The last time I blogged I forgot to mention that our local art gallery had it's annual Gala and we went.
This year's theme was "With Pennies from Heaven We'll Be Singing in the Rain". It was a fund raiser and they were raising money to repair the roof which was in dire need of repair. Some friends of ours from Dallas were our guests as well as an Arlington couple, so we all met over here so we could go together and take up fewer parking spaces.
It was a lovely event and Frank and I knew most of the people there. They had decorated with umbrellas to keep with the theme and had clouds suspended from the ceiling and also on the table cloths.
Here is a shot that I took from the mezzanine that shows the overall scene for the evening. Fortunately they have an elevator so I was able to go upstairs.
When we first arrived, we were greeted by these girls who were in all white body-stockings and they were twirling around a hoop which was built into their garments. It was as though they were moving in slow motion. They looked very surreal and almost spooky!
Here are some of our dear friends who were there. Betty and Ann were also at one of the Ben E. Keith tables and sat next to us. There were three of these tables thanks to Betty's husband., Dick.
There were also a number of my artist friends there and they had some of their work in the auction. I used to paint with Karen, Nancy and Barbara who were part of the group I belonged to called Canvas by Canvas.
There was dancing before dinner and also live entertainment. Both were exceptional. These dancers even sang and danced to "Singing in the Rain". It was great fun.
There was a silent auction that started when the event began and after dinner there was a live auction. Here is the painting that I had in the silent auction. I hope that they made enough off of both of the auctions to make the necessary repairs to the building with some left over. It was a lovely affair and I'm sure that they did.
Canvas by Canvas had one of their large pieces in the live auction. It was entitled "La Diosa Rosa" and one of our guests bid on it and got it. I worked on this piece with 8 other members of the group. Their's is a very unique way of painting. You can go to their website and see how it'd done. http://canvasbycanvas.com/I really enjoyed painting with the group and was with them for several years.
The silent auction had the art work hanging at all times, but when the live auction started, they had volunteers who looked like The Village People walk around the museum with each painting so the patrons could get a better look. Here's our Longhorn.
It was a great evening and a good time was had by all.
I mentioned before that our son was in a wreck and totaled his car.
Well, he now has a new car and hopefully there will be no more mishaps! It looks much better than the old one did a couple of weeks ago!
And speaking of cars, our great-grandson celebrated his 16th birthday last month and has just gotten his learner's permit to drive. Please keep him in your prayers! There is so much traffic in our area that I'm concerned for him. As you can see by the look on his face, he's both excited and proud.
I had a minor setback from my treatment last week, so I spent a lot of time watching TV. It's a good thing to do when you can't walk. I happened upon a show that I had never heard of called Amazing Cakes and this is indeed the most amazing cake that I have ever seen.
You can check out these links and see how they made it.
I finally got around to painting again last week. I met with some old friends that I used to paint with and here is the result of my effort. I had a lot of fun and it was a productive day.
One of the girls who was there is doing torn paper collages and here is the one that she worked on that day.
I think it's wonderful and she is considering giving classes on how to do this. If she does, I'll be the first in line to sign up.
Guess I'd better go and get ready since I have another treatment in a few hours. Enjoy St. Patrick's Day and drink a green beer for me! This was my Father's birthday and he would have been 107 today. May God bless him!