Friday, May 31, 2013

Old Age. . . .?

Although the focus of my blog is to inspire and create (not about aging), I must mention a blog whose author has compiled a myriad of real life topics relevant to many seniors (  The blog explores what life is really like as we get older.   What happens when we are forced to move or relocate from places we love and familiar surroundings?  What about ageism and job discrimination?  I've experienced both first hand.  I'll admit to feeling "OLD" at times ---but in the meanwhile, let's have a laugh or two about "old age."


ATD – At the doctor
BFF – Best friend fell
BTW – Bring the wheelchair
FWIW – Forgot where I was
GHA – Got heartburn again
IMHAO – Is my hearing aid on
LMDO – Laughing my dentures out
ROFLACGU – Rolling on the floor laughing and can’t get up


Thursday, May 9, 2013

Color Matching

The spring semester of "Art Color 214" is coming to an end.  I have a greater understanding of color theory, color application and how a single color can appear different depending on its surroundings.  Finding the correct color mix to achieve the true color of an object can be challenging.  Below is a simple color study I painted using acrylics.  Darker and lighter areas are still needed to create contrast, value and temperature change.   I'll post the final painting once completed.


Thursday, May 2, 2013

What do I wear today?

Since "retiring" from the corporate world after years of wearing "business" casual and walking the "fashion runway" of office corridors, I need a major wardrobe shift.  How do I dress smart and chic for those mundane shopping errands or a casual lunch with friends?  Thanks to "Polyvore," a clever online concept for the fashion savvy, one can gather trendy fashion ideas at any age.   For me. . . less is always best!