Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Back In Time

The first day the hurricane hit, I did these of the very necessary lamps that would be needed for the week. How fortunate we are to have so much of the modern day conveniences. I just noticed that Carole Marine lost her home during the Texas fire. I will read more about this on Cathyann's blog. Stay safe everyone.

13 comments:

  1. Joan, these are brilliant paintings. I really like them. They are first class, well done my friend. It is so sad about Carol and all the others that are involved. I hear that over three hundred homes were lost, but thank God nobody was injured. All the best Joan, and thanks again for your lovely comment on my latest painting.
    Vic.
    P.S. Your drawing in your Art is second to none.

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  2. Hi there Joan!... Nice to see you "journaling with paint and pen"...HA HA!!

    Seriously... someday your sketchbooks will indeed transport either you... or someone who comes upon them to this event and momet in your journey.

    I take great pleasure in looking back over my many volumes of sketches... done forty to fifty years ago and recording seemingly insignificant items like tempersture and weather... or something/fact that I learned on the day.

    Those sketch entries really do stir the mind... and truly do take you... "back in time".

    Good for you Joan! My favourite piece is the b/w depiction! Absolutely stunning!

    Good Painting and Sketching!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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  3. You were well prepared there Joan with your storm lamps and a proper clock that doesn't need electricity! I hope your friend Carole and everyone out there in Texas is ok. I love these, particularly the middle one in pure watercolour. Superb sketches. Best Wishes, Michael.

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  4. what great subjects! beautifully done!

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  5. Hi Joan,
    nice sketches, drawing watercolor! Nice to be able to draw to pick up your spirit! the modern day conveniences are I am afraid a blessing in disguise. I think people were living a helthier life in older days.

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  6. Hi Joanie,

    Love your sketches of the lamps and clock. What an interesting journal you have. Your paintings of Nurcy's garden as well. Wonderful comradarie in your neighborhood throughout the storm and days that followed.

    Sue

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  7. O my.these lovely sketches will always make you remember this time of great disasters! Shine on, little lamps!

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  8. Dear Vic,

    Thank you so much my friend. Your comments are always so encouraging to me and so very appreciated.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  9. Dear Bruce,

    Thank you so much for the visit and comment. Your blog title Journaling with Paint is perfect. I often tell cousin Sue, blogging is a way for us to keep track of what we did through the year.

    All the best to you
    Joan

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  10. Dear Michael,

    Thank you so much for the generous comment and yes I also hope that all the people affected by the fire in Texas are safe and well. We must be so thankful for our blessings everyday.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  11. Hi Suzanne,

    Thank you so much. I often think about you and wonder if we will ever meet at one of the lovely locations on Long Island. Sunday it is going to be a World Wide Paint event and PALS is meeting in Mastic. I am going to try and make it.,

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  12. Hi Mariano,
    Good to see you back. I think I also agree with you about living a healthier life style back then. People worked hard and there were no buttons to push, to turn on a dishwasher or washing machine. They didn't suffer from any form of self inflicted emotional problems, they were to tired.

    Hope all is well with you and your family.
    Joan

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  13. Hi Marie,

    Thank you for the visit and kind comment. I just told Mike yesterday that the storm brought out the best in human nature, especially here on Sugarwood La. Now that Irene is out, we all went back to our private lives. But it did open the door to a friendlier relationship with our neighbors.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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