Monday, November 10, 2008

SOLO ART SHOW #5

"Human love and the delights of friendship, out of which are built the MEMORIES that endure, are also to be treasured up as hints of what shall be hereafter."- Bede Jarrett

HOME SWEET HOME I am now back home after a refreshing and wonderful trip to Tampa and Longboat Key/Florida. Still jet lagged but feeling great. Every year my husband attends an ethics conference in Longboat Key/Florida and I tagged along. Prior to the conference, we did a side trip to Tampa. My husband and I toured the Henry B. Plant Museum. Formerly, the Tampa Bay Hotel, the most astonishingly magnificent hotel of its day, then filled w/ treasures from around the world. It has a splendid Moorish architecture, opulent furnishings, and spectacular tropical gardens. While our other destination, Longboat Key has a different and opposite atmosphere. Its a secluded and quiet island. The resort suites are more contemporary. The enticing part is the magnificent, clean, white-powdery sand beach just steps away from our suite. While my husband was in the conference, I walked everyday on the beach barefooted. The beach is so clean and abundantly blessed with so many lovely shells. I hauled as many as my luggage could carry. I had so much fun like a little girl. I lost track of time while there and forgot all my problems in life. I also have lots of time reflecting, meditating and searching for ideas for my next painting projects. After my recent art show and other exhausting events, I was almost depleted. This get away trip restored me. No wonder, I am raring to go back to my paint brushes and hopefully complete my "Studio 65."
SPECIAL THANKS To my blog mate Daniel Palma Tayona. When I open my e-mail today, I smiled because he featured me on his latest blog. I am very impressed. I'd like to share it with you. It's about my recent art show and some paintings. Please check out his blog:
THE CELEBRATION CONTINUES. Here are photos of relatives during my recent art show.
ARTIST FIRST COUSINS Bon standing on the left side. Noemi standing on right side. The painting in the background is my largest painting- "Reflections Of My Homeland #4"
THE ARTIST WITH AUNTIE LYDIA AND ONLY BROTHER. Hector and wife Lynn (not in the photo) are the proud owner of this painting above.
SPECIAL NUMBER During the celebration some of my sisters and other relatives sang my requested favorite hymn of praise "How Great Thou Art" I love this song because of the word ART.
ARTIST SISTERS AND RELATIVES AS THEY PREPARED TO SING.
Left to right, Didi (sister), Olive(friend),Noemi (cousin), Julie(sister) and Lois (sister).
BEN My brother in law was the guitarist during the special number. Thanks Ben!
"THANKS FOR THAT WONDERFUL SONG"
SURPRISE GUEST? During the celebration, Julie's new dog was the celebrity.
ARTIST-IN-LAWS The other Resella clan
Top row: Lucy, Ben, and Ebb First row: Dita, Clarissa and Aaron IN-LAWS MARRIED TO OTHER RESELLAS
RHOD WITH NIECES (Adelaine), grand daughter (Audrey) and Katherine

13 comments:

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Happy faces.
Happy pictures.
Happy memories.
Have a nice day!

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Happy faces.
Happy pictures.
Happy memories.
Have a nice day!

Ebb Tide said...

Grace-thanks for your poetic comment.

Angel said...

What a beautiful clan! As they say... tell me who your relatives are, and I will tell who you are.

Ebb Tide said...

Angel- What a nice quote! Thanks!

Aspiring Artist said...

I thought most artist are lonely and not sociable. You're a happy artist and don't fit the mold.

Ebb Tide said...

AA- Actually I am not the party type and I prefer quiet celebration. But once in a while, celebrating BIG is good.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to your creative version of the "Happy Hour."

Ebb Tide said...

Anonymous-thanks for joining our happy hour.

SandyCarlson said...

I love what you create and the spirit with which you create it.

Ebb Tide said...

Sandy-thanks for appreciating my creativity. You always see the best
in me.

Aliw said...

Like you idea of happy hour. When is the next one?

Ebb Tide said...

Aliw-Hopefully next year.I an getting ready to paint again.