An artist's journal.
Here you'll find my paintings and musings, where the featured subjects could likely cover just about anything.
The last 4+ years I've been caring for my best buddy B during his courageous fight to live through cancer and it's complications. I'm tickled to report, he's getting better and I'm finding small bits of painting time again.

Looking forward to a daily celebration of life's gifts by using the brightest, happiest colors in the box!

Visitors looking for 'B's Journey', click here.

Monday, January 12, 2009

~click this image to see a larger picture! neat!
by Matthew Stricker

Friends and Family

Yesterday I went to my good friend Linda's surprise 60th birthday party... in what seems a lifetime ago, we had bought homes on the same cul-de-sac a few weeks apart in 1979 and raised our kids together there... Linda's son Matthew and her daughter Susanne were the same age as Chip and Casey and they became close friends right away, attending school together from kindergarten through high school....our kids really had fun growing up one house away from each other....and here it is almost 30 years later and they are still good friends.

At the party Sunday, I spent some time catching up with Matthew... I always knew he was artistic but I am amazed at his work... he belongs to an elite society of astronomy artists... only 70 world wide members ... his paintings are astronomically (is that a word?) correct and mesmerizingly (again, word?) beautiful....I added a link to his website in my blog's margin under 'OUR ARTIST FRIENDS'....He is also an executive chef at an exclusive restaurant in Tucson's Tortolita mountains... I bet his food not only tastes great, but looks out of this world!...Sorry Matthew, I couldn't resist saying that. :O)


Adriane said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Adriane said...

Jenna! I love that I found your blog. You are truly an amazing artist. I love Chip and Lisa's picture and their darling 6 children! Tom and I are impressed. What an amazing son and daughter in-law you have. We always say we need to have two more to keep up with Chip and Lisa. We'll have to go and visit them next time we travel out west. I'm sorry we didn't spent more time with you either. Looking back I realize that we didn't spend enough time with those we loved,partly due to the craziness of graduate school. Next time we are in town for more than a day I would love to come and see you. Also, I would love to send you a picture of the girls and have you paint a portrait of them. I need to find the right picture. Well, thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful day! Love ya, Adriane

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
"There are days when I feel I could've painted the Sistine Chapel and, then, there are the days when I'm not sure I could trace a stick figure.... the only difference between these days is my state of mind"~ Jenna Millward Corkill