Tag Archive | painting

It would seem kind of strange to me to have a painting like this.

It would seem kind of strange to me to have a painting like this.

I mean, who is he, what are all those ribbons for, when was this? Where is he now? If this is a family picture why was it given away?


I happened to be there when the lamp sold….

I happened to be there when the lamp sold....

and I think it went for $40 or $50. I’d heard that you can get some great buys at this auction house. It’s about a mile from where I live, I pass it all the time, but this is the first time since I’ve lived here (27 years!) that I’ve gone. Wow have I wasted a lot of time, but now I just have to make up for it. Good thing they only hold auctions once a month!

Disposable T shirt #1

Disposable T shirt #1

“National Wildlife Federation-Twenty Five Years of Conservation Summits,
1995.” Good thing T shirts are only $1 at Goodwill. After painting for 1 1/2 days our clothes are pretty trashed. We just throw them all away before we leave, shirts, jeans, shoes and all.

My Mexico purse!

My Mexico purse!

On New Year’s Eve I will be in the air heading for Mazatlan! A team from my church is going down to build a house for a young couple living in a squatter’s colonia who are expecting a baby in February! We have been here before and the majority of people are living in shacks, sheds, and just about anything they can find. The father-to-be had started the framework for a house (it reminded me of the stables in the manger scenes at Christmas actually) but someone stole the siding he was going to put on it. I am so excited to be able to help them out! We will build a house in 3 days. The slab is already down when we get there. We (well not me) put together a steel (?) frame, and when we (this time me included) finish painting a gazillion boards, they just drop into slots on the frame. Then the roof and the drywall go up. We paint and that’s it. No plumbing, but water is available sporadically from a faucet in the front yard. I think there is electricity. To us in the US this would be less than a garage. To them it’s a mansion.