During the hurricane, as you know there were 500,000 homes without power on Long Island. First and foremost I hope all that had to endure Irene are safe and well . We were without power for 7 days. Today I am changing my telephone, internet and tv service. I will have to navigate and make necessary changes with email and blog, and website.
During the storm my neighborhood rallied as it has always done for the 45yrs we have lived on this block. Most of my neighbors have moved or passed away, but there are a few of us that still remain. But all of us helped one another, either with food or in Nurcys case the produce from her garden. She came with a magnificent display of egg plant, peppers, cherry tomatoes , cucumbers and rosemary. Nurcy's gardening is what painting is to me, a labor of love. I did an 11x14 sketch, an 6x8, and a sketch of her house 8x10 in acrylic. Once I complete the paintings I will sign and spray the 11x14 and it is my gift to Nurcy. I don't know when I will be able to post again. In the meantime I wish everyone to be safe and well and happy painting to all.