We made it to Tx

It was a long and thirsty ride

The last 200 miles seemed to never end

One night spent at a truck stop another in a Walmart parking lot and finally at our destination. We took 2 days because I didn’t want to arrive in the dark, I guess I’ll be billed for all those tolls I past, but I couldn’t figure out how to avoid them and I was too tired to try to do anything but follow the directions given to me from my phone. Thank goodness for that voice from my phone.

Long distance driving is hard on my bladder, I suppose I should have expected the bladder bitch appearance, tomorrow should be better. Charley is hesitant to get in the RV after this trip poor little guy, we will have to go home the same way, very hard on him

Just a short note today, we are fine and GG did a good job keeping us safe

On the road again

It’s been a long time since we’ve traveled any distance

Tonight we are sleeping at Jim’s truck stop on IH10 in Van Horn Tx

Charley does not travel well I’m so sorry he wants to be too close to my legs on the floor. Obviously not a good place for him, I’m hoping tomorrow will be better, we’ll start out when it gets light enough to drive, don’t like driving in the dark or at dusk so we stopped before 6 pm today.

GG is fine, I stop for gas when I’m half full. I could have packed up better still had some things flying on corner turns a few broken dishes that I didn’t take care of my fault I insist an China rather than plastic but staying in one place is different than traveling as far as that goes, I still prefer China and glass to plastic whatevers

Going to sleep now, I write this now for my friend Joan who worries too much and this may relieve her mind that we are fine!

GG’s New Mexico fashion update

I just invited some facebook RV groups to stop by to check out GG’s new look.

I need to say that my photos do not do her justice, but we are very happy with whats happening on the outside as well as on the inside. I’ve removed and replaced all her inserts(don’t know what they are called) but she looks much cleaner and well cared for and it wasn’t too difficult for me as I could change many of them from the roof, which by the way the repair done a few weeks ago look great. It was a simple job that if I’d had the product they used I could have done it myself. The fact that I had not electric on one side of the RV was almost too simple and was restored with the touch of a button, most embarrassing, you know what I mean? And when she had enough gas applied the generator worked fine too.

I’m waiting on Amazon for a few more items to complete her look, did you notice her new poster on the side, a new carpet for the step, new painting on the side that I’m not real happy about but it’s okay for a hippy person like me.Inside it really just new fabrics because we are in New Mexico and plan to stay here for a long time. And i love color. I miss my Indian fabrics a bit but can change back any time and probably will cuz they look so exotic and make me feel like I’m in a harem of one.

I’m adding a couple photos now that I’ve added before for any new readers interested just in GG

Coming Soon, My Shop

Soon as I figure out how, I will add paintings that I have for sale.

I’m playing around here adding and moving things while live so it may not appear as it should, but stick around it will all turn out just fine. Really! This is my faavorite time of year in Caballo, when flowers are blooming and the winds are not too great. But winter approaches, it’s harder to get started in the morning because it is dark too long and chilly when not downright cold. I’ll keep this photo up until the flowers die or get taken into the studio in hopes they will servive another winter, then I’ll find another way to greet you to TailGateArt.

Post ‘Makers Market’Review

It went pretty much as I thought it would, it was very hot and the hoped for crowds were not crowds but just a few after church groups. I had my umbrella so I had shade most of the time and did manage to sell $150 worth of my “stuff”. But I only sold one oval canvas to a young girl who bought it for her big sister. That is what I expected, my enthusiasm for the ovals has never been great but I have a new idea for them.

The friend that made the blocks to show the ovals has a business selliing religious note cards and other similar items. I’m thinking to add some words to these ovals and he may be able to add it to his inventory. It’s a thought. I need to find a nice font, people like words on stuff.

By the way, all my abstract paintings sold but I’d only brought 3 with me thinking there would be no interest, I should have brought everything I had, even those I pounded onto my studio door!

About my internet, I’ve decided to almost always use my hot spot on my Ipad, right now I’m on my computer and can use wifi but I can’t on my ipad, almost never.

I tend to use my ipad more than my computer, last night I was listening to a Wondrium class ‘Religions of the World’ and fell asleep.(it was not the classes fault I fell asleep)So I used up all my data but that’s unusual and I was tired. I’m going back to see what I missed. I’m enjoying Wondrium, there are so many different topics, and I can download some to watch without internet connection. I don’t miss TV at all, except it would be nice to watch them on a larger screen. I haven’t watch Netflexs since I broke my TV, I should cancel it and just learn new stuff.

The other day I took about 100 selfies trying to find a new one for my Kate Othon website. It’s not so easy anymore to find a pic I want to share. I’ve lost a bit of weight(all good) so my face is thinner and I’ve not tried to avoid the sun so I’m wrinkled and dry. Such is the vanity of an old woman! Most of my friends and family have grown older along with me but they haven’t lived in the desert for the past 3 years and it makes a difference. Here is one that looks like me now at 78 years old. I like this one, the color looks good, I have red curtains so that made the skin tones pinker but the background is not great to use on my site but when it’s small like this I can use it, I look a little pensive, these glasses are those that block the blue light cheap progressives I love!

That website is a mess but my daughter Marissa is going to help me fix it. I can do it but i don’t know how to make it look like I want it to look.Sorry this post is rambling on without much content. I will try harder to share more interesting posts in the future. Wondrium has classes on writing I could try, I’m taking a class on the media and all the different ways to use socal networking but I’m not too interested in joining all those options any more.Too much trouble at this point to try to keep up.

ciao!

WhoooHooo

Excited by my first sale from the Grape Gallery!

I almost threw the envelope away thinking it was something I had no interest in, something about a spa. Then I remembered that Pelican Spa is the name of Grape Studio company, I’d gotten a notice from this same company with a $15 check for a couple tiles that were sold a week ago. I’d taken the trash out already when this light came on in my head and I retrieved the trash and found a check for $112 for the sale of a painting. The trash was picked up today so if I had not realized my error in time I would not have known I had a sale. Funny thing, I’m not sure which of the paintings sold, they were named, this one called Cheer-1 I think it must be this painting. What a pleasure to know it will hang in someones home.

I gave away two paintings to a couple that was leaving the park to live in a different state where they bought a home, they were very generous to me, they gave me that beautiful leather chair I have in my studio, a step that has helped me to safely step up into my RV, and a fence for Charley. Good people.

Time for me to start painting seriously, I’ve been stuck on doing much of the same style, abstract stuff and sent them to family and some gifted in the park, I think I am over it now.

Check out that painting in black and white, That is a color modification of a painting by my camera setting on noir, I’d tried to over paint a painting in black and white but was not successful .

I was painting using chalk paint, very interesting, vibrant colors flat!

These are the other paintings at the gallery.