Saturday, September 11, 2010

Abstractions

Christmas 2004, the girls got me all of this paint supplies for Chirstmas & signed me up to take Oil painting at the college. I had always wanted to learn how, but really I spent most of my time making sure they got the opportunity to learn art. Jordan & Jacqueline both took art from the time they were little, so it was natural to them. I thought they were nuts for signing me up... I was totally intimidated with the idea of anything more advanced than a roller brush for painting a wall in the house. Jacqueline had to physically take me to the first class (she was enrolled for Oil 2), and I whined and tried to get out of it all they way there. What if I couldn't do it, what if they all stared at me, and thought I was an idiot. Luckily there were quite a few people my age, and it wasn't all that scary. I've done a lot of realist stuff the past few years, but this summer I took on a new challenge Abstract & Modernist painting. It isn't as easy to do as you might think, but I think I'm getting the hang of it.





















Wednesday, August 4, 2010

There Is a First Time For Everything

So , here I am a 55 year old "good ole Garvin girl" . What is a Garvin girl you ask ?... Well it's a little bitty town 8 miles west of Idabel , Oklahoma where I grew up . A place that was a tiny little Mayberry back then . A two room school that started from the first grade and went through the eighth grade . The best basketball team in the county , girls and boys , and a place that I still call home .
Even though I have lived in Texas now for 27 years and was even born in Texas , Oklahoma will always be home to me . I must find old pictures of us from way back when to show you . Even now I still think about riding bicycles at night , never locking our doors , chasing lightening bugs , and throwing horseshoes . Old time revivals , feeding the preacher after church , cake and pie walks to help with the cleaning of our old town cemetery .
So............. that is a quick peek as to where I came from and why I will always be a GOOD OLE GARVIN GIRL .....