Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Day 2252: Maybe 14 years ago ...






detail of "Help me": collage, junk mail, ink, pastels on banana leaf paper journal












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One of my favorite WW stories ...






as mentioned yesterday
Superman and WonderWoman have recently taken up golf.
It reminded me of  back when my Grandhunks were little hunks, 
about age 6, 5 and almost 4, they took golf lessons.
Maybe 14 years ago ...
their parents took them to the club driving range to practice.


GH #3, 2004


WW, who is blessed with her Dad's athletic ability, 
picked up a club and hit the ball a mile.
The club Pro noticed and came trotting over, 
saying, "Are you interested in taking up golf?"

WW replied, "Nah, I just like to hit things."

Coaches & teammates on her volleyball, softball teams
and friends in the dojo would probably agree.










82 degrees, Sunny, Santa Ana, CA.

















A smile for Tuesday ...




A PLANE IS ON ITS WAY TO TORONTO , WHEN A BLONDE IN ECONOMY CLASS 
GETS UP AND MOVES TO THE FIRST CLASS SECTION AND SITS DOWN.
THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT WATCHES HER DO THIS AND ASKS TO SEE HER TICKET.
SHE THEN TELLS THE BLONDE THAT SHE PAID FOR ECONOMY CLASS 
AND THAT SHE WILL HAVE TO SIT IN THE BACK.
THE BLONDE REPLIES, "I'M BLONDE, I'M BEAUTIFUL, 
I'M GOING TO TORONTO AND I'M STAYING RIGHT HERE."
THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT GOES INTO THE COCKPIT AND TELLS 
THE PILOT AND THE CO-PILOT THAT THERE IS A BLONDE BIMBO 
SITTING IN FIRST CLASS, THAT BELONGS IN ECONOMY AND 
WON'T MOVE BACK TO HER SEAT.
THE CO-PILOT GOES BACK TO THE BLONDE AND TRIES TO
 EXPLAIN THAT BECAUSE SHE ONLY PAID FOR ECONOMY 
SHE WILL HAVE TO LEAVE AND RETURN TO HER SEAT.
THE BLONDE REPLIES, "I'M BLONDE, I'M BEAUTIFUL, 
I'M GOING TO TORONTO AND I'M STAYING RIGHT HERE."
THE CO-PILOT TELLS THE PILOT THAT HE PROBABLY SHOULD 
HAVE THE POLICE WAITING WHEN THEY LAND TO ARREST THIS BLONDE 
WOMAN WHO WON'T LISTEN TO REASON.
THE PILOT SAYS, "YOU SAY SHE IS A BLONDE? 
I'LL HANDLE THIS, I'M MARRIED TO A BLONDE. I SPEAK BLONDE."
HE GOES BACK TO THE BLONDE AND WHISPERS IN HER EAR, 
AND SHE SAYS, "OH, I'M SORRY." AND GETS UP 
AND GOES BACK TO HER SEAT IN ECONOMY.
THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT AND CO-PILOT ARE AMAZED 
AND ASKED HIM WHAT HE SAID TO MAKE HER MOVE WITHOUT ANY FUSS.
"I TOLD HER, 'FIRST CLASS ISN'T GOING TO TORONTO."







Monday, September 24, 2018

Day 2251: Church and Family






The Bassist, old photo, collage & digital.











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Family update:

We all go to Eastside Church in Anaheim.
We used to go to the 10:30 service every Sunday, 
but Grandhunk 1 & 2 work brunch @ Social, in Costa Mesa.
Now Grandhunk # 3 works brunch @ Rockwell's, in Villa Park.
Luckily for us, our church just added a 4:30 pm Sunday service.




This enabled Superman and WonderWoman to take up golf.
 



The Grandhunks can go to work and
we call all go to church together Sunday afternoon.


GH#1, SM, GH#2, WW,  GH#3


Just feels right, and Sunday is so much better together.


GH#3, me, GH#1 & GH#2


GH#2, me, GH#1 & GH#3


We all eat Sunday dinner together afterwards.





And I catch up my hugs.
(GH#1 is 14" inches taller than me, so he has to adapt. ;o)
So many blessings.












A smile for Monday ...





Sunday, September 23, 2018

Day 2250: Stamped & sealed.





postcard below: collage & marker, digitized














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The goal for this beautiful, Saturday in SoCal ...
was to finish the 16 postcards for students in the 
ASW August Mixed Media Collage series.




If you saw yesterday's blog, here, you saw above.
postcards in various states of completion




Today they are done, addressed & stamped ready to mail Monday.




A bunch of characters showed up.




They look so different with hair, 
or whatever is on their bald head.







All are ink, watercolor & collage. Some simple, some not.







Adding to the process, 
is the tiny collage on the back of each one.







I did a couple of non-faces for people I thought would like them.
















Today this is my favorite, tomorrow I dunno?





The above is the actual postcard, 
the top version is digitized.


Wishing you a lovely Sunday.
Thank you for stopping  by.













A smile for Sunday ...






Saturday, September 22, 2018

Day 2249: What I saw at the Hoinda dealer!






new wig: ink, watercolor & collage




If a postcard makes me laugh, to me, it's a winner.
This was a bald lady, waiting for hair. (see below)





Instead, she got a wig!
She asked if it was too much?
I said, Nah! What do you think?










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I drive a older Honda Hybrid.  92,000 miles and counting.
My Grandhunks call it a Prius, but it is a Honda. 


Regular gas, 38 mpg in town, 
55 mpg once on a trip to Paso Robles.
It requires service about once a year ... 
when the yellow light comes on. About $200.
It does everything I need it to do, 
and I should have had it sooner.
Sometimes when the weather shifts, 
it tells me to check tire pressure.
I know I don't have a low tire, 
my Dad taught me how to determine that.
But the little reminder repeats, "check the tire pressure!"
My Honda dealer says bring it in.
I do, they take it and they check, 
adjust the tires pressure, and I am off.
Fifteen minutes tops, including take in time. Free.
And so I took pictures, not of new cars, 
or the freeway nearby, but ...


my shoe, as reference? ;o)















I can usually find something I like to look at, anywhere.

 





Art-wise, I am again working on postcards.
I always promise the students in my class ...
a handmade postcard as thanks for taking the class.




These are all at various states of completion. 
Some bald ...







I am hoping to finish them, and mail this weekend.
Oh, and there's a new stamp in town ...




I like it! What do you think?









A smile for Saturday ...