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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Kyla's Brownie Bear

I've been doing a series of "stuffed animal portraits" for our granddaughter Kyla. This is the most recent!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Thoughts on Peace

Bob and I have been putting together a few new notes for italiannotebook.com and I realized that each had an aspect of "peace" to it. I looked up some quotes and wanted to share this with you.

If there is to be peace in the world,
There must be peace in the nations.

If there is to be peace in the nations,
There must be peace in the cities.

If there is to be peace in the cities,
There must be peace between neighbors.

If there is to be peace between neighbors,
There must be peace in the home.

If there is to be peace in the home,
There must be peace in the heart.

Lao Tzu (570-490 B.C.)

Here's Bob with an Italian man we met in Assisi during the Marcia per la Pace (Peace March) in 2005. The man had given Bob the flag he wore around his neck and posed with him for this photo. One of our notes will be about the Peace March from Perugia to Assisi and should appear in September.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Milwaukee, July 2009

In Milwaukee helping Jessica and Dave move. Here are some of the photos from the BBQ in their yard and at the concert we attended at a nearby park.

Jessica and Cleo

Dave grillin'

Jessica's friends at the BBQ

The table full of good stuff to eat

Chill on the Hill, music concert at Humboldt Park

Cleveland, at Lake Erie

We are a bit behind on our postings so we are trying to catch up! In July we went to Milwaukee to help Jessica move. She and her boyfriend Dave moved out of their tiny apartment and into a nicer place with a wonderful big kitchen - Dave is a chef so this is perfect for him - and access to a nice big backyard. In fact, when they were all moved in, thanks to a terrific group of friends they had a barbeque in the backyard and strungs lights across the yard, lit a fire in their new fire pit (you can do that in Milwaukee in the summer!) and served up hamburgers and chicken and all the fixins.

These photos were taken on our way to Milwaukee, stopping overnight in Cleveland we walked along Lake Erie and had dinner in a lovely new restaurant called "Vento Trattoria" next to the Huntington Playhouse and BAYarts Gallery in Bay Village, Ohio along Lake Erie's wooded southern shore.

A Day on the Lake

Boats on Lake Erie

West Lake Street - the light was pretty on the overhead wires late in the afternoon

View from Vento Trattoria

Our dinner at Vento - as you can see we couldn't wait to dig in to the panini!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Rehoboth Art League's Outdoor Show

The Rehoboth Art League's Outdoor Show went very well this past weekend. Sales were good, and in spite of the hot and humid weather (think "I'm melting!") it did not rain. We met so many lovely people interested in our art and in Italy and we always enjoy talking about our experiences there. This was the first time we had done a two-day show and I must admit we were exhausted by the end of it. Fortunately we were able to set up the day before and take down the day after so that helped a lot. The volunteers at the art league were terrific and helpful and the grounds are so beautiful there. Bob took some photos that we will post soon.

Scicli, Sicilia - one of the prints I sold this weekend:

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Rehoboth Art League's Outdoor Show

Just wanted to invite you to come out to the Rehoboth Art League's 36th Annual Member Outdoor Fine Art and Fine Craft Exhibition this Saturday and Sunday, August 8 and 9th and next weekend, August 15 and 16. I will be there only on the weekend of August 8 and 9th and hope you'll stop by and say hello if you are in the area. Keep your fingers crossed that the weather and the turnout are good. They did not permit Bob and I to share a booth so this will be all-Rosemary all the time. I'll have my original watercolor paintings and giclee prints from Italy, including a few new ones from Tuscany, a selection of my botanicals and some new Notecards with Italian images. If you can make it it would be a great way for you to see practically everything I have!

New this year:
Cortona, Tuscany, Church of the Madonna del Calcinaio and a view over the Tuscan hills

Here's the whole scoop about the show:
More than 100 artists and artisans will participate each weekend and their display spaces will be spread all over the art league's beautiful 3-acre campus in Henlopen Acres. The Outdoor Show, sponsored by PNC Bank, will run 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., rain or shine on all four days. This year's artists include your old favorites, and some exciting new faces and work. The show takes place on the grounds of the Rehoboth Art League at 12 dodds lane • rehoboth beach, de 19971 • 302-227-8408.

The Rehoboth Art League's Outdoor Show also features live entertainment from music to face painting, and a variety of new local vendors selling food and drink. There is no admission charge. Free parking and a free shuttle service will be available at the Little League field down Holland Glade Road, beyond the Tanger Outlets, Seaside.

In addition to the artwork outside, the galleries of the Rehoboth Art League will feature the 71st Annual Members' Fine Art Exhibition. My latest painting "Piazza Duomo, Orvieto," and Bob's "Monreale Cathedral Restoration" (see below) are part of this exhibit.

Bring a friend - it's free and fun!