So I celebrated by toodling to a couple of galleries in Newburyport. First, I had breakfast at Angies Food. I had my first Loukaniko (Greek Sausage) omelet. Then I went next door to Annie's (where I didn't take any photographs, but mentally added quite a bit of jewelry to my "I would wear THIS!" list. Then I went to the Walsingham Gallery. High class, high prices. I rediscovered the wonderful paintings by "American Treasure," Liz Gribin. (I still didn't have my camera out... so check out the links!)
But finally, as I was leaving the gallery, I realized there was this aqua building looking quite Hopper-esque. Can't wait to paint it. Should I leave the truck in? What about the giant, contrasty traffic cones? The Gallery sign? The Real Estate sign?
This sheep, by Lucy Sander Sceery, was at the Chameleon Arts, which, sadly is going the way of the Dodo in December. After 20 years, the partners want to retire and do something else.
I like how the back door of the home below is protected by the exuberantly colored leaves of their maples and sycamores.
If I paint either of these images, I'm pretty sure I'll take out the power lines!
And here are the very few photos I got of Her Highness's birthday party before my camera batteries bit the dust.
Every Princess needs a crown... and sometimes you just get to make your own. There was more than sufficient glitter, "jewels," markers and glue. Remember Queen for a Day?
Who wouldn't love a mom who proclaimed "Happy Thoughts"?
Many Happy Returns, and thanks for reading.