While this blog was started for my own enjoyment, I assume some folks are reading it, but maybe not?
Just wondering . . .
Anyhow, today is turning in to a pretty exciting one.
While we were Bosque del Apache last winter, I got a bug to try painting with watercolors. Now mind you, I've never painted anything more intricate than my bedroom wall, and have no drawing talent whatsoever. But never being one to let inexperience stop me, I dug right in.
And promptly got stuck.
And that was when, once again Serendipity struck.
See, there were these folks who pulled in to the RV park and we got to talking (as often happens) and it turns out that the Mrs. of the rig was a watercolor artist! And not just a watercolor artist, but the President of the Southern Chapter of the New Mexico Watercolor Society which is based in Las Cruces!
She spoke with me at length, and gave me lots of tips, and I played with the watercolors a bit but discovered I really needed more help. Consequently I've been carrying my little kit with me but doing nothing at all with watercolors.
When we pulled into Leasburg, I decided to send her an email and see if we might get together. Well, she has extended a gracious invitation to dinner at her home, and it also turns out that the Southern Chapter of the New Mexico Watercolor Society is having a meeting today with a guest artist and we can attend!
The artist is David Rothermel, whose work I love so this will be a most entertaining afternoon and evening, Wahoo!
More on this later, but if this isn't nice I don't know what is!