Thursday, October 9, 2008

Frequent Flyer.......


Catching up to speed is sometimes a real challenge. I think I need to reorganize my time or at least make it more efficient. I must say I have been pretty consumed with politics and the news of late. I also believe I would be better off not indulging in so much of it. But, alas, this is a historical and unprecedented event or events in our history and just as I was in the 60's....I am very much a part of it today, wanting to know every little detail, poll, upswing and downturn. I am not going to politicize this blog...but I do have very strong feelings for one candidate and am hoping that everyone takes it upon themselves to truly look at the facts and search out all the info and please, please vote. Enough said an now back to my little microcosm!
Max's birthday was a great success! All of the kids were there for dinner except for Wyatt (who lives in Houston but did call and gave his rendition of "Happy Birthday" over the phone to his Dad)!
Dinah his oldest was there and we had a great visit. Inez his second oldest was also there and we always have a great time! Obviously from my last blog there was plenty of food to go around and everyone thoroughly loved it...I sent some food and cake to the kids grandparents and a piece of cake to the mother of one of Max's oldest friends to enjoy....and we still had leftovers!
When Max read my blog...which he does every time I post...he discovered the painting was his birthday present. He cried and I was touched by this man's obvious heartfelt emotion. Men don't cry right? Phooey...they do and it means the world to me to see how much he was touched.
So today my friends I will be packing and taking care of a few loose ends. We will be leaving first thing in the morning for our flight out of Tulsa to Phoenix. I am looking forward to our little family visit.
I believe this will be our last trip for awhile. I have two one woman shows next year and two galleries to keep filled. That means I need to settle in for the winter and paint all of the ideas I have in my head. I am very excited about many of them and some need to sit on the backburner and stew for awhile until all the flavors come together.
Today's painting is something from another visit to Arizona ( I am generally out there 4 or 5 times a year). There is a lovely little bistro in Scottsdale....or was it Chandler?.....Darn! I can't remember but this was my take on it! It was an award winner and is also sold. It is in the possession of one of the Board Members at SPIVA Center For The Arts......our local Arts Center here in Joplin, Mo.
I will be gone for about 5 days and I am not sure if I will be posting....guess I will have to wait and see!
Love, Theresa

18 comments:

Barbara M. said...

Hi Theresa,

I just love this painting -- the light
is beautiful. What you left out is
as amazing as what you included!

Magnificent.

Much Love,

Barbara

Carol Schiff Studio said...

THERESA, What a lovely painting, I can see why it sold! Yes, the light is spectacular! WOW!

Michael Lynn Adams said...

Theresa, thank you for stopping by my Web site. It gave me this opportunity to find you. And what a treat!

I love your work. Oh, to have the confident and certain brush work you have. I agree with Barbara, you have a gift of knowing what not to put in.

I am definitely going to add you to my favorite artist list.

Marian Fortunati said...

Theresa..
I'm sure you know it... but you are truly blessed!... How wonderful that the man you love is moved by your talent and your gift. Your grands are also a blessing.
I love looking at your work!!
Have a great trip!

Erika Nelson said...

Well I bet you're having a great time now as always Theresa! This is a sparklingly beautiful painting, very inviting as the shapely woman woos the viewer to follow her in! Excellent execution I say!

Have fun and be safe!

eldon said...

I love the light in this one. Wow! Not to mention execution. Way cool. And now you are hooked in to Twitter, I look forward to seeing your posts there as well.
EW

E. Floyd said...

Hi Theresa! I simply love this one! Have a wonderful visit!

Studio 124 said...

Hi T,
Hope you're having a great vacation! Hope you come home all ready-set-go to paint. (I know that you will!) Love, L

Theresa Rankin said...

Thank you Barbara....you always get it!!....:)

Theresa Rankin said...

Thank you so much Carol I am honored!! The light really fascinated me!!

Theresa Rankin said...

Wow...Thank you Michael...what an honor! I am extremely grateful for your vote of confidence!

Theresa Rankin said...

Marian...your from the heart comment is so genuine...thank you! I do know I am blessed and I am thankful every day!

Theresa Rankin said...

Thank you dearest Erika!

Theresa Rankin said...

Thank you Eldon!!! What an honor....Twitter? Not sure if I am?

Theresa Rankin said...

Thank you so much Elizabeth!!! I will...am...and did! LOL!

Theresa Rankin said...

Hey Lori!! I am set to paint...after I get the rest of my stuff put away!

theresamillerwatercolors said...

Hi Theresa! This paint is dreamlike and I love it! How wonderful to be able to paint like this!

Theresa Rankin said...

Theresa...thank you so much. I am thankful everyday I get to do what IO love!