Saturday, August 28, 2010


Wow!!! My first pair of socks!...knitted with much angst,
frustration and numerous expletive/deletives!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Returning to Amorgos

We are returning to Amorgos, our island in the Aegean.

Breathing with the clouds in Chora.

Waking to the brays of Kitsa every morning.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Proceeding with confidence

When I did this painting six years ago, I didn't know the journey
that would face Tara, my youngest sister. 
In the painting she is forging ahead, full of life, 
proudly exhibiting her womanhood.
Last year she lost both breasts to cancer.
Today she is a survivor, proceeding with confidence!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Roots & Blues

I met and talked with a lot of people from everywhere
during my two days of painting at the Roots & Blues Festival.

From my spot, in the welcome shade of a tree,
I heard music from Cuba, USA, Canada, Africa and Australia.

The sun was shining and festival goers of all ages were smiling.
I was interested in the fact that most viewers of my painting
thought that the guitarist was a female!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The day before the Festival

March fourth Marching Band paraded through town to the Ross Street Stage

They even paraded through Askew's Store, on stilts, to the delight of employees and customers!

It was like having the entire cast of "Cabaret" entertain us!

They stayed around to provide visual distractions during the afternoon.

Wil Campa & La Gran Union, from Cuba,  had everyone dancing last night and again today!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Prelude to Roots & Blues

Old Man's Beard and The Salmon Armenians arrived 
onboard a houseboat to entertain us at the wharf.

People gathered along the boardwalk 
to hear the first annual "Live on the Lake" concert
as a prelude to this weekend's Roots & Blues Festival.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Augie's weekend at Nana and Papa's

An afterbath bottle with Papa

Chewing on watermelon at the picnic

Swimming in Shuswap Lake