Pages

Friday, October 27, 2006

Fun Friday in Fall

I took the day off from work today and went to Dollywood to work with my friend Marcia who has a booth there selling jewelry during the Arts and Crafts festival. Since it was raining this morning, with a forecast for rain, high winds, and cold all day, she advised me to bring my sketchbooks along, as business was likely to be slow.

Well, it rained sure enough, and sales were slow to start with, but we had plenty to do, and then it got a little busy, and I never got the chance to sketch a thing. Still, I managed to sneak out and take a couple of photos...


It's been years since I've been to Dollywood -- too many crowds and all that for me, but who can resist a place that has a carousel with a dragon on it?


... or a lovely deer?



...and, of course, I fell in love with this all together different kind of ride!


I know, I have to get back to work painting tonight -- the piece I've been working on for watercolor class is something I'm not real happy with -- it was an exercise in something and served the purpose, but now I'm starting something I really want to do. I promise to faithfully update! And there's STILL Venice .... and carousel horses ... and Diahn and I go to a silk-screening workshop tomorrow, so who knows what will become of that!?!

9 comments:

Toni said...

Still sounds like a wonderful day Linda. My son has been to dollywood with the band but I have not made it yet. I love the looseness of the watercolor. The colors are delicious.

annie said...

I love the photos and the watercolor. When I was in school a couple of years ago, I took a screen printing class. We also visited a studio on one of the island tours we took. They had beautiful silk screened fabrics. It's an interesting art form.

Bonny said...

Looks like you had a great day together with your friend AND going down Memory Lane! That Carousel looks wonderful; I haven't been on one for so many years!!
Those are great night photos, too. They are hard to capture without going fuzzy.

Teri C said...

What a fun day and sounds like a fun place. I love the colors on your WIP.

Lin said...

Linda -- This has to be one of my ALL TIME FAVORITES of yours!!!! Love the looseness of it and the rich colors!

Rachel Murphree said...

Oh, the colors juicy and melding together -- this is fabulous!

Jana Bouc said...

This is really beautiful. I love the colors!

janey said...

Well you've been busy. And these berries look delicious. I like the reflection on the bowl and the highlights. Very, very pretty.

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

the photo of the red leaves is super. And of the carousel - though carousels scare me a little - something in the eyes of the animals!
The strawberries certainly look luscious. Keep up the good work!
Wendy