on any level,
to me, is inspiring and admirable.

And, I remind myself, we are seeing the end results
of hours and years of training. Falls, injuries & more.
The determination to continue, to persevere is so rare.











The term personal best is used a lot in sports.
Swimming times, skiing & skating times, skating scores etc.
But, maybe there all kinds of personal bests?
                              


One of mine 
was watching 
Grandhunk #3 
sing a solo in 
his high school 
choir concert.

Or, when
Grandhunk # 2 asked me to go to dinner & 
a show with him,
 just us two.

Or, when 
  Grandhunk #1 asked me to go to LA with him.

 












Or, actually knowing their friends. 




I don't want to miss a single personal best.













A smile for Tuesday ...